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At The Junction Apartments, we enjoy sharing tips and tricks for apartment living. In today’s post, we’re excited to share some meal prep ideas. The idea for doing this is pretty simple: decide what meals you like to have for dinner, grocery shop for those items, make those meals, and divide them individually into small containers to freeze or refrigerate until you’re ready to eat.


It can get kind of complicated when you run out of ideas for things to make for dinner during the week, so we’ve got a few ideas here for you. Share today’s blog with your friends around Menomonee Falls, WI, or all those you think can benefit from what we’re sharing.


Here’s one example of how meal planning works with one recipe:


This honey sesame chicken lunch bowls idea from Sweet Peas and Saffron looks delicious! The author breaks it down simply: “How it all goes down: cook your rice. Shake together your sauce. Cook your veggies. Then cook your chicken. Toss chicken in sauce and cook until it thickens slightly. Portion out into four containers.” Easy enough, right?


Early Bird Mom mentions some benefits of meal planning:

  • Save time: cut back on last-minute trips to the store

  • Be less stressed because you've got a plan for dinner and you've got the right ingredients on hand

  • Enjoy the time you spend cooking because you're not rushed or bored with having the same old meal yet again

  • Avoid the anxiety that comes when you don't have a backup plan

  • Save money: no more wasted food that you bought but never got around to using

  • Eat more healthy foods instead of grabbing fast food because you didn't plan anything for dinner.

  • Save time in the store because you'll be shopping directly from your list instead of wasting time trying to figure out what to cook.


Enjoy these great ideas. Check back again for more awesome content on our blog. Thanks for reading!