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3 Tips for a Successful Meal Prep

Meal Prep - Health Chefs

Meal prep shouldn’t be that complicated, especially if you handle that task on Sundays. Chances are, you are making your best effort but still not being able to ace the plan you dream of. If that’s the case, we want to share three powerful tips for meal prep successfully

Invest in high-quality containers 

This could feel like the smallest detail to consider when planning a weekly meal prep. But the truth is that a good organizing system can help you to cook faster and better. Ditch plastic and fall in love with glass food containers. 

Glass has a non-porous surface that doesn’t absorb bacteria, odors, or colorants -natural and chemicals-, unlike plastic. They can be safely washed at higher temperatures, and put in the dishwasher and in the microwave without melting or warping. Some glass containers are even freezer safe. 

Glass containers are better for the environment and for your health. Also, they can be really useful for storing prepped fruit and vegetables, as you have more visibility on what’s left to cook during the week. 

Cook a batch of your favorite grain 

This one trick will save you a lot of time. First, choose a whole grain of your liking. It can be brown rice, quinoa, chickpeas, whole-wheat couscous or even corn. Draw your favorite recipe and cook a big batch of it.

After letting it cool, separate it into as many portions as possible and put it in the freezer. During the week you can choose a protein, prepare some salad, and add your side of grains to complete the meal. 

Whole grains are packed with fiber and minerals and can be cooked in many ways. We assure you that cooking a batch a week will come in handy to prepare any kind of dish! 

Use the leftovers 

Did you bring home the leftover takeout? Did someone gift you a giant casserole? Or maybe you just cooked too much of a particular food? Don’t throw it away, repurpose it! 

Think about it as a vehicle to create another meal. For example, leftover bolognese sauce can be a great stuffing for a lunch sandwich. It can also shape-shift into an Italian taco or the base for a mini-pizza. 

This works with vegetable ends and chops too! Imagine throwing them finely shopped into the pan for a quick frittata or maybe a chicken curry. The goal here is to use leftovers as an ingredient for meal prep.

Are you already thinking about Thanksgiving? Let us handle the turkey and all the cooking, Bring your favorite people around the table for the most joyful night. Send us a message, and we can start creating the perfect menu for you and your loved ones.