The top meal prep tips from our food consultants and meal preppers.
You may have heard the word FODMAP thrown around a few times, but maybe you still don’t know quite what it means. FODMAP is an acronym which describes a certain group of foods which can be aggravating for IBS symptoms, and other gastrointestinal disorders and imbalances.
While ready meals from the supermarket are priced really low due to the scale they are produced at, they’re usually not the healthiest. While they are fine to consume for most people every now and then, there are certain health conditions which would mean that you’d be advised to stay clear of them.
Pasta is one of the most versatile and convenient ingredients for meal prep because of just how easy it is to batch cook, the ability to pair with various different sauces and the low price. Furthermore, there are various options for various dietary requirements. Nowadays, there isn’t just ‘classic’ semolina pasta but you can go for wholewheat or wholemeal pasta and you can even buy kinds of pasta made from more unusual flours such as brown rice and lentil flours. These kinds of more unusual pasta have the benefit that they're higher in protein and fibre and the fact that they are accessible to celiac people who have to eat gluten-free can also enjoy this Italian staple. So for many, an unanswered question looms large: is it safe to meal prep pasta (or any starchy food) and store it for later?
Rice and chicken is probably the quintessential meal prep meal. However, rice being a starch has led people to question whether rice is actually safe to consume various days after cooking. In this article, we will discuss whether is it safe to prepare meal prep meals with rice and what you can do to minimise bacterial growth in the rice.
Whenever handling food, hygiene needs to be at the forefront of our mind. However, whenever Meal prepping proper hygiene practices become even more important because meal prep meals are to be consumed later, therefore bacteria has more time to multiply whereas food to be consumed immediately does not really have that chance. Given this, it is key to minimise the bacteria present in your meal prep meals to begin with and to properly store the meals to slow down bacterial multiplication.
As soon as a fruit or a vegetable is harvested or as soon as an animal dies and is butchered, the inevitable and natural process of degradation starts and while that happens such food does lose nutrients. That applies to prepared meals too as once a food is cooked, the chemical makeup of the food changes and is more likely to degrade even faster. So, yes, prepared meals do lose nutrients! However, the answer to this question isn’t that simple. In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into how prepared meals lose nutrients and how to minimise the loss of nutrients in your meal prep.
Meal prep is the craze of the moment, or is it? Given the lack of modern refrigeration, did our ancestors prepare any food ahead of time? The roots of food in human history are deeply embedded and still to a great extent, still unknown. For obvious reasons, we have had food from the start of time. Century by century, human creativity changed how food was cooked, prepped, and eaten.
The urge to top everything with an extra slice of cheese, the untimely sugar cravings and the wish to grab the last piece of pizza. Sounds familiar, right? Yes, you're a foodie! However, being a foodie while managing your weight is something that can be managed and is not always a contradiction with losing weight!
In this article, we gathered various studies to provide a complete guide on how to meal prep for pregnant women. Whether doing your own prep at home ordering healthy pre made meals, this article will guide you on what meals a pregnant woman should consume at the various trimesters of the pregnancy. Ordering pre made meals might be a good idea to save you time and energy while maximising nutrition and wellbeing.
Managing your diet can get pretty stressful, especially when you are busy. Meal prepping can be the best option for you whether you are disabled yourself or you’re caring for one! This is because meal prepping allows you to get organised and efficient while also boosting health through nutritious and balanced meals!
Not everyone has time to plan a grocery shop and cook meals from scratch. Not everyone is free to prepare a 3-course meal everyday. That's why busy people prefer going with convenient options such as pre made microwavable meals. But are those meals bad for you? There is a lot of contrasting information on whether microwavable meals and microwaved foods are actually bad for you and in this article we provide an easy guide on this topic.
This may seem like an easy task for many, but reheating ready pre-made meals is actually not that easy. Ok, sure, the act of actually reheating is very straightforward. The trick is knowing which reheating method works best for different types of meals and how to maximise nutrition, flavour, texture and food safety.
As our lives get busier we turned to 3 ways of dealing with saving time in terms of food. These are takeaway, meal kits and ready meals.In this article, we'll compare these 3 options in terms of price, quality and well-being, convenience, sustainability and taste. By Nick Raimondo.
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There’s an elephant in the room for Meal Prep… Frozen Meal Prep By Nick Raimondo.
Cooking veggies is not easy, we get it. However, everyone knows that veggies are the heroes behind healthy meals and a healthy and balanced diet. Nutrition tells us that veggies have almost all vitamins, they promote weight-loss, help prevent cancer and the list goes on. By Nick Raimondo