It is often overwhelming to think about meal preparation when an intensely busy week looms ahead. However, strategic, efficient food prep on a weekend day will help ensure “clean eating” for the week and save you lots of time and money. No more overly frequent visits to the grocery store or rides to pick up “takeout”. Instead, carve out a 30-minute chunk of your Sunday to prep for a week of tasty, healthy snacks and meals!
EXAMPLES OF WHAT YOU CAN PREP IN 5 MINUTES:
EXAMPLES OF WHAT YOU CAN PREP IN 15 MINUTES:
EXAMPLES OF 30-MINUTE MEAL PREP:
SHEET PAN COOKING can be a huge time saver. The following are a few tips to ensure that your “sheet pan” meal turns out as delectable as possible!
7 TIPS FOR PERFECT SHEET PAN
Add in stages. Foods of varying sizes and densities will take different lengths of time to cook. Cook meats first, then add hearty veggies and then the greener veggies last.
Position Wisely. Place whole proteins in the center of the sheet pan and scatter the veggies on the sides.
Aim for Uniform Sizes. Cut veggies to the same size/shape. Find precut meats of same thickness.
Preheat the pan. Place the baking sheet in the oven as it preheats to create a sizzling surface for the food; this will create a browned crust.
Keep Moisture Out. Excess water makes it harder to brown and cook the food. Pat meat and rinsed veggies dry before cooking.
Don’t Overcrowd. Allow room on the pan for air to circulate around the food.
Test Meats. It is difficult to tell when meats are done on a sheet pan. If possible, take their temp with a meat thermometer.
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