MEAL PREP, NEW MOTHOD OF EATING HEALTHY AND CHEAP AWAY FROM HOME
The increase in the consumption of healthy foods, together with the need to save time and money in the organization of our daily menus, have made food “to take” in a whole trend. This is how the Meal Prep arises , a new organizational method that allows us to eat healthy, rich and cheap away from home , and that like any trend that precie causes furor in Instagram.
What is Meal Prep?
Unlike the steak we have always taken to work, Meal Prep is not just an ally for the pockets that can not afford to pay a menu daily or for those who do not want to succumb to “junk food”; but rather it is a movement in which nutrition, organization, image and healthy habits are united . And if by the way you can increase your followers in social networks with elaborations of dishes of the most photogenic, we are before a whole fashion in height.
To successfully carry it out first you have to keep in mind that the meticulous planning of the weekly menu is crucial. It is best to write down the recipes for at least the next five days, to guarantee the good condition of the food once cooked. Here we must be clear what will be included in our purchase to avoid purchasing products that we do not need.
In the Meal Prep are joined nutrition, organization, image and healthy habits of life. If cooking is not exactly your passion, or you find it hard to find inspiration to make healthy and delicious recipes to eat at work, you can start by consulting the numerous accounts that exist in Instagram dedicated to Meal Prep . Some of the most visited are Food Prep Princess (44.1k followers), Meal Prep Society (95,3k), Meal Prep Mondays (249k), and Meal Prep Daily (321k).
How to Organize a Good Meal Prep
Once you write down the recipes we want to consume each day, the next step will be to make sure we have a good selection of capers . These should be glass if possible, as they are suitable for both cooling and heating, as well as having different shapes and sizes that fit the different meals of the day. Containers with separators are ideal for joining different dishes.
Before you start cooking, you must prepare the ingredients properly to have them ready when we want to use them in our Meal Prep. You can start by peeling, washing and chopping the vegetables, being able to freeze the ones that are not going to use at that moment. As for the meat and the fish, it will save a lot of time to cut them in individual portions, being able to freeze also what we are not going to consume soon. On the contrary, it is not a good idea to freeze the fruits, since they can get oxidized, being the best option to store them in the refrigerator.
Once everything is ready we can start to cook as many dishes as we need. Choosing one day a week to make all possible recipes will save you a lot of time and headaches. Finally, when packing and storing, remember to place the food in a striking way on the taxi, varying the colors and flavors so that they are not boring.