1. Do I freeze anything?
Because I only prep food for Monday to Friday I don’t freeze anything UNLESS i’m making waffles or pancakes. If I make waffles or pancakes I freeze Thursday and Friday’s portions. Note: I do set my fridge to be colder than normal….sometimes my boiled eggs and parts of my meals are actually frozen. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, get freezer safe containers (to avoid freezer burn) and put your meals for Thursday and Friday in the freezer. Defrost the food in the fridge the night before.
2. How long does food last?
Anything not eaten by Friday at lunch time gets thrown out. Often times I cook 2 meals less than I theoretically need because I don’t like throwing food out. If you aren’t comfortable cooking this much food, prep twice a week.
3. Do things get soggy?
Meal prepping means that sometimes you have to figure out what works. When including fruit or salads, I make sure I dry everything really well so it doesn’t get soggy. I personally am not picky about soggy things…for instance, soft mushy french fries are my jam. But things like chili and lasagna don’t get soggy in my opinion. Sometimes it is simply trial and error to find out what works.
4. How many people is the food for?
I prep for my husband and myself
5. How long does it take to meal prep?
This particular prep took me just under two hours. I find I can prepare lunch and dinner for 2 people in about 2-3 hours. This varies depending on what I make and if I have any help. If i’m cooking breakfast also, give me 3-4 hours.
6. Do I get bored of eating the same thing?
Sometimes, but rarely. I only cook things I love. In general, I love eating things on repeat…and then I won’t touch them for like 5 years haha oops!
7. What are my calories and macros?
I don’t like to share this information too much as everyone needs to eat based on their level of activity, age and goals.
8. How do I reheat my food?
As a teacher I often eat on the go. Between working with students, supervision and clubs I don’t get a lot of time to sit down. I’m also totally fine with eating food cold so…a lot of time that’s what happens. But, if I do have time I just throw my food in the microwave…I do not reheat my food in plastic, even if it is BPA free.
9. What can’t I live without when meal prepping?
Check out this post to see to get linked to my favourite my waffle maker, crockpot, rice cooker, scale,meal prep containers, spiralizer….
10. What protein powder do we use?
Optimum nutrition. The chocolate taste amazing!! I do my baking and waffles and pancakes with the Optimum Nutrition vanilla.
11. What pre-workout do we use?
Amino Energy. Currently loving lemon lime and watermelon flavors. My new favourite pre-workout and bcaa’s are by @uniconutrition their stuff tastes amazing!
12. What lunch bag do I use?
I use the Shield Bag from FITMARK BAGS use code friends15 for 15% off your bag.