5 tips for better foods prepping.
Updated: May 18
Food prep is the best way to improve your quality of life.
It is not only saving your time but also money. Especially with the food standard and hygiene scenario in Saigon, food prep will help you to keep your diet on track and make sure you only fuel your body with good and nutritious foods. In addition, your week will go much smoother and more productive. It is really a saver when you have a hectic schedule. However, food prep can be overwhelmed sometimes if you are not used to it. Here are 5 tips for better food prepping and meals planning for the whole week.
"Preparing food is not just about yourself and other. It is about everything" - SHUNRYU SUZUKI-
Here is 5 little tips that will help you to prep foods better.
Invest in Tupperware. You will be surprised how Tupperware becomes your best friends when you start doing food prep. The key to food prepping and meals planning is the convenience, therefore, investing in Tupperware that is good to take away with safe with microwave allows you to heat up your foods anytime.
Research and plan ahead what you are going to cook for your week. You should have a list of recipes you would like to do for your meal for the whole week. Remember to choose recipes that good to reheat or can be frozen to reheat later. Don’t forget to plan your meal in the way that you always get all your needed macro nutrition.
Lean protein: you can get lean protein in chicken breast, egg, fish, tofu, and bean.
Complex carb: you can get from whole wheat bread, quinoa, brown rice, or oatmeal.
Healthy fat: olive oil, seeds, and avocado.
3. Plan your food shopping: choose a day in a week to shop all the ingredients you need for your meal prep. Don’t forget to make your shopping list so you won’t forget anything. I like to do my shopping on the weekend when I have more free time, but you can do any day of the week that suits you best. Here is my favorite menu:
Breakfast: overnight oatmeal
Lunch: Chicken balsamic green salad
Dinner: Mixed stir fried veggies with chicken and hard-boiled egg.
4. Cook and prep all the meals of the week: Spare your time to cook and portion all the meals in the week. You should know about your daily calories and plan the meal of the day accordingly. Most of the cooked foods last about 3 to 5 days in the fridge. Depend on how you would like to eat your foods you can divide them and store some in the fridge and the freezer.
5. Repeat the whole thing every week. You should do food prep every week, this will you to control your portion, tracking your foods, follow your diet plan and most importantly save time and money. Try to make food prep enjoyable by listening to your favorite playlist or postcard, or ask your partner to do it with you, so you won’t get bored while food prepping.
Happy food prepping everyone.