I've been pretty excited of late to start putting together some blog posts for SPARKLE on darling dedicated to all things 'meal prep', after a lot of positive feedback from my community on Instagram (@chloeawilson) to do so.
So I thought I would give you the run down first on what you can expect over the next few blog posts. I had so much fun putting together my Christmas series, and once again I received a lot of positive feedback, that I think running 'series' blog posts might just be a regular thing here on my blog, and I don't believe that I need a special occasion to do so.
Welcome to the very first post of 'Meal Prep by Clo' series.
Meal prep (or meal prepping) is something I am very passionate about. I am a virgo, I have a highly organised personality and I love to cook, so meal prep to me is everything.
I have been cooking for myself and 'meal prepping' for a long time, I think I worked it out to be nearly 9 years (since I moved to Brisbane by myself at age 19). My lifestyle though has changed a lot throughout these 9 years and along with it my pantry, my cooking style and what I like to eat. I'm pretty proud of where I'm at now when it comes to being organised and how well I can cook, so I think I'm definitely ready to share it out loud (or at least, in writing - for now).
Shall we get into what's to come for all of this meal prepping I keep talking about? Read on and I hope you become as motivated as I am to be in the kitchen..
On the blog
Meal Prep #101..
There will be a dedicated blog post to introduce you to meal prep, why I love it along with the benefits, and what you will need to have before you begin (or what you can add to your collection). This may sound silly to some, but honestly for how long I've been doing it, I really do feel like I have a world of knowledge to share with you, and I cannot wait to condense it all down simply for you to implement into your life too.
My Pantry and Fridge Staples + Where I Shop..
There will be a list-filled blog post all about the ingredients/food I like to have on hand (get your shopping list ready! I would love to create a downloadable/printable PDF for you - see how I go..) and of course where I get it all from for those that are interested. I plan to do some behind the scenes in this one as well, eg. photo's of the actual products I buy and photo's inside my pantry/fridge. Disclaimer: I am not in any way sponsored by anyone or an ambassador for anyone at this point in my blogging 'career', so when I say 'THIS IS MY FAVOURITE MILK', I promise you, I really do drink it every, single, day (P.S. I probably should mention now that I have 2 favourite milks - I'm cheeky like that).
How to Meal Prep + Basic Recipes..
There will be a blog post all about the how to's, the tips and tricks and my personal step by step process to make it happen. I will also include a few basic recipes that I make on a regular basis, this will include simple step by step method's such as how I cook rice, roast veggies etc. I'm going to make these recipes as friendly as possible for those with dietary requirements and for those who (like me for most of this year) don't have a food processor or the like to bring it together. My recipes on SPARKLE on darling will always be achievable and easy to make for anyone wanting a healthier (super yummy) alternative.
I will be running some little competitions over on the SPARKLE on darling community Instagram @sparkleondarling. So make sure to head on over and follow there so you don't miss out on some sparkly gifts for you and your meal prep journey.
For any new blog posts I publish I also post on Instagram once it has gone live, so I would love your support there too. Every follow here or on the community Instagram @sparkleondarling makes me, a real person behind the screen, do a little happy dance because it means that SPARKLE on darling is growing a community and I want you to be a part of that with me too.
Last but not least, a big heartfelt THANK YOU to all my readers and followers out there who have given me their support and feedback regarding me doing meal prep blog posts. I have taken everything on board, literally written all of your suggestions down, in order to create this series. This is all for you.
Are you ready to get your Meal Prep on? Don't worry, I'm right here meal prepping away alongside you. If you have any questions throughout this series, please don't hesitate to ask them in the comments below, I'm here to help. Make sure to subscribe to SPARKLE on darling back on the home page to ensure you don't miss the next post from the 'Meal Prep by Clo' series.
All my love,