Meal prepping isn’t always something you know how to do right away, especially when you consider other elements of meal planning. There are a variety of excellent books on the market that show you the step-by-step process of planning and prepping your meals for the week. Here are the top 5.
With the Fix, Freeze, Feast meal prep and planning book, you will have more than 125 recipes. It not only gives you excellent tips for preparing your meals, but recipes you can use for actually making the meals beforehand and freezing them. By the time dinner rolls around, all you need to do is heat it up, prepare the side dish, and serve to your family. This is a cookbook that includes something for everyone, including desserts and snacks, main courses, sides, meat recipes, and vegetable recipes.
Don’t Panic – Dinner’s in the Freezer by Susie Martinez, Vanda Howell & Bonnie Garcia
This is a very popular meal planning book that has already sold tens of thousands of copies. You can learn to prepare meals like white chili and chocolate-orange crumb cake, beef chimichangas, caramel cinnamon rolls, and turkey picante pie. As you can see, these are not just your run-of-the-mill dinners. Like the other meal planning books, Don’t Panic makes it easy by giving you a shopping list, a recipe for your meals, and information about how to prepare the meals and save them for dinner later in the week.
This book is more for teaching you how to meal prep, and less about recipes for choosing the different meals. The book was written by George Walton, and is available in both paperback and Kindle form. It includes some recipes, though it is mostly filled with tips and tricks for prepping your meals. It includes a list of benefits of prepping, how to do batch cooking, some foods that don’t freeze well, and tips on prepping quickly.
Meal Prep: The Essential Guide to Quick and Easy Meal Prepping For Weight Loss
Here is a meal prepping book specifically for people who are doing this not just for convenience, but also to help lose weight. You will learn many of the same techniques as the previous book, including what containers to use to prep your ingredients, what meals are good for preparing ahead of time, and some detailed recipes and prepping tips for meals you could lose weight from. Some recipes include banana and chia chocolate pudding, spinach and lemon stuffed chicken, and coconut crusted tuna patties.
This book is also great for those who want to meal prep and lose weight at the same time. You will be given some good recipes for foods that freeze well, are easy to make, and are good for you. You will learn about appliances and gadgets you should have at home for meal prepping, and how to make smarter choices with the meals you choose.