Meal prep hacks you need to know
Meal prep is all about preparation. Having a cooking schedule makes it easier to plan ahead what items can be roasted in the oven, or how many poultry you should be grilling at once.
Any vegetables that you can use in multiple recipes not only save your money, but give you more room in the fridge to store home-cooked food. We strongly advice buying vegetables that can be used both raw and cooked, such as carrots, cucumber, cabbage, leafy greens such as spinach. That way you’ll be able to use them in a whole bunch of substantial meals.
Pre-soaking and pre-cooking your grains means you have them on hand to add to any meal. Once your favourite grains are cooked, you’ll be able to easily add them to salads or soups, as well as combining them with grilled meat and roast veggies.
One thing we hear a lot from people is they get bored eating the same meals throughout the week. Having your own herbs garden, where you can grow everything from parsley to sage, is a great way to beat this problem! Using basic ingredients and adding flavour with fresh herbs means you can enjoy a different taste each day.
Rather than spending time chopping and peeling fruit each morning, spend one afternoon a week portioning fruit into freezer bags. Each morning, grab a freezer pack and throw the contents into your blender along with your liquid of choice (milk, water, coconut water) and blend it up. That way, a hearty breakfast is ready in just a few minutes.
Consider all options of meal prep tips and you’ll save yourself time and energy in the kitchen.