I've noticed lately a lot of my online clients are really struggling with preparation and food prep. I can totally relate-- it seems daunting, but it doesn't have to be. I've realized that there are two kinds of food prep; there's this kind:
And then there's a far less intense kind. I'm going to do my best to post about my food prep once a week so that I can hopefully help those of you that think ^ that is the only way to prepare yourself for the week.
This week, my food prep took me a total of 52 minutes. What I made will create a total of (at least) 15 meals that are ready to go whenever we're hungry. No, they're not pre-measured or in single serving containers, but they're there and definitely prevent me from eating out a ton, or at all, during the week.
Pictured above is 2 Hillshire Farms turkey sausages (not something we eat every week but I like to throw it in every now and then because it's really yummy), on the left are turkey burgers with onion, and in the tin foil are brussel sprouts and the onions/peppers to mix with the sausage. The prep that went into this was chopping the veggies and forming the patties from the ground turkey-- I had everything on the grill within about 15 minutes.
After I got that on the grill I started my Southwestern Turkey Meatballs which is a one skillet recipe that only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. You basically cook the meatballs and then add in all the other goodies, cover for 5 minutes and you're set. I made brown rice/quinoa to go with this (the 90 second kind) and I eat that with my turkey burgers too.
In addition to what's above, we also bought a rotisserie chicken and then I'll probably make tomorrow night's dinner tomorrow but otherwise this will pretty much get us through the week. B does tend to eat out quite a bit during the week between lunch meetings and just being out on the road so while I'll actually end up eating most of this, he definitely helps himself as well :)
I hope you guys will find these blog posts helpful, and please feel free to share your food prep techniques too!