Step 2: Buy Groceries (and containers)
Once you have your menu, grocery shopping is a breeze. Before you go shopping, jot down all the ingredients you need, and make sure that you purchase quantities that will last you all week! Also, you’ll want to purchase enough containers to hold each meal separately so that everything is already pre-portioned for you all week long. I like glass containers as they are better in the microwave, and easy to clean! You can buy a whole set at Target or Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Step 3: Get to Cookin’
This step is simple enough. Most people cook everything on Sunday and some split it up. I usually do my cooking on Saturday, but save some crockpot/slow cooker item for Sunday (I only have one crockpot people!) Whenever you decide to do it, just be prepared to be cooking for a while (typically for 2-3 hours). Especially if you make a number of meals like I do, since I’m not a fan of 6th time leftovers. But the beauty in meal prep is that it’s all up to you!