An organised mum has shared the simple meal prepping system she swears by to make week-day cooking a breeze, and it will revolutionise how you shop and store your food.
Karlie, from Melbourne, posted on Facebook, where she explained that meal prepping is one of the ‘best ways’ she stays organised, saves time and money, and makes sure her family-of-four are eating healthily.
‘I’ve had a few questions about my meal prep, so I thought I would explain it a bit better,’ Karlie posted on Facebook.
‘Each week, I do my grocery shopping. When I get home, I chop all the fruit and veggies. The fruit and salads go into OXO Greensavers to help keep them fresh.’
An organised mum has shared the simple meal prepping system she swears by to make week-day cooking a breeze, and it will revolutionise how you shop and store your food (pictured)
Karlie, from Melbourne, posted on Facebook, where she explained that meal prepping is one of the ‘best ways’ she stays organised, and saves her time and money (her system pictured)
After this, Karlie said the vegetables are divided into meal portions, before they are sealed off in Pyrex Ultimate containers to keep them as fresh and ready to go as possible.
The mum-of-three then prepares a few other items, like boiled eggs and mixes so they are ready to be cooked.
‘In this photo, you can also see a mix of grated veggies ready to make a zucchini slice,’ Karlie added.
Finally, she put everything into the fridge so she only needs to remove various containers and cook them for meals during the week.
The mum’s fridge is then stocked with various different containers, designed for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday etc.
Karlie (pictured) chops all of her fruit and veg and puts them into different meal containers, that she just needs to take out of the fridge ahead of cooking
Karlie’s meal prepping system revealed
STEP ONE: Do grocery shop on a Sunday.
STEP TWO: Chop all fruit and veg. Put fruit and salads into OXO Greensavers to help to keep them fresh for longer.
STEP THREE: Divide vegetables into various meals and put them in Pyrex Ultimate containers.
STEP FOUR: Prepare items like boiled eggs and mixes so they are ready to be cooked.
STEP FIVE: Put everything in the fridge so you just need to remove one box a day to put a meal together.
The mum’s fridge is then stocked with various different containers, designed for various meals and lunches (fridge pictured)
Hundreds of people who saw Karlie’s simple system praised the mum for being so organised, with many saying they ‘love the idea’.
‘This is amazing and inspirational ! Do you not find that the cut veggies get slightly dry after a day or two?’ one commenter asked.
Karlie responded: ‘Nope. I have picked my containers very carefully to make sure everything stays fresh’.
Another added: ‘I love this idea. My question is, is it true that a lot of nutrients are used when chopping and storing?’
Karlie answered: ‘Completely untrue. There is a very slight reduction in the nutrient value. But you need to consider what having it prepped like this means and if that outweighs that tiny reduction.
‘For us, this encourages healthy eating. Everything is prepped and easy to access. So instead of grabbing a cracker or biscuit, my kids will grab some watermelon, pineapple, berries etc.
‘When I can’t be bothered cooking it’s all there ready, and the prospect of wasting the food and the cost of takeaway is enough to push me to cook.’
Many said she had inspired them to do similar at home with their own fruit and veg.
Karlie uses an IKEA PAX wardrobe with pull out shelves and drawers installed for all of her pantry items (pictured)
The rest of the mum-of-three’s home is just as organised.
Earlier this year, she showed off her pantry on Instagram, revealing that when her family moved house they had to adapt to having a much smaller store cupboard that when they had a walk-in pantry.
‘This is an IKEA PAX wardrobe with pull out shelves and drawers installed,’ Karlie explained.
‘We used doors from the used kitchen we purchased to keep it looking like the rest of the kitchen.
‘I used Click Clack Houseware containers because they fit really well and are just fantastic containers.’
She added: ‘It’s working so well and I am not even missing my walk in’.