Meal prepping during the fall and winter months feels like a drag, especially when you’re craving comfort foods. Except that’s you know it’s super important to stick to meal planning if you want to see the results from your workouts. We’ve all heard the saying, “Summer bodies are made in the winter.” When the weather gets colder, I crave foods that just came off the stove, instead of from the microwave. Even if the meal I’ve made looks beautiful in the glass Snapware, it feels like a TV dinner and I don’t really want it unless it’s “freshly made”.
To get around the aversion to the microwave, at dinner time, you can reheat your meals on the stove. In the video, I use a little bit of ghee (clarified butter) to reheat spaghetti squash with meat sauce. Normally, I would add the spaghetti squash to a cast iron skillet after favorite oil has melted. then add a handful of baby kale, this adds some nutrients like potassium and antioxidants from the dark leafy greens, add a tablespoon of water, then cover the skillet with a lid. Let the spaghetti squash and kale steam for about 2 minutes, then take the lid off, add the meat sauce, cracked black pepper and sea salt to taste. Continue to mix the meat sauce with your veggies until the meat has warmed up, give this 3 or 4 minutes depending on your oven, then serve!
If you have any other tips for making meal preps tasty, let me know in the comments. I love learning how people stick to their nutrition programs.
- Samsung Note IV to record the video
- iPhone 6s+ to edit the video
- Facebook Live for live stream
- YouTube to archive the video and embed into my blog
- Evernote to write, edit and track blog posts
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