So if you are on a meal plan like me, you have struggled with not only traveling away from home and the familiar ease of your normal food prepping and containment tools, but just simply having food on you anywhere and any time.
Your cabinets may look a little like mine….
And lets not forget the dishwasher…
Tons of different Tupperware, a million different lids some fit some don’t. And after your meal prep work your fridge is jam packed and can barely close with all the bulky plastic boxes everywhere it barely has room for anything else!!
And lets not forget about traveling. My family lives 3 hours away. When I go back home I can be gone anywhere from 3-7 days at a time. I ALWAYS take my own food with me on trips. Some things I precook, some things I wait until I arrive and then go shopping for. But lugging around all that food, plus your scale, and your spices, and your ice packs, and coolers, lunchbox, cookware, silverware plus all your Tupperware, OMGOOOOOOOOOOSH WHERE DOES IT STOP!?!
To save space, time, bulk, worry, stress I have begun to dabble in the ziplock baggy game. Here’s how it works, and a few quick meal prep tips as well 🙂
Invest in different sized bags. I like the oversized sandwich bags for my full meals. Normal sized sandwich bags for most of my smaller meals/larger snacks. Snack sized for little things like nuts, berries, or liquids like mustard, peanut butter etc., and your gallon bags to put everything in!
Don’t pretend you wouldn’t lick that peanut butter right out of this baggy…
Now begin you meal prep.
I cook all my protein at once. Here is ground turkey, chicken breasts in the oven, brown rice and whole wheat pasta boilin’ on the stove.
Once everything is cooked start putting your bagged meals together.
I line up everything in rows, so I can just toss one from each row into my gallon bag just going down the line. Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack. I typically cook breakfast each day, and my night time snack at home so I don’t include them unless I was going on a trip I would premake everything of course and toss that in too!
Label them as you like with any little notes you might need. Macros, ingredients, dates etc.
Boom sauce, your week is ready and waiting!!
Now, in all honesty this method makes it so much easier to always have something on you where every you are and not have to worry about bulky Tupperware in your purse or in your car and things leaking everywhere or lugging it around on trips. But, there is a lot of plastic waste left over that goes in the trash, and money spent on baggiess. With Tupperware you can wash and reuse, and I’m sure you could with baggies….buuuuuuuuuut why would you do that???
So far I love it, but I am not sure how long I will keep up with it.
However, I would GREATLY recommend this method for your travels, and I will most definitely be utilizing this any time I am going out of town.
Pic of me eating dinner in the car 🙂 Straight out of my Edge Fitness lunchbox!!