8 Ways to Master Meal Prep This Fall
October 04 2017
Written By BalanceDiet Staff Writer - October 04 2017
BY ALIZA ABARBANEL
Bon Appetit Magazine
PHOTO BY ALEX LAU, STYLING BY SUE LI
Most of us believe there are two types of people in this world: those who meal prep, and those who can't be bothered. I see a third group: the meal prep curious, aka potential meal prep converts who understand the benefits but just can't seem to get organized.
To be fair, meal prep doesn’t just happen. It requires a little bit of foresight, at least some planning, and a decent chunk of prep time. But, in fall, meal prep comes together like magic. Root vegetables are made to be roasted in batches. Hearty kale stands up to salad dressings for days without getting soggy. And, really, have you ever actually seen an applego bad in the fridge?
In other words, fall is a great time to get into meal prepping. Your produce will last longer, your pre-made meals will taste good all week, and the rewards (time and money saved, delicious meals at the ready) are high. Overwhelmed with the abundance of sturdy seasonal produce? Here are some tips to get you started, both from (Bon Appetite Magazine) staffers and from wellness bloggers who meal prep like it’s their job—because it is.
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When in doubt, make soup
"My two favorite things to make on Sundays in the fall are pumpkin butternut squash soup and turkey chili. I like making these since they don’t get soggy after sitting in the fridge for a night or two like roasted or steamed vegetables would. My tip is to make a large batch of a hearty soup since it can easily be reheated. When I get tired of eating the pumpkin butternut squash soup after a few days, I drizzle it over mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, or any type of grain to mix it up." — Samantha Siegfried, editorial business assistant
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Reconsider your roasted vegetables
"I like roasting squash, mashing it up, and then keeping it in the fridge to smear on grainy toast, sometimes also with butter (healthyish!), cinnamon, and sugar. It’s like fall cinnamon toast, and it’s really good." —Emma Wartzman, editorial web assistant
Are you hungry yet?
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Note: Meal Prep (preparing your meals ahead of time) and healthy snacking is the key to staying on track with your healthy eating plan. BalanceDiet offers a full lineup of low fat, high protein snacks - perfect for taking with you on the go, or keeping around the house ... swap your snacks with our healthier variety and be amazed at the difference.