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Any of you half-assed meal prep?
I’ve been trying to get into meal prepping for the week with varying degrees of success. So I’m wondering, what are those go to big batch things you make at the beginning of the week, with no real plan on how to use them, but always find a way to incorporate into you meals? Major bonus points if they’re healthy, and versatile (i.e. not eating the same meal every day)!
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@colorofmyheart: These look great, thanks!
Keep em coming!
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@futuremrs1986: The easiest thing you can do is prep fruits/veggies for the week. I try to do this on Sundays so I can just grab whatever to throw in a salad or for a snack.
I don’t do a whole lot o fmeal prep other then the fruits/veggies at the moment, but trying to get into it more and more since it will be a lot more crucial when baby gets here!
I also usually make ahead a pasta al forno dish. On Sunday, I’ll brown ground turkey, cook pasta and the sauce for it and throw it into a baking dish. Then, it’s ready to pop int he oven the next day. It’s enough for my husband and I to have for dinner 2 nights, wihch is great. You can prep lasagna and chili ahead pretty easily too. Both freeze well, also.
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@MrsWBS: Thanks for the tips. It’s so true! When I have pre-preparred veggies I am so much more likley to actually eat them and incorporate them into my meals
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@futuremrs1986: I do almost no prepping. If I happen to know what we are going to have and it is frozen I will pull it out of the freezer, but honestly that is all I do! Last night however I knew I was making a chuck roast in the slow cooker so so I made the ‘juice’ mixture and cut up my potatoes and put them in a bag with my carrots and everything just sat in the fridge til morning when I put it all together.
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Meatloaf (I found one with ground chicken and spinach that was amazing…), chilis, soups, and pastas – all good.
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Crock pots are great for half assing things. I make this shredded chicken recipe all the time :
It tastes much much better than canned shredded chicken and is great as tacos, in salad, add some mayo and chopped veggies for a southwesterny chicken salad for sandwiches, add to stuffed peppers… its very versatile.
And this has nothing to do with mass prepping, but how to use all of the random veggies that are starting to go bad. I always keep frozen pie crust around and use the last remnants of onions and other veggies and make them into a quiche.