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May 13, 2021 2 min read

Whether you’re meal prepping for yourself, your family, or for just better nutrition practices - it always helps for some fresh ideas to get the cooking creativity going! I wanted to share some of my go-to meal prep concepts that get me actually excited to prepare (and eat!). I also highly recommend subscribing to any food newsletters that can send you an endless steam of recipes that will knock your socks off. I am a diehard NYT Cooking and I think you should be too!

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Stews & Chilis!

Are you a crock pot owner? Or even better, do you like to sneak in nutrient rich ingredients into your meals? Then I’m going to encourage you to explore the world of soup! I love making this style of food because I can add in beans, rice, loads of veggies, homemade broths, rich spices - the list goes on! Stews and chillis are fantastic because they can be paired with toppings like avocado or fresh cheese - and pair exceptionally with warm breads of grilled cheese. Okay I'm hungry now. 

Check out these recipes! 

Vegan White Bean Chili

Veggie Chili Mac

Healthy Beef Stew

 

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Finger Foods and Build-ables

I always saw people making their own spring rolls, lettuce wraps, and even sushi & was deeply afraid of embarking on such a task. But, with the right ingredients, patience, and practice - recipes like this become a real joy! I enjoy making buildable because they are great to make with friends and the ingredients stay pretty fresh when separated - perfect for meal prepping! If you are feeling nervous like I was - don’t worry, watch a couple videos, start with fun tacos & lettuce wraps, and work your rolling skills up!

Try these! 

Lettuce Wraps 

Vegan Sushi

Fresh Spring Rolls

 

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Rices, Stir Fries, Oh My!

While these might be THE meal prep classic (the OG, if you will), rice dishes are not just delicious but can be loaded with nutrients! I love to spruce them up with fresh greens & veggies, or even just toss a fried egg on there if I’m craving it. You can also go so many directions with rice/grain dishes - they can be hot or cold, countless different flavor profiles, and also super hearty. I love how dynamic these can be! 

You might enjoy:

Jeweled Rice Pilaf

JambalaYA

Southwest Rice Salad

 

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