Can we make an EDU on how to prep food in advance and storage?

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  1. callmejim

    callmejim OT Supporter

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    What are some food that you guys make and store in the fridge for other days to eat? Any tips on how to not make food you're storing to go bad?
     
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    1) Go to store buy Ziploc or glad containers.
    2) Cook food.
    3) Put food in containers you bought in step 1.
    4) Put containers in fridge.
    5) Consume food within 3-4 days.

    tada. How hard is it?

    Normally all I do is on Monday night is my night of nothingness so throw 4 chicken breasts on the grill. I eat on that night. Cut the other 3 up and put them in individual ziploc containers. I also cook a couple cups of brown rice. Measure out a cup and put that in individual containers. For veggies I buy the steamfresh bags from kroger. Cook up 2 of them. Eat half a bag Monday night and the other 3 servings get divided in more containers.

    Each morning I grab a chicken, rice, and veggie container and head to work. That is my lunch. Breakfast I eat at home. Snacks I have at my desk.

    Monday's lunch is usually leftover from Saturday or Sunday. Friday is sushi day for lunch.

    Also during the weekend I will cut up veggies and put those in containers so I can grab one if I am hungry or take to work with me. If you hate cutting veggies just head to the grocery store and for a little more buy them already cut up.

    Sometimes with brown rice I will throw in 2 cups of rice and 4 cups of water into the crockpot. Set it to low before I leave for work. When I get home I have brown rice.
     
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    Get tupperware. Use your fridge. End of story?
     
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    umm im with this guy...if you dont know by now...
     
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    a handy trick i learned from my japanese friend is for storing rice. if you have a huge rice cooker (usually these take a little bit of time to cook rice, but cook a shit ton at one time), take some and put it in a tupperware container in the fridge... take the rest and put it in ziploc bags and toss 'em in the freezer... when you're ready for rice, take a bag out of the freezer, throw it in the microwave and viola! "fresh" rice in about a minute
     
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    I've tried putting rice in tupperware/ziploc bags and placing in the fridge, and it never tastes even close to being fresh. Is the freezer really a good alternative?
     
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    I don't have good luck with that. when it freezes all the h2o comes out of it.
     
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    What kind of snacks do you eat at your desk?
     
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    i think there's some trick in the way he puts it in the bag to freeze :dunno:
    i'll ask next time i think about it and let you know
     
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    :ugh: Learn how to reheat stuff.
     
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    Normally at my desk I have all the time
    protein powder
    nuts and almonds
    pretzels
    protein bars

    In the fridge for snacks I will bring (not all of this everyday but usually I stick with these basics)
    natural deli meat
    low fat string cheese
    chicken salad (shredded chicken breast, no fat yogurt, jalapeno mustard, celery, red onion, hard boiled eggs)
    cut up veggies (celery, brocolli, carrots, califlower)
    cut up fruit

    Today before I left I threw chicken breasts in the crockpot and when I get home I will shred them and either make chicken salad or enchiledas with them.

    It just takes time and in my fridge the night before I put all the containers I need to take to work in a plastic grocery store sack with a couple waters. When I leave all I have to do is grab the bag and put everything in the fridge. When I leave I take all the containers with me throw them in the dishwasher and while cooking dinner or before bed fill the containers with any perishable snacks and line up lunch for the next day.
     
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    put sauce on before you heat it and keep it covered
     
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    Mine is always moist and tender. Cut it up into smaller pieces throw some water into a container, crack container, profit
     
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    Ditto I cut my chicken up throw it in the microwave at work with rice/sweet potato and veggies for 3 minutes and my lunch is reheated.

    Never chewy or anything. Of course part of the chewiness could be you are over cooking it to begin with. I normally grill at 5-6 minutes a side. Pull it from grill and let it sit for about 5 minutes and moist and tender.
     
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