5 tips to help meal prep to eat well while busy!
I’ve been meal prepping in some capacity probably since I moved out of my parents’ house. Over the years, I’ve learned a thing or two. So if you’re new to meal prepping or just want some new tips, here are my 5 tips for meal prepping!
- Strategically choose what you prep – salads don’t last long, so if you’re looking to prep for the entire week or even multiple weeks, these may not be a great option. Don’t forget you can freeze things, too, if needed, to prep for multiple weeks or to keep things even more fresh! Veggies like sweet potato, squashes, broccoli, asparagus, brussels sprouts, etc. all freeze well. Grains like rice, quinoa, barley, etc. all freeze well. Proteins like tofu, edamame, beans, meats, etc. freeze well, too!
- Bulk make grains and proteins – you can freeze these easily and make them for multiple weeks at once and switch up what you pair them with. Pack them up in either individual portions or weekly portions so you can take them out of the freezer as you go!
- If you like variety, you can make different combos with certain foods for the week or use different seasonings/sauces after you bulk make the food.
- Strategically plan your cooking session. Cook things on the stovetop or chop more veggies while things are going in the oven. This way you’re not spending time prepping everything, then waiting for everything to cook with multiple rounds in the oven/stovetop (depending on how much room you have/how much food you’re cooking)!
- Tweak things based on what works for you! You don’t have to meal prep for the entire week if you don’t want. You can meal prep for the week, half the week, or just 1 meal or all meals! Learn what foods you like meal prepped and what you’d rather have freshly cooked or if you like to have the same thing each day or if you like different combos. Everyone has different preferences and just because you see someone online doing it one way doesn’t mean you can’t make it your own!
I hope these tips were helpful for you! If you have any questions, found it helpful, or have any tips yourself, feel free to comment below!
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