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MEAL PREP | 9 ingredients for flexible, healthy recipes

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My long awaited meal prep video is here! I do meal prep different than most because I prep ingredients over full meals for greater variety and flexibility in my meals throughout the week. Today, I'll show you 9 ingredients that you can meal prep, as well as several healthy recipes for a little inspiration. But feel free to let your kitchen creativity run wild! I hope you guys enjoy these meal prep ideas and if you'd like to see more in the future, let me know in the comments below. PS - As a reminder, all healthy recipes and meal prep on my channel and website are always gluten-free. For the FULL blog post and recipe links: (coming in 5 min) Thanks for watching! Make sure to subscribe for more videos: http://bit.ly/2afhftX PRODUCTS MENTIONED: Glasslock Containers: http://amzn.to/2EGyVzf Paderno Spiralizer: http://amzn.to/2sImjlh Glass Jars: http://amzn.to/2GE1wS1 Skimmer: http://amzn.to/2BIXKIb Natural Paper Towels: http://amzn.to/2EPNboD Pier 1 Bowls and Plates: http://bit.ly/2CbPEZr Crate and Barrel Bowls and Plates: http://bit.ly/2EJ9rRR VIDEOS MENTIONED Homemade Almond Butter: https://youtu.be/NYRlBWgLbKU Homemade Hummus: https://youtu.be/GbxnB53IExY Kitchen Gadgets: https://youtu.be/XT1sE7lmIjo ALWAYS IN MY KITCHEN: Counter Stools: http://bit.ly/2tUNvZG Vitamix: http://bit.ly/2tVjw3L Tea Kettle: http://amzn.to/2uuNSMp Utensil Holder: http://bit.ly/2tVfGaH Flour Jars: http://bit.ly/2tV6C5y Knife Block: http://bit.ly/2tUGzMa Cutting Board: http://bit.ly/2tFsF53 Peeler: http://amzn.to/2xmXld0 WHAT I'M WEARING: Long Sleeve T-Shirt: http://bit.ly/2EFIFcN AG Jeans: http://bit.ly/2tmO7Yl Linen Apron: http://bit.ly/2twA32E WEBSITE: https://www.downshiftology.com INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/downshiftology FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/downshiftology PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/downshiftology Music: Epidemic Sound Disclaimer: product links may include affiliate links.
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Downshiftology (4 months ago)
Hi guys! I hope you enjoy this healthy meal prep video. If you've been watching my Instagram stories you'll see that I've been enjoying this fruits of this meal prep for the last week. Ha! And combining a few items with an upcoming salmon recipe. So yum! If you'd like to see more meal prep videos in the future, let me know in the comments below. Happy Wednesday! xo - Lisa
Downshiftology (2 days ago)
Make sure to watch my spring meal prep video for storage guidelines in the downloadable PDF. :)
Gaby000999 (2 days ago)
I find this very helpful! thnx, just one quick question, do you store the ingredients in the fridge or in the freezer? I find that sometimes, storing food in the freezer changes the flavor of food.
Ladan Musa (8 days ago)
Downshiftology are the spinach cooked?
Jasmine K. (11 days ago)
Is it hard for you to clean your all clad pans? I'm comparing the D5 to the one you have
Sid John (16 days ago)
I’d love to see more of these kinds of meal preps! So easy and convenient with minimal ingredients and easy on the wallet!!!! Love it thank you!!!
Cao Thanh Hằng (2 hours ago)
Do we need to warm up the rice, eggs, chicken, roasted veggies when we serve them? Thanks!
Donna Garcia (3 hours ago)
Yes, more meal prep videos please, love, love your ideas keep them coming!!!
HushLittleGracie (5 hours ago)
Thank you for the video. I’ve been eating the same food for three days but now I can try yours and my meals won’t be boring anymore. 😁
gingerale67 (10 hours ago)
Woah! Hard to make better and healthier! Well done!
Viviana Grisales (15 hours ago)
Love this!!! More please more
Downshiftology (13 hours ago)
So glad you enjoyed it Viviana! Make sure to check out my spring meal prep video as well. :) x
Jacqueline Challenor (18 hours ago)
I've just come across your channel and I love it x you make things that seem tough look easy xxxxx thank you xxx much love xxx
Downshiftology (13 hours ago)
You're more than welcome! :) x
Simmy Bucur (1 day ago)
Wow , you are amazing. This is the BEST video for meal prep, love love love. I wish I can give more than one thumbs up . Thanks for all the work you do !
