Women's Running

Meal Prep Madness

when you’re shopping…

1 Plan Ahead.

Keep your pantry and freezer stocked with some quick go-to items. This can help when you realize you’re missing something for a recipe, or when you want to quickly pivot during the week and looking to whip something together fast. Here are a few things to always have on hand: Frozen fruits and veggies (less expensive and last much longer!); frozen brown rice or quinoa (quicker cooking and no pan to wash!); frozen shrimp or salmon (defrosts quickly!); plus pantry staples like plain oatmeal, beans, diced tomatoes, salsa, and chicken or vegetable broth.

2 Have a recipe that calls for julienned vegetables?

Save time by using broccoli slaw (pre-shredded broccoli, cabbage, and carrots) in place of julienned vegetables. You can find it near bagged greens in most grocery stores.

3 Pick the Best Bunch.

Bananas are often a staple for runners. If you purchase a bunch of six bananas, they will all ripen within a two- to three-day period. Chances are you will not be able to eat all six bananas as soon as they are ripe. To have perfectly ripe bananas any day of the week, pick up

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