Meal Prep For Beginners

– With O2 Cook n Keep

What is meal prep? Meal prep is the practice of preparing the essentials of a meal such as rice/pasta, vegetables, proteins or even the entire meal in advance. Learning how to meal prep not only gives you a head start on the week to come, but it also leads to healthier and stress-free eating.  Since it can save you a lot of time during those after work hours, it will seriously take a lot off your plate leaving you more time to spend doing the things you love.

How to prep meals for the week?

There are many ways to meal prep, but all methods involve having a well-organized fridge. The food in your fridge needs to be organized so that it is easy to prepare meals in advance or to find ingredients when preparing a meal. — whether that’s just storing chopped or sliced foods or cooked meals. There are three common techniques that can be used:

Individually Portioned Meals
Divide portions into containers ahead of time so you can grab and go.
Prepped Ingredients
Chopping, peeling, slicing, or roasting beforehand and use those prepared ingredients in recipes later on.
Batch Cooking
Make the entire meal at once and freeze to save for use later.

Some benefits of meal prepping?

Meal prepping saves you time and money, by preparing food over the weekends and minimizing waste. It’s also makes eating healthy meals easier since the menu is planned in advance.

Start meal prepping with O2?

Stock up on the O2 Store Cook n Keep, reusable, airtight food & storage containers. Let O2 keep your prepared ingredients and meals fresh for the week to come.