Posted on Jan 13, 2017
If you are one of the many whose New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, you may find it extremely difficult to stick to your goals. Let’s face it, everyone gets busy! If you're a college student, full-time employee or stay-at-home mom, finding the time to prepare healthy meals every day can be very difficult. In fact, a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine indicates not having available time to prepare food at home may be one of the biggest barriers to achieving a healthy diet. Meal preparation, the concept of preparing a number of meals in advance to save time in the kitchen, has taken the health and fitness world by storm. Whether you prepare meals for an entire week or only a few days, meal preparation reduces the time and stress of cooking nutritious meals every day.
If you’re a pro or just getting started, the proper planning can make your meal preparation a success! Here are a few tips to get started:
Purchase quality containers so you can properly portion and store your food.
Plan which meals you would like to prepare in advance and develop a grocery list.
Explore new ingredients that are fulfilling and provide essential nutrients.
Consider buying a kitchen scale to measure portion sizes.
Cook your proteins, vegetables and grains with different spices and seasonings to add versatility and excitement to your meals.
Are you ready to get started?
Try some of these flavorful sorghum recipes perfect for meal preparation.
Sorghum is an excellent whole grain to add to your meal prep ingredient list. Not only is it packed with protein, fiber and other essential nutrients, sorghum is great to cook in a large batch and freeze for later use. When you are ready to use your cooked grain in delicious salads or other favorite dishes, simply thaw, reheat and voila! Get the directions here.
Sweet Sorghum Salad with Apples, Pine Nuts and Raisins - Lauren Harris-Pincus
Sorghum Arugula Salad with Grilled Shrimp - Triad to Wellness
Looking to cook a large batch of soup to enjoy all week? Sorghum is the perfect whole grain to include because your soup can then be frozen, reheated and enjoyed without losing its texture or becoming mushy. Try it with these sorghum soup recipes:
Escarole, Sorghum and Bean Soup - Triad to Wellness
Sorghum, Black Bean and Vegetable Chili - Triad to Wellness