Trying to lose weight can sometimes be tricky. This is why meal prepping started to receive so much attention lately, as it motivates you and helps you stay on track.
Besides the huge benefit of not having to cook every day, meal prepping can also help you save time and money.
We know that cooking a week’s worth amount of food may seem intimidating, but don’t worry! We are here to help you and offer you a few tips:
- Sheet pan meals
If you are in a hurry or simply don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen, cooking everything on the same tray will definitely help. Even more, you won’t have to wash too many dishes. Recipes of this kind include Mediterranean veg medleys and sweet potato hash paired with rosemary chicken, spicy turkey or baked salmon. Pair them and cook them in the same dish and you will be done in no time.
- Herby ice cubes
Like any other food, herbs don’t stay fresh forever. However, if you have large amounts of herbs and you don’t want it to go to waste, this tip could help you. All you have to do is chop the herbs up and place them into an ice tray. Pour water over them and put them in the freezer. You can use one of these ice cubes any time you need herbs in a recipe.
- Use cake trays
Meal prepping is usually associated with dieting, so it may come as a surprise for you that we are mentioning cake tins. However, you are no going to use them for desserts. Instead, you can use them for recipes like egg muffins. Mix eggs and chopped veggies and bake the mix in a cake tin for 15-20 minutes.
- Get creative with sauces
Meal preppers sometimes eat the same thing for more than a few days, so things can get boring pretty quick. To fix this issue, all you have to do is spice your food up with some sauces. A few options are zingy lemon marinades, sweet barbecue sauce, or chili drizzles.