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 Prep. "Cook once, eat healthy all week!" the caption promises.

Soon, you actually start to believe your fridge could be just as organized as the pictures on your screen. Behold, the brightly colored rows of meticulously labeled containers providing a week's worth of clean eating options!

Energized and 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 prep can be a saving grace or the bane of your existence--especially if you're prepping foods you don't actually want to eat or 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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