Hi friend! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Today I’m going to share something that is super duper important for you to know about if you want to live your healthiest possible life without spending all day in the kitchen: Meal Prep.
I’ve already written a couple posts about How to Save Time in the Kitchen and Bad Ass Batch Cooking, which should help set the solid foundation for your meal-prepping magic. However, I’ve picked up a few more tips and tricks that I think might be useful for helping you get dinner from the fridge to the tummy lickity-split!
When you do the proper preparations in advance it makes eating healthy much easier, even if you’re super busy, working 3 different jobs, and in the process of moving (like I might be right now…). One way to keep your healthy eating goals on track is by practicing preparedness.
In this way you set yourself up for success and stop from reaching for that bag of chips or take out menu when things get busy because with the proper tools a full, hot, home-cooked meal is only 10 minutes away! Your time is a precious commodity and by devoting some of it to meal prep, you’ll have tons of energy to make the most of all the minutes and seconds you have on this planet.
Magical Meal Prep
- Stick to the basics found in my original article such as: picking a specific day to do your meal prep, washing and preparing all veggies as soon as you get home from the store, and investing in gadgets like a mandolin to save you prep time.
- Buy 3 bunches of parsley and combine with about 1 cup of water in a blender. Puree and pour into ice cube trays to easily throw into smoothies our soups. You can also do this with kale, spinach, chard, or any other leafy green that tickles your fancy.
- If you have an early morning obligation, appointment, or event try making a smoothie (find some sweet recipes here!) the night before so that you have a healthy brekky you can grab-and-go so you don’t find yourself raiding the pastry box or living off coffee until 3 pm. Making sure you put something in your belly within 30-60 minutes of waking helps keep your blood sugar stable to prevent energy crashes and cravings later on in the day.
- Buy several bulbs of garlic, peel them, add a couple tbsp. olive oil and puree in a small blender. Having the garlic peeled and ready to go means you’ll be that much more likely to actually use it. You can use an ice cube tray and freeze small batches or keep it in a mason jar in the fridge. It tends to last quite a while thanks to the potent antimicrobial action of the garlic.
- Do the same thing with ginger that you did with the garlic, only replace the olive oil with water. This puree makes a great addition to stir fries, soups, and smoothies!
- Whip up a batch of dressing to last you the week so that you always have a tasty, healthy sauce to throw on your salads, stir-fries, and veggies.
- If you like juicing, try doing your week’s worth of juicing on one day then freezing them to take out on the day you need them. You lose a little bit of the nutrients doing this, but you’ll be about 100x more likely to actually drink the juice if it’s ready made and thus get 100x the nutrients. Math.
Well there you have it friend! A few more Magical Meal Prep tips to add to your repertoire to have you eating, drinking, and living like a mean, green, nutrient machine!
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Thanks for stopping by and have wonderfully whimsical weekend!