Meal Prep: Week of 5/29/17

I hope you’ll forgive me that I’m a little late on the meal prep post, but you know what they say: better late than never! Obviously the holiday weekend threw things off a little bit, but now it’s back to the “routine”–which isn’t much for me considering I’m still off until next week. I did most of my meal prep for the week yesterday, and I kept it super simple. I decided that I really liked the format of meal prep I did last week with the batch cooking, so I stuck to it this week. I’m not sure if it will work out as well when I start back at my internship rotations, but for now while my schedule is structure-less it’s a great option.

I also really liked the intermittent fasting. I never felt overly hungry and I feel like it helped control cravings, so I’m sticking to it another week. If you’re like “what are you talking about Michelle” then click here to see my post from meal prep last week to see what I’m referring to!

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Meal Prep: Week of 5/22/17

I haven’t really done a meal prep in a while because I have been off of school and internship rotations for a couple weeks, so there wasn’t really a need for it! I still have a significant amount of time off, but I wanted to get back to the swing of meal prepping just to keep me on track. With that being said, since I do still have a lot of flexibility in my schedule, I thought it would be a good time to try a new method of meal prepping. Instead of diligently planning each meal and using several specific recipes, I did more of a batch cooking type of prep for this week. I did come up with a few combinations and ideas for meals, but I don’t have a set “menu” like I normally do.

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Meal Prep IS BACK!

Okay, so I’ve been all about the easy throw together meals lately, and there ain’t nothin’ wrong with that! Some delicious roasted brussels sprouts and pre-cooked grilled chicken are a golden combination any day if you ask me. This week, it’s back to the grind in the kitchen on a Sunday! I finally had some time to plan and try out some recipes I’ve been wanting to try. If you saw my instagram story, I mentioned that this week I tried out some healthier takes on classic favorites. Everything turned out really delicious and I’m so excited to share.

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A Sweet Potato Worth Blogging About

Hey hi hello! If you thought I was gone for good, you thought wrong.

I took a very long hiatus from blogging due to unreasonable amounts of stress and school work, but I’m not here to talk about that. I wanted to drop in because I NEED to tell the world about the most incredible creation I made.

I will call it the Loaded Sweet Potato. (So creative, right guys?)

Sweet tooths, foodies, sweet potato lovers, and even health nuts are guaranteed to love this recipe. I can barely even call it a recipe though, because really it’s quite simple. Just a few easy ingredients and steps are needed to make this masterpiece, but I was blown away at how scrumptious the combination was. Not to mention it is packed with nutrition (fiber! protein! vitamins! healthy fat!) and can serve as a breakfast, lunch, or even dessert option. So without further ado, here it is. Continue reading “A Sweet Potato Worth Blogging About”

Another Sunday, Another Meal Prep

 

You may or may not have noticed that I did not do a meal prep post last week. Don’t worry, I still did some prep but it wasn’t really worth posting about. First of all, I had friends from out of town come and stay with me for the weekend, so I spent a lot of money and didn’t have a lot of time or energy for extensive meal prep. Second of all, I started classes on Monday and have been trying to stay on top of everything, so I also didn’t have a lot of time and energy for writing a post about meal prep.

I kept it really simple and cheap last week but I want to give a quick overview so you can see what a less extensively planned meal prep looks like. I had a whole loaf of bread (Dave’s Killer Bread, my fave) in the freezer that I thawed, and I made sandwiches for lunch every day (egg salad or tuna). I paired that with raw veggies and fruit for a balanced meal. For dinners, I bought a poppyseed salad kit that lasted me for two days and added some leftover chicken thighs to that. Then for the other two dinners, I made some incredibly easy and delicious pork fried cauliflower rice. (Seriously the best thing, if you want the recipe just let me know).

Now that I’ve had plenty of time to recoup from last weekend, I made a kick booty menu for the week that I’m so excited to share. Here’s what we got:

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Meal Preppin’

This week, I held off on the meal prep until Monday again due to the holiday. I didn’t end up starting my internship rotation last week like I was supposed to because of some paperwork difficulties, but I finally started today so it’s back to the tupperware life and being too tired to cook fancy things when I get home!

Here’s what’s on the menu this week:

The Plan

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast -Carrot cake overnight oats

-Hard boiled egg

-Apple

-Toast

-Hard boiled egg

-Yogurt w/ blueberries

-Carrot cake overnight oats

-Hard boiled egg

-Apple

-Toast

-Hard boiled egg

-Yogurt w/ blueberries

Smoothie –OR- -Toast

-Hard boiled egg

-Yogurt w/ blueberries

Lunch -Egg salad sandwich

-Veggies

-Clementine

-Slow cooker balsamic chicken & veggies

-Quinoa

-Apple

-Chicken parm zucchini skillet

-Whole wheat pasta

-Clementine

-Slow cooker balsamic chicken & veggies

-Quinoa

-Apple

-Tuna sandwich

-Veggies

-Apple

Dinner -Slow cooker balsamic chicken & veggies -Chicken parm zucchini skillet -Pork fried cauli rice -Pork fried cauli rice TBD

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Meal Prep Sunday

 

Haaaaaappy Monday everyone!

Okay, I know it’s not actually Sunday and I’ve titled this post Meal Prep Sunday, but bear with me. Now that I’m back in Kansas City and about to take on the start of a new semester and dietetic internship rotation (its clinical time… yikes), that means it’s also time to get back into MEAL PREP!! I normally do all/most of it on Sunday, but this week is a little different since my schedule isn’t set. I did some breakfast prep on Sunday and the rest will be done throughout the week, but I wanted to get in the habit of sharing.

A lot of people dabble with meal prepping, but it has become CRUCIAL for me. It is the easiest way for me to stay on track with a healthy lifestyle when the workload becomes intense, but it also keeps me on track with my budget (which is very tight because hi… grad school…). If I’m being honest, I’ve grown to love meal prep Sundays because what is better than spending time in the kitchen creating delicious, nutritious food that I can eat for the whole week?!

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