Post # 1
Since August is my birthday month I decided to challenge myself to combat the quarter-life-crisis I get every year around my birthday I am sticking to a strict diet, so will be doing a lot of prepping.
Here’s what I have prepared for the next couple days (I only prep for a few days at a time, not an entire week. I don’t like eating “old” food lol)
Breakfast: 1 cup “Overnight Oats” – Oat meal, almond milk, coconut shavings, frozen mango. Mix together in a small tupperwear and put in the fidge overnight. Tastes like Hawaii!
Lunch: Shrimp with a little bit of coconut oil and coconut shavings (my hubby loves coconut shrimp, so this is my healthy version of that), steamed brussel sprouts, and brown rice.
Dinner: Tilapia with Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning (no salt) and lime squeezed on top OR Salmon with lemon and garlic. Steamed aspargus on the side and some mashed sweet potato.
Snack: Mini bell peppers or baby carrots with hummus or fruit of any kind; preferrably unique fruit to keep things interesting. Lychees are at my grocery store right now so I picked up some of those for fun
I will be prepping again in the next few days and would love some more ideas! Thanks everyone.
Post # 2
One thing that I love to prep ahead of time (I do them for all week) is egg muffins. I make a breakfast sausage (basically just ground pork and dried sage, but you could use any ground meat or preprepared sausage), crumble it up and cook it with some kale and grape tomatoes (again, veggies are whatever you like). Then I whip up some eggs and portion it all into muffin tins and bake for about 30 mins at 350F. I’m not a big egg fan, but I gave these a try and they’re pretty good! They’re perfect for just a grab and go breakfast with lots of protein.
Post # 3
I do mason jar salads. They really do last for several days if you prep them properly. I also just started to put all of my smoothie ingredients in jars and stick them in the freezer. I work from home and don’t have a dishwasher so I cannot stand creating a commotion in the kitchen for breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day. Also, if I don’t prep my salads in advance, I will inhale a bag of turkey jerky or peanuts or something that I can easily open and shove into my face:)
Post # 4
-Shredded chicken tacos in the crockpot (jar of salsa, chicken breast, beans and taco seasoning)
-Ground turkey with zuchinni noodles (top w/ raos pasta sauce, yum!)
-If you like coconut, have you made coconut curry shrimp? coconut milk, curry powder, a bit of red pepper flakes and cliantro. Served with rice or zuchinni noodles.
-Grilled everything! Steak with grilled asparagus is really great.
-In the summer, deli meat saves me, for when its just too hot to cook. Served w/ chopped up raw veggies.
Post # 5
I love making lettuce “sandwhiches”. I go to costco and get the full romaine spears, wash them real good and put deli meats, veggies & hummis (mayo substitute). Spaghetti squash is excellent and very simple. For lunches Ill do a stir fry with quinoa, chicken breast with brown rice and steemed veggies. I like to make a veggie lasanga so instead of noodles I use zuchini. My favorite breakfast is a low carb wrap with natural peaunut butter (Jiffs) low fat granola, strawberries, & half a banana. I almost forgot my favorite! Salmon steemed, brown rice, with some mango pinapple salsa!
Post # 6
I just sent myself an email with some meal prep ideas for the next couple of weeks:
1. Zoodles with sauce with turkey meatballs
2. Ground turkey with asian sauce, bok choy and soba noodles
<div>3. veggie stir fry with brown rice and poached chicken </div>
<div>4.Tuna with balsamic dressing, asparagus </div>
<div>5. https://www.pinterest.com/<wbr />pin/60165344998953161/</div>
<div>6. https://www.pinterest.com/<wbr />pin/304626362277166736/</div>
<div>9. chicken wild rice and asaparagus</div>
<div>10. Tofu salad </div>
Post # 7
Awesome, thanks for all the suggestions, ladies!
Post # 8
I love making asparagus soup as a vegetable side to whatever protein I’m having. It just tastes so much better reheated than cooked vegetables in my opinion. I just sautee chopped onion, add a bag of frozen asparagus and chicken broth, let boil, then puree with an immersion blender. At the end, I add squeezed lemon juice. It is my favorite way to get my veggies in!
Turkey chili is another meal prep staple. Sautee ground turkey, add chopped bell peppers, onions and sautee a bit more. Add black beans, tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, chicken broth, cumin, chili powder, paprika, cayenne (very little), crushed red pepper. Let boil and thicken up. YUM.
Post # 9
rosegoldcoloredglasses : I will definitely have to try aspargus soup! Great suggestions, thanks 😀
Post # 10
SunflowerGarden : My go to for lunch during the week is vegetables (Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) with shredded chicken and quinoa.
For snacks I love Hummus & Greek yogurt!