Over the past decade of creating meals for clients, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t in meal prepping.
Here are a few quick tips to help you enjoy fresh, meal prepped out entrees all week long:
Buy the right container
Do you prefer to reheat meals in the oven, microwave or stovetop?
For reheating in the oven, oven safe glass, ceramic and porcelain containers are recommended. Prefer a faster option for your meals? Reheat ready-made meals in PFA- free food grade plastic containers in the microwave to desired temperature.
Prefer not to use the microwave, remove your meal from its container and add to a suitable pan or pot to reheat through.
Tired of your sauces taking over your whole meal?
So many glass meal prep container brands have jumped on the plastic meal prep container bandwagon and now offer sectioned out dishes. Ex Chicken Tikka with a separate section for your basmati rice, Steamed veg.
Keep your salads fresh!
A lot of the time if I don't have a sectioned out container, I will wrap the protein of choice in plastic wrap or put in a ziplock bag next to my salad or on the bottom of the container. Then place the chopped lettuce is on top of the plastic bag that contains my protein of choice.
Another great option is layering. With layering I will add the wet ingredients like diced tomatoes, cucumber, olives on the bottom of the container and add a layer of plastic wrap then add my chopped Greens of choice on top. This way my greens don’t turn into mush and my salad stays fresh. For my dressing or vinaigrette I put in a small plastic cup with a lid that will fit in the container. Don’t have any dressing cups with lids?: Make your dressing and add to a small ziplock snack bag them place in your meal prep container.
Here's just a few helpful tips in keeping your meal prep fresh for days to come. Hope this helps you in your everyday life!
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