January 24, 2022
Meal Prep Tip: Prep meal components in serving dishes
Meal prepping is a huge time saver in the kitchen and at meal times. I prep meal components more than entire meals, but last week as I was prepping dinner, a tip came to mind and I thought you might find it helpful too.
Typically, I use serving dishes for sides when making tacos, burrito bowls, soups and stews. Then when the meal is done, we put the leftovers into glass storage containers, stack it all up and put it in the fridge for leftovers or lunches.
Meal Prep Tip: Instead of transferring meal components back and forth, use storage containers for the serving containers and save dishes and multiple steps!
To illustrate how this works, I made one of our favorites last week – Mel’s Kitchen Cafe’s Fish Tacos. As I prepped the components, I put them into glass storage containers. Then when we were all done for the evening, I just put the lids on the containers and put everything in the fridge. No transferring to different containers, no washing out multiple containers. Just one simple step. Then the next day I pulled the items out for leftovers and everything was ready. I just put out serving spoons, heated up the tilapia and it was ready to go. You can see all my favorite glass storage containers here in my Amazon shop under Kitchen Favorites and Meal Prep
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Wow! No comments. There’s a Meyer Outlet store near me and they sell those snap lock type containers. I probably have too many! But yes, it saves time. Right now I’m on a OMAD eating plan but my sugar-fueled hubby is still eating 3+ times a day. Since I cook dinner every night and it’s pretty much the same thing — a cooked protein, usually in oven since it’s cold out and I’m not grilling, thank you! — one or two steamed veggies and some sort of paleo acceptable starch like potatoes or sweet potatoes, there are usually an other dinner’s worth of leftovers— at the very least, enough for lunch. I put the meat, chicken or whatever in one snap lock, and veggies in others and he can mix and match. I love that you can see in them.
Tacos sound wonderful…I think I’ll run out and get some Siete tortillas— they have cassava and almond varieties. BTW we buy those same eggs ????????????????
I do this, too! I have all glass storage containers (switched years ago when I got tired of feeling like I’d “ruined” a plastic container by microwaving tomato sauce in it!). It makes after-dinner cleanup that much easier.
I also store many of my leftovers in lunch-sized portions so it’s easy to grab and reheat at home, or pop into a lunch bag for at work.
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