How To Meal Prep: A Guide

Meal prepping is a fantastic way to get ahead of your upcoming busy week. Food preparation is the process of cooking and freezing meals so you don't have to stress about cooking during the week. Whether you're wanting to meal prep your breakfast, lunch or dinner, we have all the tips and tricks you need on how to make meal prep easy.

There are many diverse ways of meal prepping and many different kinds of foods that you can use for your food prep. Meal prepping does not have to be all healthy foods, you can switch it up and include as much protein and carbs as you wish. Don't restrict yourself when it comes to food prep meals, although it provides many health benefits, you’re allowed to be creative and fun with your prepping and food options. Sometimes people can feel like they have been repeating their meals over and over again, don't be scared to add condiments to change up your meal prep ideas, there's no need to feel guilty. Try to avoid having the same meal every night, plan out your meals so they’re slightly different each day. 

Choosing The Right Meal Prep Containers

Having the correct meal prep containers is fundamental to an effective and simple meal prep plan. If you’re planning to cook all of your meals together, lunch and dinners, make sure you have the correct proportions. A great way to make sure of this is having the right food containers. At Tupperware we have Meal Prep Containers divided for you to easily control where your food goes and how fresh it stays. Our meal prep containers come in all shapes and sizes to store a variety of foods. Whether you prefer plastic or glass containers, or even love salad bowls, we've got plenty of options for you to choose from. If you do not have the correct food prepping containers, all the effort and time of cooking and preparing your food can go to waste. Tupperware has a great range of Fridge Storage Containers and Freezer Storage Containers to keep your food fresh. It is so important that the containers you use to store your food in are doing what they are meant to do, rather than spoiling your meals.

Depending on what food storage containers you need, Tupperware has you covered. Take a look at our best selling meal prep containers. 

Plan Your Meal Prep for The Week

Let’s talk about the easy creation on how to meal prep for the week and the benefits it has. Firstly, you’ll need a clear idea of what type of meals you’ll like to cook and what snacks you like, healthy or not. Then pick a day out of your busy schedule and shop, prepare, cook and freeze those tasty meals. Lunch prep and dinner meal prep can save you lots of time and money.

Who wants to come home after work and spend another hour cooking and cleaning up? Certainly not me! Meal prepping allows you the freedom of relaxing after work, knowing you have dinner sorted. Are you always buying your lunch at work every day? Well now you won't have too with our guide on how to meal prep. If you are always stuck wondering about what to cook, meal prepping aids the process and provides a guide for shopping and helps reduce meal repetition. Have you ever cooked the same thing for dinner two nights in a row? How about three nights in a row? Don't feel guilty, we’ve all done it and now with prepping your food you won't have to stress or feel guilty about what to have for dinner. Cook books are always a great idea if you get stuck or need inspiration for the best meal prep ideas. 

Shop For The Right Ingredients

Creating a grocery list based on the meal prep plan can ensure less wastage is being produced. We have the best food prepping list for you to include in your next shop, these include: 

  • Frozen Vegetables such as peas, corn, broccoli, beans, brussel sprouts and much more.
  • Other vegetables such as potato, celery, carrot, capsicum, beetroot, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, radish and much more.
  • Wholegrains such as oats, popcorn, whole wheat bread, pasta and crackers, brown rice and much more.
  • Lean protein such as lean beef, tofu, beans, lentils, plain greek yogurt, pork, chicken and much more.
  • Fruits such as apples, bananas, grapes, oranges, pears, avocados and much more.
  • Nuts and seeds are a great idea for snacks and include walnuts, almonds, chia seeds and much more. 

All of these ingredients can be stored and frozen for long periods of time, plus are healthy and easy to make meals out of. 

Meal Prep Ideas

If you’re now convinced to prep for food then we have a few meal ideas for you to start with. 

Breakfast Meal Prep Ideas

Lunch Meal Prep Ideas

Dinner Meal Prep Ideas

Storing, Reheating & Consuming Meal Prepped Food

Storing your meal prep food can sometimes be hard, but Tupperware understands that everyone's freezer, fridge and pantry sizes are all different. That's why we have a huge range of different storage containers which makes it easier for you to organise, label, and consume your food. You can stack your meal prepped food in the order that you wish to consume it. This can be done in your freezer, fridge and pantry. Try our VentSmart range to keep things fresh, or freeze your meals with our FreezerKeeper's. Planning to reheat your meals? Our Heat N' Eat range is perfect for taking lunch into the office.

Put the meals you will eat later in the week at the back, and the meals you’ll consume earlier in the week at the front. Have fun and remember to mix it up!