29 - Productive Meal Prepping (with Allison Schaaf of PrepDish.com)

No time to think about dinner?  Think again...

The epitome of all home routines is a well-oiled meal prepping plan (preferably olive or grape seed) and who better to give us a little meal-prepping expertise then Certified Dietitian and Chef, Allison Schaaf!

"I always try and look for ways that I can help people above and beyond the meal plan" - Allison Schaaf

"I always try and look for ways that I can help people above and beyond the meal plan" - Allison Schaaf

This week on The Make it Snappy Productivity Show it’s all about figuring out the most efficient ways to prep meals at home and create more time for parents day-in and day-out.

Allison Schaaf is the founder of PrepDish.com, an online meal planning service that saves people time, energy and frustration by providing organized grocery lists and instructions for prepping meals ahead of time.

The worst time to think about dinner is right before dinner and Prep Dish takes the guess work out of the equation.

Nazach and I were both interested in absorbing Allison’s wisdom this week so I invited my wife to join me on the interview!

"Try and take a step back, and have a plan and not wait until five oclock to decide what's for dinner" - Allison Chaaf

"Try and take a step back, and have a plan and not wait until five oclock to decide what's for dinner" - Allison Chaaf

If you check out Allison on The Make it Snappy Productivity Show, as a SPECIAL bonus, you can learn why she hates malls, but loves dolphins!

She’s also been generous enough to offer a free two-week trial to PrepDish.com.  To check it out, just go to http://PrepDish.com/snappy and enter the code "SNAPPY” to get started on your meal-planning awesomeness!

Thank you Allison and Nazach for joining me on The Make it Snappy Productivity Show, I truly enjoyed our conversation and DID I MENTION how awesome PrepDish is?

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SHOW NOTES

  • Welcoming Allison [2:45]
  • Who is Allison? [3:43]
  • Can you tell me about your AHA! moment while preparing a meal? [5:18]
  • How Allison came up with Prepdish.com? [6:00]
  • Allison describes her processes as a Personal Chef [7:28] 
  • How much time is actually saved by meal prepping? [7:50]
  • How long does Nick spend meal prepping? [9:44]
  • How much time does "The Super Fast Meal Plan" take? [10:24]
  • Do you have a specific way of organizing? [12:20]
  • What percentage of Allison's meals are "batched ingredients?" [13:39]
  • What's the most productive way for prepping? [14:55]
  • Do you have any strategies for being a better chopper? [16:00]
  • Do you have any recommended online grocery delivery services? [17:15] 
  • Exploiting sales for meal prep [18:43]
  • How does Allison find ways to help people beyond meal planning? [20:24]
  • How does going living in Puerto Rico affect your meal prep? [21:00]
  • What challenges Allison? [22:18]
  • Can you tell us your favorite story about a client? [24:23]  
  • Why food preparation is important [26:28]
  • What themes did you learn from meal prep that can be transferred to other skills in life? [26:53]
  • What's with malls and spirit animals? [28:17]
  • Allison is giving free 2-week trial to Make it Snappy listeners [30:42]
  • Words of wisdom from Allison [31:32]

 

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