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The Essential Tools You Need in Your Kitchen for Meal Prep Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D. 6/12/2020 Chicago shooting near funeral home is city’s latest eruption of violence. The Instant Pot is a game changer for meal prep dishes like chili, soups & stews.

It’s also super helpful to make a single component of your meal preps, like shredded chicken or steamed veggies. Since pressure cooking cuts down your overall cooking time, this appliance is a huge essential for anyone looking to meal prep. A go bag is a packed case that you grab on your way out the door, and that will help keep you safe and comfortable in the coming hours and days.

Stopping to hunt for your medications or other important needs can cost you critical seconds in an evacuation. Brown Rice is high in calories and protein, as well as essential vitamins and minerals like iron. As a dry, non-perishable food, brown rice also has a long shelf life making it a great emergency food. Brown rice has one problem though: Typically, it must be boiled for several minutes (30 minutes or longer — even up to 1 hour with some brands). If you can’t secure a true backup of your monthly medications, try to acquire the generic versions. #40 – Rubber Gloves: This essential item will help keep you safe and costs less than a quarter apiece!

Buy them by the box as you can use them for medical procedures, food prep, and waste management. #41 – Isopropyl Alcohol: Basic disinfectant. One year food storage. Prepare to live happily ever after with us at happypreppers. com the Web site of the 37 essential food items to stock. Now you are that much more prepared.

Plan your food supplies for emergencies also with freeze dried foods. Be prepared for any disaster with emergency preparedness supplies and emergency gear. Here at Ready Store, we only sell the best and highest quality disaster gear. Choose from tents, backpacks, flashlights, first-aid items, solar powered batteries, 72-hour kits and more!

While you’re working on gathering and storing supplies, visit our official blog for great ideas and to learn some useful skills. Our Emergency Essentials blog and articles provide top-notch emergency preparedness education. There’s more great information available via our Facebook page to get you exactly what you need. You may think of “preppers” as people that aren’t like you. Survival Food and Emergency Food.

Being prepared for whatever comes means stocking up on emergency food. With a little foresight, you can pull together enough supplies to be ready for a natural disaster or any other unexpected event that keeps you from going to the store. There’s no better time than the present to prepare a bug out bag filled with the essentials needed to sustain life, whether you’re facing a natural disaster or chemical warfare.

Preparedness is the key to survival, but a whopping 48 percent of Americans lack emergency supplies for use in the event of a disaster situation.

List of related literature:

We have included this list as a helpful tool for meal planning when you’re using recipes in this book.

“Loving Yourself to Great Health” by Louise Hay, Ahlea Khadro, Heather Dane
from Loving Yourself to Great Health
by Louise Hay, Ahlea Khadro, Heather Dane
Hay House, 2014

Some of the tools listed here are necessary (or extremely helpful) for making many of the recipes in this book, and others are just nice to have.

“Southern Keto: 100+ Traditional Food Favorites for a Low-Carb Lifestyle” by Natasha Newton
from Southern Keto: 100+ Traditional Food Favorites for a Low-Carb Lifestyle
by Natasha Newton
Victory Belt Publishing, 2018

99 percent of the chopping you will do for meal prep can be done with a good chef’s knife.

“Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity: 125+ Low Carb Recipes That Actually Taste Good” by Bobby & Dessi Parrish
from Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity: 125+ Low Carb Recipes That Actually Taste Good
by Bobby & Dessi Parrish
Mango Media, 2019

I’ve kept the tools and equipment simple so that even with a basic kitchen setup, you can cook wonders from this book.

“Lexi's Clean Kitchen: 150 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Recipes to Nourish Your Life” by Alexis Kornblum
from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen: 150 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Recipes to Nourish Your Life
by Alexis Kornblum
Victory Belt Publishing, 2017

With these essentials, you’ll be in good shape to cook everything in this book.

“How to Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food-With 1,000 Photos” by Mark Bittman
from How to Cook Everything The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food-With 1,000 Photos
by Mark Bittman
HMH Books, 2012

None of the recipes I include in this book require more than basic cooking skills.

“Living Vegetarian For Dummies” by Suzanne Havala Hobbs
from Living Vegetarian For Dummies
by Suzanne Havala Hobbs
Wiley, 2009

Although there are hundreds of gadgets that claim they can help you prep ingredients more quickly, we’ve found that you need to invest only in three good knives: a chef’s knife, a paring knife, and a serrated knife (or bread knife).

