Two weeks ago my family and I decided to start meal planning. Prepping everything for the week, in advanced. Lunches are portioned out and ready to go. Dinners are cooked (or ready to be cooked) and ready for the entire week. Breakfasts for us are usually pretty simple, no planning needed.
There is still a bit of a learning curve to optimize the whole plan/prep portion part of the week. But I believe in the next 2-3 weeks we will have a routine down and things will go much smoother.
What surprised me the most was I thought I was going to be most happy by simply saving time. In fact, the biggest benefit I’ve found so far is simply not having to think about what to eat. It’s already planned, one less decision to make.