Today meal prep expert Allison Schaaf shares 4 tips she’s been using for easy, quick meal prep.
4 Tips for Quick Meal Prep
1. Ask yourself, is there an easier way to do this?
As you’re chopping and prepping, think through whether there’s a more efficient way to chop. I personally love seeing how other people chop things so I can try out which method works best for me. If you’re like me, check out my YouTube playlist where I demonstrate how I chop different items.
2. Make one sauce and use it twice.
For this meal plan, it was a tinga sauce that we used for two different dinners. If you’re going to go through the effort of making a tasty, homemade sauce, why not use it twice?
3. Start with lengthier prep items.
For example, if you need to bake some chicken breast, get that started right away so you’re not waiting around at the end. For my meal prep, I stuck some chicken breast in the oven before even doing my mise en place. I would do the same thing for sweet potatoes, spaghetti squash, rice, etc.
4. Do meal prep right before a meal.
I love doing my meal prep before dinner to gain even more efficiencies. I’m already in the kitchen, already doing dishes. It just flows easily into serving a meal. Just make sure it’s not too rushed!
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