• Pointers for Weekly Food Prepping

    This has become somewhat a series, going through weekly meal planning, meal planning on a budget, budgeting for groceries, and today some tips/tricks for meal prepping that can help you stay on track to at-home cooking instead of eating out or opting for convenience foods at the store (which also helps staying on track with the grocery budget). Meal prepping has become essential for our smooth(ish) functioning during the week. Let’s get real: the time of day that you are most depleted of energy (and maybe motivation) is the time of day you really have to rally because it’s just so darn busy. Getting dinner on the table, eating, baths,…

  • Meal Prep Essentials: Sistema Salad To-Go Containers

    I’ve talked quite a bit in past posts about meal/food prepping. It’s not always something I have time for on weekends, but I certainly strive to make happen whenever possible. Doing so just helps the week run more smoothly. It also often ensures that I have something healthy lined out for work-day lunches. Speaking of those lunches, these Sistema Salad To-Go Containers are a must have! While putting together our wedding registry I happened to stumble upon these. A couple showed up in the stack of gifts we received from friends and family and I’ve since purchased a couple more. For The Love of Sistema Salad To-Go Containers Here’s what…

  • Food Prep

    Food prep can mean a lot of different things. Preparing meals for the freezer, assembling complete meals to be warmed during the week, or getting a head start on week night cooking by having ingredients prepped and ready to go. I’m not always short on time during the week but I’m often lacking in energy and motivation at the end of a work day, and something that I generally enjoy <cooking> can feel more like a chore. I work really hard to stay on a budget, which includes the purchase of groceries as well as money spent on entertainment (i.e. eating out), and I also try to eat relatively well.…