How do you stay organized? How do you eat what you area supposed to eat, day in day out, with out cheating? I couldn’t do it! These are some of the comments I get on a regular basis. Frankly….I choose to. Its a habit and a non-negotiable in my life. Now not saying I don’t struggle, because I do. Some days, I just want to eat a jar of sunbutter and call it a day. And then I remember that my body is a gift, and I have to treat it as such. It is fragile, yet has carried me through so many things. And the more I respect my body, learn about it and practice balance, the better I feel.
One of the mainstays i my routine, to keep my body and mind on track, is food prep on the weekend. Over time, what I prep has evolved. With changing life priorities, and what I discover works for my body, I have been able to relax a bit with prepping food. I can allow for meals out with friends, or a special dinner at home during the week. But the main portion of what I eat, is prepped ahead of time. This particular picture is an example of the protein I prepped one weekend. I find that if I at least prep proteins, then it is easy to build or throw together meals the rest of the week.
- Pumpkin chicken curry
- Baked lemon herbs de provence chicken breast
- Funfetti mug cakes
- turkey muffins
Now remember, this is what works for me. The curry, well thats a full meal on its own. The chicken, I portion into baggies, leave out a few and then freeze the rest. The mug cakes, they are my favourite high protein breakfast to satisfy my tweet tooth! And the turkey muffins, easy peasy full meal on-the-go…
When I have ready made food in my fridge, its so much easier to just grab and go. Most of the “thinking” is taken out of making meals during the week. Of course, I plan around special meals or my needs at the time. And the protein sources are always changing, but the basic prep for 2 hours, results in a lot less stress and hassle throughout the week.
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