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Christine Bendana

The Chef of PrepYoSelf

Welcome to our world of healthy, delicious, and affordable eating! Enjoy a variety of unique recipes created by Christine, a nutritionist and trained chef, designed for busy lifestyles. We’re here to help you create balanced meals with a culinary flair that are convenient to cook and light on the budget. Achieve your health goals without sacrificing the joy of eating.

Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas

Grilled Honey Dijon Chicken Kale Salad

Grilled Honey Dijon Chicken Kale Salad

balsamic chicken salad

Oven Baked Balsamic Chicken with Strawberries

shrimp spinach salad

Citrus Shrimp Quinoa Spinach Salad

Delicious Breakfast Ideas

easy sausage egg muffins

Sausage Egg Muffins with Strawberries

french toast muffin 1

Oven Baked French Toast Muffins

Latest Recipes

Shredded Chicken in Mole Sauce with Corn Tortillas
Chocolate and Banana Corn Tortilla Quesadillas
chicken wings in a red pepper sauce
breakfast egg burritos rolled up in a meal prep container
crispy panko breaded chicken tender with salad, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onions
Chicken Stir Fry with cashews, red bell peppers, eggplant, and green onions

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Meal Prepping Value

Meal prepping is a valuable practice that can save you time, money, and effort while promoting healthier eating habits and reducing food waste. 

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Meal prepping saves time because you can prepare multiple meals at once, allowing you to avoid the need to cook every meal from scratch. This is especially beneficial for busy individuals who have limited time to spend on meal preparation.

healthier eating

Healthier eating

Meal prepping enables you to make healthier food choices because you can plan your meals in advance, choose fresh ingredients, and control the portions you eat. This can help you avoid the temptation of unhealthy foods and reduce the likelihood of making impulsive food choices.



Meal prepping is cost-effective because you can buy ingredients in bulk, which is often less expensive than buying single servings of food. Additionally, preparing meals at home is generally less expensive than eating out at restaurants or buying pre-packaged meals.

reduces food waste

Reduces food waste

Meal prepping reduces food waste because you can use up ingredients that are about to expire and plan meals around leftovers. This can help you save money and be more environmentally conscious.



Meal prepping is convenient because you can prepare meals in advance and have them ready to eat when you need them. This is especially useful for people who have busy schedules or who travel frequently.

Meal Prep for One

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Our recipes are focused on those meal prepping for one person to help save time and money while ensuring that you have healthy meals on hand throughout the week. Here are some tips to help you meal prep for one:

plan ahead

Plan ahead: Take some time to plan out your meals for the week and which days you need meal prep. Think about the ingredients you already have on hand, as well as any recipes you’d like to try. This can help you put together a list of groceries that you need to pick up. Also, choose ingredients that can be used in multiple meals, such as chicken, beans, or sweet potatoes. This can help you save time and money while also keeping your meals varied and interesting.

smaller portions

When meal prepping for one, it’s important to use smaller portions to prevent waste. Consider using smaller containers or portioning out your meals into single servings. You can still cook larger quantities of certain ingredients, such as rice, quinoa, or roasted vegetables so that you can use them in multiple meals throughout the week. This is a great way to save tons of time. As well as taking some time to prep ingredients in advance, such as washing and chopping vegetables or marinating proteins. This can help you save time during the week when it comes to meal prep.

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