Meal Prep Like a Pro! Part 2
New habits can fuel new opportunities—studies show that planning for your food for the week leads to healthier eating overall! In round 2, we have some fresh tips for you to meal prep like a pro next week.
A double batch of your favorite vegan sauce or dressing can be easily stored in a squeeze bottle or mason jars for use all week long. It takes half the time to make a double batch one time than it takes to make it twice.
Save time and boost your energy levels by making space for other favorite activities every time you double down. Our Dynapro Blender was created with this idea in mind. It’s unique as a high-speed blender because it offers vacuum protection. Vacuum sealing the carafe before blending removes the oxygen, protecting your blends from oxidizing. This means more nutrition in every double batch PLUS longer shelf life. Use this technology to create a week’s worth of sauces and dressings in one day or even a triple batch of your daily smoothie to enjoy throughout the whole week.
This next tip is a game changer!
Creating your own wraps, breads, crackers and milks at home seems at first like it could be more work, but in fact it takes far less time than combing the aisles at your local grocery store and reading every label.
There are 2 key habits to add in this month to help make this a simple strategy for meal prepping. First, creating your own nut, seed, and other plant-based milks saves on average somewhere between $12 and $24 a week depending on the size of your family! PLUS you control the ingredients going in. Our Soyabella Plant-Based Milk Maker is the simplest solution for making raw nut milks in seconds or milks from grains and beans in minutes. Check out the recipes you can create with this one simple tool.
Turn your dehydrator into a food factory
The best part of the Sedona Express is that you can set it and forget it. In just a few days you can have wraps, crackers, kale chips and breads for the entire month! This tip will most likely take the most practice, so go gently into creating these from scratch recipes from home.
We recommend trying out a batch of kale chips. Once you get more comfortable with your dehydrator settings, we recommend jumping into wraps. Wraps make a great roll up, hand held and go-to ingredient staple for fast healthy snacks. Check out this starter wrap recipe, squash flax wraps. Each week try a new recipe and soon you’ll have more stapes to work from that you created in your own kitchen!
Grow your own sprouts!
Finally as you get going with meal preparation in bulk, you’ll want to add garnishes and functional foods to boost your meals. One simple grow-it-yourself food is the sprout!
Sprout all types of seeds and legumes using a tool like the Freshlife Automatic Sprouter. The Freshlife takes the guesswork out of sprouting. Simply fill the trays, add water and turn on the machine. The Freshlife waters the seeds for you until they are ready for harvest. It takes around a week to grow many of the leafy green sprouts like broccoli and alfalfa. Our team loves the leafy green mixes from a variety of sprouting seeds! These can easily be added to sandwiches, salads and are great on top of other simple foods like avocado + sprouts.
Snack on sprouts for an extra boost of minerals and energy, then use them as a garnish on your healthy creations to amplify the nutrition on your plate. After growing for one week, you can rotate your sprouts so you always have a batch to harvest from. This simple lifestyle habit can save you lots of time and be a powerful addition to boost your well-being!
We hope these tips provide a great springboard for doing more healthy food prep in your own kitchen—We will be posting all week healthy hacks for even more simple strategies like this at insta @tribestlife. Be sure to follow so you can be notified of new recipes, videos, and how-to's as the post!