“The New Family Cookbook: All-New Edition of the Best-Selling Classic with 1,100 New Recipes” by America's Test Kitchen
from The New Family Cookbook: All-New Edition of the Best-Selling Classic with 1,100 New Recipes
by America’s Test Kitchen
America’s Test Kitchen, 2014

OTA and client worked on simple meal prep task in kitchen involving use of knives and other tools, opening packages and bottles and item retrieval.

“Adult Physical Conditions: Intervention Strategies for Occupational Therapy Assistants” by Amy J Mahle, Amber L Ward
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by Amy J Mahle, Amber L Ward
F.A. Davis Company, 2018

This book will transform my life when it comes to meal planning and preparation.

“4 Ingredients Gluten Free” by Kim McCosker, Rachael Bermingham
from 4 Ingredients Gluten Free
by Kim McCosker, Rachael Bermingham
4 Ingredients, 2011

Meal prep or “mini prep” on the weekends—either cook full meals to store in the refrigerator or freezer, or prep proteins and a few sides to mix and match here and there.

“Keto Quick Start: A Beginner's Guide to a Whole-Foods Ketogenic Diet with More Than 100 Recipes” by Diane Sanfilippo
from Keto Quick Start: A Beginner’s Guide to a Whole-Foods Ketogenic Diet with More Than 100 Recipes
by Diane Sanfilippo
Victory Belt Publishing, 2019

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  • For people that say they don’t have enough time to make healthy food they don’t put their health as a priority and then they wonder why they’re run down and tired all the time. Our fuel that we put in our bodies Hass to be one of the number one things we do for ourselves along with a good nights sleep. Put the fuel that you put in your body one of your number one must haves in your life. About onions I found that they stop bothering my eyes once I quit dairy. When I got dairy out of my life so many things in the environment stopped bothering me. For garlic you can put the whole bulb in a jar and vigorously shake it and all the paper stuff around it comes off. Take the paper out put the cloves back in and then shake it again and then that’s second dry layer of paper comes off.

  • Thank you for such an informative video. I am 29 with AMH of 1.71 (husband is 37) and we have been ttc for 4 years. My doctor prescribed clomid and ovidrel as we move forward with IUI. After listening to your video, should I ask her to switch me to Femera? Our IUI is scheduled for next month ����, if all goes well, and we would really like to increase our chances. Thank you.

  • Don’t forget about the banana holder! But in all seriousness Chris has a plethora of knowledge and I come away with something after every video I watch. Thank you Chris!

  • you’re making me so nervous with that damn mandolin. I’ve nicked myself twice with my…thinking I’m a damn pro. Lesson learned. I brought a cutting glove off Amazon…still very nervous non the less LOL

  • Hey Sadia ^_^, I really like how informative the videos on Pick Up Limes are! I was wondering what does a vegan grocery list look like? I’m interested in ultimately going vegan but just don’t know where to start. Are there any vegan recipe websites/cookbooks that you recommend trying for vegan newbies? Thanks a bunch!

  • I’m curious to know whether these meal preps retain any nutrients and if so,for how many days? I’m from India and according to ayurveda, any cooked meal is best be eaten in under 3 hours to get the best benefits and nutrients out if it.

  • I’ve only just found your channel. Your videos are really great und although I’ve been vegan for almost 4 years there I could find some really useful tips. One question: How long can I store the garlic in the fridge? Lovely greetings from Germany

  • hi just been aproved for this as my hubbys sperm is low but not that bad they said its unknow fertilty. we had all test done they couldnt find anything wrong. will my doctor just call me in scan me to see if im ovulating? and thn just do this treament. can i also take mediction to help me ovulate more? we been trying for 10 years. x

  • I wish we were close to you. My Dr. Seems like he doesn’t care if we get pregnant or not, my husband and I have been TTC for 5 years ��

  • Please what could
    You recommend for a good progestogen medicne? I just did my iui and failed Been trying to get pregnant for my second child but no
    Luck im

  • Gonna have to try that pan. Bought one of those green “non stick” ones for 20 bucks. Thought I could use it without anything and after the first use I was sitting there trying to pry all the food off of it that stuck.

  • I’m part of the 5% of the population that has a difficult time with the speculum. Everyone tells me to relax but it’s hard to do so. One doc told me to try meditation, but I should have asked for specifics because I don’t really know what that means for the exam. My last doc was very patient and slowly walked me through the process and was wonderful! Any tips on helping me get through this? I will be doing IUI soon and am a bit anxious about the speculum exam, especially since my doc has changed due to Covid-19.

  • I love all your videos! What kind of dark bread is that in this video you show with the humus & veggie sandwich? I have not seen any like that in grocery stores where I live (Sudbury, ON Canada). Do you make your own?

