Be A Meal Prep Pro
When it comes to meal prep, a little goes a long way.
And, truthfully, it's worth doing that little bit in advance to ensure that you:
Yes, meal prep can save you time.
It sounds obvious right? I just need to wash, portion and decide what I will cook this week. Well, sort of.
While meal planning has a lot to with a successful meal prep, it is also important to ensure that you have key staples on hand at all times.
The first of these staples is where we come in: seasonal vegetables. Seasonal variability tends to keep things fresh, making sure that you try new recipes.
Never tried swiss chard? What a splendid opportunity to learn how to prepare it by throwing it into a green curry, or turning it into a tahini-dip.
And while fresh produce is at the top of the list, another staple consists of having frozen produce on hand. Quick to thaw, things like frozen peas and corn can add a lot of pizzaz to seasonal produce. What's more, you can freeze produce that is in season (hello, this week's basil and lovage into pesto) so that you can enjoy it, lickety-split, all year long.
Other staples that you might want to keep on hand include things like canned tomatoes, complex carbs, oils, and last but not least, condiments and spices.
My trick? I make salads at least once a week, and I try a new recipe at least once a week. These two (easy versus new, and therefore, might take a bit of time to learn) balance each other out.
And you, what is your staple weekly or biweekly dish? Can it include some of our produce? If so, share it to our Shareholders Facebook page for a chance to win a little something extra at drop-off. Those without Facebook can simply email us the recipe.