Meal prep takes a lot of time and effort.
There you are 9pm on a Sunday night, laboriously chopping and slicing vegetables to make sure that you’ve got a salad so delicious that come Monday lunchtime, you won’t be tempted to drop a load of cash on lunch.
And then you open your tupperwear at 1pm the next day and you’re confronted by much.
It all looks a bit disgusting and off you head to Pret to fork out another tenner on something that has way more sugar than your original healthy effort.
But there is a very simple hack to stop your salad from going soggy.
Adding black rice to your lunch.
Australian foodies Sammy & Bella say black rice soaks up all the extra juices that appear in your salad after a few hours, working as a magical sponge.
And black rice is super nutritious.
It’s high in protein, fibre, thiamin and niacin and it actually tastes pretty good too.
Now I know what you’re thinking – what the hell is black rice and is it going to set me back a fortune?
Well, it’s nutty in flavour and is readily available at most supermarkets. You don’t have to drop a bomb at Whole Foods, you can get black Thai rice from Sainsbury’s for £2.65, or bold black rice from Holland and Barrett for £3.99.
So, no more soggy lettuce.