  • I’m back again, after I watched your video. I have so many questions, I never received any trigger shot from my doctor, is it normal? I told my doctor I felt my hormone is off, I get night sweats before my period. I I always feels sometimes extremely hot and sometimes cold. I don’t think my doctor mention anything regarding my hormone concerns. I felt I learned more from your video than my doctor, I want you to be my doctor ������

  • Hi Dr Aimee! Hope you are doing well. Thank you so much for your videos. I’m 37 and starting my journey to become a single mother by choice. My AMH level is 0.9. (6.8pmol) FSH is 3.8 iu/L and my estradiol level is 138 pmol (37.9pg). Do these numbers indicate low fertility? Would I be a good candidate for IUI based on these levels?

  • This was very informative! I invested in a good food thermometer a while ago and it’s one of the best purchases I’ve every made. I got a Thermapen. You’ll never have dry meat again if you use one.

  • Thanks for a great video. I’ll be doing a natural IUI (same-sex couple) including without a trigger shot most likely, however the clinic have said it’s not indicated to do a monitoring ultrasound they will just use blood tests. However I think if we are doing a natural cycle (no clinical indication for follicle stimulation, and I ovulate about day 12 each month) then we should have an ultrasound to take a look at things. Would you agree? thanks again.

  • Hi Sadia.
    I’m from India.
    Ayurvedic principles tell us that we should always eat freshly cooked food…especially within 3 hours of the cooking time. Now that’s not possible for a working woman where we carry our tiffins and work for long hours.
    So doesn’t cooked food kept in the fridge loose its nutritional value.

  • Hey Chris I’ve seen in both this video and the 70$ grocery trip you use olive oil for cooking however I’ve heard this is a no go because of olive oil having a lower burning temp. or is that just bs?

  • please can you help me and my hubby have tried for a baby for 10 years now no luck. got told iits unknown fertility and got told i cant have this treamemt untill i lose 4 stone as i i weigh 13 and half stone ive been trying but still not having luck. do you have any advice to help? its casing me to become really depressed. i am negative blood also. x

  • Wow You are an awesome Doctor! You sound like u are as much anxious and excited to get ur patient pregnant as they are to get pregnant ♥️ when they come to u again I wish You were in NJ! Im enjoying all ur informative videos and getting so much knowledge ����thank you so much

  • I accidentally found your channel but i love all your videos! Big up for the great tips and recipies! I made curry for the first time in my life and it was so easy… thanks to you!

  • Hi. Is it possible to have a successful IUI even if the doctor didn’t advise a female patient to take any fertility meds? The doctor said no need for medication. Thank you

  • Would be very helpful in you can mention how long the foods stay fresh in the fridge. I‘m offen not quite sure how long I can store them. ����

  • I just discovered your channel, I am not vegan nor trying to become one, But I appreciate your tips and videos like this. Also, you’re gorgeous!

  • Hello Dr.Aimee. I made only 1 time iui and the result negative, now we want to try one more time, so I want to ask u, can we have intercourse in same day after the iui at hospital? I mean at night? Or better to have a rest some day after iui, thank you very much for answer❣

  • Do you have any suggestions on a solid blender and / or food processor that is not too cheap but not super high end? I moved recently, so I’m tight on space and don’t have either type of appliance, but I would love to make my own hummus and smoothies!

    Also, I’m so grateful I found your channel! I feel like it’s just what I needed and I tend to get sucked into watching them… Relatable, vegan, healthy, artsy,… love it!:)

  • You have made me more conscientious about how eating vegan is more healthful and filling than an ordinary diet. I had no idea how many delicious foods and combinations could be procured to create such healthy and tasty meals. Thank you! I find myself watching your you tube channel and I’m cooking!

  • I live in holland. Im 39 and my boyfriend its 40 years old… here they did the uterus exam and the sperm examen.. they gave me gonalf and one day pregnyl.. my firts iui failed.. when i was at the last echo they said i had 2 folicus ready.. but in day 13 of process i got my period with blood spots and low blood.. later stop and later back like normal.. now waiting for can do second iui.. i dont know what more i can do..

  • I’m 35. Getting ready for an IUI. Asked my obgyn I wanna be put on some pills to ovulate more than 1 egg since I’d love to have twins.She discouraged me, saying such pills can lead to multiple eggs been ovulated and multiple pregnancies which is unsafe. I was disappointed cuz I thought there’s a possibility of ovulating just 2 or 3 eggs per cycle. Why did she tell me this?
    Doc is there something she isn’t telling me?

