How many times have you brought home a bag full of vegetables only to find yourself throwing most of them out a week later? The biggest mistake most people make is that they don’t prep the vegetables for eating before they even get to the fridge. Here’s our favorite meal prep trick that will help you eat more greens and spend less time preparing them throughout the week.
The best thing you can do to prepare vegetables in advance is to clean and even cook them so they are ready to be used. This way, you’ll have them conveniently portioned and stacked in the fridge, waiting for you to take a portion whenever you want.
You simply clean and wash the greens you bought, such as kale, spinach, Swiss chard, etc. Cook the leaves until they become soft. You can do this with some oil in a wide dish or steam the vegetables over a pot with simmering water. Once they are done, remove them from the liquid and leave them to cool. Season with your favorite dressing – some olive oil and salt are enough. This will allow them to stay neutral so you can use them with many different meals. Pack in small airtight containers and keep them in the fridge for around a week!