Planning and prepping meals ahead of time has become increasingly popular in recent years.
The advantages of batch cooking and a robust meal plan are well known - come meal time, one only has to reach into the fridge, grab a container, heat it up, and serve.
As more and more things vie for our attention with each passing year and free time seems more scarce than ever, many of us now, despite our best intentions to eat healthier, are forced to get fast food or otherwise compromise our nutrition.
At Kevin's, this dilemma is central to our mission. Healthy eating has innumerable benefits for us - it's the bedrock of our wellbeing. Kevin's combines the benefits of meal prepping with the benefits of meal kits.
You deserve a no-nonsense hack for healthy eating, a way to put healthy meals on the table without spending hours each week prepping individually portioned meals.
In this blog, we'll cover how Kevin's is making meal prep easier than ever, and we'll answer some commonly asked questions about the topic along the way.
Your not-so-secret weapon
Kevin's entrees and sides are the perfect tools for meal prep strategies of all kinds.
With a fridge of our fully cooked sous-vide proteins and delicious sides, you're never more than five minutes away from a restaurant-quality meal that will satiate and nourish.
Use Kevin's in different ways!
- Browse our catalog of delicious recipes to plan the perfect week of easy, healthy meals.
- Search for what is keto diet friendly or a variety of other diet specialty meals.
- Combine one of our entrees or sides with existing leftovers to supercharge a quick meal.
- Pair an entree with a side for a piping-hot meal in less than five minutes.
How do I start meal prepping?
As with anything, beginning is the hardest part.
Begin by considering your favorite foods, the things you could eat again and again. Some of us need a lot of variety in our diets, some of us could have the same meal every day.
Kevin's recipes will give you tons of meal prep ideas.
For instance, take the Teriyaki-Style Beef and bok choy stir fry. Prepare your sautéd or roasted vegetables at the beginning of the week, and all you have to do at meal time is cook Kevin's Teriyaki-Style Beef, heat the veggies, and combine for a well-rounded and yummy meal.
Tender chicken breast strips in a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce made with coconut aminos, ginger, and garlic. Add some broccoli, carrots, and riced cauliflower to have a delicious chicken stir-fry bowl.
You can take the spirit of this and apply it to different meal prep recipes. Love pasta and broccoli? Cook up a large batch, portion into meal prep containers, and whip up a Kevin's chicken entree for a fast yet nutritious meal at any time.
Can you meal prep pasta?
After cooking, pasta stays good for around five days, so you can portion and enjoy it throughout the week.
For the veggies
Vegetarian but still need prepared meals? Fear not.
Kevin's sides are the perfect complement to a serving of prepped veggies, like sautéd vegetables with a side of our Cauli Mac & Cheese.
Tender chicken breast strips and sous-vide vegetables paired with a soy-free teriyaki sauce made with coconut aminos, ginger, and garlic.
Cauli Mac & Cheese
Tips for meal planning
It shouldn't be yet another headache to prep meals.
Kevin's entrees and sides deliver simplicity and straightforward healthy recipes that never sacrifice flavor.
Is rice safe for meal prep?
Some cooked foods have a limited fridge life, and it's important to understand these limits when planning your meal prep.
Cooked rice stays good for around four days. So a big batch on Sunday can take you through half the week, but you probably shouldn't still be eating it on Friday.
Can eggs be meal prepped?
A hardboiled egg can be an easy way to boost the protein and healthy fats content of a meal.
Thankfully, a hardboiled egg is good for around seven days after cooking, meaning you can prep a batch for the week for quick snacks and meal customizations.
What foods can you freeze for meal prep?
Many prepped cooked foods can be frozen for later consumption. Stir-fries, curries, rice dishes, and most proteins can be safely frozen.
Most Kevin's entrees and sides can be comfortably frozen, with the exception of the cauliflower dishes.
Eating and spontaneity
The way we eat is a profound expression of how we live. Ultimately, a good plan for meal prepping should free us to improvise, not constrain us to a narrow mode of eating.
By providing a powerful tool for our nutrition, Kevin's makes mealtime simpler, so you can focus on the parts that make it special.
When you don't have to stress about what you're going to eat or whether it's healthy, it's so much easier to enjoy the peace and communion of a great meal.
What is the disadvantage of meal preparation?
For some, meal prep can lead to the drudgery of eating the same food every day. But with an ever-growing variety of Kevin's foods to try, our line of entrees and sides can dazzle your tastebuds in endless combinations.
Your meal prep hack
Take a look at our line of products and discover how Kevin's can make meal prep a breeze - not to mention delicious.
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