  • I’m currently on birth control because my periods are irregular (will not come on unless I keep taking the pills), does that mean I can be infertile? How long before IUI do i need to stop taking the pills? What should I do to improve?

  • My dad lost 100lbs. I visited NextLevelDiet and followed their steps. I only selected food he likes and they provided me with FULL PACKET in seconds. I got 30 days DIET MEAL PLAN, TRAINING PLAN, FITNESS TIPS, and HEALTHY RECIPES as well.

  • Please mam don’t waste water in this way. You can turn off the tap. I feel very bad when someone keeps tap open when they can turn it off.

  • Hi I’m doing iui diginosed with unexplained infertility.been trying for over 3 years.will iui work for us..or a good start?

  • Young lady, you inspire me and motivate me! I’ve joined a gym, and I take your message with me to the gym and I kick butt on the elliptical bike. Thanks for sharing about the coupons not expire on the set date. Great tools for meal prep. I hope you had a wonderful time in Chicago ❤

  • I’m on the way to aip, so vegan sadly is not an option for me… but I still love the foodinspiration and with aip you realy need to master meal prep or you undereat and ruin your experiment with that…. so yeah, I liked the video ^^

  • Wow thanks! At last some questions answered! thanks for explaining what my ER does take the time to explain although I pay him.:) Thanks a thousand times.

  • When you were chopping and cooking onions, I realized that if you had added a few spices, you would have made masala. My mom always pre-makes her masala for easy cooking. Tried and true timesaver. Hehe:D

  • I started watching your channel this january and it has inspired me so much to be a healthier, happier person! At the beginning of the month i weighed 248 and now i weigh 238. This is only a start! I can say thank you for getting my mind in the right place!

  • You waving around that mandoline gave me anxiety but your reccomendation have convinced me to get the one in my wishlist. Anything for me to start cooking at home more

  • “Like such as.” Lol. I’m new to your channel and it’s little things like this that piqued my interest right away. Your videos are so entertaining.

  • I just had my first IUI yesterday. I thought of a question and can’t find the answer to it online. I had two mature follicles, a natural LH surge, followed shortly by the hcg trigger shot. My question isdo both mature follicles release at the same time? Or can they release hours apart? I assume chances for conception would improve if they released hours apart.

  • I love your videos and the community you’ve built. I know I’m late to this one, but any chance you remember the bottles that you poured the purple smoothie into?

  • I love you so much I’m such a huge fan and I have a lot respect for you I love that the part that you are not only very creative and artistic and you know how to make a delicious meal but they’re so nutritious and healthy well-balanced meal and that is awesome but not only that but on top of that you are a certified nutrition is really comforting and nice that I can take advice and get inspired by somebody who has credibility and is certified and can lead us into healthy habit we need more people like you on YouTube

  • Going in Friday for a sonogram to check my follicles. So far 4 are good rn. May lead to a trigger shot. First ever IUI on Monday of all goes well Friday. We’ve been trying for 3 years. This video was very helpful. Thank you.

  • COOL TIP FOR THE GARLIC!! �� put the whole head of garlic in like a mason jar and shake it in a jar. All the layers will come off!!

  • Love the east going attitude and loved your video on how to take the diet matter easy on urself but ear healthy often. It’s a reminder to be nice to urself. Thank you so much. Ur videos are easy on my chest cuz as a mum of four I tend to be be to hard on myself. Not enjoying life but restricting all the time. But Ur videos remind me to be easy on myself and things will happen eventually. Thanks again.

  • Hello Sadia from Paris, love your videos. Tried you vegan butter chicken, so good. I have a question regarding how to prep veggies but knowing how long we can conserve them. I prepped some sweet jalepeno and conversed it in a glass box but 2 days after some mold appeared. �� so now I put in the freezer but not practical. How do you manage that? Thank you for your time and good luck in your business growth ��

  • Just found your channel and I’m loving the recent vids! I can see you are super into health and fitness, I am too!! I just posted my first full day of eating video recently, it’d be awesome if you checked it out and told me what you think:)

  • Dr. I had a failed IUI. My husband tells me a year later that the first squirt of his sperm didn’t get in the jar. Does it matter? Would that be the reason why it didn’t work?

  • Smart li’l cookie U. Another great presentation. You always look so cutie pie-ish. Lol. I ❤️ how you always tend to remain “true” to the Black culture by including something in your vids to shine a positive light upon its art, it’s enterprise, it’s vocation… such as your Chance The Rapper cap -who happens to be one of a numbered few rappers style that I can relate to. Keep doing your thang mama. Thank you doll!

