0

Your Cart is Empty

Best Ways to Storing Your Healthy Meal Prep

January 27, 2020 2 min read

Best Ways to Storing Your Healthy Meal Prep

Meal prep is an excellent time-saver and money-saver; there is no doubt about this. However, if you don't use the proper tools and storage techniques, your efforts will go in vain.

Think about it; a meticulously prepared favorite meal tossed away because it spoiled under improper storage conditions! What a loss of time, effort, and money too! That's the last thing you want after a successful meal prepping!

This is why it is crucial to follow proper storing techniques and choose the right containers so that you can savor your healthy meal prep. Refrigerating and freezing your meal are the two critical steps in meal prepping. Get these two things right. You're on your way to a week's worth of meals that are fresh and healthy.

Let's take a quick look at how to store and how long to store your prepped meal.

Storing your fresh meal prep

Type of containers

Glassware: Choose glass containers that are oven safe. Also, they are see-through, easy to re-heat your food and dishwasher- friendly. Mason jars work well for salads, breakfast oats/porridge, as well as storing salad dressings and sauces.

BPA-free freezer bags: These save space in the freezer, easy to label, and can also be washed and reused a few times.

What & where to store?

Perishables: Store salads, greens, herbs, fruits in an airtight container. Use a paper towel to wrap the salad greens, strawberries, cilantro, etc. so it wicks away moisture. Always store chopped produce in the front of the refrigerator at eye level. This way, these highly perishable items are not hiding behind other large containers, and you remember to use them ASAP. Avoid storing produce with high moisture content like tomatoes, melons in the freezer.

Cooked foods: Cooked foods are great for freezers as they tend to freeze well. Once prepared, allow them to cool to room temperature, store in airtight containers, and freeze them with the date labeled. If you plan to store cooked food within 3 – 4 days, it is good to stay in the fridge.

How long to store in refrigerator and freezer?

If you plan to refrigerate Refrigeration at 40°F or lower
Ground poultry or ground beef (cooked): 1-2 days
Whole meats, fish and poultry; soups and stews (cooked) : 3- 4 days
Cooked beans: 5 days
Eggs (hard-boiled); chopped vegetables if stored in an airtight container: 7 days
Soft cheese, opened: 2 weeks
Hard cheese, opened: 5 weeks


Freezing at 0°F or lower
Soups and stews and cooked beans stay well for 2 – 3 months.
Cooked or ground meat and poultry are safe till 3 – 5months.
Berries and any chopped fruit stored in a freezer bag good for 6 -7 months

Whether you meal prep to lose weight or want fresh and healthy meal ready in hand, these guidelines are sure to save your efforts.


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in What's New in Meal Prep

Easy Weight Loss Tips That Won’t Disrupt Your Entire Life
Easy Weight Loss Tips That Won’t Disrupt Your Entire Life

May 06, 2021 4 min read

The beginning of the year is a good time to reflect on what was and wasn’t working for you in the past 365 days. With thepast year being especially hard and with many of us experiencing major lifestyle changes, many of us have come to the conclusion that we’d like to be more active and perhaps shed some weight that could be getting in the way of our health and happiness. 
Read More
What Exactly Is A Meal Prep Service?
What Exactly Is A Meal Prep Service?

May 03, 2021 3 min read

Meal prep has been garnering more and more attention over the years. As many people start to notice how their eating habits can affect their energy, health, and wellbeing, more and more of us are starting to cook big, healthy batches of food so we can conveniently nourish ourselves all week long. 
Read More
Is Meal Prepping Right For My Goals?
Is Meal Prepping Right For My Goals?

April 30, 2021 3 min read

There are alot of diets and eating plans out there, and it can get confusing. They all claim to be the best way to get healthy, reach peak fitness, and live your best and most abundant life. But with all that different, often-conflicting information out there, it can be really hard to determine what’s actually right for your health goals.
Read More