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5 Meal Prepping Tips + Giveaway

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Let’s get the week going by using these 5 Meal Prepping Tips, plus your chance to win a Rubbermaid Brilliance set.  This is a sponsored post; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Just before Christmas, my husband and I set out on a new wellness journey.  Of course, we both started working out regularly, but a major change for us had to be the way we eat.  We’ve saved so much money by avoiding eating out lately too, which was an added bonus, we decided to rely on doing our own food prep instead of relying on a fast food location.  That change alone can alter your entire lifestyle.  Food Prep has proved to be a key in our wellness journey, because instead of grabbing chips or junk foods, we have fruits and vegetables ready at all times for those snacking moments.  My husband always has fruit with him now as opposed to chips and I’m usually snacking on carrots for lunch instead of processed snacks.  One key though in all the food prep is finding the perfect storage containers.  I think we’ve found just the right container too with Rubbermaid Brilliance.

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Rubbermaid Brilliance is 100% leak-proof guaranteed, now that was the true winning feature for me.  I absolutely hate when a container tips over in a lunch sack and next thing you know, the entire car is smelling like salad dressing or leftovers.  Rubbermaid Brilliance does away with that worry, plus they are stain-resistant too, splatter resistant, and my favorite is that they stack easily in the fridge.  They have not only helped us successfully food prep, but also clear out the clutter in our fridge with the easy stacking.

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I’ve also learned a few tips along the way about food prepping that I thought I would share with you, be sure to share with me some of yours as well.  I’m always looking for more efficiency with food prepping.

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5 Meal Prepping Tips

  1. Choose a Day – Pick a day to food prep that works best for you, for instance maybe it’s Sunday evenings then prep your foods for the remainder of the week.
  2. Storage is Key – Remember to choose the proper food storage such as Rubbermaid Brilliance, you want to ensure that your food taste fresh all week long.
  3. Remember Portion Size – Foods have serving sizes for a reason, remember to portion these out correctly especially when doing food prep.
  4. Variety – Be sure to add variety to your meals so that you aren’t tempted to reach for something that may not be the best for you, for instance, you do not have to have a salad every single day or the same one.
  5. Consistency is Key – Be consistent, make food prep part of your weekly lifestyle remember it’s likely saving you a lot of time and money, not to mention better for you too.

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Now, are you ready to start your food prep for the week?  What tips do you have?  Remember to pick up your Rubbermaid Brilliance or even better ENTER TO WIN now!

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41 Responses to “5 Meal Prepping Tips + Giveaway”

  1. Lisa Thomasposted March 16, 2017 at 8:36 am

    My meal prep tip is to utilize your crock pot – soups freeze wonderfully and are easy to grab and throw into your lunch box. Heat at work and voila, a nutritious, hot lunch!

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  2. candyposted March 16, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Happy for you and your husband and the changes you are making in your eating habits. We live in the country so eating out doesn’t happen very often. Especially since we hardly ever go to town. I have found it much easier and time saver to prep food as much as possible in one setting. Using good storage containers is a must.

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  3. Sandy N Vyjayposted March 16, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Cooking meals is easy but preparing for the meal is the most time consuming. Chopping the vegetables and keep all the ingredients ready can be difficult at times when you are in a rush. At such times your tips can do wonders!

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  4. Marsposted March 16, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Home cooked meals prepared by moms are still the best. Let’s thank them for their hardwork, we knew they hate it but they had no choice but to fed their kids good food.

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  5. Susan Quackenbushposted March 16, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    My tip is to have veggies for the week cut up and prepared ahead of time.

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  6. Tamaraposted March 16, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Ah, I’m envious! I love Rubbermaid and we don’t have any!! It will keep me on track for better meal planning for the warmer months ahead. We really will need that with all our busy schedules. Meal prep is important.

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  7. Margot Cposted March 16, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    I make frozen meals of meat and sauce that are shaped (round) to fit in my instant pot. The bang, 35 minutes until dinner!

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  8. Maryposted March 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I don’t really have a meal prep tip except I like to cook simple recipes with not a lot of prep involved.

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  9. Susan Broughtonposted March 16, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Have everything ready near you that you will need to make it faster.

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  10. Marilyn Nawaraposted March 16, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    I always try to make a double batch so that I can put half in the freezer for another meal.

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  11. Barbaraposted March 16, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    I always prepare double portions of our favorites but wait 2-3 days to serve the second portion or freeze it. These containers would be perfect for doing that.

