3 Ways to Speed Up Your Meal Prep

3 ways to speed up your meal prepIf you’re dedicated to reaching your fitness goals, meal prepping is something you do weekly. It allows you prep all of your meals so you can stay on track and not go astray from healthy eating. The only downside to meal prepping? It takes FOREVER. Thankfully I have discovered 3 ways to speed up your meal prep and make the process a little less exhausting.

Cook Rice in Bulk

Cooking rice on the stove can take quite a while and you have to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t over cook. When you’re cooking several cups, it can take even longer. Nifty tip number one, cook your rice in a crock pot! For every 1 cup of rice you pour in, add 2 cups of water. Set your pot on low for 4-6 hours and walk away. Also, you can freeze rice! Once cooked, just portion it out and freeze. To thaw, place in a bowl covered with a wet paper towel and microwave for 1 minute.

Freeze Breakfast

Mornings can be hectic so taking the time to cook a healthy breakfast before heading out to start your day is difficult. Solution? Make and freeze breakfast burritos. At first, I thought cooking and freezing eggs was weird and would taste horrible but now that I’ve given it a shot, I love it! Get all the eggs, potatoes, bacon/sausage, cheese, and hot sauce/salsa you’d like prepared. Lay out the tortillas, layer them with your food choices, roll them up, and wrap them in saran wrap. All you need to do is throw them in the microwave at work and you’re all set.

Use Meal Prep Containers

Instead of rounding up different varieties of tupperware containers, buy meal prep containers. They come in a couple of different sizes but my favorites are the 3 compartment containers by MealGO. They are lightweight as well as microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe so no need to worry about everyday use. They are also super spacious compared to other meal prep containers so you can fit your entire meal into one box. One box means less containers to wash! Less containers to search for and less containers to wash cuts even more time off of your meal prep routine.

 

Comments
  • Myrah - Coupon Mamacita

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I love rice, but it takes forever to cook. I love that I can freeze it!

  • CAROL CASSARA

    Great advice! Advance prep is the answer to being organized at meal time.

  • janet Trieschman

    I love the idea of making breakfast and freezing it. There are a few frozen breakfast things we buy but it would be so much better to make a freeze.

  • Bri

    Using meal prep containers really do speed up the process and it saves you a lot of freezer space too.

  • Curtis Joseph

    These are great ideas, totally agree on making rice in bulk! Very easy to heat up during the week to eat for one of your meals.

  • Elizabeth O.

    Great ideas. This will be helpful to moms who work and don’t have much time to cook.

  • Dogvills

    Although I haven’t tried it, I like the idea of cooking rice in bulk. I will be easier when you just have to heat it up.

  • Aisha Kristine Chong

    these are totally wonderful tips I could make use of next time around – thank u!

  • John Lopez

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  • Julie

    I have such a hard time keeping up with meal prep. Thank you so much for these tips! I know they will really help.

  • Liz Mays

    I’ve found cooking rice in bulk helps a ton for future meal planning. My daughter does this every weekend for her week’s meals.

  • Jason Young

    Eating on the go just got easier 😉

  • Yona Williams

    A lifesaver for me is using food containers to measure out my meals and have them ready to eat or tote with me to wherever I am going. They are so handy, and it helps to have so many different sizes. I love the 1-cup and 2-cup containers the most.

  • Manu Kalia

    As a often travel in business. I find this very helpful. Thank you for sharing.

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