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Prep & Go Food Diaries: How One Couple Living on a School Bus Spends Their Week

Two people. Five pets. One refurbished school bus. Rachel & Adam of @soulfulbuslife take Prep & Go on the open road.

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In OXO Food Diaries, we gave friends of the brand our new Prep & Go reusable food containers (and accessories) to see how they stood up to everyday life. Here’s how Rachel & Adam used Prep & Go for a week of working, coaching and meal prepping.

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Day 1: 

We have been having a very fun but busy summer. So meal prep has become an important part of our weekly routine. Today, I am doing some lunch prep to help us get through those busy afternoons. I am cooking up a batch of quinoa & brown rice & roasting some veggies & tempeh. Once everything is done I can sort it out into our Prep & Go Containers so it’s easy to throw into Adam’s lunch bag in the morning, and mine will be ready & waiting in the fridge. This meal prep is going to make our upcoming lunches so much easier!

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FoodDiary RachelAdam UpPortrait X

Day 2: 

You would think working from home means I have a lot of free time, but that isn’t the case most days. I have work to do plus five animals that are always needing something. Today I’m enjoying my prepped lunch meal while answering more work emails. I love that I can just grab my Prep & Go Containers straight from the fridge and have my meal ready to go. Everything stays fresh and separated so that when hunger strikes, I don’t even have to think about what I’m going to eat.

Day 3: 

Adam’s schedule can be the most unpredictable due to his job. He also coaches workout classes once a week for most of the day. So his schedule is what helped prompt us to start prepping our meals. In the morning I can throw our Prep & Go Containers into a lunch bag so he can not only have a nutritious lunch but a variety of snacks when he’s ready. No more worrying about if he’s getting enough food throughout the day.

Day 4: 

I’m always down for some healthy snacks but I’m much better at eating them if they're already prepped. I go right out to the garden and pick blueberries, putting them into my container with colander. The berries can be rinsed directly in the container and then stored. Yum!

For more food diaries, check out how one food truck owner preps for the week and a mom of three manages meal prep, work and time with her family.


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