Prep Ahead for Great Meals All Week Long
The secret to making well-prepared meals quickly every day
If you’ve started to feel that cooking every meal is a lot of work, we have some good ideas for you. Plan ahead for your meals, and prep all the ingredients at once when you have some extra time. In this way, you can enjoy delicious meals every day with less time, effort and expense.
Quick Prep School for Convenient Everyday Cooking
Whether you are an omnivore, pescatarian or vegetarian, the goal of prepping is the same. You want to make the ingredients as ready for cooking as they can be, and then keep them in the fridge. Here are some tips for better preparation and preservation.
Enjoy hearty meal with flavorful meats and fish
For meat and fish, remove excess water then season or marinate. For thick meat, use a fork to poke some holes to allow the meat to soak in the sauce more easily. In a Panasonic refrigerator, the Prime Fresh compartment is the best place to store as it helps it to absorb the flavor while retaining its freshness.
Add color and nutrients to food with veggies
Cut vegetables down to size according to the recipe, remove excess water, and place them in the Prime Fresh compartment in your Panasonic refrigerator. If you freeze vegetables, gently thaw them out in the refrigerator to prevent damage.
Hungry From Time to Time? Stock up on Side Dishes!
Fermented foods such as pickled vegetables are a smart choice for side dishes. They’re surprisingly easy to make, and they are known to be rich in probiotics that improve digestion and health. You can also make and keep a variety of dressings and sauces to spice up your home cooking.
Here are some tips on how to prepare healthy and delicious side dishes you can keep in your fridge.
Before soaking into a mixture of oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper, heat the vegetables using a microwave oven. This will make the flavor be absorbed more deeply into the vegetable.
Preserve your garlic in oil! Minced garlics soaked in salted salad oil will stay longer and can be easily used for a variety of food recipes – a side dish and an all around spice you must try.
For those who would like it more savory, pickle vegetables in vinegar together with fish like herring. The flavors of vegetables and herrings perfectly go well with vinegar.
Turn Your Fridge into a Hospitality Suite
When you have guests, you want to treat then with a yummy snack or dessert without you needing to disappear into the kitchen and keep them waiting. So why not keep some prepped fruits and yogurt on hand for your health-conscious friends!
It’s not easy to have a perfectly ripened avocado on hand, but you can keep mashed avocados if you keep them in an airtight container in the fridge. Mix in lime juice and salt, then add finely chopped onions, cilantro, and tomatoes, and you’ve got yourself an easy home-made guacamole. Pair it with classic chips or keep it healthy with veggie sticks.
Frozen berries and cut up fruit, such as bananas and melons, are so convenient to keep around. Turn them into a quick smoothie or gelato using your Panasonic blender, or pair them with yogurt. With your creativity and imagination, the dessert possibilities are endless.
Click here to view healthy recipes you can make with Panasonic’s appliances.
Keep your cool, and be ready for any occasion.
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