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10 Things to Remember Before Starting Your Meal Prep

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Meal prepping is all about saving money, saving time, and making life simpler for you and your family.

You can accomplish it if you put aside one or two hours once a week. If you need a little boost of confidence to get started, here are ten things to keep in mind before starting your meal prep.

 

1. Know why you want to meal prep

Meal prepping is the act of preparing meals ahead of time to last you for a while, generally a week. It’s an excellent method for busy bees to enjoy nutritious, cooked meals while saving time and money.

However, what motivates you to meal prep? Meal preparation is commonly done for the following reasons:

  • To accomplish fitness objectives (gaining muscle, losing weight, or both)
  • To help you save money by allowing you to budget your meals
  • To save time and avoid having to worry about what to eat all of the time

Knowing why you want to meal prep will make it simpler to commit to the practice in the long term. If your goal is to save time, ensure you have all the necessary ingredients available in your store or freezer, like these easy-to-cook meals from EB Frozen Food.

 

2. Don’t try to meal prep for the whole week on your first try

Is the thought of cooking making your palms sweat? You should slow down. Begin by preparing only one or two days’ worth of food.

The first time is often the most difficult, but if you stick with it, you’ll soon be able to do it in your sleep. Remember to stock your freezer with easy-to-cook products from veggies to meat, which can be obtained from EB Frozen Food.

 

3. There is no guilt in using pre-cooked or pre-cut food

Who has time to make, marinade, and bake chicken from scratch?

If you’re pressed for time, opt for store-bought meats like the halal frozen chicken products from EB Frozen Food and pre-washed and pre-cut veggies.

Stocking up on these grocery goods saves you a lot of time in the kitchen.

 

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4. Not all meals need to be cooked

Preparing a meal does not imply that every single dish must be cooked in an oven or on a burner. A simple green salad for lunch or supper, or eating fruit as a snack, is still considered meal prepping.

Granola is also widely accessible and comes in a variety of tastes, so you’ve already solved your breakfast and snacking concerns.

 

5. Purchase high-quality airtight containers

Because meal prep entails keeping food for several days, the quality of your food containers is vital. You’ll need containers that are around the same size as your meals, as well as some smaller containers for snacks.

Expensive food containers are not your only option, but if your budget allows for it, you should go for high quality. Make sure they’re also microwave-safe and easy to clean.

 

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6. Make a list of the meals you wish to prepare

Organize your meal prep routine and timetable ahead of time to make your life easier. The first step is to try to figure out what your own goals are.

Look for meals that meet your daily caloric and nutritional needs whether you’re attempting to lose weight, build muscle, or save money.

Also, ask yourself, ‘How much time do I have to meal prep?’ and ‘Which items are easily accessible at my local supermarket?’ This will make it easy to create and keep to a food list on shopping day.

 

7. Simplicity is fundamental

Meal prep isn’t a competition; you don’t have to replicate the exquisite dishes you see on someone else’s Instagram feed. If you have the courage, time, and talent to cook restaurant-quality meals, then go ahead and show them off.

However, for those of us who can just manage the fundamentals, having minimal meal prep skills is not a reason to worry. It’s okay to stock your freezer with simple foods you can easily thaw and enjoy anytime like the frozen chicken snacks of EB Frozen Food.

 

8. You are not required to show it to anyone

Nobody sees your food plan if you don’t want to share it with them. You don’t have to be inventive or use expensive pens. You can store everything on your phone.  No one will ever know or criticize your happy little meal plan.

 

9. Have a day to shop and prep

Set a fixed date — preferably a weekend — to accomplish your grocery shopping and cooking to get your meal prep off to a good start.

Just don’t get too worked up over it.

Meal prep veterans typically recommend Sundays since you will have plenty of time to focus on meal prep without work or other duties getting in the way.

tomato shrimp wonton soup

10. Purchase a slow cooker

Slow cookers are ideal for those who are too impatient to stand by the stove and wait for their meal to finish cooking.

Slow cookers are quite simple to use: simply place all of the ingredients in the slow cooker pot and set the timer and temperature. With little to no work, you will have a steaming hot meal ready in a matter of hours. If this idea appeals to you, buying a slow cooker is a wise decision.

 

Blogs and YouTube can help you stay inspired

There are a plethora of fitness experts online that like providing fresh and intriguing meal prep ideas.

If you have certain dietary restrictions, you can also discover YouTubers that focus completely on specific diets like vegan, gluten-free, ketogenic, and many more – so no matter what sort of diet you follow, you will be able to find foods that are suitable for you.

 

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In a Nutshell

If you’re new to meal planning, don’t go overboard with highly complex dishes that you’ll eventually abandon in favour of something easier.

Build some simple menu alternatives into your week and, if necessary, adjust appropriately. Shop for your ingredients from your favourite frozen food supplier to ensure that you have everything you need.