Downshiftology (13 hours ago)
Aww, thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it!
Sophie TEXIER (1 day ago)
Awesome vid, thank you so much !
Downshiftology (13 hours ago)
You're welcome!
Tuneshia Roach (1 day ago)
I love it! I’m a diabetic (type 2). I need this. Thank you. I would like to see more.
Downshiftology (13 hours ago)
Glad you enjoyed the video! And I'll definitely have more in the future. :)
Astha Puri (2 days ago)
Loved this videos and the ideas shared.. Thanks :)
Downshiftology (13 hours ago)
You're welcome!
Khushboo Chouhan (2 days ago)
But management or planning are different things
Keiko Okawa (2 days ago)
Now THIS is meal prep! It’s exactly how I like it. Subscribed!
Downshiftology (2 days ago)
Thanks so much Keiko! Glad you enjoyed it. :)
Bren G (2 days ago)
New subscriber... loved the concept of prepping different items then putting meals together per day. I can't fathom eating the same thing daily either. Thank you great ideas
Downshiftology (2 days ago)
You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it. :)
أميرة آلاء (2 days ago)
👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
tammyd89 (2 days ago)
the preps are too fiddly and doesn't seem efficient.
Khushboo Chouhan (2 days ago)
Mam meal management and meal planning are same things??
Downshiftology (2 days ago)
Yes. :)
Francesca Henares (2 days ago)
Can you, by chance, film a kitchen tour? 😻
Downshiftology (2 days ago)
Make sure to watch my minimalist kitchen video. But yes, I'm sure I'll have another one in the future. :)
That girl (2 days ago)
Thank you definitely gonna try this! Are there any alternatives to eggs for someone who can’t eat them?
Anita Sunger (2 days ago)
Lots of people just prep ingredients for ease.
Rim Khald (3 days ago)
Perfect
Lolita Zavala (3 days ago)
I love your ideas. And the fact that you are so straight to the point made me a new subscriber
Downshiftology (3 days ago)
Thanks so much Lolita! :) x
Jeremy Wagar (3 days ago)
loved this! This is definitely one of the best healthy meal prep videos :)
Downshiftology (3 days ago)
Thanks so much Jeremy! :)
cindy thaing (3 days ago)
Truly, thank you so much for your meal prep plans.
Downshiftology (3 days ago)
Glad you enjoy them Cindy! :)
Ring Adding (3 days ago)
Beautiful hands
Devashri Mukherji (3 days ago)
Wonderful!
Lauma Cepule (3 days ago)
Thank you so much for the video. I am looking for some meal prep ideas for my family and I know I can't eat the same meal more than twice in a week. Cooking separate ingredients makes so much sense!
Downshiftology (3 days ago)
I sure think so. ;) But I'm like you! Hope this video provided a little inspiration for you.
AndyAntti Peppa (3 days ago)
Love it !
Meghan Snock (3 days ago)
This is the best meal prep I've ever watched. Heathly too. Looks great. The variety is great. Thanks.
Downshiftology (3 days ago)
Glad you enjoyed it Meghan!!
Jourdy Jay (4 days ago)
I enjoyed this video. Thank you.
Downshiftology (3 days ago)
You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it!
Linda Bolt (4 days ago)
This is a great method, and might get me back into cooking. Thanks!
Downshiftology (4 days ago)
Glad you enjoyed the video Linda!
keepsake. asia (4 days ago)
how long do u heat the meal in microwave for?
Downshiftology (4 days ago)
It really depends on how much food and what I'm heating up.
Muzammil Choudhury (4 days ago)
you dont have a boyfriend ?
anna86 (4 days ago)
This is the first video I'm watching from your channel and I've already hit the subscribe button. I always try to meal prep but your skills are bringing it to another level! ;) super inspirational
Downshiftology (4 days ago)
Thanks so much! And I'm thrilled you love the video (and subscribed!). I hope you enjoy all of my other recipes and videos as well. :) x
RiRi Ray (4 days ago)
Love this tfs!
Downshiftology (4 days ago)
You're welcome!
Christine Thrasher (4 days ago)
Wow, thanks for these great ideas. I also prefer to prep ingredients for flexibility, so this is very helpful.
Downshiftology (4 days ago)
Glad you enjoyed the video Christine!
HarryPotterFan #1 (4 days ago)
These look really good
Downshiftology (4 days ago)
Glad you enjoyed the video and recipes!
