The ultimate kiwifruit meal prep snack guide
Meal prep is the get-ahead cooking trend that saves time, money and food waste. Snack smarter and you make better food choices all day long. Put them together and suddenly healthy eating is a doddle. If that sounds like you, keep reading: below you can find our ultimate guide to snack meal prep with kiwifruit.
1. Decide what you need
Meal prep can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For some, it might just involve stocking up on lots of fresh fruit and vegetables to ensure there is always a healthy snack to hand between mealtimes. For others, it’s about spending one day a week cooking mini dishes they can store for the next seven days. So give it some thought - what exactly will make your lifestyle easier?
2. Think nutrition
One of the biggest benefits of meal prep is that you can pay closer attention to your diet. Advance planning opens up the opportunity to create meal plans that are healthy and balanced, with a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. It is also a great way to make sure we are ‘eating the rainbow’, which is just nutritionist speak for snacking on as many colourful fruits and vegetables as possible. Don’t forget, Zespri SunGold kiwifruit is a vibrant, show-stopping yellow – which is probably why it’s one of the highest scoring fruits in terms of nutrient richness!
3. Keep it simple
Meal prep is designed to save you time and money, so don't turn it into a chore. Try to choose easy cooking methods and quick tasty recipes that are made with versatile ingredients. One of the greatest benefits of Vitamin-C-rich Zespri kiwifruit is that it can be eaten raw or cooked, leaving you with plenty of options when cooking in advance. What’s more, the sweet and tropical flavour is not only perfect for livening up sweet dishes, but also provides a fabulous flavour contrast to savoury meals.
4. Get creative
There are literally hundreds of delicious kiwifruit snack recipes out there that can be prepared in advance and left to store for the week. Kiwifruit energy bars, and refrigerated pots like chia-seed kiwifruit pudding are just a few from a long list of ideas. This week, our favourite snack to meal prep is Zespri SunGold kiwifruit with mango salsa and cinnamon crisps. Apart from providing you with an explosion of flavour, we love this dip because it can be stored for days in an airtight container.
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