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Food Prepping #1

Monday, March 30, 2015

Nutrition, ( I've read, and been told countless times) is 80-90% of the battle! It's great if you exercise, but that doesn't mean you can eat anything, and/or everything!
For me, prepping my meals, is part of my weekly ritual. Eating healthy can most times be expensive. To cut down on some of the cost, (especially with vegetables) I buy in bulk. Either in season, or on sale.
The following is vegetables that I've prepped...
Carrots-shave, and chop
green,red,yellow, and orange peppers-chop, or/and dice
broccoli, chop..
cauliflower, chop...
and so on, you get the idea. place the chopped/diced veggies in individual freezer baggies, and they will be ready for you when you need them! The same goes with fruit.
Do you buy bags of shredded cheese? Do you know you can save over half the cost if you shred your own cheese? Buy the big 400-600g cheese blocks. Cut them in 4 or 5 rectangular pieces ( easier to hold while shredding) and shred the works of it. We have a basket of shredded cheese in snack baggies in our freezer at all times! I buy the block cheese when it's on sale also. Extra savings!
Rice, I use brown rice. Brown rice takes approximately 45min to cook. Again, I cook a lot, and put 2 cups in each container(enough for dinner for my family)and place them in the freezer.
Sauces. With our family it's usually Marinara, or bolagnese sauce. The same rule applies. Cook a big batch, then put enough in containers for a meal, and freeze.
Ground chicken, turkey, and beef. Yes! you can do this too!
The food that you can prep is pretty endless.
I hope I helped someone with this blog, or got someone thinking of what they can prep. emoticon

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    I do a lot of the same. Most of my fridge is full of veggies and they take up less room when prepped.
    2209 days ago
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