• Keith Collins

How to meal prep like a pro

Meal prepping is a great way to save time and money, not to mention get ahead on your healthy eating goals. But if you've never done it before, the whole process can seem a bit daunting. Here's a step-by-step guide to meal prepping like a pro, so you can make the most of your time in the kitchen and enjoy delicious, home-cooked meals all week long:

1. Choose your recipes.

Decide which recipes you want to make for the week ahead and gather all of the ingredients you'll need. If you're stuck for ideas, try looking for recipes that can be made in bulk or that use similar ingredients so you can save time and money at the grocery store.

2. Prep your ingredients.

Wash and chop all of your vegetables, cook any proteins that need to be cooked (such as tofu or chicken), and measure out any dry ingredients you'll need. This may seem like a lot of work up front, but it will make actual cooking much quicker later on.

3. Assemble your meals.

Once everything is prepped, start assembling your meals into individual containers or freezer bags. If you're meal prepping for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week, this will take some time – but it's worth it! You can also batch cook certain items like pasta sauce or grains so they're ready to go when you are.

Healthy cooking can be delicious and easy!

Healthy cooking can be delicious and easy! With a few simple tips, you can turn your kitchen into a healthier place to cook for yourself and your family. Here are some healthy cooking tips to get you started:

1. Use less salt.

When cooking, use less salt than the recipe calls for. You can also try using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor your food.

2. Use healthier oils.

When cooking, use healthier oils like olive oil instead of butter or margarine.

3. Bake, broil, or grill instead of frying.

Frying foods adds extra calories and fat to your food. Baking, broiling, or grilling are all healthier alternatives to frying.

4. Cut down on sugar.

When cooking or baking, cut down on the amount of sugar you use in recipes by half or even more! You can also use alternative sweeteners like honey or agave nectar instead of sugar in many recipes with great results!

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