In my previous post i showed you what food i had in my fridge and freezer, so i thought i would now show you some of the meal prep for the week – as well as answer some of the most frequent questions i get about my meal prepping!
How often do i meal prep?
I usually meal prep 1-2 times a week 🙂 And somedays i will cook separate/different meals if i crave that instead of what i already have meal prepped.
How long do the roasted vegetables last in the fridge?
I usually eat them within 2-3 days so they last for atleast that long. Roasted potatoes usually don’t taste so good after 1-2 days in the fridge and they don’t work well to freeze because they contain so much water. But roasted carrots, brocolli, cauliflower, mushrooms etc last a little longer. However i wouldn’t recommend roasting vegetables to last for more than 2-3 days.
How many days do i meal prep for/how many days does it last?
My meal prep usually lasts for 2-3 days i.e 4-6 meals. It all depends on what food i prep, how hungry i am and whether i add extra vegetables to my meals or not. I usually just meal prep a bunch of vegetables, lentils, beans, hummus, tofu and then i combine them together in a lunch box to bring with me for work or school, or when it is time for dinner. So i don’t pre-portion out the food when i have made it.
How long does the meal prep take?
Once again, depends on what i am making but for my meal prep below it took about 90 minutes as there were so many different things i made. But usually within 60-90 minutes is how long it takes 🙂 (Doesn’t include the washing up time, hahah)
Do i plan the meals beforehand?
Yes, i usually write down on a piece of paper what meals/foods i am planning to make. I.e roast vegetables, tofu-mix, potato salad, boil pasta & make sauce, etc etc
If you have any other meal prep related questions just let me know 🙂
Below you see my meal prep for a few days!!
Note, i wouldn’t recommend meal prepping both beanpasta and potatoes at the same time unless you are just meal prepping for 1-3 meals as both the bean pasta and potatoes don’t last so well in the fridge for a longer period of time… or atleast, the pasta and potatoes begin to turn dry, so it is better to just boil pasta when you want to eat it rather than boil it and eat it 2 days later! 🙂