meal prep advice

can we have a thread for meal prep advice? IST edition

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >make pot of chili

    Congratulations, you prepped food that gets better with age. Also works with cabbage rolls.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cabbage rolls are rad as fuck, my aunt makes a huge batch every winter the family shares and freezes for the rest of the year. Hundreds of little protein packets, they're great. What do you fill yours with? We do ground beef, rice and some seasonings.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ground meat and shredded cauliflower instead of rice. I use this for seasoning the mix, and boil in watered down tomato puree.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >brine chicken breast
    >roast for 15 minutes
    >cut a bunch of potatoes
    >toss in oil and seasoning
    >roast the potatoes
    >portion out frozen bags of veg
    Including brine time, you can get shit done in like 2.5 hours from the start to the clean up. Change up the meat if needed for variety. Add sauces (within calories/macros) and/or specific seasnonings for whatever type of cuisine desired. Keep 3 days worth of food in the fridge at any time, freezing the rest. Cycle out a days worth of frozen meals at night, and by the time you get to it, it will be thawed.
    >but what about rice
    Doesn't freeze well and unless you've got a big rice cooker, you may not be making enough for a full week's worth. If you're only making a few days worth, then it doesn't matter as much, but potatoes are still more micro friendly.
    >what frozen veg do i get
    Whatever. I like chopped spinach, broccoli florets, asparagus. I also like to chop up fresh cabbage and throw in since thag also frozen well. Brussels sprouts are also good, but I don't care for them.
    >why breast and not thighs?
    Chicken fat has a bad ratio of saturated fat to PUFA. Brining the breast helps prevent them from getting dry, but adding butter during cooking can help meet fat macros and prevent drying out.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >chop up fresh cabbage and throw in since thag also frozen well.
      *since that also freezes well. Sorry, still waking up and I'm about 20 hours fasted so my brain is retarded right now.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Potatoes reheat like shit though and are even worse cold

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nah man a good cold potatoes salad in the summer is bliss

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >bad ratio of saturated fat to PUFA
      Which is worse for me and why? I find conflicting information - saturated fat bad for lipid profile and increases risk of cardiovascular events, PUFA increases inflammation and causes cancer, etc. Also high cholesterol runs in my family and my LDL has been very high in the past.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I boiled 2 pounds of split peas and tossed in a giant slab of precooked ham I diced up. It was nice for the first 2 days but now I want to die.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i tried split peas and was really disappointed. how does fit prepare them?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do not freeze egg. I made 4 dishes of rice, chicken, vegetables and fried egg and the ones that I froze tastes absolutely horrible once they were reheated.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I eat the exact same thing every day, I've been trying to cut for the last month.

      For breakfast
      >2-3 Hard boiled egg
      >glass of raw milk
      >handful of strawberries

      For lunch
      >8oz top sirloin steak
      >4 hard boiled eggs

      For dinner
      >Whatever wife cooks

      My real struggle comes from the cafeteria at work. It's a buffet and me and the boys go every single day to socialize for 1.5 hours over lunch. It's an extreme challenge to eat my prepped food while they eat a good ass buffet

      >Meal prepping your breakfast
      Now this is peak autism and retardation,

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I said don't freeze egg, why would you assume that's breakfast?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Use glass container. Plastic container shed micro plastics in your food (even worst if you heat them) and that increase estrogen and decrease test. Ignore this advice if you are juicing as you are hacking and could even eat just rice and get shredded af.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.youtube.com/c/TheMealPrepManual/videos

    This guy has some good recipes, adjust the macros accordingly cause he's a DYEL.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I like that his website isn't designed by a retard
      Every fucking cooking website has the most un-intuitive descriptions to make it impossible to skim through, but this guy made a pretty cohesive order to it
      https://mealprepmanual.com/firecracker-beef-brussels/

      You aren't supposed to keep cooked food in your fridge for more than 2-3 days

      ok retard, redpill me why

      • 2 months ago
        borat sagdiyev

        logical format very nice i like

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      His website is great, all sorts of sliders to filter. Also he makes edible meals.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I eat the exact same thing every day, I've been trying to cut for the last month.

