Ok, so I didn’t entirely skip meal prep. But compared to what I normally cook every week, I did. If you saw this post, you know I was on vacation from work for most of this week. Well, a staycation. So I figured, why not?! I will be home for most of the week, I will have plenty of time. How about I don’t do meal prepping this week?!
Thankfully, none of the meals I planned went bad or anything. But I did delay cooking the casserole I had planned by 2 days, which did make me a little worried for our ingredients initially.
But mostly, it was the stress and lack of options. When time should I make dinner for? What is Draz taking for lunch today? (He only had 3 days off to my 5)
Some of you might think this is a little crazy. It was only a couple of days, right? It shouldn’t make that big of a difference!
It did. Some of it might just be the routine. We’ve been meal prepping for over a year now and we are used to how that works. This was out of routine, so it was a little disorienting. But some of it was that, for us, it truly is easier to have all the food for the week made in advance.
So, all in all, I don’t think I will be skipping any more meal preps anytime soon! While it may not make that big of a difference to some, it makes a huge difference to us.
But wait! I did say I didn’t entirely skip prepping, didn’t I? Well, that’s true, so here is what I made!
I don’t want to even imagine how much more stressful things would have been if I had skipped making our salads and snacks along with everything else! At least I thought ahead well enough to know that would be a bad idea, right?
Have you ever skipped a meal prep? Did it make things harder the following week, or was it not too noticeable? Or do you think I’m just crazy? 😛 I would love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment below!
Need some extra inspiration? Check out last week’s meal prep for other recipes and ideas!