5 Meal Prep Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen

We’ve all heard that meal prep is a busy person’s superpower, but let’s face it – it’s sometimes easier said than done, and no one wants to spend hours in the kitchen when they could be outside enjoying the nice weather and sunshine.

Here are 5 simple and quick food prep tips to get you in and out of the kitchen in record time:

Cold Breakfasts
Prepare overnight oats, hardboiled eggs, and yogurt parfaits the night before to save some time in the mornings, especially if you are constantly on the go.

Double Up
When you’re in the mood to bake, opt to make double batches of healthy items like energy balls, granola bars, cookies and muffins. You can usually freeze these for up to 3 months, and they make a quick grab and go snack anytime of the day.

Fresh & Ready
Use lots of in-season produce for easy snacks and side dishes. Clean, chop and prepare all your fruits and veggies in advance for any salads, sides, and quick snacks. Store in clear glass containers in the fridge to entice quick consumption with healthy benefits to boot! For cut veggies like carrots and celery, store in water to keep them from drying out and retaining their freshness for longer.

Prepped Protein
Keep canned or jarred salmon or tuna in water, and pre-cooked rotisserie chicken on-hand for great “no-cook” protein options. Look for low-sodium options whenever possible.

Batch Prep
Use a rice cooker or InstaPot to cook a large batch of brown rice or quinoa, and store in the fridge for the week for quick meal options.

 



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