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Ultimate Meal Prep Guide

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With busy lives and schedules, finding the time to prepare fresh, healthy meals for you and your family may be challenging. Don't let it take over your life. There are many ways to alleviate the time and effort it takes to ensure everyone keeps a well-balanced diet. Follow these tips to prepare tasty meals while saving precious time with your Crock-Pot® 6.0-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker.

Buy in Bulk
One of the most time-consuming aspects of meal preparation is buying ingredients. Limit your number of grocery store trips by purchasing deluxe packs and extra portions of everything you need on a weekly basis. Save extra produce in Rubbermaid Freshworks Food Storage containers or the FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing Products to keep your produce fresh and easily storable.

Woman shopping at produce grocery section


Prep Ahead
Prepping food and cooking dinner every day isn't a practical concept when balancing the demands of a job, managing a household and much more. By choosing one day a week to meal prep, you can easily enjoy homemade dinners without sacrificing your precious time.

Woman prepping veggies for dinner


Get Cooking
Start at the beginning of the week and cook big batches of what you'd normally make each night. Save time by cooking in large quantities while you prepare meals in bulk with the Crock-Pot® 6.0-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker. With the click of a button, the multi-cooker can slow cook, pressure cook, steam, sauté and so much more. Now, you can easily make your favorite meals in advance.

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Properly Store
Store your meals and snacks in air-tight containers, like the Rubbermaid Brilliance Products or FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealed Bags, and keep them in the fridge or freezer. When you get home from a long workday, you'll be glad you put in the extra effort earlier in the week.

Rubbermaid Brilliance storage in refrigerator


Reheat Your Meals
Keep your meals in the refrigerator or freezer throughout the week for easy reheating. You can get into a routine of defrosting frozen food overnight, slow cooking your ingredients while you're at work and enjoying a homemade meal the moment you get home. It's low maintenance, highly effective way to keep a well-balanced diet without any extra time or effort.

Woman serving stuffed bell peppers out of Crock-Pot® Express Crock


Reap the Benefits
Meal prep is designed to help you stay healthy, save money and maximize time. Whether you’re cooking ahead or heating to enjoy, you can count on the Crock-Pot® 6.0-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker to prepare your favorite meals – your way!

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