Meal preparation is an incredible method to ensure that your body is getting the fuel it needs. Spending a few hours in the kitchen on Sunday can mean more energy, more time throughout the week, and less impromptu trips to the local drive-thru. Whether you are continuing your health journey, or just beginning, it’s important to collect the proper tools for success. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of three major tools that are invaluable to any food prepper.
We get it, it’s winter and you’re tired of salads. You’re ready for some hearty food. A slow cooker is the perfect way to prepare healthy, hot meals without spending hours slaving over a stove. Sunday preparation is easy, simply throw all of the raw ingredients into a labelled freezer bag and toss into the freezer. During the weekday mornings, pop the contents of the bag directly into the slow cooker and start cooking. No thawing required! By supper time you will have a delicious, home-cooked meal.
You don’t just get to have fun with the foods you prepare, play around with the storage containers, too! Some people swear by mason jars, others invest in plastic containers in specific portion sizes. Mason jars are great for overnight oats and salad preparation. Plastic or glass containers are often easily stackable and can help you to visually keep track of carbs, proteins, and veggies. Mixing and matching can meet all of your needs and help to bypass food prep boredom.
You can use blenders for a variety of meals, including soups and smoothies. In a similar way to the slow cooker method, you can store your ingredients in the fridge or freezer on Sunday for easy access during the week. There are different blenders for different needs:
- Traditional Blender. For soups and larger meals.
- Immersion Blender. Blend right in the bowl without making more dishes.
- Personal-Sized Blender. For individual meals like smoothies.
With these tools, food prep doesn’t have to be its own workout! For personalized meal plans and recipes, chat with one of our qualified trainers today!