Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday & Food Prep

As I was putting together today's What I Ate Wednesday, I realized a majority of my meals were so quick and easy to make, so while it may look like I spent hours preparing my meals- I didn't! A little meal prep one day a week (I'm not talking about making 10 full out meals, just a few 'sides') can make all the difference when it comes to sticking to your plan. 


Top to bottom, left to right: 

I started the day off with my usual scramble- rosemary red potatoes, eggs, and Applegate chicken sausage.  I prep the potatoes on Sunday which makes throwing this meal together a breeze- 5 minutes and you're done. 

My morning snack was greek yogurt, berries, and organic pumpkin flax cereal. No prep here, just a few minutes to put it all together. 

The waffle is probably what took me the longest- probably 10 minutes total. I blend 1/2 cup oats, 2 egg whites, 1 scoop protein powder, cinnamon, stevia, and vanilla. Then cook and top with fruit and sugar free syrup. 

Lunch was chicken pulled from a rotisserie chicken, 90 second brown rice and quinoa , and brussel sprouts that I also prepped on Sunday. 

An apple and peanut butter… I won't explain that one :)

And lastly chili over some spinach. I cooked a big batch of the chili yesterday which will likely last us through the week for lunches and snacks. 

It doesn't have to be hard, it just takes a little bit of preparation and you're good to go! 


7 comments:

  1. Food preparation is so vital to keeping yourself in check through the week. I know that without my Sunday food prep, my weekday meals would be a mess and lacking the proper carb/fat/protein portions. Brussels and sweet potatoes are always a MUST in my house!

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  2. Meal Prep makes me so happy! I try my best to make it happen every week but sometimes I don't have time on Sunday and those weeks my macros aren't in check. It really is super important when you are busy. Thanks for the ideas!

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  3. looks delicious! I struggle with making things like chili n such because of tracking macros. Do u portion it all out for an accurate estimate or what would you suggest?

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    1. Ya, I'll plug the whole recipe in and then figure out what the macros are per cup. That plus the spinach and maybe some avocado is usually a good portion.

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  4. Chili over spinach, I like it! I've never thought of that! I'm all about quick prepare meals. These all look so yummy! I'll have to try that waffle recipe!

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  5. Do yo eat ur apple and nut butter with some protein or alone? I always thought I had to eat each meal with a protein? Thanks for eveything B :)

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  6. Thank you for your posts! You are really encouraging. It helps to see how you break down your meals. You make it seem less overwhelming. I tried your salsa chicken, roasted brussel sprouts and your breakfast bowl and the rix mix you use. All were yummy! Thanks for posting so much great info and for being so positive. I really enjoy your blog.

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