Food preparation is essential when it comes to deciding what you want to prepare for lunch or dinner. All you need to do really is to open the fridge and find what ingredients you have at your disposal to prepare a great lunch with a personal touch.
The problem is you might not have anything left in the fridge to prepare anything, so here are some tips to prepare food in order not to get stranded.
When you prepare a recipe make double or even triple of what you are preparing, and store the rest in the fridge or freezer. Just make sure you do not overeat as you have prepared a lot, put it aside for tomorrow or next week before you take the plateau on the table.
Make sure you stock up on Tupperware and other storage containers as these will come in handy for the leftovers you have cooked, but also for storing fresh ingredients. For instance you can use it to store tuna not used for lunch instead of leaving it in the tin.
Buy in bulk and store in serves, especially with ingredients such as nuts, beans and snow peas. It makes sense to buy in bulk because you generally get a better price. But then instead of just having large bags or jars of nuts, get some zip lock bags and put them into single serves. All you need to do is grab a bag for a snack or take a few with you to work.
If you really do not have anything you can also opt for a shake by using your favorite protein powder and any other ingredients and put them in your shaker. All you need to do is add some water or milk and you have some instant quality protein. Eat the bag of nuts you brought and a piece of fruit and these will serve your nutritional needs. Once again you can bag up some single serves at the start of the week so all you need to do is grab it on the way out instead of measuring it every day.
Prepare your breakfast the night before, as most breakfasts worth eating will require a bit of preparation of cooking. That means you do not have to stick to eating cereal, toast or juice, as these do not contain enough processed carbohydrates to keep you running for about a week. So pre-cook your eggs, blend your cottage cheese, berries and nuts and have it all ready to eat, or heat and eat in the morning.