Meal prep is a great way to save money, lose weight, and get yourself on the road to healthy! These tips will help you master meal prep without it consuming your life.
Double or even triple your recipes then freeze them!
Here are some great recipes that you can double for meal prep:
If you get frisky with a crock pot and need to store a soup or stew, I like to freeze things in glass, but use what’s best for you. Freezer bags work great for anything that is liquid heavy. To defrost, leave in the fridge over night or on the counter for a few hours.
When I meal prep fresh food, I stick to a 3 day rule. So I make enough for 3 days. After that I start to get a little grossed out by it. So I only make enough for 3 days. If you want to make more, go for it! Like I said above, you can always throw in the freezer for future use.
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Prep your fruits and veggies right when you get home from the store, this way when you’re ready to cook, everything is ready for you!
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There are certain fruits and veggies that do better when you wash them at the time of consumption. For example, pre washed mushrooms tend to turn brown. Strawberries spoil faster once washed, so wash those when you’re ready to eat them.
However, one of my favorite things to do is pre wash a bunch of fruit, then pop onto a cookie tray and freeze it! This works for bananas, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. These come in handy when you wanna blend up a smoothie.
You can pre cut carrots, celery, onion, and peppers… which are all essential in any household that cooks. These veggies are the base for TONS of recipes!
Label your pre made meals with an expiration date.
Most food will last anywhere from 3 to 5 days in the fridge, excluding fish. So immediately after putting your meal into a container, use a post it note or easily removable sticker, and date your meal with the expiration date. I like to place my label with the expiration date in a place where I can see it right when I open the fridge.