The first time I ever dug into meal prepping, I was eight months pregnant with my youngest son. I really wanted to stock up on meals to keep in the freezer so that while I was juggling a newborn and a (not even) two-year-old, I wouldn’t have to worry about cooking.
I thought “No big deal. Can’t take more than three hours.” Do you know how long cooking five meals took? I started when I put Ryder, my oldest son, down for a nap around noon. I was still cooking at 7pm. My feet were in so much pain, I could barely walk. And I still got up in the morning to finish the rest of the prep. It took nine hours to make five meals.
Let me say that again. Nine hours to make five meals. That’s not okay….