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Prepping Ahead & Storing

Oct 1, 2012 | Meal Planning | 0 comments

At Prep Dish I believe in family meals. I also believe that mealtime should be easy & stress-free. How? My method involves devoting a few hours, one day each week to prepping your meals for the week (this is the same process I use for my personal chef clients I cook for here in Austin).  I save you loads of planning time by organizing grocery lists and developing step-by-step Prep Day instructions and instructions for Day Of preparation.

Prep Dish gluten-free and paleo meal plans do not require fancy equipment or ingredients (they're all “whole foods” based). However, with all that prepping ahead, adequate storage containers are a must! Glass containers are best. Look for tempered glass (meaning it can withstand a range of temps from freezer cold to oven hot*). If you must do plastic, look for BPA-free containers. Lids should also be BPA free.

I love these Snapware glass containers.

Paired with these re-usable labels.

Seriously, these labels are awesome, esp when freezing items you can include the date. Use a sharpie to write on the label. They come with an eraser, but I've found wiping with a towel also “erases”.

Organize w/ labels

*even tempered glass has its limits…. don't take a glass container directly from the oven and place under cold water… it WILL burst causing an explosion of glass!

Do you have any simple kitchen tools that make your life easier? Share your ideas and pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram as @prepdish in all 3 places, or leave a comment below.

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Allison Schaaf Chef, Prep Dish

Prep Dish is a gluten-free, paleo, and keto meal planning website. Celebrity personal chef & dietitian Allison Schaaf thoughtfully crafts each plan using her own well-tested recipes. Each meal plan allows you, the home cook, to spend only 2-3 hours preparing a week’s worth of crave-worthy, healthy meals using seasonal, whole foods (nothing processed!). We aim to save you time while keeping your family’s taste buds happy.

Along with a weekly menu, you’ll get a printable grocery list and recipes for prep day — just one day of preparation yields scrumptious, good-for-you dishes all week long. Learn more…

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