You've probably heard it many times before: Meal planning is a great way to eat healthier and save money. But where do you even begin? You can buy all the nice containers you want, and understand the golden rule of meal planning, but how do you actually decide what to make for the week? Meal templates are a great place to start for planning, but if you're more of a visual person, Instagram might have what you're looking for.
A quick look through #mealprep on Instagram can be a little overwhelming. A lot of the photos are more fitness-related than actual meal inspiration. If you dig into the hashtag, however, there are some great meal prep photos that might actually be helpful. That's why I've rounded up my five favorite Instagrammers who I think have great ideas for meal prep and planning. There are some weight-loss and fitness things throughout these photos, but they're mostly of food.
This is probably the most fitness-heavy of the Instagram accounts. What I love about it, however, is that she shows you her meal prep for the week, and then you see how she uses it in other photos.
Mixed in with a couple weight-lifting photos, Danny Andrea includes a bunch of ideas for hearty weekly meal prep.
Erin Romeo is a fitness and nutrition coach and she's pretty obsessed with the idea of meal prep. Her Instagram is filled with ideas for every meal.
There are a bunch of Instagram accounts that curate other people's meal prep photos. This one is probably my favorite because it curates delicious-looking things and there aren't a ton of fitness references.
This Instagram account is very straight-forward. The user posts containers filled with food that you can easily double or quadruple.
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This post originally ran on Kitchn. See it there: 5 Instagrammers to Follow If You're Trying to Get Better at Meal Prep