Elizabeth Ouimette (5 days ago)
I subscribed as soon as you mentioned that you are meal prepping for yourself and no one else. It's so hard to find good meal prep videos that aren't for an entire family. Now I just have to adjust for my dietary needs and I'm happy as can be. :D
Downshiftology (5 days ago)
Awesome! Glad you enjoyed the video Elizabeth and yes, I'm just one person. :)
Dawn Dahlquist (5 days ago)
Do you have a recipe for Almond Milk? Is it the same technique as the cashew milk?
Downshiftology (5 days ago)
I don't, but I will soon! It's a little different from the cashew milk as you have to strain it.
Holly Wu (5 days ago)
Exciting. Now. How to make a husband to eat it?
How long you bake the chicken breast for?
Thank you for your reply😍 I’m glad that I found your channel and I love this prep meal video. Thank you for sharing your talent. I’m a newly subscriber and I followed you in Instagram as well... cheers!
Downshiftology (5 days ago)
About 20-25 minutes. Make sure to download the PDFs on my Spring Meal Prep video. :)
noura (6 days ago)
OMG thank u sooooooo much .. u'r so kind
Downshiftology (5 days ago)
Glad you enjoyed the video!
Michaela Volankova (6 days ago)
Such a nice calming straight to point presentation. No neccesarry stuff, not being too dramatic and overly excited. Great! Love it! More “youtubers” like you.
Downshiftology (5 days ago)
Aww, thanks so much Michaela! I really appreciate that! :) x
Mrs Tréché (6 days ago)
One of the best videos I have found. Thanks for your time and work to share it.
Downshiftology (5 days ago)
Thanks so much! And you're quite welcome. :) x
alyaa (6 days ago)
Can you come to my home 🤣🤣🤣
Downshiftology (6 days ago)
I've actually received that invite many times now. Lol! ;) x
Vanessa Scott (7 days ago)
I have been waiting for a video like this! I am a college student and always look at meal prep videos thinking, "I should do that" but eating the same meal every day for a week is a huge turnoff for me. This is so helpful and something I would totally do! Please make more videos like this!
Downshiftology (6 days ago)
Thanks so much Vanessa! And I've got a summer meal prep video coming up soon. :) x
Jeannett Iragorri (7 days ago)
I’m in university and this helps me so much to take better care of what I eat! Thanks.
Downshiftology (6 days ago)
Wonderful! Happy you've found it helpful!
Ilse Wenzel (7 days ago)
do you heat up the chicken before consuming, what about the other veggies such as the roasted veggies
Downshiftology (6 days ago)
It depends on the recipe. Sometimes I'll eat those items cold and sometimes I'll heat them up. It's just personal preference. :)
MUSIC OF LIFE TV (7 days ago)
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Mona Silady (7 days ago)
Lisa, in your cauliflower rice video and some other videos, you use a dark brown bowel or plate which looks really nice. Where did you get this bowel? Its the one you put the cauliflower rice in...
Downshiftology (7 days ago)
That's from Humble Ceramics. :)
g g (8 days ago)
thats some quality in this here vids.
Downshiftology (7 days ago)
Thanks so much!
Karla A Castaneda (8 days ago)
Amazing ideas thanks
Downshiftology (7 days ago)
You're welcome!
AnnMarie Renaud (8 days ago)
Amazing Video your going to help me by you making this video TY
Downshiftology (8 days ago)
Glad you found the video helpful! :)
JustJ8 (8 days ago)
Good. Except for animal products
melly lovewithcalm (8 days ago)
Im new already in love💖
Downshiftology (8 days ago)
Thanks so much!
amal kadiri (8 days ago)
It is better to eat veggies and fruit right away.
Downshiftology (8 days ago)
Normally yes, but meal prepping is a great option for those who don't have time during the week. :)
Indira Paredes (8 days ago)
Thanks! New subscriber, I loved the video!😍
Downshiftology (8 days ago)
Thanks so much! :)
Snap Shot (8 days ago)
Why did you choose or prefer the Pademo Spiralizer over others that seem to be better built or at least come with more varieties of cuts and blades?
Downshiftology (8 days ago)
I've had it for years and it's always worked perfectly. I also find that I pretty much stick to the same 2 or 3 blades, so more blades is not really a selling point for me. ;)
Shay Ashford (9 days ago)
New sub!!!😀
Downshiftology (8 days ago)
Thanks so much Shay! :)
Fusion Fitness (9 days ago)
I love this idea !
Downshiftology (8 days ago)
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!
Lpg 8 (9 days ago)
Wow lots of great ideas!!  I tried the eggs the way you suggested and I think it's the first time I get them right :)  I'm going to do the meal preps this Sunday and see how it works for me.  Great video, thanks.
