7 Tips for Meal Prep Session Success

Someone’s in the Kitchen with Dinah Episode 1

This video is a meal prep session I did this summer with Meg Sees the World. She came over, set up a GoPro, and we cooked together. Then we shared our meal prep bounty.  We made:

Sausage Artichoke Heart Skillet

Cherry Paleo Crunch

Bone Broth

Kombucha

recipes at feedinggersasser.blogspot.com

I’m planning more of these sessions as soon as I get my wrist back in action. Having a friend over to share the meal prep with you is a great way to make it more fun. You could take turns doing the work in each other’s kitchens, too.  I hope some of these tips keep you meal prepping great meals because our health is essential to our best life!

Sunday Meghan Elkins came over and did some meal prep with me. We decided to write about our get-together on our blogs and link up.

 

We messaged about what to cook. We picked a day and which house to work in. She was interested in learning about kombucha, easy skillet meals, bone broth, and my Crunch recipes.
Meghan showed up and we jumped right in with the meal prep plan.
She set up a Go Pro. For the record, I thought the Go Pro was filming maybe a two-foot square of JUST the food on the counter. Actually when you watch the vlog, it’s filming everything in my kitchen; my dog, my horizontal-striped shorts, my silly facial expressions, Meghan’s silly facial expressions, the size of my baking soda, and my broken cabinet door!   Anyway, I was completely surprised about all of this when I watched the vlog.
Here’s the blog link again:
Here’s the link to MegSeestheWorld’s blog post:
Instand Friendships
Meghan said something that got me to thinking. She said she used to do a better job with meal prep but she just didn’t keep it going.  So, as we worked through the recipes and tips about great products I realized that others might be able to use this advice and get a new mindset about meal prep again. Great ingredients make for great meal prep every single time!
Make a plan.
Search some easy and delicious recipes from Feeding Ger Sasser and other favorite sites. Don’t overdo it. Stick with this, to start:
  1. a crock pot meal
  2. a skillet meal
  3. a vegetable side dish or two (you might notice Megan didn’t go for this part of my advice…)
  4. a breakfast or snack recipe
Make a grocery list. 
Go through the recipes and see what you have and what you need. Really, go check and make sure you have those items in your kitchen. It’s no fun when you don’t have something you thought you had and you NEED it.
Don’t work alone.
 Invite a friend over and work together. You might laugh more but you can bring containers and split everything you cook. Meg was my first “Someone’s In the Kitchen with Dinah” but she won’t be my last!
Find various containers and their lids.
Why do lids disappear? Does that happen to you? Do you have containers that don’t come back to your house? I do…. and sometimes they come back all at once… (Cassie has handed me a huge tote bag full of my containers before and I was glad to have them)  Maybe spend a little for some nice meal prep containers. I have some now and they are great because they stack well. I ordered them from Amazon.
Relax and enjoy the process.
Remember, no one ever said, “I wish I hadn’t done that food prep.”
Relax and enjoy the process. Enjoy your friend and some great food. You will have more good food choices ready for the week than if you hadn’t done a meal prep session. Every little bit helps!
Eat something.
Try all the foods you’ve prepared. Have a product taste-testing. I had Meg taste 3 different kinds of raw honey. She also smelled 4 different smoked sea salt varieties from salttraders.com.
Take photos and/or video.
Share your food photos on social media and tag who you made recipes from. The photos may have lots of other people reaching out to you to get into your kitchen and help with some food prep. I’ve got some offers now.
Meg Sees the World comes over for a meal prep session.
Meg Sees the World comes over for a meal prep session.

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