  • Hi!
    Just started watching an I am in love!!! You are amazing… question.. when you meal prep how long can you leave the prepped foods in the fridge??

  • Hi Dr.Aimee, I watch all your video regularly. I have one question hoping to find a solution. When I did my 1st IUI, I was given 1 tablet to take for 5 days during scan we just had one follicle. Result IUI failed. When we did our 2nd IUI, i was given 2 tablets to take at night for 2 days followed by 1 injection for 3 days just to increase the number of follicles. However, again we just have one good follicle. Result 2nd IUI also failed. I am 36 years. Just wanted to check is there any other thing that can be done to increase number of follicles to increase the chances of successful IUI?

  • Mr.Tuttle is the type of guy that likes to share information necessary not only for body builders. Even for the regular joe all things can be applied. Smart and intellectual, and very humble. Kudos for Mr.Tuttle and Universal for having him as your model and sponsor.

  • I wish I have a doc like you giving me helpful suggestions with my procedures. He just come in and out like nothing to say or give me any information. I wish there’s doc out there whom truly care for their patients when they are mentally stressed of not conceiving.

  • Hello doctor i did my iui on the 14-3-2020 but my doctor did not give me any shoot and up till now i have no pregnancy sytoms is there any roungh with that..please help

  • Ohhhh..I wish my fertilitiy doctor is a nice lady like you….maybe I should change my o&g to you but I’m live on the other side of the world����������

  • I will have IUI next week depending on my follicles exam. Im taking letrazole twice a day from day 3 to 7 of my cycle, I also have FSH shots once a day for eight days after day 5. I read that taking Guaifenesin helps to loosen the cervical mucus but I read it to be taken with clomid, I want to know if taking it for 5 days before the insemination would help me? Your videos and articles are great, I have seen all of your videos and have read all of your articles. This one related to the IUI, I have seen it like 3 times. I wish I can have you as my doctor but I am in west Texas, Odessa especially. Thanks in advance!

  • Please share what to bring on flights that stays good for 3 days. No veg rolls please something that is healthy and has a real long shelf life.

  • Sadia, hi. I’m the guy who always signs off by saying “From New York…”. Looks like I have so many videos of yours to catch up to stay current. Just wanted to say “thanks”
    P.S.: your presentation skill is second to none. You are so comfortable in front of the camera. ��
    From New York…

  • I haven’t tried this tip but saw on another video you can pour boiling water over garlic, let it sit for a little (? 30/60 sec maybe) and then the peels come off easy. Wonder if it takes any flavor away from the garlic though. Anyone try this before?

  • Your oil sprayer is far more fancy than mine is:P
    I took a bottle that was meant to be used for watering plants (though it’s only a small bottle) and decided that I’d use it instead of pouring the olive oil onto my pan or barbeque.

  • Hello,
    I am taking hcg after my iui, 15u every other day for 5 times. What is the purpose of the hcg after iui? I also had a trigger shot before the iui.

  • I love your videos. Thank you for sharing. I just have a request, can you please share some easy foods to prepare for kids (meals and/or snacks for school). Thank you

  • Some doctor would recommend patients to stay on bed for 15-30 mins after the procedure, so If you have full bladder, how can you do that?

  • I’m 27 years old and I’m thinking about doing IUI but I only have one ovary will it be difficult for me to get pregnant and will IUI work for me

  • I really enjoyed your video.i really liked….�� Itz very helpful you said lot of things which my dr doesn’t said thank you for your helpful video….love you from India kerala��������

  • instead of dealing with a discharge from a vaginal med, is it ok to put in a soft cup, like the Flex ring used for a period, to catch it?

  • I just had my iui procedure done on August 11, 2020 I’m so excited. I can’t wait for my 2 weeks to up so I can get my blood test done. I hope im pregnant

  • Thank you for the very informative video. I will probably have mu first IUI soon. I did ask my dr about using progesterone after the IUI but she said it was not necessary. I have PCOS so not sure whether it has anything to do with it? I would like my best chance going into the IUI so should I ask her again about the progesterone? She did say that if I take it, it would be needed for 10 weeks or something to that extent….

  • Where do you find your whole grain breads and crackers? I’ve checked my healthfood stores including Whole Foods and have not seen anything. I try not to eat a lot of carbs but if I could find some really healthy breads and crackers I would enjoy them on occasion. thanks

  • Hello Sadia. I love your channel!! I have a food intolerance to bananas, avocado, and mushrooms which makes being a vegan tougher. Could you give me ideas to substitute these foods in say smoothies and overnight oats?