I wanted to share with ya'll what my food prep looks like this week. I know how easy it is to let our food/nutrition take a back seat and let little things "slide" here and there...and then before we know it, we've gained 5 lbs (or more!) because of poor food choices and failing to plan. I'm not saying to cut out all cheat meals by any means. Just make sure you track them and do them in moderation. We are more likely to cheat if we don't have a plan. So, here's what I did this week. Super easy and took me about an hour.
Salmon and hummus
I just bought a large bag of frozen salmon and cooked it over the stove top (about 6 minutes on each side). Placed those filets in tupperware with one Tbsp of hummus. I actually don't like the taste of hummus at all, but when paired with fish, OMG! It's amazing! This will be my lunch all week.
Sweet Potatoes French Fries
Cut up Sweet Potatoes into long strips like french fries. Toss in a bowl and mix with chili powder, cumin, pepper, and a touch of olive oil. Stick in the oven on 400 and bake for about 45 minutes. This will be paired with my salmon for lunch.
Crock Pot Turkey Chili
Brown your ground turkey then throw into a crock pot. Add in a bag of frozen corn, 2 cans black beans, 2 cans kidney beans, diced tomatoes, 1 jar jalapenos, 1 can tomato sauce, cumin, red pepper, chili powder, and pepper to taste. Cook on high for 4 hours. This will be dinner for the week. Top with greek yogurt! Delicious!
Mix a large container of Vanilla greek yogurt in a bowl. Add in 2 scoops of vanilla whey protein powder (I use Isagenix, can be found here- www.kattiefleece.isagenix.com), then add in 2 Tbsp cinnamon and mix all together. Then divide into small tupperware containers (should make 5-6). Sprinkle each snack with oats and diced up peaches. Stick in the freezer.
*I also have bananas and apples on hand as another snack option!
I always drink the Isagenix Dutch Chocolate Meal Replacement shake for breakfast. This is delicious and fits my busy lifestyle since I get up at 4 am on most days! I always mix mine with 4 oz. of unsweetened almond milk and 4 oz. of water. Put in my shaker, and go.
I will also drink a shake for a snack as well if I'm hungry and need a little pick me up. These are great for after workouts too :)
I hope this isn't too overwhelming. I know it can be at first, but you just have to learn to multitask. So when you stick your salmon on the stove, start pouring stuff in your crock pot, etc. Also, if you do NOT own a crock pot...invest in one! Seriously, game changer! Also, pick up some reuseable tupperware to divide your meals into.
*Fail to plan, Plan to fail*