A few weeks ago, since Hubby was out of town, I opted to meal prep all THREE meals for 4 days … just to see how it would go.
I wanted to see how much more work was involved.
I wanted to see if it made my food choices a little simpler.
I wanted to see if it would make me stay on track, food wise.
I wanted to see if it was worth it, period.
So I did it again on Sunday … started at 9am and was in the pool by 1:30pm. I was aiming for 1pm but my girlfriend showed up and kind of threw me off my game for a bit.
The kitchen was CLEAN before I lathered up with sunscreen and grabbed the first wine of the day.
So, just a few little notes and tips here:
1. I only use one pan at a time, so therefore, I am NOT using my time efficiently in the kitchen. If I was cooking the bacon and the green beans AND the broccoli all in different skillets/pots, I would have shaved a bit of time off my all around time in the kitchen. Yes, I washed the skillet in between things.
2. Having a PLAN is crucial. When I did a session with my girlfriend a few weeks back, I did have a plan … I listed what we were making, had the recipes pulled and was ready to go. This time around, I kind of winged it. I knew I was making the bacon and eggs, the green beans. The broccoli, Un-Rolled Egg Rolls and chicken were an afterthought that required a quick recipe look up and defrosting.
3. Grab your containers ahead of time. As a girlfriend came over unexpectedly, I didn’t package up the meals 100% … I had the breakfast boxes done and I tossed together a single Chicken BLT Salad and 2 Chicken Kale with veggies boxes. The rest of the items cooked were tossed in containers and refrigerated til that evening and the next day.
2 Chicken Kale burgers with broccoli, Un-Rolled Egg Rolls and Chicken Kale patties. Yeah, it sounds weird but it was delicious for dinner Monday night!
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