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Made with tender chicken breast and stuffed with cheese cubes, the Cheezy Chicken Nugget is coated in a light and crispy tempura batter. Simply fry until golden brown and enjoy with your favourite condiments!
Hot Pot Combo (Mushroom Soup) 600gm
Hot Pot Combo (Mushroom Soup) 600gm

Hot Pot Combo (Mushroom Soup)

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Hotpot picks all in one! Consists of Kyoto Yuba, Seafood Bean Curd Roll, Flower Cheese Tofu, Fish Roe Lucky Bag and Fish Sandwich. Comes with savoury Mushroom soup that is hearty and warming.
Hot Pot Combo 600gm
Hot Pot Combo 600gm

Hot Pot Combo (Mala Soup)

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Hotpot picks all in one! Consists of Kyoto Yuba, Seafood Bean Curd Roll, Flower Cheese Tofu, Fish Roe Lucky Bag and Fish Sandwich. Comes with fiery Mala paste which is perfect for spicy lovers!

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Made from Vannamei shrimp and coated with our special- made batter. It’s super crispy, springy and flavourful! It tastes great on its own and also goes well with any of your favourite dipping sauces!

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Our cheese sticks are made from real cheese and coated with a golden crispy breading. It can be fried or baked in minutes, which will make you want more of these tasty bites!

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The crispy and flavourful fingers are lightly seasoned and coated with our special-made batter. It’s the perfect party snack that is loved by people of all ages!

Alaska Pollock Fillet

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A family favourite that is made from wild Alaska pollock and coated with crispy batter. It offers a tender and flaky texture that you’ll be hooked on. Best served with chips!

Tomyam Popcorn Chicken

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Made from juicy breast meat and seasoned with a burst of tangy Tomyam flavour. It’s crispy, succulent and unstoppable! Perfect for those who fancy a fiery twist in their dishes!

Original Popcorn Chicken

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Made from juicy breast meat and seasoned with black pepper. The bite-sized pieces made a great snack for all. Its crispiness and tenderness will keep you coming back for more!

Tempura Chicken Nugget

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Made with chicken breast meat and coated with delightful crispy tempura batter, comes with all the crispiness & juiciness you need! It serves as a perfect complement to your favourite sides or as a snack on the go!
Shrimp Wonton with Mala Sauce 204gm
Shrimp Wonton with Mala Sauce 204gm

Shrimp Wonton (Mala Sauce)

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Made with juicy whole shrimp and wrapped in our signature wonton pastry. Spoon over the ready-made flaming Mala sauce and you’ll be indulged in the spicy and numbing sensation!
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Shrimp Wonton with Mushroom Seasoning 154gm

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Fried Bean Curd Sheet 150gm

Fried Bean Curd Sheet

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The thin bean curd sheet is deep-fried to perfection. It’s super crispy and filled with soybean aroma in every bite. Ideal for food pairings such as hotpot, curry or any of your liking!

Kyoto Yuba

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Rich in soy aroma which brings out the authentic taste of Japanese cuisine. Limitless culinary possibility, suitable to pair with any dishes or just eating it plain. Soaking is not required, easy and convenient!

Fish Roe Lucky Bag

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Packed with flying fish roe, surimi and stuffed in a lucky bag-shaped tofu puff. It’s plump and juicy, with a touch of soy aroma. Enjoy the bursting of audible “pop” in your mouth when you bite off!

Golden Crispy Prawn Cake

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Made by premium crispy breadcrumbs and filled with chunk of fresh prawn meat which resulted in a taste of deeply layered flavors. Having one bite brings you a multitude of texture experience.
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Fish Roe & Soy

Springy surimi mixed with popping fish roe that creates a savoury yet refreshing experience. Pre-cut into square shapes for your convenience!
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MY Daun Prawn Paste (Big Leaf)

Made from big chunk of high quality prawn meat. Every bite gives a smooth and light springy texture with preserved prawn taste. It can be a dish by itself, complement ingredients, or blend into versatile food.
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Prawn Paste 130gm

Prawn Paste (Small Leaf)

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Made from big chunk of high quality prawn meat. Every bite gives a smooth and light springy texture with preserved prawn taste. It can be a dish by itself, complement ingredients, or blend into versatile food.
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Imitation Shishamo 500gm

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Cheese Tofu 500gm

Cheese Tofu

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Cheese tofu that full loaded with cheese cubes! Mouth-watering bursts of cheesy flavour with each bite that you will craving for more!
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Seafood Tofu

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Made by scrumptious surimi blend with premium bean curd skin that wrapped in a roll. Taste so flavoursome and aromatic that perfectly match with steamboat.
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Chicken Roll (Cheesy) 600gm

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Tender wrappers stuffed with premium chicken meat, simply deep fried to crispy golden brown perfection. Crispy and crunchy bring every bite irresistibly delicious.
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Chicken Roll (Original) 600gm

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Cheese Finger 500gm

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Fish Finger 500gm

Fish Finger

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Fish Patty 500gm

Fish Patty

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Fish Chip 500gm

Fish Chip

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Made from big chunk of high quality prawn meat. Every bite gives a smooth and light crunchy texture with preserved prawn taste. It can be a dish by itself, complement ingredients, or blend into versatile food.

Tiger Prawn Roll

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Big chunks of tiger prawn meat mixed with refreshing water chestnut and wrapped with crispy bean curd skin. Simply deep fry to golden brown and pair with any meal of your liking. Its tender, sweet and juicy texture will leave you wanting more!