With everyday life busier than ever, the daily battle of what to have for dinner can often lead to a ready meal being thrown in the microwave or a takeaway menu being passed around the family. Whilst this might be nice every now and then, it can quickly start playing havoc with both bank balances and personal health. Luckily there’s an easy way to avoid this…meal prep!

Don’t worry, you’re not condemning yourself to plain chicken and rice 5-days a week! Meal prep can be as basic or as thorough as you wish, the basic principle is deciding what you’re going to eat and getting it as ready as possible to cut both cooking and thinking time.

Once you’ve made a list of all the meals you’re going to make, and the ingredients you need for them, you can get started! All veg can easily be chopped up and then portioned out into tupperware containers, ready for cooking.