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  12. Heatherposted March 16, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    If I make a meal that can easily be frozen, I will make 2 and put one in the freezer. I will also cut up veggies that are getting past their prime and freeze for later meals. I always wash up veggies and fruits and get them ready to eat. That makes me more likely to eat them if they are ready to go.

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  13. Kimposted March 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Make a menu. Then chop veggies and portion meat for each meal at the beginning of the week. Doing so, (in my opinion) makes it much easier in the evening to just pull containers and start cooking.

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  14. Kristy tidwellposted March 16, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Prep and slice the veggies and meat beforehand!

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  15. Davidposted March 16, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Some foods, like rice, we will make and store several days worth at once so you only have to reheat that portion.

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  16. Cheryl Bposted March 16, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I prep a few meals in advance. Helps the crazy schedule I have.

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  17. Francine Anchondoposted March 16, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Make a meal plan and prep once a week.

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  18. Elleposted March 16, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    My best tip is to prep before going shopping to make sure you have everything you need before you start cooking.

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  19. Melanieposted March 16, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I always meal plan on Sundays and then shop for groceries on Mondays. I try to cook protein in batches and then use it for different meals throughout the week. These things definitely help me to meal prep for my family.

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  20. Rustposted March 16, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    I like to chop and freeze onions, garlic, and bell peppers to use in many of my dishes, and i also grow and dry fresh herbs for quick use.

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  21. Bettyposted March 16, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    We are always running out of containers in our house and these look great! I always make too much so need good containers for storage!

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  22. Brenda @Brenda Loves Sharingposted March 16, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I get everything out for the recipe I’m going to make and get it all prepped before I start cooking. That way things just flow right along quickly.

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  23. cynthia enutonposted March 17, 2017 at 1:02 am

    Anything to help make lunches, snacks, meals, or leftovers easy is welcomed in my home…lol thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. Cherylposted March 17, 2017 at 4:12 am

    I use the freezer extensively for chopped and diced vegetables, and prepared meals. It’s a real time saver.

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  25. Jessica Toposted March 17, 2017 at 5:45 am

    I try to organize all of the food and spices ahead of time so that I’m not running around the kitchen looking for anything.

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  26. Gina Mposted March 17, 2017 at 8:31 am

    My meal prep tip is to freeze leftover meals in individual portions to make for quick dinners or lunches in the future.

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  27. Nikkiposted March 17, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Those look like such great containers! I love Rubbermaid. I really need to start meal planning. We waste so much money on either takeout or convenience food because we just don’t know what to make on any given night.

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  28. Bettyposted March 17, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Prepare as much as possible in advance. The Rubbermaid products look super cool – would love some.

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  29. Laurenposted March 17, 2017 at 11:28 am

    My tip is to always double recipes so you have leftovers.

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  30. Rachel Nolenposted March 17, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Love these! My meal prep trick is to cook a batch of eggs in my Instant Pot to have for breakfast or snacks!

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  31. Leah Craigposted March 17, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Wash, cut and prep veggies on the weekend for the next weeks lunches and dinners!

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  32. Tiffanyposted March 17, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    What an awesome giveaway!! I may or may not have a slight container addiction so this is great! I have been wanting to start meal planning and this post has the perfect tips to help me. Thank so much for sharing!

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  33. Carin Kilby Clarkposted March 17, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I keep saying I am going to get into meal prepping. I know it will save me so much time and make meals less stressful. I will definitely keep these tips in mind going forward.

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  34. Dana Rodriguezposted March 17, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I don’t really have any great tips. I do what I can ahead of time.

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  35. Sarah Walkerposted March 17, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Meal planning is very important. I also like to make double batches so I can freeze meals for when I don’t feel like cooking or need a healthy meal in a pinch.

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  36. Michelle J.posted March 18, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Make extra and freeze it!

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  37. Janice Binghamposted March 18, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    My favorite way to meal prep is as a family! My 6 yo loves helping in the kitchen and the 2 yo can take grapes off the vine!

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  38. Catposted March 19, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I absolutely love my Rubbermaid Brilliance! I did a blogger campaign with them as well and I have been obsessed with mine since I got my hands on them. They are perfect! And a great investment for every home.

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  39. Laurajjposted March 19, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I try to keep our waste down…..so I plan my meals according to what I buy. If I need carrots or celery for a meal….but will not use it all….another day that week I will plan to use the rest. When I cut them up for the first night…I also cut up for the other meal that week.

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  40. Annamarie Vposted March 21, 2017 at 12:41 am

    My food prep tip is to get the Husband out of the kitchen while I’m prepping the food for the week.

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  41. DJposted March 21, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    I always like to chop all the veggies ahead of time to save time.

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