VEGAN MEAL PREP HACKS | how to save time in the kitchen

hey guys, welcome back to another video.
today I’m showing you how to save time in the kitchen with these vegan meal
prep hacks. I’ll be sharing some of my strategies for easily batch cooking
healthy plant-based foods so you can have them throughout the week. and stay
tuned because later in the video I’ll be sharing my favorite vegan condiment ever.
it adds so much richness and decadence to whatever you’re eating, but it’s
really healthy for you too. that’s it for now so here are some of my favorite
weekly meal prep ideas. my first meal prep hack is to make a big
batch of overnight oats for the week. I love overnight oats because 1) I’m lazy
and you don’t have to do any meal prep work in the morning. 2) they’re versatile –
you can add all kinds of ingredients to them to jazz them up. and 3) they stay
really well in the fridge for up to five days you can have breakfast for the
entire week. I like to make a big batch and then put
them in separate jars and then I add different kinds of toppings to each jar
so that I don’t get bored with the same meal every day. the most common meal prep hack I use on a weekly basis is making a big kale salad. unlike most salad green, kale is pretty
tough so it’s not going to wilt in the fridge and you can actually store it in
the fridge for at least five days with this method. I liked to tear up kale or chop it up
finely with a knife and that’s because it’s easier to digest but it’s also
better for you because it releases more antioxidants. #science. once you
chop up the kale it’s time for its massage, so turn down the lights and put
on some relaxing new age music. just kidding. it’s not that kind of
massage. unless you want it to be. no judgments. massaging kale is really
important because it makes the leaves less tough and easier to digest. so if
you have ever eaten kale and thought “this is like basically eating roughage,” try
chopping it up and massaging it a little bit with some olive oil or lemon juice
and it will actually taste good. my tip is to pick vegetables that you can roast at the same temperature so that you save time and energy. this week I’m using
carrots, winter squash, and sweet potatoes. and you can roast them all at 425 degrees
Fahrenheit or 220 degrees Celsius. lentils are one of the healthiest foods
you can add to your diet. they’re full of protein and fiber so they’re great for
staying full, particularly at lunch if you have a long afternoon ahead of you.
they’re also packed with iron, which is really great for maintaining energy and
especially good for women who tend to be anemic. I like to make them in my Instant
Pot – the whole process takes just 20 minutes, but if you don’t have an Instant
Pot, you can also make them in a regular pressure cooker. Now for my favorite vegan condiment ever. This stuff is creamy, luxurious and it makes everything taste better. Say hello to cashew cream. Cashews are packed with heart-healthy
monounsaturated fats as well as copper, which helps you use iron and keeps you
energized, as well as magnesium which helps you stay relaxed. I’m making it in two different ways you
have a lot of versatility and you can add it to whatever savory meals you’re
eating. or if you want a sweet version for like a dessert, you just add a
little bit of maple syrup and omit the salt. next up I’m making a superfood seed
sinkle. superfood seed s—. superfood seed sprinkle. that’s a bit of a tongue twister.
I really recommend adding seeds to your diet because they’re rich in healthy
fats, protein, fiber, and vitamins & minerals. I just mix up a bunch of my favorite
seeds, store them in a jar, and then I can sprinkle it on breakfast, lunch or dinner,
whether it’s savory or sweet. another thing I like to make for weekly
meal prep using my Instant Pot are grains. and this week I’m using farro, which is a whole grain that is pretty nutty and
delicious. you can also use quinoa if you’re gluten free. and it takes just 8 minutes
to make so it’s really great for saving time. and then I make a big batch and you
can distribute it between different containers, add your sauces, your veggies, your proteins and have meals throughout the week. and if you have leftover farro or quinoa,
you can always use it to make a breakfast porridge in the morning. I hope you enjoyed this video for vegan
meal prep hacks. they really help me prepare healthy and flavor packed meals
throughout the week so I hope you give them a try. thanks so much for watching
and I’ll see you in the next video, bye.

80 thoughts on “VEGAN MEAL PREP HACKS | how to save time in the kitchen

  1. Great video and very efficient hacks. 🙈
    I posted a pretty similar video a few weeks ago. If someone is interested, you should definitely check it out. 🌼🌿

  2. Hi Nisha,

    Very helpful tips! Thank you! Tried to eat kale once and never bought it again! 😂😂will get it this week and do ur "pleasing kale massage" ! 😉

    Superfood seed sprinkles! All-in-one! Really cool idea! I am also lazy to open each and every glass jar of seeds when needed!

