“Healthy Meal Prep: Time-Saving Plans to Prep and Portion Your Weekly Meals” authored jointly by Stephanie F Tornatore and Adam W Bannon
I love meal prepping. I love healthy, homemade food. I figured this book would be great, but honestly I was a little disappointed in it.
There really isn’t much here in the way of tips, advice, or general information on Meal Prep. Instead, it’s more like a Meal Plan for a single person household- with a small side of basic information to get you started with following the plans in the book. I did like that they cared about macros, though, and it was a surprising find/
Ultimately, however, there are a few problems I had with it overall in terms of the food presented; firstly, it’s obviously geared towards your pretty typical fitness enthusiast. Secondly, they only give you three food options for a full week- and I cannot, personally, stand the idea of eating the same three things all week long. But lastly, the food is just…. Really kind of boring.
That being said, the book is well organized and well designed. There are quite a few full plans, and quite a few recipes in it. So if you’re someone who likes that stereotypical kind of health food and want to get into meal prepping? This might be a great book to get your toes wet with. It’s just not for me or my family.
I don’t know exactly what it is that turns me off of it. I just know that it does, and than I’m not the target audience this book is likely aiming for; think Instagram level, Youtube famous fitness bloggers and you’ve pretty much got not only the people who wrote the book, but also the people they’re likely targeting with it. I’m definitely not one of those people any more than I was the right person for Tara Stiles’ book (and, no surprise, I also didn’t like it).