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Why You Should Still Meal Prep If You Work from Home


Meal prep tends to go hand-in-hand with office jobs that don't exactly provide easy access to nutritious meals. But with the rise of work-from-home jobs, many clients have been asking me, "If I work from home, should I still meal prep?"

After all, when your office is in your home, it's easy to feel like healthy desk snack tips and #MealPrep Instagrams don't apply to you.

Vegan Picadillo

Picadillo is a Cuban dish with lentils, potatoes, tomatoes, olives, and raisins. The cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, and cloves tie the flavors together.

Get the recipe: Vegan Picadillo

Photo: Cilantro and Citronella

Sweet Cuban Coconut Balls with Melted Chocolate

Let's talk about these coconut balls, shall we? Typically served as street food in Cuba, they're made with sweetened condensed milk, shredded coconut, vanilla, and honey before being frozen. Then they're dipped in chocolate—mmmm.

Get the recipe: Sweet Cuban Coconut Balls with Melted Chocolate

Photo: Half Baked Harvest

Cuban Slaw

This slaw is quick to throw together—and even better, it's mayo-free. Toss red cabbage, carrot, cilantro, and jalapeño together, then coat with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and oregano.

Get the recipe: Cuban Slaw

Photo: Wholefully

Cuban Coffee

If you try one new thing in Cuba (or at home), make it this Cuban coffee. Super-sweet Cuban coffee is made on the stove top in a moka pot. The end result is thick, strong coffee—one sip and you'll be hooked.

Get the recipe: Cuban Coffee

Photo: Salt and Wind