  3. Hahaha #science, I love your sense of humour so much. That music during the kale massage literally made me laugh out loud. Love all of these tips: this video was JAM PACKED with awesome info, you're amazing!!

  4. Yum! Everything looks so delicious! I'm working on a tofu and veggie curry video and now I saw your video… I just have to go and eat something now 🙂
    Thank you for the tips!

  5. That kale salad with the lentils and súper seed sprinkle looks so healthy and yummy. As always awesome video. Pls upload more often? ❤️

  6. Nisha first of all: you look stunning! Love your lipstick! Your food is amazing and the carrots! My love for baked carrots is so big i have them every single night!!

  7. Great video Nisha! I love everything about this, especially those beautiful little smoothie things. I really liked the info about vitamins and nutrition, very helpful. #science I love it!

  8. That George Michael song during the kale massage KILLED ME hahah. I'd probably listen to George Michael while massaging the kale tho

  9. This is one of those videos that I bet you benefited from shooting ALL week long🤗🤗 Loving that beautiful seed blend, and I never knew about the chopped kale thing🤓

  10. This is one of my favorite videos you have done! I'm trying to clean up my diet more and think these are all wonderful and simple suggestions! Thank you!! 🙂

  11. Wow! 1st time watching one your videos and I’m in awe! Info overload but in a good way! So many useful tips and I love how everything came together! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  12. I am so happy I found your channel! Incredibly pleasing to watch and I have got so many new ideas and inspiration. I love your idea to make a seed blend. But I have found myself wasting my seeds/nuts because I had no idea how to store them properly (for example poppy seeds, flax seeds, almonds, etc). I learn as I go but perhaps you could make a video on how to best store the most common nuts and seeds. (Saw from one of your video that you store more expensive ones in freezer – great idea). 🙂

  13. These are fantastic ideas. Simple, gorgeous, tasty and full of nutrients. I am definitely going to put some of these into my rotation.

  14. I just found your channel after reading one of your comments on Pick Up Limes videos. I’m so impressed, new subscriber and I feel a binge watch coming on!! 💓💓💓

  15. I just discovered your channel and I love this video! Super informative and helpful and a lot of good ideas!

  16. I think you may have just up-levelled my life A LOT <3 grateful to people like you who live their purpose and passion talents and share them! thank you

  17. That was a fantastic video! Classy elegant informative and even some humor. I am going to meal prep oats, massage kale quinoa and farro this week. I appreciate the inspiration.

  18. Thank you so much! A plant based meal prep I will actually do. I love farro and steel cut overnight oats. Thank you for posting the amount of each ingredient and leaving it up long enough to write down. You have a new (well, at 63, I could say old) fan.

  19. Спасибо за аппетитные идеи! Привет из России👍Thanks for the delicious ideas! Greetings from Russia

  20. I have a question: on several of your videos you spread various items on a large square flatbread-looking thing – what exactly is that?

  21. Oh my gosh! How have I missed you on here. This is just what I needed. Thanks so much. Looks amazing. Now if I could only find raw cashews. Small town life.

  22. Just found you today while looking up vegan instant pot recipes (new to instant pot) and my goodness, your videos are PHENOMENAL. Got your book, am so looking forward to trying all your recipes. They just look delightful AFFFF. Thanks for making these videos! Appreciate you!

  23. any cond on the enameled cast iron skilet for the porridge? i like the idea and would try it, but i'm curious if it matters at all.

  24. Nice recipes, just far too much fat for me, and I can not eat nuts/seeds at all anymore. Love to have a mut/seed free sauce. Kale massage music was hilarious.

  25. Great ideas! Everything looked delish. Can't wait to try those roasted veggies! Made me hungry! I'm new to the vegan "scene" and really enjoying the flavors and learning how to combine foods to make amazing dishes that taste delicious! Haven't made the complete, full transition yet, but getting closer. With so many choices out there, I don't think I'm going to miss the unhealthy eating at all. Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. Totally totally love this video I am laughing so hard with the slow music to the kill massage LOL thank you so much for the meal prep education I am a new subscriber

  27. I just stumble on your channel today and love your videos. I started the vegan way of eating 4 years but find it hard to fully commit since I eat fish and eggs every now and then. You're such an inspiration and I love your recipes. I just subscribed to your channel.

  28. I massage my kale with avocado. I like the flavor better than oils. Thank you for providing all of the recipes. Great video!

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