Downshiftology (8 days ago)
Yay - happy to hear that! And have fun with your meal prepping! :) x
olivia woods (9 days ago)
Fabulous very clear instructions....great teaching thank you. Olivia
Downshiftology (8 days ago)
Glad you enjoyed the video Olivia!
Sandra Davis (9 days ago)
Wonderful ideas! Thanks a lot for sharing them🙇‍♂️
Downshiftology (8 days ago)
You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed the video Sandra. :) x
D C (10 days ago)
YOU are a Godsend!!! You're the reason why I have so far lost 87 pounds since January 29th of this year!! I have been feeling great and starting to look good too! I have much more left on my journey, but with tears in my eyes, I can't thank you enough!! I already knew how to cook, but your tips helped me that much further, and you gave me some great ideas!! You have shown me that just because food is healthy, doesn't mean that you can't make it delicious!!! From the bottom of my heart....THANK YOU!!!!!!!
D C (9 days ago)
Downshiftology Thank you so much!!!! Virtual hugs back!! I’m thankful for you and your foodie wisdom to help others!!! ❤️
Downshiftology (10 days ago)
Oh my goodness, I'm so happy for you! And while I'm thrilled that my videos have inspired you on your journey, YOU are definitely the reason that you're meeting your goals. So a big kudos to you! I'm sending virtual hugs and I wish you continued success and happiness along your journey. :) x
Daqarash Man (10 days ago)
I really loved it. Thanks for sharing this amazing idea 💡
Downshiftology (10 days ago)
You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it!
Flower (10 days ago)
woooow
solarkey vid (10 days ago)
Great planning and great presentation without unnecessary wishwash
Downshiftology (10 days ago)
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the video. :)
DulceDelFlores (10 days ago)
Extremely helpful for clinicals/around exam days! Subscribed :)
Downshiftology (10 days ago)
Wonderful! So happy you found it helpful. :) x
Eileen Perkin (10 days ago)
Great video! Hoping for more more meal preps.
Downshiftology (10 days ago)
I've got a summer one coming up soon! Stay tuned. :)
Elizabeth Seiden (11 days ago)
Great video! Everything looks fabulous! I prefer to have the veggies separately so that I can easily make a variety of different meals. I just became vegetarian. I'm going to try the spiral squash and spinach dish! 🍉🍓🍝🍰
Downshiftology (10 days ago)
Yes, definitely feel free to modify to your personal preference. Glad you enjoyed the video! :)
MadAboutHatter (11 days ago)
Dayyyuuummm. I will make a vegan version
Downshiftology (10 days ago)
Wonderful! :)
Josie Davis (11 days ago)
I meal prep like this! I make mix n' match meals. I found that it was was a crucial game changer when meal prepping. Thank you! I have new ideas now!
Downshiftology (10 days ago)
Glad you found the video helpful! :)
Susan Cunha (11 days ago)
I loved loved loved. Thanks for all that ideas 😍 made my life easier. For sure I want to see more meals ideas.
Downshiftology (10 days ago)
Thanks so much Susan! :) x
Janet Clark (11 days ago)
This is great. Loved your idea about storing celery and carrots. I will be trying the sweet potato toast ASAP. Love your stove. Ideas are brilliant to help you enjoy a healthy life and not give up because it takes too much time! Thanks!
Downshiftology (11 days ago)
So happy you're enjoying all the meal prep ideas Janet! :)
Razaz Eltom (11 days ago)
I love that you cut the long intros ♥️
Please make more meal prep videos I'm in the process of shredding weight I'm over 400lbs I love veggies but I don't know how to make delicious tasty healthy meal without getting burned out eating the same meals every week I like a variety of things
Downshiftology (11 days ago)
I've got a summer one coming up soon! Stay tuned. :)
dheredia625 (11 days ago)
This was a wonderful video, informative and very easy on the eye. Subscribed and now binging on your other vids :)
Downshiftology (11 days ago)
So happy you enjoyed it! :)
Kosnich (11 days ago)
I am a new subscriber, I loved your video and your kitchen! I want to be as organized as you, in the kitchen, soon, thanks for your great videos!
Downshiftology (11 days ago)
You're welcome! :)
gabriella rosa (12 days ago)
I will be watching every video that you post! I am in the kitchen already :))). Thanks to you!
Downshiftology (11 days ago)
Yayyy!
gabriella rosa (12 days ago)
I loved your video, thank you!
