Brooke Marie

Cook. Explore. Eat. Repeat
Meal Prep
Cooking Health and Fitness

How I Make Meal Prep Easier

MEAL PREP 101

I love meal prep. I don’t always do it for myself, but for my clients over at Your In-Home Chef. Right now, I’m a one woman team. As you can imagine, making 65 meals in one day can be absolute insanity. But if I’m capable of doing all of that on my own – I believe that you can do it for yourself if you take a couple steps the day before to make the actual cooking part a breeze.

I meal prep for my clients on Sundays and Wednesdays. I always cook my meals the day of drop-offs because I don’t want the food sitting in my fridge for more than a couple hours. Fresh is always better, and that goes for your meal preps too!

One of the frustrating things about meal prep for me, is not having enough space to cut all of the vegetables, marinate the meat, cook on the stove, put things in the oven, etc. SO, prepping everything on Saturdays and Tuesdays, and doing the cooking on Sundays and Wednesdays is the best way to cut down on the time and the mess. That way, all you have to do on Sundays and Wednesdays is throw things in the pot and on the stove and cook! And, you aren’t slaving in your kitchen for 5 hours at a time and missing out on your whole day!

2 hours on Saturday, and 2 hours on Sunday is totally doable, and way less stressful than cooking it all in one day.

STEP 1: CHOP + COOK YOUR VEGGIES THE DAY BEFORE

One of the best ways I cut down on the time on the actual day of cooking is by cutting up all of my veggies and cooking them and placing them in tupperware. I offer garlic green beans, roasted asparagus, steamed broccoli, mashed potatoes, steamed sweet potatoes, steamed vegetable medley, sauteed spinach, brown rice, and quinoa.

I steam everything and place them in separate tupperware and label them. That way when I go to put my meals together everything is all ready to go! If you’re prepping for salads, chop all of the veggies and put them into containers. Don’t cut things like tomatoes just yet because they tend to get mushy.

If you’re prepping for any juices or morning smoothies, make smoothie packs by chopping your produce and placing in tupperware or ziplock bags to make the morning of.

STEP 2: PORTION OUT + MARINATE YOUR PROTEINS

Another step that makes my life easier (and tastier) is portioning out my proteins and marinating them. This gives them extra time to soak up all of the flavors and all you have to do is pop them onto the grill or skillet and you’re good to go! Don’t forget to bring all of your meats to room temperature before cooking. This ensures that it’s tender and gets cooked evenly without the outside getting tough.

If you’re making meatballs, go ahead and mix together your ingredients and form them into balls!

STEP 3: GET YOUR TUPPERWARE OUT + READY

Get all of your tupperware out and ready to go so you aren’t scrambling around when your food is cooked and ready to be packed up.  Put them out on the counter so they’ll remind you that you have to prep!

STEP 4: THE MORNING OF PREP

You made it! Now you’re ready to meal prep.

  1. Take out your proteins about an hour before you prep so that they come up to room temperature. Place your tupperware out on the counter and fill with the veggies of your choosing.
  2. Cook your protein and let rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting, especially chicken and steak. You can place fish directly into the tupperware because you don’t need to cut it!
  3. The protein cooking process should only take about 1-2 hours if you plan it right. Get the meatballs going in the oven while you cook up your steak on the grill and your chicken on the stove. It gets easier with practice

So there you go! That’s how I make my prepping easier. It helps save space on the counter, time, and makes sure your proteins are always fresh and ready for the week ahead. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

www.yourinhomechef.com

94 Comment

  1. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You definitely know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something informative to read?|

  2. Skyking, Skyking, this clue is your next piece of info. Immediately transceive the agency at your convenience. No further information until next transmission. This is broadcast #3718. Do not delete.

