OMG!! I love this meal! Why? It’s yummy. It’s easy. It’s got veggies baked in. It makes great leftovers and it freezes well. So, it’s great for now or later. It is also perfect for anyone with food allergies to wheat or eggs. The recipe omits the eggs and replaces bread crumbs with high-protein quinoa. Don't worry it's got loads of veggies baked inside so it will not be dry. I promise.
Not the most glamorous topic but to be successful at meal prep you need to have a good understanding of food storage. So here is a little food storage 101 to make sure that your hard work doesn’t get wasted.
Freezer Inventory – How to Keep Track of What You Have
As the weather gets cooler, you may actually feel like doing some batch cooking but there’s no room in the freezer to put all your goodies.
It’s time to clear out your freezer and start new. It doesn’t help much if you don’t know what you have in there. Doing a couple of hours of batch cooking is great but you need to eat what you’ve made in a timely manner. There’s no time, money or effort saved if you end up throwing out unmarked or old, unused food. It’s estimated that a 4-person family loses $1,500 a year on wasted food. What could you do with an extra $1,500 per year?
Italian Meat Sauce!!!
This my favorite meat sauce!! It’s an easy homemade Italian meat sauce recipe that is hearty and tasty. It freezes great so that makes it perfect for batch cooking. Easy go-to meal for busy weeks. Just defrost, add in some sautéed mushrooms and serve over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash. Great dish for real food, paleo, keto and whole 30 eaters.
Hello! I'm Jori Zimmerman, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Savvy. I work with individuals that are looking to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will lead them to living a healthier and higher quality of life.