PREP! PROS CONS TIPS & TRICKS
SO YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT PREPPING...
Coming from a catering background, prepping is what we do. Being an avid cook as well does help make the process easy.
I wanted to share with you a few tips and tricks, pros and cons about prepping food.
Why am i doing it for?
- Is it to reach a fitness goal
- for ease and convenience
- because everyone seems to be doing it?
In anything relating to our fitness journey, we all have to make a tons of choices and decisions everyday. If we can make our life easier to stick to the plan, save some time (and some money), then i am all up for it.
Learn to make your own choices, try it and see if it works for you!
Just cause some of us do it, it doesn't mean you have to.
Why i do it?
Being on a fatloss journey, a bit forgetful and always on the go, meal prepping ensures i don't have to add stress to my everyday by making food choices on the go, keeps me consistent, i know what has gone in to the food i am eating that day & super convenient.
We will talk about navigating food choices more in depth for instance: tips on eating out, how to chose from a menu, what to look out for on food labelling but for today i really wanted to give you a quick guide to meal prep.
ABOUT FOOD STORAGE
Foods ‘best-before’ after cooking varies wether you are storing them in the fridge or freezer. I store prepped foods for a maximum of 4 days, in tight sealed Tupperware. This applies to any meat preps such as chillies, meatballs, meatloaves, stews.
Am not a massive fan of microwaved chicken so I would tend to make this on the go or reheat in a pan (if I have previously prepped it).
Fish is the same, I prefer it cooked fresh.
I use convenient pre-cooked seafood for on the go meals, I will add the vegetable (fats – carb) element to it.
This is literally because I prefer the taste of freshly made chicken or fish. Steak also, I’d rather cook from fresh.
FREEZER…A month in the freezer is absolutely fine. You have to think that is much better to rotate your preps so that you are not stuck with foods you get bored of easy and also to avoid food wastage.
For more information on food storage and safekeeping check out the Food.gov.uk website
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