Why Catfish is Perfect for a Meal Prepping Lifestyle
As we move into the New Year, many individuals are looking to implement healthier options into their diets. An easy way for most people to make a significant transition into a healthy lifestyle is through meal preparation. Because catfish has so many health benefits, it’s the perfect protein option for your meal prep routine!
What’s the Best Way to Meal Prep with Catfish?
To meal prep with catfish, prepare enough for your work week or your family’s school week, so around 5 days’ worth of prepared protein. The meals you choose for the week will determine your cooking method. Narrowing your meals down to 2 options for the work week and alternating days will cut down on the cooking preparation phase. Cooked catfish will last around 4 days in your refrigerator, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your meals! For the best reheating results, use an oven on 275° for 10-15 minutes.
Below are some of our favorite ways to meal prep with catfish, and we have our own catfish recipes here. Give them a try, and let us know what you think:
This option is the perfect make-in-advance meal for those who don’t want to spend hours cooking on meal prep days. Cut up your vegetables, dress them with a little oil and your favorite seasoning, season your catfish to your liking and place it all on a sheet pan. Using the sheet pan method not only helps those flavors marry, but it cuts down on the cook time of this meal.
Although this recipe requires a little more work when it comes to the preparation process, it is among the healthiest options. Start by seasoning your fish to your liking (avoiding excess amounts of salt as much as possible), then bake in the oven. Next, steam your rice, and add vegetables for extra flavor.
This is another one-and-done meal prep option that is perfect for families – just replace the cod with catfish! Cut up your potatoes and place them on a foil lined pan. Season your catfish and add it on top of your potatoes. Fold the foil over the top of your catfish and potatoes so that they’re no longer exposed, and place in the oven. When it comes out, you’ve got a flavorful meal that’s also healthy for you and your family.
Meal preparation may seem tedious at first, but the amount of time it saves in the long run throughout your week is worth it. Adding catfish to your meal prep routine is not only a vitamin-enriched choice, but also a delicious one!