The simple meal prep tip that packs a big punch 👊
Does meal prep drive you crazy?
Are you sick of the eating the same lunch or leftovers every day?
If so, we've got a small meal prep tip for you that packs a serious punch and will transform your meals!
Are you ready for it?
It's all about the sauce!
I can hear you wondering, what the heck are these guys talking about? It's simple. Each week, when we meal prep, we make 1 or 2 sauces that we can add to our meals. This small trick completely elevates a plate of leftovers, a salad or rice bowl and even your dinners. It's like a no-brainer!
Below we're sharing our go-to sauces to spice up your weekly meals. Let us know what you think!
Simple Salad Dressing
Homemade salad dressing is ridiculously easy, and once you make this one, you may never buy salad dressing again! This one is always a crowd pleaser at dinner parties and people are shocked when they find out it only uses 4 ingredients, keeps in the fridge seemingly forever, and will save you pennies in the long run!
1 tsp dijon mustard
½ tsp honey
⅓ cup of olive oil
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
Put it all the ingredients in a small jar and shake it up until blended!
Notes & Tips:
if your mustard jar is almost finished, just add ingredients to the jar and shake it up! No need to use another jar.
Make extra and refrigerate it to use throughout the week.
The olive oil will solidify in the fridge. Just leave the dressing on the counter before using and then shake, or pop it in the microwave or on a warm surface until it melts.
Cashew Cream Sauce
This versatile sauce is good on everything! Literally. You can add it to salads, rice bowls, tacos, breakfast eggs. It's so delicious, AND it's dairy and gluten free for all our vegan and GF friends out there!
½ cup raw cashews (soak them overnight or for ½ hour with boiling water before using)
¼ cup olive oil
⅓ cup water (add more if you like a thinner consistency)
¼ lemon juiced
1 clove garlic (less for sensitive palates)
½ tsp salt
optional for spice: 2 pinches cayenne pepper
optional for added flavor: 1/4 a cup of fresh dill, basil or cilantro
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth!
Notes & Tips:
Usually you can buy raw cashew pieces, which are less expensive than the whole cashew
This keeps in the fridge for up to 1 week
Play around with the flavors!