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Follow These Instagram Accounts If Meal Prepping Is Your New Year’s Resolution

Every single New Year’s Eve, I promise myself that I’m gonna start meal prepping. Why is that, you ask? There are a few reasons, but I’ll stick to the basics. For starters, planning your meals is definitely healthier than settling for takeout every night (sigh). It’s also a lot cheaper than buying food whenever you’re hungry. If you’re hoping to purchase the right food products that’ll create sustainable meals in 2019, you might want some guidance. Luckily, I’ve rounded up a few Instagram accounts for meal prepping that’ll help you get a head start on your resolution.

Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan or a straight up carnivore, there are tons of meal prepping pages that you can follow. Luckily, various Instagram accounts have created impressive fanbases by mapping out each meal for its followers. Thanks to them, you won’t have to aimlessly wander around the grocery store hoping that everything you throw into your cart will make a good meal. Instead, you’ll be able to plan your breakfasts, lunches and dinners with the help of your favorite meal prepping role models.

Before I dive in, get your phones out. Trust me, you’re gonna want to follow these prepping pages.

1. Workweek Lunch


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Busy bees with a hungry appetite will love Workweek Lunch’s Instagram account. From breakfast and lunch to dinner and desserts, it’ll have you covered with quick and easy meals for the week.

2. Meal Prepster


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Meal Prepster is perfect for anyone craving an easy-to-do savory dish or a powerhouse meal that’ll keep you going throughout the week.

3. Meal Prep On Fleek


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Meal Prep On Fleek will help you prep meals, snacks and desserts while providing your feed with much-needed food facts.

4. How To Meal Prep


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How To Meal Prep is the perfect page for prepping beginners (like myself), because it provides you with videos that’ll help you through the process.

5. Daily Vegan


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If you’re a vegan, go ahead and follow Daily Vegan Meal prep. It’ll guide you through a ton of recipes that you’ll be able to eat on the reg. That way, you won’t have to visit your go-to vegan joint everyday.

6. Meal Prep & Chill


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Meal Prep & Chill will help you stay calm, cool and collected while you plan your meals for the week. It’ll also provide you with handy how-to videos and factual food posts.

7. Meal Prep Haven


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Not only does Meal Prep Haven offer prepping ideas, but it also gives followers the option to purchase planning packs that’ll give them a jump start into meal prepping. Convenient, am I right?

As you can see, there are tons of Instagram accounts that’ll help you start your meal prepping journey in the new year. Choose your favorite, head to the grocery store and start planning.

Fast Food Now Trending Restaurants

8 Restaurant Chains Already Killing Our Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

As each new year begins, we always tell ourselves that we’re gonna eat better, get some more exercise, and improve overall health. Sounds great, right? Well, within a month, that usually all falls apart. This year has been especially tough to stick with the program because of all of the cheap and massive eats restaurant chains are throwing at us. Between the fast food value menu wars and all-you-can-eat deals galore, the temptation to pig out and kill our healthy resolutions is massive this year. Here’s some of the restaurant giants we have to thank for that:


dollar menu reboot

Photo courtesy of McDonald’s

This month, McDonald’s is debuting its newly revamped Dollar Menu that’s got a bunch of eats for insanely cheap prices. It includes the return of Buttermilk Crispy Tenders, a new fried chicken sandwich, and plenty of cheap gluttonous eats. It’s almost too easy to go on a Mickey D’s binge thanks to this.

Taco Bell

2018 dollar menu rolloutPhoto: Constantine Spyrou // Foodbeast

Taco Bell is coming after McDonald’s with their own dollar menu upgrade, and not stopping there. Our waistlines also have to contend with the debut of Taco Bell’s french fries this month, on top of the current bang-for-your-buck Stackers that are incredibly filling for just a dollar. Taco Bell may be one of the low-key healthiest fast food chains, but their new offerings this month are definitely not on the fitness-friendly side.


all-you-can-eat pancakesPhoto courtesy of IHOP

If you’re looking for some insane quantity at a cheap price, IHOP has definitely got you covered there. Their all-you-can-eat pancake deal this month checks in at just $3.99 per person. What’s more, the initial serving of either five hotcakes or a short stack with hashbrowns, eggs, and your choice of meat is already a steal on its own at that price.

Pizza Hut

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Until January 8th, any pizza ordered online or on the mobile app from The Hut is half off. That makes it incredibly easy to stock up on a cheap plethora of pies, many of which you’ll probably devour and regret later when you remember you were trying to be healthy this month.


5 dollar footlong returnsPhoto courtesy of Subway

Much to the chagrin of franchise owners, Subway is officially bringing back its Five Dollar Footlong deal this January. A single footlong sub is actually quite the monstrosity to consume, especially with all that bread. If you’re not saving half for later, expect your gut to explode while devouring one of these.

Jack In The Box

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Jack’s new Merry Munchies meal is a mish-mash of stoner food delights. It’s only available in California, where weed was just legalized. You can bet that people on that new kush will be focused on scarfing this cheap feast all down at once when the hunger hits.


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Applebee’s is offering up all you can eat riblets and/or chicken tenders to ring in the New Year, and man, is it a lot of food. You can definitely eat your money’s worth on this gluttonous deal, and there’s even cheap $2 glasses of Blue Moon to wash it all down with. When it comes to pigging out on the low low, Applebee’s has the entire meal on lock.

Panda Express

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For Chinese New Year, Panda Express is upping the ante with a new item on their WokSmart menu: 8 Treasure Chicken. What makes this item so tantalizing is the inclusion of dried Chinese sausage, a confirmed first for the Chinese American chain. That fatty, sweet meat is one of the most crave-worthy pieces of food you can find out there. It’s a worthy addition to this protein-packed and healthy indulgence, which checks in at just 230 calories per serving. As someone who’s grown up with a pack of Chinese sausage in my fridge 24/7, I already know that most of my planned gym time will actually be spent at Panda eating countless servings of this. Sorry, Mom.

Celebrity Grub

Ne-Yo’s New Year Resolution: ‘I’m gonna try to go Vegan’

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions? Eating better and more healthily — which, for some, means going on a new diet.

And it seems that singer Ne-Yo is definitely in that camp.

On New Year’s Eve, the star took to the Twitterverse to announce that he would shun all animal byproducts and go vegan.

“What’s everybody’s New Year’s resolution? I’m gonna try to go Vegan. Discipline test. NOT looking forward to it. Wish me luck!!” he wrote.

And he’s not the only one. This R&B crooner will be joining the ranks of other famous vegans, including former President Bill Clinton, comedian Ellen DeGeneres, singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and rockstar Ozzy Osbourne. Maybe these other celebs can give him a few tricks on how to stay vegan for the rest of the year!

H/T Foodista