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Week 9 Recipes, tips, & tricks for meal prep

Use these recipes & sample menu below if you have access to more cooking equipment than a microwave

Monday- B: Avocado & egg toast   L:  Southwest burrito bowl in the microwave  D: Garlicky tofu stir-fry in a pot/skillet  OR   Instapot lentil stew or air fryer/Galanz Honey ginger salmon and veggies

Tuesday- B:  Repeat Monday  L:  Repeat Monday D: Leftovers

Wednesday- B:  Cherry green smoothie  L:   Chicken & pre-sauced steamer veggies   D: Leftovers

Thursday- B:  Cherry green smoothie L:  Pizza in a mug  D: Use up some pantry items with Turkey white bean chili in the instapot, crockpot, or pot,  OR  in an electric skillet/pot try   Spinach artichoke chickpea pasta  or Spinach & cauliflower rice chicken casserole

Friday- B:  Protein parfait  L:  Repeat Thursday D: Leftovers

Saturday- B:  Monkey overnight oats  L:  In the microwave try Asian fusion bowl  to use up some frozen food OR  Black bean quesadilla   with cabbage -did you know a whole cabbage can stay out of the fridge for 2-4 days? D: Leftovers

Sunday- B:  Repeat Saturday L:  Repeat Saturday  D: Leftovers


Meal prep tips

Storage can be a big issue when it comes to meal prep on the truck

1. Drivers recommend investing in a vacuum sealer to store weeks of food at a time without going bad and taking up tons of space

  • Find a USB rechargeable vacuum sealer and bags from Walmart here- Vacuum & Bags
  • Another option is to simply take a ziploc back and suck out the air with a straw. Cheap but it works!

2. Drivers recommend investing in a blender to make nutritious smoothies. The Blend Jet 2 (battery powdered, USB rechargeable) is especially driver friendly as you can put your ingredients in before driving, place the entire blender in your cupholder, then press the button and blend without having to plug it in or stop driving!

  • Click to get a Blend Jet 2 and cut down on time even MORE by prepping smoothie ingredients in baggies for quick access
  • Another great blender is the Vitamix for larger batches of smoothies. Uses 1200-1400 W

Cleaning tips & tricks

Without the right tools for clean up...let's just say it can get messy trying to clean dishes in the truck stop shower

Instead, try these driver recommended products

  1. Dawn spray soap- cuts through the grime leaving minimal scrub time
  2. USB rechargeable spray bottle- powerful & helpful tool that holds 1 Liter of water at a time
  3. Eat cleaner food grade wipes- quick swipe of fruits, veggies, even dishes so it saves a bunch on water
  4. Handy Clean Rinse-Free wipes- wipes for cleaning off cooking equipment
  5. Collapsible dish pan- space saving equipment that also doubles as a cutting board
  6. Large water container with spigot- set to the end of doorway & clean dishes on step
  7. For blenders- clean quickly by simply filling halfway with water + dab of soap, turn on for 30 seconds to 1 minute, drain, then rinse with plain water
  8. Parchment paper makes for easy cleanup when using pans or dishes in the Galanz or standard oven
  9. Baking soda + water method for Instapot- You can get off any kind of caked on grimed with this quick cleaning hack! Here are the instructions: If you have stubborn burnt-on food that won't come off with normal scrubbing, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to the pot and fill it with 4 cups of water. Pressure-cook for 5 minutes, then allow a natural release. When the pressure is completely released, remove the lid and wash the inner pot with warm soapy water.