My clean eating meals this week are a little more normal than the past few weeks. I’m officially back to work after 8 weeks of maternity leave. I definitely have more of a routine and schedule going on, including my meals.
Meal prep helps me to eat healthy meals all week without having to take a bunch of time to cook. Trust me, we have way less time to cook meals with an infant! Luckily I was used to cooking a bunch of food ahead of time so it has helped a ton.
I need to be better about eating vegetables, so I am making it a priority to incorporate veggies into my lunches like I did before, but to also have extra on hand for dinners! What is your favorite cooked vegetable to keep on hand for quick meals?
Well here are my clean eating meals for the week. Check out Grocery Shopping & Meal Prep Ideas Week 75 to see how I prepared these foods ahead of time.
6:30am – Breakfast:
I slept in this particular morning rather than working out. The very first thing I did was drink about 1/2 liter of water, then showered and drank the other half with breakfast.
Breakfast was banana overnight oats topped with cinnamon and almond butter. I made the overnight oats during meal prep so that I had breakfast ready to eat each morning. It saves me SO much time.
10:15am – Snack:
Mid-morning I had a snack, which was 1/4 cup Healthy Fall Trail Mix. This trail mix is healthy, but also easy to pack and eat with whatever schedule you have going for that day.
12:30pm – Lunch:
For lunch I had a chicken, rice & veggie bowl that I’d prepared during meal prep over the weekend. It turned out really good!
It consisted of shredded rotisserie chicken, steamable frozen spring veggies and a package of microwave brown rice & quinoa. Super simple and healthy. I topped it off with some diced avocado. It’s always good to mix protein and carbs with some healthy fats!
2:45pm – Snack:
My afternoon snack was a strawberry Oikos Triple Zero Greek yogurt cup with 1/4 cup Purely Elizabeth paleo granola mixed it. Purely Elizabeth is my favorite granola and this was my first time trying the Coconut Cashew Grain-Free Granola. It is awesome!
6:30pm – Dinner:
Donny & I threw together a quick dinner because we were both exhausted. I’d cooked some veggies and turkey burgers during meal prep which saved us SO much time.
I heated one cooked turkey burger, marinara and mozzarella cheese in the microwave, then placed that on top of a toasted piece of whole wheat bread. Then I added a little parmesan cheese to the burger and had a side of roasted carrots and broccoli. Simple, yet healthy and delicious!
7:45pm – Bedtime Snack:
I don’t think I ate enough during the day. I’d packed some hardboiled eggs to snack on and never got around to eating them. A little while after dinner I started getting hungry again. I didn’t want to wake up to feed Abby and be starving, so I had a small banana and a chocolate protein shake.
At night I like to have casein protein, which is slow-digesting compared to whey protein, which is fast-digesting. It tastes the same but keeps me full a little longer.
Well that was everything I ate in terms of Mel’s Clean Eating Meals. I’m doing slightly better with getting veggies incorporated into my diet! It helps to cook a bunch of veggies over the weekend during meal prep.
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