With your little ones getting ready to head back to school and as the fall season creeps up on us, so does meal prepping! There are so many benefits as to why you should incorporate meal prepping into your everyday lives. And when you add our products into the mix, there’s nothing that can stop you! Follow along as we give you everything you need to know about meal prepping and how to meal prep utilizing our Electric Grill.
Why Meal Prep?
- It saves you time - Prepping your meals saves so much time. Instead of cooking an hour or more every day when you get home, you can block out some time during the weekend to get all the cooking done at once. The more often you meal prep, the more efficient you’ll become, which means the more meals you can make. Prepping your meals ahead of time means less dishes throughout the week! By meal prepping, all you need to worry about is the few pieces of Tupperware you use that day and let’s face it – there are so many other things you would rather do with your time. Save your energy and instead of cooking up a storm, put that energy towards going for a workout, doing something fun with your family or take advantage of the opportunity to get to sleep early.
- It saves you money - It also will save you money by already having a meal prepared instead of choosing junk food or going out to eat. It gets rid of the temptation of choosing unhealthy food options and in the long run will keep your finances smaller.
- It’s easier to eat healthy - You will have an easier time controlling your food intake, because you can decide how much you fill your containers with. You will rely on finishing what’s in your container rather than eating until you’re full or trying to finish what’s on your plate when going out.
Meal prepping doesn’t have to be boring! You can eat the same meals each day if you want or switch it up and have different meals in rotation. You don’t have to stick to the same old chicken, rice and veggies. Mix it up and create a salad, healthy bowl, tacos, whatever you desire!
It can be overwhelming if you’re new to this and are trying to decide where to start. Start simple and build out your recipes. You don’t need to start out making 5-star recipes. Try a few simple recipes and try more complicated recipes as you get more practice. It’s most important to just give it a try, so you can figure out what you do and don’t like. It’s a good idea to recycle your Tupperware monthly if you are using plastic Tupperware, to avoid any plastic getting into your food. Invest in liners and cooking spray for your kitchen appliances, so you can shed some time on clean up. Try to get as many things going at once, so you will save tons of time. That’s why our products come in handy! All of our products are designed to be easy to use and save you time.
Make sure to invest in good containers and a nice lunch bag that can fit your meals and is insulated to keep your food fresh! We recommend just getting your dishes done all at once. Save them to the very end of meal prepping so that this can be done before you take that nice break.
Meal prepping is a great habit for anyone to develop - from parents, kids, people on the go, or fitness-conscious people. If you are looking to save time cooking, control your portion intake and make healthier food decisions, then this is for you!
Fall is a great time to start a healthy time-saving habit like meal prepping, as we get into new routines with kids getting back to school, or increased activities to attend as you gear up for the holidays. If you’re a parent, it can be difficult to find time to work, keep your house tidy, care for your kids AND make meals that you both can enjoy! When you meal prep, it saves you time that you can spend with your loved ones. And with our products, it makes the process that much easier. You generally just mix your ingredients together, place your food in one of our products and wait for the savory aromas to fill the room. Our products are also so versatile and will surprise you with what you can whip up in them. Make your rice in the pressure cooker, use the grill for some caramelized meats and veggies, blend some dipping sauces or breakfast smoothies for the day in the blender and air fry some healthy sides or bake a healthy dessert in the air fryer!
This week we are showing you how to use your Electric Grill for meal prepping. Here are the supplies and ingredients we used to make our recipes. Any containers, Ziploc bags or other supplies you feel will make your meal prep more successful are welcome.
4 Tupperware Containers
4 chicken breasts
whole wheat noodles
desired Sauces and Marinades
1 red or orange bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
½ yellow onion
½ red onion
1 yellow squash
Grilled Chicken & Veggies
4 chicken breasts
olive oil cooking spray
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lime, juiced
½ tbsp honey
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
sprinkle of salt and pepper
In a large mixing bowl, mix together your marinade ingredients until combined well. Place the marinade and chicken in a Ziploc bag together and mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to let the marinade set in.
While you are waiting for your chicken to marinate, prep and cut your desired vegetables.
Preheat your grill to medium to high heat. Grease your grill plates with cooking spray and place your marinated chicken on them. Grill for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove from the grill and set aside.
Separate your desired veggies by bowl type. Wrap them in foil and lightly spray with oil. With your grill still set to medium to high heat, place the foil packets on the grill plate. Steam the veggies for 10 minutes, rotating halfway through. Remove the veggies from the grill and set aside.
