The Best Foods for Meal Prepping

It starts with the best of intentions. You're in the middle of a late night scroll session through Pinterest, and the holy grail of meal planning catches your eye: A Guide to Weekly Meal Prepping. "Cook once, eat healthy all week!" the caption promises.

Inspired, you go to the grocery store with list in hand, ready to become a meal prepping pro. But, by mid-week the fresh food you've prepped ends up moldy, wilted or just downright unappetizing.

Depending on how you go about it, meal prepping can be a saving grace or the bane of your existence–especially if you're prepping foods that won't last the full week. Never fear. We're breaking down the tastiest, longest-lasting foods to cook in advance, so your money and prep time won't go to waste.

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