Francl27 wrote: »
I think it's just making meals ahead? Like roasting a chicken for the week or whatever... obviously there are different degrees to that.
Tried30UserNames wrote: »
I'm not sure what you're talking about with the rows and rows of special containers, but I'm not a Pinterest or Facebook person and those sound like you might be seeing something on there.
Tried30UserNames wrote: »
The average American eats in a restaurant, orders delivery or picks up takeout from a restaurant or grocery store. I know almost nobody who cooks on a regular basis. A "homecooked" dinner these days means buying a rotisserie chicken and serving it with a Trader Joe's pre-assembled salad and some already cooked quinoa. Sometimes people get really domestic and bake their own sweet potatoes instead of buying the quinoa dish from the food bar at Whole Foods. I think the average American breakfast is either a Starbucks latte or a carton of yogurt.
seltzermint555 wrote: »
^ Pic from Pinterest may look pretty but I just have to laugh (and gag a bit) thinking of how nasty some of that would taste refrigerated and reheated and flavors beginning to mix. So gross to me. Even at the bottom row, what looks like turkey, tomatoes & cucumbers...it seems like that would taste disgusting after about two days in the fridge.
theowlbox wrote: »
Meal prep is a great tool, but everyone does it for different reasons. To save time because you're single and go out a lot, or are in school, or have kids and need to cook for children and adults who eat differently, etc. It's a frequent staple in people trying to save money who want to cook large quantities and freeze before they go bad, use cheaper cuts of meat that are larger and a single person would buy, or to avoid buying meals out while on the go. People aren't meal prepping 7 cheese sandwiches, they are prepping to hit nutrient goals or to eat cooked recipes of food rather than simple options where 2-3 ing are used. But one thing to keep in mind is that there is a meal prepping aesthetic that is like candy to type a people everywhere. Things matching? Pictures on pinterest? Perfectly stacked freezers? Aside from being iseful, there is a satisfaction that comes with meal prep for a certain type of person. I just made my 93 year old uncle 12 plastic containers of frozen plum crunch and apple cake so he doesn't eat his crappy ice cream bars made from processed funk. Just looking at those stacked containers gave me a peacock tail. So it might be cultural, but it might also be a form of organization worship.
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