veggie prep…

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Last week I mentioned that one of my weekend goals was to try prepping vegetables ahead of time for use throughout the week. Well, on Sunday night, I finally had time to get to that and I loved it! To be honest, the actual prepping of the vegetables is pretty relaxing. I simply poured myself a glass of wine and got to chopping. 

First, I ordered plastic tupperware (I only use plastic if I’m not heating them up, otherwise use glass) to house all my veggies. I also got some gallon freezer bags for the larger items and to preserve my herbs. 

Next, I grabbed my bag of vegetables – celery, carrots, onion and beets – washed them all, peeled and chopped them. I decided to cut up my veggies in three ways: a small dice, sticks and julienne. I like using the small diced vegetables for salads, my tuna lunch dish (recipe coming soon) or a quick soup. I decided to julienne a few carrots and beets because I want to make spring rolls this week for lunch and figured I’d plan ahead! Lastly, the veggies sticks are a great snack to grab and go. I find that when I’m tired and hungry I tend to pick what is easiest – which usually takes the form of something not-so-good for me. With carrots and celery sticks already prepped, all I have to do is grab a little humus or peanut butter and I’m good to go with a healthy option!

Lastly, the wonder of having an organized fridge is well worth the time put in. Now I simply stack a few tupperware on top of each other instead of bags of produce stuffed in where ever they will fit (#smallfridgebigappetite). This process has been a dream and cut down on prepping my meals during the week by a lot! In the future, I plan on designating Sunday my “meal prep” day and making sure I continue to make my life easier with this time-saving solution. 

Do you have any meal-prep tips or tricks?

  • You are so organized! I need to be doing the same thing – you are definitely inspiring me right now ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

    • Well, I try to be at least when it comes to my kitchen! You should see the rest of my place…;) xo

  • I really need to start doing this on Sunday nights so that I’m not tempted to snack on chips! My favorite combo is definitely raw carrots or celery and hummus!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

    • Me too! I love the Whole Foods hummus with cold veggie sticks ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  • I need to get better about meal prep, and preparing things in advance. This is a great way to have healthy snacks on hand during the week when you’re pressed for time.

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

    • Totally! It has also made cooking on a busy weeknight a breeze. xo

  • Saลกa Rakovec

    That sounds like a smart thing to do! I wish I would be that organized:)
    xx
    SASHA

    • I’m not an organized person and found it super easy! All you have to do is start and I swear you get lost in it….I also poured myself a glass of wine ๐Ÿ™‚ xo