Updated: May 1, 2022
Hey, you! 🍆🥕🍅🫑
I'm back with more Batch Cooking talk, but this time I'm focusing on Meal Prepping.
Meal prepping can de described in several ways. One is preparing individualised, portioned meals and two is prepping ingredients. For my part, I am talking about the latter which helps me for my batch cooking. I haven't really timed it, but I'm thinking this saves me between 30-60 minutes on the actual batch cooking day.
But when I think about it now, you don't even need to be doing Batch Cooking for Meal Prepping. In general, not only those this help save you time but also money in preparing home-cooked meals. Also, from experience, I've noticed that vegetables and fruits last a lot longer when I have prepped them. For example, a salad can last up to 7 days in the fridge after I wash and store it.
I love my fruits and vegetables and I always make sure to have my weekly fill.
People often ask me on Instagram where I buy them, so here it is:
OFL Metz (they do home deliveries!), Grand Frais, and the Farmer's Market.
(More and more, I am seriously thinking of preparing daily fruit boxes for our family.)
Vegetables get a good wash with baking soda and water. Baking soda is very effective to clean off pesticide.
It works great with fresh fruits as well! 👍🏼👍🏼
Like I mentioned earlier, a washed and well-stored salad can stay perfectly in the refrigerator up to 7 days. I love having fresh salad on-hand so this is really great. By the way, I use a salad spinner to wash the salad then store it in ziplock bags. I am trying to use the ziplock bags I have, but I want to eventually move to special storage containers.
Herbs like parsley and coriander get also washed. Then I cover with a slightly wet kitchen towel which then is stored in a ziplock bag and off it stays in the refrigerator. Like the salad, I can keep the herbs for at least one week or even more!
What are some of the things you do? 😊