Meal prepping can be a lifesaver, especially for busy people leading chaotic lives. However, not everyone is meal-prepping correctly. There is one thing that a lot of meal preppers are doing that is completely sabotaging salads.
Adding hot ingredients to the top of your salad greens is utterly ruining your meal prep.
We’ve all been there. You spend time carefully prepping your salads for the week, only to find them limp and lackluster by day two. The culprit? Hot ingredients like grilled chicken or roasted vegetables that are added directly to the greens.
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If you want to keep your salads crisp and your meal prep predictably delicious, here’s the key: separate your hot and cold ingredients.
It’s that simple! When packing your salads, place the hot ingredients in a separate container and let them cool completely before adding them to the greens. This will prevent the heat from wilting the leaves and keep your salads fresh and crispy.
You also may want to pack your salad dressings separately if you don’t already. When you add your salad dressing ahead of time, it can also contribute to sogginess. Adding it just before eating is a great way to keep your salad fresh.
So there you have it! Now you can avoid soggy salads and reap all the health, cost, and convenience benefits of meal prep.