Learning how to meal prep can save you time throughout the week while minimizing food waste. Prepping your meals ahead of time ensures that you stay on track with your meal plan.
There is a bit of a learning curve when figuring out how to meal prep in the way that works best for you, but no matter your strategy, these meal prep necessities will help you along the way.
Because their shape allows for layering, mason jars are a great way to prepare meals in advance that will remain fresh overnight in the fridge. Make this already simple meal assembly even easier by having vegetables chopped and ready to go in meal prep containers in your fridge. The jars also provide a spill-proof, durable container that you can take with you to work or school, and on a weekend hike!
These meals are simple and flexible. You can loosely follow the recipes below, changing ingredients and quantities to fit your specific meal plan, and even tweak the amounts in your meal planning program to achieve your nutritional goals without changing the flavor of the meal too much.
It just might be time for an apron—the full-body type that chefs proudly wear in their kitchen.
You're not just getting the hang of food prep; you're becoming a diligent student of the kitchen, having read previous articles from our “recipe book” such as “Five Food Prep Tips for Beginners,” “Meal Planning Basics: How Long Does Prepped Food Last” and “Glass vs. Plastic: Choosing the Best Meal Prep Containers.”
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