Welcome to the first Meal Prep—supposed to be Sunday!
I am excited for this series because this is how I stay on track keeping my waistline under control, get my daily dose of nutrition, and save time during the crazy work week! Mostly I prep vegetables, grains, and proteins on Sundays. (I always do my lettuce fresh) There is something so satisfying about meal prep for the week. Knowing that after my workout I have all my goodies ready to just scoop together is so relieving. Upsides are endless really and the only downside is that it gets old fast. That is why it’s all about options!
Making HEALTHY food accessible.
Since we have begun meal planning we have dropped a significant amount of weight and feel amazing! The biggest help has been having snacks ready for that quick pick-me-up! For some reason crap is more accessible for “fast food” than healthy options and that is a huge reason people blame that they are overweight. Always blaming being on the run or a hectic schedule and don’t have time to prepare healthy meals for them and their family. Meal planning completely fixes that! Taking two hours once a week will change your life!
Team work makes the dream work!
It gives me immense pleasure to look ahead on a crazy week and know that I won’t have to go to the grocery store exhausted after work, or ever have the endless, “what do YOU want to eat” conversation with Juan. Getting him on board wasn’t unicorns and rainbows. He was raised with a traditional Mexican menu everyday and Lord knows I love my people’s food…but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good for us. Eventually he saw that I was getting results and hopped on board soon after. He only had one condition, don’t make it bland. I’m so happy he decided to submit to healthy eating habits!
My go to prep.
I always make sure to have at least 3 different marinades of meat and 5 sides and make a soup usually on friday. Today’s chicken fajita recipe is packed full of the flavors of chili, lime, garlic, and cilantro. The chicken should marinate in this zesty mix for 20 minutes or up to 8 hours. The general rule is the longer you marinate the chicken, the better. When you’re ready to cook the chicken, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the chicken. Don’t forget to cook some rice and sliced bell peppers to go along with the chicken. I’ve also recently become obsessed with oven roasted sweet potato with cayenne pepper, olive oil, paprika, and garlic. I slice them up fry style and pop them in the over for 20 minutes on 400.
- Lime, Honey, and Jalapeño
- Spicy Pesto
- Hawaiian Pineapple
Sides I’m OBSESSED with:
- Sweet Potato
- Black Beans
- Brown Rice
- Green Beans
- Cauliflower Rice
Must have snacks:
- Protein Balls
- Celery and PB
- Trail Mix (Homemade)
- Yogurt Cups
- Hard Boiled Eggs
GIVE ME YOUR FEEDBACK—-
I would love to know what you guys want more of. If you guys want more recipes, just my grocery list and budget. Do you want to see what I prep for Luna? Do you want my workout schedule? Please give me feedback I will be doing my weekly meal prep, recipes, and budget. Happy Prepping!
I don’t eat salt, bread, milk, sweets, canned food, processed food, and all I drink is water. I don’t take any supplements or pre workout because I breastfeed.