3 benefits of meal prep

Life as a student usually means having limited spare time and a tight budget. Spending time on cooking or eating out is not optimal for student life. A great method for solving this is meal prepping, which offers a way for students to manage their daily life more efficiently. Here are 3 reasons why you should start using this method today.

1. Save time

By planning your meals ahead of time and making more servings, you will be able to save time. Furthermore, you will save time by not having to:

  • Waste time figuring out what to cook every single meal
  • Go grocery shopping every day
  • Clean the dishes every time


With basic meal prep skills, there will always be a meal waiting for you on your lunch break or for dinner. You can limit your grocery shopping to once or twice a week and you’ll have fewer dishes to clean. This way you have will more time to spend doing what you love, or even to study…


2. Save money

One of the benefits, and possibly the best most important one for students, is that meal prepping will save you some money. This is because you can buy larger amounts of food, freeze extra for later and spend less money eating out. Eating healthy, home cooked meals does not have to be expensive!


3. Eat healthier

With meal prepping, you will be able to eat healthier, since you will become more aware of the contents of the food. Restaurant food – fast food in particular! – often contains more amounts of unhealthy ingredients such as sugar, fat and preservatives. Meal prepping gives you the opportunity to manage your portion sizes, making it easier to maintain a healthy diet. 

4 tips on good, easy-to-make, tasty meal prep food: 

  • Spaghetti bolognese is a simple dish that can easily be varied with spices and herbs. 
  • Homemade thai wok is easy to cook in larger quantities. 
  • Lasagna is good to freeze for later and tastes just as good thawed. 
  • All sorts of salads are easy to vary with different protein sources, vegetables and sauces. 


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