Sep 20, 2017

With a busy schedule, it is always a good idea to work efficiently and quickly. One of the best ways through which you can do so is by opting to prep your meal. Meal prepping means preparing certain ingredients beforehand and storing them for use. Later, when you have to cook a certain recipe, you can save time since you will already have the ingredients ready for use.

On the other hand, you have to be careful about how the ingredients you choose to prep beforehand. Certain ingredients can keep well, while others will wilt and go bad. The following are 10 foods you should prep:

Grains

Always include grains in your meals; they’re a good source of fiber and healthy carbohydrates that your body needs. You can prep them in this manner.

1.      Brown Rice

Rinse a cup full of rice in water. Let them soak for 30 minutes, before draining the pot. Use a fork to fluff up the rice nicely and let it rest for 10 minutes. You can either portion out the rice in different bento boxes or simply store it together in a Tupperware box.

2.      Quinoa

Prepared much like rice, quinoa is cheaper and if cooked right, you will definitely want to include it with every meal. It’s also much higher in protein and can last you a long time too. All you have to do is to ensure that you re-heat it on a stovetop with teaspoon of olive oil added to it.

3.      Oatmeal

Oatmeal is another healthy food item that is ready-to-go in just a few minutes. For prepping, all you have to do is soak a cupful overnight. In the morning, simple add the oats to a mason jar, add a splash of water or milk, top with your favorite cut fruits and add an air-tight lid on top.

4.      Pasta

Another pair of grains that are easy to have as is, you can easily ensure there’s always pasta in the house by making some. Boil a cupful or more and you will definitely end up with oats that last you 6 days or more.

Vegetables

A healthy dose of greens is needed to keep on in good condition. For this reasons you need to take a look at these and prep from the following vegetables.

1.      Spinach

Rich in Iron, potassium and vitamins, Spinach can be steamed or boiled and saved for the consumption later on. However, peas are relatively easy to find and use

2.      Mushrooms

Mushrooms are almost protein like in texture and they do make for wonderful items should you want to prep with it.

3.      Green Beans

Rich in fiber and proteins, green beans area among the most fiber infused and can be boiled or blanched in order to ensure that they are healthy for your consumption. By preparing then raw, you it to make eating healthy easier to you.

Remember, snacking on these can greatly help to aid your weight loss goals and may enable you to achieve all your goals as well.

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