Jill Koegel is a certified diabetes educator, sports-certified registered dietitian and is the sports nutrition consultant for Creighton University Athletics. Jill writes regularly for livewellnebraska.com.

People hesitate, sometimes wondering what they will do with an ingredient like this. Is it really going to taste like rice? Will it sit in the freezer forever?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this year that an estimated 84 million Americans, or about 1 in 3 people in the U.S., have it. 

Meal prep is a great way to plan ahead to achieve a balanced diet, especially for people who are trying to lose weight.