4 Meal Prep Bowls
A meal prep bowl is the perfect idea for breakfast, lunch or dinner, because you can make it your own and include any fixings you desire! Whether that is a breakfast bowl with scrambled eggs and veggies, a lunch bowl with chicken, veggies and spicy salsa to top it off or a dinner bowl with zucchini noodles, rice, meat and veggies to really fill you up! Whichever one you prefer, try to stick to one type of meat and veggie, so that it’s that easier to meal prep! Adding in rice, pasta, quinoa or zucchini noodles are great options that give you a fuller meal and are still a healthier option. Once your meals are done cooking, stick them in your Tupperware containers and refrigerate until you’re ready to enjoy! We were able to fit 4 thick chicken breasts on our Electric Grill. Also keep in mind that brand, size and thickness are all factors you should keep in mind while determining your correct temperature and time. What worked for us, may not work for you. Once the chicken was done, we sliced them, so they were ready to eat, but feel free to cut them into smaller chunks or leave them whole.
Chicken Fajitas Bowl:
veggies: bell peppers, yellow onion, jalapeno and mushrooms
Mix together your prepared grilled chicken and veggies in a Tupperware container. Top with desired topping, such as salsa, sour cream, lettuce, and more!
Greek Chicken Bowl:
veggies: bell peppers, purple onion, mushrooms, Grape tomatoes, zucchini and yellow squash
1 cup cucumber, grated
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp fresh dill
1 tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp salt
Mix together your prepared grilled chicken and veggies in a Tupperware container. Top with Tzatziki sauce and enjoy!
diced veggies: bell peppers, purple onion, Grape tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash
cooked whole wheat noodles
Pasta Salad Dressing:
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp garlic powder
pinch of red pepper flakes
Mix together your prepared grilled chicken, diced veggies and cooked pasta in a Tupperware container. Top with pasta salad dressing and enjoy!
Thai Grilled Chicken Bowl:
veggies: bell peppers, yellow onion, zucchini, yellow squash
Thai Peanut Sauce:
3 tbsp creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp ground fresh chili paste
Mix together your prepared grilled chicken and veggies in a Tupperware container. Top with Thai Peanut Sauce and enjoy!
Meal prepping is a great method of cooking, because it saves you time, money, controls your portions, is a healthier option and more! There are so many benefits to try out meal prepping, it would be crazy not to! It is for anyone, whether you’re a busy parent needing meals for your kids, on the go working girl or just trying to stay healthy! And our products are perfect for meal prepping, because they are so versatile. For these tasty bowls, the Electric Grill was ideal, because we were able to grill our chicken and veggies all at once. Our food was left with a grilled and caramelized taste that you just can’t get from cooking in the oven. And with only using one appliance, you will have an easier clean up AND save time.
Another great product that is excellent for meal prepping is our Pressure Cookers (More on meal prepping with these next week!). Pressure Cookers are so universal, they can make anything from rice, veggies, meats, desserts and more! And coming very soon is our new OVATE Pressure Cooker, that is the latest evolution in GoWISE Pressure Cookers! This kitchen gadget is designed with a sleek, oval shape that is user friendly. Enjoy the touchscreen interface with 11 presets, manual controls AND 3 additional cook functions! Take advantage of other features, such as a new, easy to open lid, cool-touch handles and 4 accessories to maximize your pressure cooking options. Visit our Coming Soon page for more information and continued updates of new and future products of ours.
If you need more recipe ideas, enjoy our included recipe book with easy to follow steps and check out another grill staple of ours, Sriracha Apricot Shrimp & Veggie Kebabs. It’s a tasty and healthy dish that is perfect to meal prep for a lunch, dinner or snack option!
If you still feel unsure, there are so many outlets out there to help you with tips, tricks and recipes! We also have a YouTube channel and other helpful blog posts to help you get more familiar with your GoWISE USA product and find useful tips and recipes.
We appreciate every one of our customers and hope you found this post helpful with getting more familiar with your GoWISE USA Electric Grill. And don’t forget to share your experiences and creations with our products using the #GoWISEUSA on all of our social channels or join our GoWISE Creations community on Facebook.
A big thank you to the authors of the recipes we tested out. Check out the links below to take a look at the original recipes and tips on meal prepping.