Brussels sprouts are special in my memory; they remind me of my Granddad. Each Christmas, Granddad's contribution to the family meal was Brussels sprouts. Mom always prepped them because his way was bland, i.e., boiled to obscurity. But that was my Granddad's contribution, and I – including his great-grandkids, still love these seasonal "mini cabbages." How to Meal Prep … [Read more...] about How to Meal Prep Brussel Sprouts
Tofu is an ideal plant-based protein source for vegans and vegetarians. It's sustainable, tasty, versatile, and can be prepared beforehand, making it a meal prep winner. How to Meal Prep Tofu Tofu is a favorite meal prep ingredient because it's healthy, low-fat, gluten-free, and cholesterol free. Depending on what you cook with it, tofu absorbs loads of flavor. However, … [Read more...] about How to Meal Prep Tofu
Ah, bacon, how I love you. With fried eggs sprinkled over a salad or in yummy savory muffins… those are just some of the ways I enjoy rashers of happiness. What's so great about bacon is that it can be prepared in advance, so if the craving for cured meat strikes – you've got some available within minutes. How to Meal Prep Bacon Bacon is so versatile in how it can be used … [Read more...] about How to Meal Prep Bacon
Spaghetti isn’t your typical one-recipe, one-taste type of meal. These comforting glutenous strands are cheap, versatile, and offer endless recipe possibilities, making them the perfect base for meal prepping. Although spaghetti cooks quickly, having a pre-cooked batch on hand saves time and effort on busy days. Here’s how to meal prep spaghetti without getting it mushy or … [Read more...] about How to Meal Prep Spaghetti
Protein shakes are a good source of healthy nutrition and a super easy way to get a saturating meal in your belly. Depending on your preference, they can become daunting to prepare every day. Meal-prepping protein shakes are the best way forward, and I'll tell you how. How to Meal Prep Protein Shakes Now that you know meal-prepping protein shakes are possible and you have … [Read more...] about How to Meal Prep Protein Shakes
Most children will eat apples, even if they avoid all other fruit and veggies. This delicious fruit is available year-round, and although it’s usually eaten as a hand-held, raw snack, apples are versatile and ideal for meal prep. If you’re worried about the dreaded browning issue, read on to find out how to banish this problem forever. How to Meal Prep Apples Without … [Read more...] about How to Meal Prep Apples
Light, fluffy pancakes are a comforting breakfast (or breakfast for dinner) treat! However, making them is a notoriously messy affair. While I can’t always deal with the mess before running off to my 9 to 5 shift, I can make Pancake Sundays work double duty – here’s how to meal prep pancakes. How to Meal Prep Pancakes in 5 Easy Steps It is no secret that eating a stack of … [Read more...] about How to Meal Prep Pancakes
Green beans are budget-friendly, versatile, and nutritious, making them the ideal vegetable for your weekly meal plan. They're quick, easy to meal prep, and welcome at a weeknight meal or when feeding a crowd. How to Meal Prep Green Beans Whether your family likes the thin, quick-cooking string beans or the thicker, flat Romano green beans, you'll save time preparing them … [Read more...] about How to Meal Prep Green Beans
Cucumbers are a favorite summer vegetable, adding crunch to salads, cooling my palates in tzatziki, and flavoring my water. This delicious, versatile, and nutritious gourd is ideal for meal-prepping. You can snack on it and add it to several different meals. How to Meal-Prep Cucumbers When I started meal-prepping, I didn’t use cucumbers, thinking they would go soggy and … [Read more...] about How to Meal Prep Cucumbers
Meal prep has many layers, from planning, shopping, cooking, packing, storing, and eating. But ensuring food safety means you should know how long ahead to cook and keep your food. I will give you all the information and tips on how early you can meal prep. How Early Can You Meal Prep? There are three types of meal prep, each requiring a different kind of storage. Let's … [Read more...] about How Early Can You Meal Prep?
Japanese curry is my version of soul food. It is thick, rich, and filled with umami flavors. The plethora of spices is bold yet mild enough for the whole family to enjoy. Meal-prepping Japanese curry is a breeze. You can pop it in the fridge or freezer for an easy dinner or a hearty grab-and-go lunch during busy weeks. How to Meal Prep Japanese Curry Japanese curry is … [Read more...] about How to Meal Prep Japanese Curry
Meal prep is the ultimate process to making life easier in every way. Food is one of the biggest parts of my life, and thinking about what to cook and eat during pregnancy should not be a concern. Meal prep can be so helpful, but is it safe during pregnancy? Is Meal Prep Safe During Pregnancy? You can meal prep while pregnant, and you should do so. It is beneficial on … [Read more...] about Is Meal Prep Safe During Pregnancy?
Whether you are a meal-prep regular or novice at the task, there is always more to learn, and with that comes questions. Anytime I talk about or suggest meal prep to someone, one of the first questions I get asked is, how big should meal prep containers be? How Big Should Meal Prep Containers Be? While figuring out the size of meal prep containers is not something you … [Read more...] about How Big Should Meal Prep Containers Be?
You just landed a job that requires you to travel for work. That means you need to prep food for yourself and your family staying behind. If you're wondering how it will be manageable, I will share fun and easy ideas on meal prep when you travel for work. How to Meal Prep When You Travel for Work You might think that traveling for work will hinder your ability to meal … [Read more...] about How to Meal Prep When You Travel for Work
Instant ramen noodles have a lot going for them: they’re quick to prepare and create a warm, filling, and comforting snack. They’re portable and pocket-friendly. So why meal-prep your own ramen? Homemade instant ramen is far more delicious and nutritious and is as quick and cheap to make. How to Meal Prep Ramen If you went through college living on ramen packets … [Read more...] about How to Meal Prep Ramen
I love starting my family’s day with a protein-rich egg breakfast. However, my mornings are busy and chaotic instead of looking like a Norman Rockwell painting with mom in a ruffled apron, frying eggs. Fortunately, I can meal prep these delicious egg bites to ensure a healthy meal. How to Meal Prep Egg Bites Egg bites are like mini egg muffins or crustless quiches baked … [Read more...] about How to Meal Prep Egg Bites
Planning and preparing your meals a week in advance is a great way to reduce your time in the kitchen, monitor your calorie intake, and save money. Additionally, if you plan your meals well, you can enjoy variety throughout the week and avoid the boredom of eating the same meal for seven days in a row. My favorite reason for knowing how much I spend on meals is that I can … [Read more...] about How Much Does Meal Prep Cost for a Week?
Enchiladas are so indulgent that eating them as a quick lunch or weeknight dinner seems almost sinful. With some meal prep, you can enjoy this Mexican treat whenever you like. While meal-prepping enchiladas does take time, your investment pays off in a healthy, comforting meal. How to Meal Prep Enchiladas Your biggest concern when meal-prepping enchiladas (apart from your … [Read more...] about How to Meal Prep Enchiladas
Some people only view meal prep as a means of being economical with time and money. Those aspects of meal prep are significant. If you're going through such an effort, you may as well make it healthy, too. The types of meals you prep will depend on your dietary needs and preferences. What might be healthy and tasty for someone might be considered unhealthy or disgusting to … [Read more...] about Is Meal Prep Healthy?
Initially, I thought a meal plan sounded boring. I soon realized how beneficial it was! Having a set menu for the week saved me much time and angst. Additionally, it is a great way to stick to a budget. I'd know exactly what to buy and how to prepare it. I took mental notes and saw the benefit of meal preparation, financially and otherwise. However, is meal prepping worth … [Read more...] about How Much Does Meal Prep Cost?