Who hasn’t eaten a bunch of processed, poor nutrient-dense food just for the sake of filling up your stomach on a busy day? Yeah... same.
As we all know, meal prepping is a great way to save time and money while making better food choices. However, one of the most common challenges of meal prepping is keeping your food fresh and moist for multiple days. Luckily for you, we have compiled a few simple tips and tricks you can use to keep your meal-prepped food tasting fresh and delicious all week long.
1: Choose the Right Containers
One of the most important factors in keeping your meal prepped food fresh is choosing the right containers. Look for containers that are airtight and leak-proof, which will prevent moisture from escaping and keep your food fresh for longer. At Two Pillars, we offer an extensive range of eco-friendly kitchen tools made from sustainable materials such as BPA-free silicone that are perfect for meal prepping, cooking, storing, and reheating.
2: Add Moisture to Your Containers
Another trick to keeping your meal-prepped food moist is to add moisture to your containers. This can be done by laying a damp paper towel on the bottom of the container or by placing a small dish of water in the fridge alongside your food. You can also reheat your meals with Duo Cover, an eco-friendly microwave gadget that increases moisture in your food through its MoistureLock technology, which will make your refrigerated meals taste like they were freshly made. Check it out here.
3: Use Acidic Ingredients in Your Recipes
Adding acidic ingredients like lemon juice, vinegar, or tomatoes to your meal-prepped dishes can help keep your food fresh and moist. These ingredients help prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi, which can cause your food to spoil faster. Just be careful not to add too much acid as it could also affect the taste and texture of your food.
4: Properly Store Your Food
This could probably be the most important step of all. Properly storing your meal-prepped food in a consistent temperature fridge is key to keeping it fresh and moist for days to come, ideally, you should aim for 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
We must also avoid cross-contamination by storing each food in the right part of the fridge, keeping strong scents, raw meat, and fish in different compartments. Try using our UniLid Set or ZipBags for airtight storage. More here.
5: Keep A Contingency Plan Under Your Sleeve
What can I say? Life happens. And if you’re like me, plans can go sideways very often :)
If you followed all the steps carefully and still didn’t manage to pull it off, don’t worry, you can still fix it. At Two Pillars we designed a fail-proof microwave gadget that can turn any dry meal into moist and fresh deliciousness, Duo Cover will allow you to bring your food back to life even when hope is long gone. See more here.
Making day-to-day life decisions is already hard enough, and keeping your food fresh and moist doesn't have to be a challenge as well. By following the tips in this blog post you’ll be able to enjoy delicious, healthy meals all week long. If you enjoyed this post, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss out on more kitchen-related content.