In the Kitchen
“Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance” – Charlie Batch
MEAL PREP BASICS
Investing in good storage is a necessity for any successful meal prepper. Today it’s a much easier and more affordable habit to practice. A typical prep is for 3 – 5 days, so understandibly that’s a fair amount of storage. Hashtag meal prep on Insta and you’ll find thousands of shots of those disposable, black, multi-compartment containers. While they are conveinent and make cleanup a cinch, I prefer to have a permanent stash on hand at all times as well.
Being a true DIY’er I’ve used any number of things. A few years back a roommate of mine saved cottage cheese containers. A serious weightlifter, he had dozens of them. Now, years later so do I. Glass is nice. High quality and microwave safe all the worry is gone from melting or not being environmentally concious. Above are my tried-and-true GLAD tupperware. Dishwasher safe, these puppies go everywhere with me. I empty their contents and microwave. Done.
Ziplock bags work well, too. I once knew a physique competitor in California who I would work part-time catering jobs with. Wineries, weddings, that stuff. She always had a plastic bag with chicken breasts in them. She got her protein. (And won 1st place her first time out.)
For what takes a mere couple of hours one evening, or afternoon each week, meal prepping can make a huge difference in either achieving goals or peering at them through a telescope.
Find out which work for you and get to preppin’.