May 14, 2019
Bobby Parrish knows a thing or two about meal prepping. As one of the masterminds behind FlavCity, a blog and YouTube channel dedicated to “making healthy food that actually tastes good,” Parrish and his wife, Dessi, have grown a community dedicated to proving that healthy food can taste delicious.
On May 15, the couple is releasing “Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity”, a new cookbook that features more than 125 low-carb recipes. Below, Bobby shares how you can become a meal-prep pro in no time, plus how Thrive Market can help you tackle your shopping list. Fair warning: You’re going to feel inspired to completely renovate your spice rack.
Start off with the basic kitchen gear you will need to be a meal-prep pro. Here is a list of my favorite kitchen tools:
Stock your pantry with items that will make meal prepping easier:
Thrive Market makes it easy to reorder grocery staples that you will need on a regular basis, especially with the autoship option. They also make it incredibly easy to search the website by diet or values. There is no need to feel limited because of the diet you are on—they have groceries for everyone.
My go-to breakfasts are creamy coconut chia seed pudding and my copycat Starbucks egg bites. I always use Thrive Market chia seeds and Thrive Market coconut milk to make the pudding.
For lunch, I almost always have a big kale salad with grilled chicken. I make a flavorful spice rub using my Thrive Market spices and extra virgin olive oil for the dressing.
For dinner, I like to make crispy shrimp or salmon, and serve it with cauliflower rice pilaf. I love the Thrive Market frozen meat and seafood. It’s seriously the best price for the best quality.
For cooking, you absolutely need:
You should also have condiments like mayo, hot sauce, tamari soy sauce, and toasted sesame oil.
Meal prep makes it easy to eat the food my body needs, no matter how busy I get. By spending some time in the kitchen on Sunday, I can prep five to seven meals for the week, and truly feed my body the food it craves without any worry. There’s nothing worse than decision fatigue for food: What should we eat? Where should we go out? If you can eliminate those questions and commit extra time one day per week to prep, you’re setting yourself up for success and relaxation for the rest of the week.
You don’t have to meal prep the same thing every day. My advice would be to buy 10 fresh ingredients and make five different dishes out of them using all of the spices, oils, grains, and other products that you regularly purchase from Thrive Market. I have a blog recipe all about that. It’s easy to create different meals as long as you have a stocked pantry and freezer, which is easy to do when you plan and shop on Thrive Market.
Want even more from Bobby? His new cookbook, “Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity: 125 Low Carb Recipes That Actually Taste Good,” launches on May 15. Click here to learn more.
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