Monday, April 14, 2014

Photo Shoot Meal Prep

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Ours was really low key which was absolutely fine with me since we'll be busy bee's the next couple weekends. I have my shoot coming up this Saturday and then of course Easter which I couldn't be more excited for. I've been dreaming of red wine and Reese's eggs for what seems like months ( well, almost 40 days to be exact). Then we are off to a long weekend in Mexico the next weekend- woohoo! With all this coming up I know the swimsuits will be out in full force so sticking to the plan this week will be especially important. 

Since my shoot is Saturday I'll be keeping my meals super simple this week to stay nice and lean and avoid any bloating. This means no protein powder, bars, dairy or artificial sweeteners. My meals will have lots of plain protein (chicken, egg whites, turkey) mostly sweet potato and brown rice for carbs, and tons of asparagus and my new favorite rutabaga. I also have lots of avocado and almonds on hand for healthy fats. 

But back to that rutabaga- have you guys tried it before? To be honest when I was shopping for it over the weekend I had no idea what I was looking for! I did a little googling to figure out how to prepare it and it was really easy and it's so good. All I did was peel and chop them into french fry shapes and then sprayed with olive oil spray, salt and pepper and then baked them. Next time I'll bake at 425 for about 30 minutes because I couldn't really get them crispy at 350-- but either way with a little ketchup they're a great and flavorful substitute for french fries. Super excited to incorporate them into my otherwise boring meals this week! 


  1. Hey girl I have a off question for ya. Wondering if you could recommend me to anyone you might now that is a vegan into bodybuilding/weight lifting. For spiritual purposes my church is going to be doing The Daniel Fast which is nooooo dairy, meat of any kind, no eggs, no fish, no caffeine, not even natural tea, no Protein powder. Needing ideas on what to actually eat lol. Thanks for any help. Btw rutabaga sounds delicious! Not sure what it is either. Ever tried making jicama fries?

  2. Looks awesome!! Never heard of Rutabaga but will def try this week. thanks for sharing! :)

  3. @Luvena, have you heard of Vega It's a supplement company founded by a vegan professional triathlete. They have whole meal shakes, protein powders, bars and lots of other supplements made with a variety of plant proteins to ensure the vegan athlete is getting a complete protein profile.

    1. Hi ElleBakes, Thank you for the info. Yes, I have heard of Vega but I think during this fast it wont work because there is artificial sweeteners and certain additives that are not allowed.

  4. Do you have a recipe for the shredded buffalo chicken? It looks delicious!! And I can't wait to try the rutabaga fries!


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