FFTF #14 - Meal Prep Tip (Brussels & Carrots)

Here's a Food For Thought Friday. And heads up to those who are signed on for the Resolution Reboot (21-Day Sugar Detox) this February. This is a great meal prep tip to make sure you have Real Food options ready when needed 🙌đŸŊ👊đŸŊđŸ’Ĩ

Many people I talk with say that a barrier to effective meal planning is trying to find enough recipes to allow variety in their meals. I thought about this last night when I prepped a combo of brussels sprouts and rainbow carrots.

My intention was to cook the entire batch in my Instant Pot (❤ī¸â¤ī¸â¤ī¸). Anywho, as I chopped away, I started to realize there was way too many veggies for my 6 Qt Pot. And I got a bit pouty because I didn't want to cook 2 separate batches ☚ī¸ I just wanted to get the prep all over and done with one fell swoop -- BOOM!

But then it occurred to me 🤔💡 that if I cooked one batch in the Instant Pot. And at the SAME time oven-roast the rest, I could multi-task my prep!! OMG and shut the front door đŸ˜¯đŸšĒ

By using 2 different cooking methods (both quick and straightforward, at that), I achieved my goal of variety with the exact . . . same . . . veggies. Which not only saved time, but also money (by using the same ingredients). Ka-ching 🤑☔ī¸đŸ’° And YUM - YUM 😋😋

If you don't have an Instant Pot, no worries. You can use a regular pressure cooker. Or cook in broth on the stovetop. Or stir-fry or saute the veggies. The point is that cooking the same veggies in different ways will offer variety, save time, and won't break the bank. Now that deserves a BOOM 👊đŸ’Ĩ

Want to learn more about the Instant Pot -- this most fabulous kitchen device? CLICK HERE 👉đŸŊ Instant Pot Info.