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The Ultimate Guide to Meal Prep Storage and How to Keep Your Meals Fresh

Ultimate Guide to Meal Prep MealPlanMagic Meal Plan Software Template

First things first: all of your preps need to go into the refrigerator within two hours -- and just one hour if your room temperature is 90 F or higher -- of coming out of the oven. Letting them sit out any longer puts you at higher risk of food poisoning. Food-borne illness causing bacteria can proliferate so quickly that they actually double every twenty minutes! Your delicious and lovingly prepared preps can become little toxin bombs in very little time, so please please please be careful to put it into the fridge quickly.  

 

Glass Vs. Plastic: Choosing The Best Meal Prep Containers

Glass vs. Plastic Choosing the Best Meal Prep Containers MealPlanMagic Template Software Meal Plan
If you're about to make even a small investment in kitchen storage and meal prep containers, the debate between which is better—glass or plastic—probably has landed squarely on your table.

Get Your Knife Skills Right! How To Weekly Meal Prep Like A Professional Chef

Get Your Knife Skills Right! How To Weekly Meal Prep Like A Professional Chef
You are what you eat. You've heard that so many times it's burned into your brain. The myriad of benefits of a balanced diet—from helping you get in better shape by meeting nutritional macros to simply helping you slim down or build muscle—are numerous. That's why eating well is one of the most important things that you do for yourself.

What If I Already Have A Custom Meal Plan?

What If I Already Have A Custom Meal Plan?
  No problem! It's easy to enter your existing custom meal plans into MealPlanMagic to bring them to life. In fact, this was the entire ...

Health Benefits Of Cooking At Home

Health Benefits Of Cooking At Home
When life is busy (and when isn't it?) the allure of meals away from home can be strong. You may not even have time to sit down at the table to eat, let alone prepare the food and come up with a fresh meal plan from day to day. More and more studies are coming out, however, that point to the benefits of eating at home. If you are trying to get your body into better shape or lose weight, it's almost imperative that you cook your meals at home, and here's why.

Five Food Prep Tips For Beginners

Five Food Prep Tips For Beginners
It's a distress call heard in homes across America, most urgently around the dinner hour, and usually within moments of flinging open the refrigerator door and assessing the paltry contents inside.

Official Reasons To Use Glass Meal Prep Containers Over Plastic For Food Storage

Official Reasons To Use Glass Meal Prep Containers Over Plastic For Food Storage
Do you cringe when you see that colleague in the lunchroom heating up their delicious lunch in a PLASTIC MEAL PREP CONTAINER?? I DO! If you answered no, perhaps you haven’t stopped to research exactly what is in that plastic that surrounds and smothers your food.

Are Your Kitchen Knives Destroying Your Meals?

Are Your Kitchen Knives Destroying Your Meals?

You reach for them, rely on them, and press them into active “KP duty” like few other tools in your kitchen, making them essential to your healthy eating plan. But now they might be rusted, warped or even disintegrating.

The manufacturer's warranty—in large, bold print—fortifies your idea that you just might have a case to wage, because the warranty clearly says that your kitchen knives are covered by a “lifetime guarantee.”

Meal Planning Basics: How Long Does Prepped Food Last?

Meal Planning Basics: How Long Does Prepped Food Last?

You're making a valiant effort to make food prep more than a goal in your life; you want to make it part of your weekly routine.

And for good reason: food prep is one of those meal planning basics that saves you time and keeps your healthy meal plan on track, whether you define “food prep” as cutting and chopping fruits and vegetables, mixing a marinade, or preparing a vegetable casserole so that all you have to do is pop it in the oven.

Men's Health: Reliable Food Choices To Support Hormonal Balance

Men's Health: Reliable Food Choices To Support Hormonal Balance

For every brother, son or husband who has watched helplessly as a sister, mother or wife deals with monthly “hormone issues,” there probably is a female who might be thinking, “Not so fast there. Men's health involves hormone issues, too, you know.”

And it's true. In some ways, hormones are non-gender specific. But there also is a group of hormones affecting men's health known as “the male hormones” (with testosterone arguably being the most well known of all).

13 Trusted Methods For Storing Food Safely And Extending Shelf-Life

13 Trusted Methods For Storing Food Safely And Extending Shelf-Life
One of the most common questions we’ve encountered is “What are the best/safest methods for storing food?”  Well, here are the answers. These tips are focused on refrigerating and freezing foods. That said, don’t forget that foods sitting at room temperature (dry pasta, for example) should not be stored anywhere near cleaning supplies. Also, don’t forget to wash your hands when dealing with your food. So, without further ado...

Kickass High Protein Foods For A Lean Body

Kickass High Protein Foods For A Lean Body
If you've done any reading on the subject of healthy eating, you know how important eating foods high in protein content can be. Meat, fish, cheese, beans, tofu, yogurt and nuts are all high-protein foods. Just blindly eating foods high in protein isn't always the best strategy, however. It's important to know why protein is vital, as well as which high protein foods are best for your bodybuilding meal plan.