How do we make meal prep less depressing?

Whether we’re going back to the office or the classroom or just moving around the world again, for the first time in a long while, we’ve got meal prep on our minds. And it’s making us sweat. We’re supposed to think about what we’re going to eat...in advance?! To take some of the heat off, senior food editor Christina Chaey and frequent Bon Appétit contributor Hetty McKinnon are here to convince us that cooking ahead doesn’t have to be a chore or a bore...as long as you have the right recipes. . Later on, senior commerce editor MacKenzie Chung Fegan stops by to share a few of her favorite items for eating on the go. Listen in for our takes on meal prep vs. meal planning, being a two-freezer household, and how to turn your salad into...a soup??? Stuff we talk about in this episode: Christina Chaey’s Freezer Edits: https://www.bonappetit.com/story/the-freezer-edit Christina Chaey on meal-prepping for one: https://www.bonappetit.com/story/how-to-meal-prep-for-one Hetty’s Peanut Butter Noodles With Cucumbers recipe: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/peanut-butter-noodles-with-cucumbers Hetty’s Cashew Cream recipe: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/cashew-cream Hetty’s Broccoli and Cashew Soup recipe: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/broccoli-and-cashew-cream-soup Hetty’s Creamy Cashew Udon With Crispy Mushrooms recipe: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/creamy-cashew-udon-with-crispy-mushrooms Hetty’s Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas With Herby Cashew Cream recipe: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/roasted-carrots-and-chickpeas-with-herby-cashew-cream Shilpa Uskokovic’s Burnt Orange and Coriander Pork recipe: https://bonappetit.com/recipe/burnt-orange-and-coriander-roast-pork Lekue Jar To Go: https://amzn.to/3kQyJzI INKA Silverware: https://fave.co/3zCVmxC INKA Lunch Kit: https://fave.co/3t4D9Xl Klean Kanteen Food Storage Containers (Collection): https://fave.co/3DBZX5u The Bon Appétit Guide to Actually Enjoying Your Lunch at Work: https://www.bonappetit.com/gallery/guide-to-lunch-at-work More from BA on the Klean Kanteen Lunch Containers: https://www.bonappetit.com/story/klean-kanteen-containers *(When you buy something through our links, we earn an affiliate commission.) Listen and subscribe at http://listen.bonappetit.com/foodpeople-trailer or wherever you get your podcasts: http://listen.bonappetit.com/foodpeople Apple Podcasts: http://listen.bonappetit.com/ba-apple Spotify: https://link.chtbl.com/ba-spotify Stitcher: http://listen.bonappetit.com/ba-stitcher https://www.basuperfans.com/c/a/6JuEOe5I41UHpuymjeMSTI Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Welcome to Food People, a show from Bon Appétit made by, for, and about people who love food. Each week, BA’s editorial director Amanda Shapiro asks a serious or not-so-serious food question: What’s the best way to grill chicken? Can meal prep be less terrible? Are air fryers worth the hype? In search of answers or at least a spirited debate, she’ll bring in staffers, chefs, writers, and experts from across the culinary universe. Expect strong opinions, tons of recipe inspiration, and more food puns than we'd like to admit.