Hello and welcome to my first blog post! I’m so excited you’re here! I believe good nutrition is the number 1 best way to support and maintain a healthy body, so naturally that’s where I’m going to start. For me food prepping is the key. If you lack the time and energy to make 3-5 “clean” and healthy meals a day, 7 days a week, you’re not alone, and honestly, who wants to spend that much time in the kitchen anyway! Full time employees to busy stay at home Mom’s, we need this! So healthy life hack = food prep!!!
I’m a pretty simple gal and that goes for the way I cook too. In my book, food prepping does not have to take hours to accomplish or mean that you have to learn how to master complicated recipes. Simple ingredients, flavored well and combined up to make balanced meals is usually the way I roll. A fail proof way to get your food prepped, and exactly what I did this weekend, is to simply plan your family’s weekend meals around what you want to have prepped for the upcoming week! Effortless, right! Double the recipes accordingly and done, no more precious time spend in the kitchen, and the peace of mind knowing you have your week covered feels pretty darn good every time.
OK, so here we go, this is what I prepped for my upcoming work week.
The details: I am only working 3 days in the office this week and dinners will be prepared and served fresh by my amazing hubby.
Breakfast: oatmeal, fruit, and hard boiled eggs. So easy, so delicious, so filling.
AM snack: a smoothie made with a 1/2 banana, peanut butter, and protein powder.
This one is pre-prepped!! I have a container of natural peanut butter, protein powder, and a blender bottle at the office. Just need to pack the bananas. Side note, at work I just shake the protein and peanut butter together and eat the banana on the side. I’ve thought about bringing in a blender, but don’t really want to be “that girl.” Our lunch room is pretty much in the middle of our office. Maybe someday.
Lunch: roasted chicken, Seeds of Change quinoa/rice blend, and sauteed zucchini and green peppers.
PM snack: cottage cheese and 2 cuties.
This snack was a little impromptu, I had planned on veggies and hummus, however my sweet 7 year old fixed herself a HUGE bowl of cottage cheese this afternoon and decided 2 bites in she was done. So….I went with it and decided to turn her uneaten portion into my prepped snack. And seriously, if you have never tried the cutie/cottage cheese combo…your missing out and I can’t wait untill you try it!
There you have it! Simple, delicious, balanced, healthy, and the best part, its all ready to go.