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Mastering Meal Prep with Elyse Kopecky

This video series aims to help you cook smarter and healthier.

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For hungry runners (that’s us!), learning to save time and money in the kitchen is essential to eating healthier. Meal prepping means cooking dishes or prepping ingredients and snacks in advance, and a well-stocked fridge will help you reach for nourishing whole foods, instead of packaged convenience food, any time hunger strikes. When you arrive home from a workout or a long day and you have the components prepped for dinner, you’ll be a lot less likely to call in takeout. In addition to eating more delicious and nutritious meals, meal prepping will save you time and money.

“Cook once, eat twice” is the motto in our busy household. On Sundays, I set aside two uninterrupted hours (no phone, no kids!) to cook dishes that can be used in multiple meals. I also cook a big batch of protein on Sundays, which we eat for dinner that night and have enough leftover to kick off our week. 

Mastering Meal Prep with Elyse Kopecky is a video course created exclusively for Women’s Running and Outside+ and aims to help you tackle all of those meal prep tasks and more—making what may seem like a daunting kitchen task come together wise easy. Every week, you’ll learn something new about the core skills that go into being a meal prepping pro, including knife skills, storage tips, protein prep, and more.

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Mastering Meal Prep with Elyse Kopecky is only available to Outside+ members. Sign up for Outside+ to get this course as well as more than $500 worth of other benefits.


Week 1: Top 5 Things to Meal Prep Each Week

Week 2: Prep These Proteins for Easy Meals All Week

Week 3: Eat Enough Veggies by Prepping Them Every Week

Week 4: Pro-Level Knife Skills

Week 5: Helpful Meal Prep Storage Tips

Week 6: Three Delicious Sauces to Make

Week 7: How to Prep Smoothies Ahead of Time

Week 8: Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

Week 9: Mastering Leftovers