    For breakfast
    >2-3 Hard boiled egg
    >glass of raw milk
    >handful of strawberries

    For lunch
    >8oz top sirloin steak
    >4 hard boiled eggs

    For dinner
    >Whatever wife cooks

    My real struggle comes from the cafeteria at work. It's a buffet and me and the boys go every single day to socialize for 1.5 hours over lunch. It's an extreme challenge to eat my prepped food while they eat a good ass buffet

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >nooooo I have to eat steak for lunch 🙁
      kys

      [...]
      >Meal prepping your breakfast
      Now this is peak autism and retardation,

      I mealprep 5 overnight oats in one go, its just easier

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    pasta salad is pretty great for me. Literally just cook some pasta, fry some chicken, and chop up some lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber.
    It's even better when cold.

  9. 2 months ago
    plop

    if you oven cook some chicken breaststroke, the once they're done, wrap them in tin foil and give them 20 minutes more, will they stay fresh a lot longer? the bacteria is out so its basically a DIY tinned chicken. I'm hoping it lasts an extra few days not years.

    I'll try it myself and see but i was wondering if anyone else attempted it

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone have any good curry/ lentil recipes?

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I buy a big tray of chicken breast, cut it into strips, soak it in some Italian dressing and seasoning, air fry it, and eat that for at least one meal most days.

    Hard boiled eggs keep pretty well in the fridge, but I’m eating less of them right now because I need the fat calories for carbs due to training endurance sports atm.

    I also like to make a big bowl of cucumber and yogurt sauce at the start of the week and put that on raw veggies, rice, chicken — anything really.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm4CTm39B2cXn_yHEteBw8EhJres9JJfq

    he's only got a couple recipes on there but they're easy to follow and breddy good

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Post recipes

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you want the same thing every day for a week?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      because the prep, actual cooking, and the subsequent cleaning on a 3xdaily is both an annoyance and a moderate time-sink. devoting one giant (but overall smaller), weekly time-sink is more manageable for people that have regular responsibilities. on a related note, if you're relatively well off financially and have revenue sources that can be utilized outside of your profession then grocery shopping and cooking your own meals is arguably a gigantic waste of your time vs ordering food.

      the trade-off is eating the same thing for a week. that's not that significant of a sacrifice for the return.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I agree. When you factor im grocery shopping, preparing the food, filling the containers, storing storing cleaning up, meal prep suddenly becomes very time consuming. I'd say I average on about 2h per prep, which would translate to 54€ if you calculate it as time you could be working.
        That's why I only prep once a week on Sundays as well. Yes, lunch is going to be the same thing for the entire week, but that's manageable if your dinners are balanced throughout the week. Plus it makes planning that much easier.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I really liked this recipe even though the guy who made the video is the most obnoxious gay I've ever seen
    I switched the ground beef for ground turkey and it's really good, I was worried about replacing the ricotta with cottage cheese since I fucking hate how it tastes but with the fat free mozarella and greek yogurt it's actually pretty kino

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You aren't supposed to keep cooked food in your fridge for more than 2-3 days

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yo what do i buy for meal prep for 4 days for bulk

    I've been doing rice chicken for the past month but i came to the realization that chicken really doesnt have shit for calories

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I cook a weeks worth of Brown rice/ Lentils/ Peas and carrots/ Gnocchi to eat with chicken for lunch every day. Roughly 530 cal plus whatever amount of chicken I cook the night before.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't gnocchi really dense and high caloric?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's why you don't have too much. It's one serving of each component.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    bump

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    is there a point in me meal prepping when i am permanent wfh?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It saves you time. You can spend that saved time shitposting on IST.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        true. alright ill meal prep some food then. i did used to pre make my own nuggets and air fry them. used crushed rice cakes as the crumbs

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