  3. I’m not sure why but this web site is loading extremely slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end? I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.|

  4. Pretty nice post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wished to mention that I’ve truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I am hoping you write once more very soon!|

  5. I think this is among the most vital info for me. And i am glad reading your article. But want to remark on few general things, The website style is wonderful, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers|

  6. Fantastic website you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics talked about here? I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get opinions from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Appreciate it!|

  7. Can I simply just say what a relief to discover somebody who actually understands what they are talking about on the internet. You definitely realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important. A lot more people really need to read this and understand this side of the story. I can’t believe you’re not more popular because you surely possess the gift.|

  8. Hi, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam remarks? If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any support is very much appreciated.|

  9. Hi, Neat post. There is a problem along with your website in web explorer, may test this? IE nonetheless is the marketplace leader and a large section of people will leave out your great writing because of this problem.|

  10. Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me.|

  11. Aw, this was a very nice post. Taking the time and actual effort to produce a really good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and never manage to get nearly anything done.|

  12. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d most certainly donate to this excellent blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will share this site with my Facebook group. Chat soon!|

  13. Sweet blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thanks|

  14. Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to assert that I get actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently fast.|

  15. My partner and I stumbled over here different web page and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to looking at your web page yet again.|

  16. Ahaa, its nice dialogue regarding this paragraph here at this web site, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting at this place. I am sure this piece of writing has touched all the internet users, its really really good paragraph on building up new webpage. I truly love your blog.. Very nice colors & theme.

  17. Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after checking
    through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyways, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be book-marking
    and checking back often!

  18. Do you have a spam problem on this blog; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; many of us have created some nice procedures and we are looking to exchange solutions with other folks, why not shoot me an email if interested.|

  19. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having trouble locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an e-mail. I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it improve over time.|

  20. Greetings from Idaho! I’m bored at work so I decided to browse your website on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, superb site!|

  21. Hi! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!|

  22. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you so much, However I am going through troubles with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I cannot join it. Is there anyone else having the same RSS issues? Anyone who knows the solution can you kindly respond? Thanx!!

  23. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site? My website is in the very same niche as yours and my users would truly benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Many thanks!|

  24. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this website before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back often!|

  25. Hi, Neat post. There is a problem together with your website in web explorer, may test this?
    IE still is the market leader and a big section of other folks will pass over
    your excellent writing because of this problem.

  26. Great post. I used to be checking constantly this weblog and I am impressed! Very useful info specifically the remaining part 🙂 I take care of such info much. I used to be looking for this certain information for a long time. Thanks and best of luck.

  27. I would like to thank you for the efforts you
    have put in writing this blog. I’m hoping to see the same high-grade content from you in the future as
    well. In truth, your creative writing abilities
    has motivated me to get my very own blog now 😉

  28. Hey, how’s it going?

    I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!

    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible.

    Jewish Rabbis have publicly announced that their Messiah will be revealed in the coming years who will be a leader and spiritual guide to all nations, gathering all religions under the worship of one God.

    Biblical prophecy tells us that this Jewish Messiah who will take the stage will be the antichrist “who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:4). For a time he will bring about a false peace, but “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (Matthew 24:15)…then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:21).

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them. This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically in Revelation 13:16-18:

    “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency. This Mark couldn’t be spiritual because the word references two different physical locations. If it was spiritual it would just say in the forehead. RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency. It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it. Revelation 13:11-18 tells us that a false prophet will arise on the world scene doing miracles before men, deceiving them to receive this Mark. Do not be deceived! We must grow strong in Jesus. AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we needed two key things. One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast.

    Visit http://WWW.BIBLEFREEDOM.COM to see proof for these things and why the Bible truly is the word of God!

    If you haven’t already, it is time to seek God with all your heart. Jesus loves you more than you could imagine. He wants to have a relationship with you and redeem you from your sins. Turn to Him and repent while there is still hope! This is forever…God bless!

    “EITHER HUMAN INTELLIGENCE ULTIMATELY OWES ITS ORIGIN TO MINDLESS MATTER OR THERE IS A CREATOR…” – JOHN LENNOX

    We all know God exists. Why? Because without Him, we couldn’t prove anything at all. Do we live our lives as if we cannot know anything? No. So why is God necessary? In order to know anything for certain, you would have to know everything, or have revelation from somebody who does. Who is capable of knowing everything? God. So to know anything, you would have to be God, or know God.

    A worldview without God cannot account for the uniformity and intelligibility of nature. And why is it that we can even reason that God is the best explanation for this if there is no God? We are given reason to know or reject God, but never to know that He does not exist.

    It has been calculated by Roger Penrose that the odds of the initial conditions for the big bang to produce the universe that we see to be a number so big, that we could put a zero on every particle in the universe, and even that would not be enough to use every zero. What are the odds that God created the universe? Odds are no such thing. Who of you would gamble your life on one coin flip?

