I am going to have to try this meal prep hack out. I saw a video on TikTok that might change my life and maybe your life for the better. And it all has to do with catering.

How Catering Can Solve All Your Meal Prep Concerns

First of all, there are so many meal prep companies out there that you can choose from. There are Hello Fresh, and Clean Eatz, for instance. I used Clean Eatz for a while, and it was great. It made my life so much easier when I didn't have to worry about the hassle of figuring out what to make, cooking, and then cleaning. Plus, its typically cheaper than ordering out every night, and pretty comparable with getting ingredients and the grocery store.

But what if you could get that same deal but with some of your favorite restaurants? I saw on TikTok this video from @Jordan_the_Stallion8. The video is stitched with a woman explaining how she ordered catering for herself in an attempt to skip meal prep and cooking.

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Cut to Jordan where he explains a time when he worked at Chipotle. He said they received a catering order for a party of 25. Only one individual comes in to pick up the food. Jordan asks where the party is at, and the man (wearing a cowboy hat, I may add) said, "I am the party."

Jordan says that the man went on to explain that he would take the food home, freeze it, and eat it throughout the month, and that it would be cheaper than going to the grocery store. He said that the catering order for 25 people was cheaper than going to Chipotle 25 times.

What Hudson Valley Chains Offer Catering?

If you're like me, you might be wondering what chains may offer ordering now. The answer is that many do. Here are 10 of the top chains around here. Not all may be the healthy alternative you are looking for, but they do have some kind of catering.

The fun thing I noticed with Taco Bell was if you like the typical prepackaged bowls like some other meal delivery services, order yourself a Power Bowl. They are pretty much the same price, if not cheaper, than some of the meal delivery options, and it is one of the healthier options on the Taco Bell menu. If you want something quick and easy to take out of the fridge for lunch, that's a pretty good option.

Plus, we already know that many of our favorite local restaurants offer catering in their own right, as well. So the next time you are at one of your favorite local restaurants, ask to see their catering menu.

@jordan_the_stallion8 #stitch with @madibwebb #fypシ ♬ original sound - Jordan_The_Stallion8

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