Downshiftology (12 days ago)
You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it Gabriella!
talat mahmud (12 days ago)
I "m from. Bangladesh.ur. presented. Dish Was So good to look at.u r so professional i feel,tnx very much, for ur presentation
Downshiftology (12 days ago)
Thank you Talat! :)
Steve Pena (12 days ago)
AH MAZING !!!!
Downshiftology (12 days ago)
Thanks Steve! :)
Camila Yepes (13 days ago)
Your videos are sooooo well made. Congrats! They're super interesting, informative and it is like watching a movie. Love it!
Downshiftology (12 days ago)
Thanks so much Camila! And wow - what an amazing compliment. :) x
Chewon Kim (13 days ago)
Amazingggggg I really want to try it. Awesome 👏
Downshiftology (13 days ago)
Hope you enjoy it!
Đoàn Lại Corp (13 days ago)
Such a great, informative, easy to follow. I am so impressed! Thank you :)
Downshiftology (13 days ago)
So glad you enjoyed the video! :)
Jess Jessica (13 days ago)
Is vitamix better than a Ninja?
Downshiftology (13 days ago)
I believe so. :)
Donna Marks (13 days ago)
I like the way you do the eggs, all in one go from the time the water reaches boiling point, it is more economical on your gas / electric too.
Downshiftology (13 days ago)
Yes, very true!
Donna Marks (13 days ago)
Yay, I just made cashew milk using natural cashews soaked overnight, blended using my Nutribullet 600W added double water. some cinnamon, honey and vanilla, perfect.
Downshiftology (13 days ago)
Wonderful! Enjoy!
bippity bopity boo (13 days ago)
This is brilliant. I love having variety of options to put together a meal. As someone who suffers from a chronic health condition which leaves me debilitated, it will really put my mind at ease to know that I’ve got healthy food in the fridge on my bad days. A lovely variety with no stress YAY!
Downshiftology (13 days ago)
So glad you enjoyed the video. I hope it helps you!
alfredo loredo (13 days ago)
Clean, yummy, and TO THE POINT, not wasting my time with silly things. I am now a fan of this woman.
Downshiftology (13 days ago)
Thanks so much! :)
Karl Keenan (14 days ago)
Nice Video and you are Beautiful !
Downshiftology (13 days ago)
Thank you. :)
Phương Anh Vũ (14 days ago)
How do you store your food ? I have never mealpreped before.
Downshiftology (13 days ago)
Watch my spring meal prep video and you can download my PDFs with storage guidelines. :)
Donna Marks (15 days ago)
Container envy is coming - I am scouring the shops in Slough UK for the same or similar.
Downshiftology (15 days ago)
Haha. Hope you can find them!
Mustafa Sarikaya (15 days ago)
Oh my god!!!!! I love your page!
Downshiftology (15 days ago)
Thank you!
Hi! I´m a nutrition student and new suscriber. I LOVED this video!!! I´ve never done meal prep because I found it boring haha, but this changes the game, I´ll give it a try!!! I wanted to tell you that olive oil is awesome, it has a lot of health benefits, but you should´t be cooking with it, since it is full of polyunsaturated fats that tend to produce free radicals when heated , which isn´t healthy. It´s better to consume it raw and cook with avocado oil, as you said, (which has monounsaturated fats) or another type of oil. Lots of love!!!
Downshiftology (15 days ago)
Yes, I do cook mostly with avocado oil but unfortunately many people still don't have that oil yet. And recent studies have show that olive oil is more heat stable than originally thought, which is a good thing! :) x
heena gt (15 days ago)
Cooking everyday fresh promotes towards healthy living
Downshiftology (15 days ago)
Yes, but unfortunately it's not always possible for everyone. Meal prep is still a great alternative.
heena gt (15 days ago)
Prep meals for me is eating d stale food
Azethine (15 days ago)
How do you heat it up? Steam or microwave?
Downshiftology (15 days ago)
It depends on the recipe. Usually a combination though.
Azethine (15 days ago)
I need this in my life, subscribed!
Downshiftology (15 days ago)
Awesome - welcome to the community!
K mania (15 days ago)
I hope you see this. But do you happen to know the calorie intake for the meals you made? Or if anyone has a good estimate. Also where do I get that super amazing zucchini noodle machine!!??
Downshiftology (15 days ago)
The spiralizer is linked in the video description box. And the newer recipes on my website have nutrition information, but as many of those recipes in the video were just ad-hoc, I don't have the nutritional breakdowns.

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