    Is there evidence that the Bible is the truth? Yes. Did you know that the creation accounts listed in the book of Genesis are not only all correct, but are also in the correct chronological order? That the Bible doesn’t say the Earth was formed in six 24-hour days but rather six long but finite periods of time? That the Bible makes 10 times more creation claims than all major “holy” books combined with no contradictions, while these other books have errors in them? The Bible stood alone by concurring with the big bang saying, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1); and says our universe is expanding, thousands of years before scientists discovered these things. Watch a potential life-changing video on the website listed below with Astronomer(PhD) Hugh Ross explaining all these facts based on published scientific data. He has authored many books, backed even by atheist scientists.

    Jesus came to pay a debt that we could not; to be our legal justifier to reconcile us back to a Holy God; only if we are willing to receive Him: “For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23).

    God so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten son, so that whoever believes in Him, through faith, shall not perish, but have everlasting life. Jesus says if we wish to enter into life to keep the commands! The two greatest commands are to love God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind; and your neighbor as yourself. All the law hang on these commands. We must be born of and lead by the Holy Spirit, to be called children of God, to inherit the kingdom. If we are willing to humble ourselves in prayer to Jesus, to confess and forsake our sins, He is willing to give the Holy Spirit to those who keep asking of Him; giving us a new heart, leading us into all truth!

    Jesus came to free us from the bondage of sin. The everlasting fire was prepared for the devil and his angels due to disobedience to God’s law. If we do the same, what makes us any different than the devil? Jesus says unless we repent, we shall perish. For sin is the transgression of the law. We must walk in the Spirit so we may not fulfill the lusts of the flesh, being hatred, fornication, drunkenness and the like. Whoever practices such things will not inherit the kingdom (Galatians 5:16-26). If we sin, we may come before Jesus to ask for forgiveness (1 John 2:1-2). Evil thoughts are not sins, but rather temptations. It is not until these thoughts conceive and give birth by our own desires that they become sin (James 1:12-15). When we sin, we become in the likeness of the devil’s image, for he who sins is of the devil (1 John 3:8); but if we obey Jesus, in the image of God. For without holiness, we shall not see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).

    The oldest religion in the world is holiness through faith (James 1:27). What religion did Adam and Eve follow before the fall? Jesus, Who became the last Adam, what religion does He follow? Is He not holy? He never told us to follow the rituals and traditions of man but to take up our cross and follow Him (Luke 9:23). There are many false doctrines being taught leading people astray. This is why we need the Holy Spirit for discernment. Unlike religion, holiness cannot be created. It is given to us from above by the baptism of the Spirit. Jesus is more than a religion; He is about having a personal relationship with the Father. Start by reading the Gospel of Matthew, to hear the words of God, to know His character and commandments. Follow and obey Jesus, for He is the way, the truth, and the life!

  29. I do accept as true with all the ideas you’ve presented in your post.
    They’re very convincing and can definitely work. Nonetheless, the
    posts are too quick for novices. Could you please lengthen them a little from next time?

    Thank you for the post.

  30. Hi mates, how is the whole thing, and what you would like to
    say on the topic of this paragraph, in my view its really amazing in favor
    of me.

  31. Fascinating blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it
    from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog stand out.
    Please let me know where you got your theme. Thanks a lot

  32. I’m not sure where you’re getting your info, but good topic.I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.Thanks for great info I was looking for this info for my mission.

  33. As a public figure Wellington remained a respected leader until his death in 1852.Physical books seem to last for ages, while ereaders changeconstantly, for example there is the Nook by Barnesand Nobles, Kindle Paperwhite by Amazon and a Kobo ereader by Kobo.Dianne Zweig is one of the most famous kitchenware ebooks available on theInternet.LikeLike

  34. I’d should verify with you here. Which is not one thing I usually do! I get pleasure from reading a publish that may make folks think. Additionally, thanks for allowing me to comment!

  35. Just want to say your article is as surprising. The clearness in your post is simply excellent and i can assume you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

  36. With havin so much content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation? My site has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my permission. Do you know any techniques to help stop content from being stolen? I’d really appreciate it.

Leave a Reply to Marylee Mayoral Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *