This week’s meal prep ideas are not very exciting, but it has worked for me so far! I bought quite a few healthy things at the grocery store, but I didn’t do much prep work.
I enjoy having healthy foods handy so I can throw together a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner. Breakfast was a priority this week, so that I could quickly grab it, eat it and get ready for the day. I am not back at work, but I will be very soon. Right now I am preparing (physically & mentally) for getting up and out the door in the morning and to work by 8:00am.
Turns out, that’s a lot more difficult with a 7-week-old that has her own schedule! I’ll figure it out.
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- bananas, red grapes, mini sweet potatoes, mini bell peppers, baby carrots and frozen steamable spring veggie mix
- boneless skinless chicken breast, lean turkey burgers, eggs, 1% milk, a whole roast chicken and a variety of Oikos Greek Yogurt cups
- whole wheat bread, whole wheat English muffins, brown rice cakes, pistachios and two Ms. Dash Salt-Free seasoning blends
Meal Prep Ideas:
The first thing I did for meal prep was to debone the roasted chicken. Whole roasted chickens are so handy and so delicious! I find it much easier to debone if it is still warm, so I try to do it fairly soon after bringing it home. I keep the meat in a plastic container in the refrigerator so I can grab some for a quick meal.
The only other thing I did in terms of prep work was to make breakfast for the week.
I need something quick, yet healthy so I made a batch of Pumpkin Protein Overnight Oats. These oats have hit the spot this week! I love overnight oats and I love pumpkin, so these are the perfect start to my day. Plus, they are full of protein so they are great for a post-workout meal.
My plan was to make some quick lunches using the roast chicken and the steamed veggies. I never got around to doing that, but luckily Donny cooked chicken thighs for a dinner last weekend and had leftovers! I’ve been using that to make healthy lunches.
Well that was everything I did in terms of meal prep ideas this week. Kinda boring, I know! I will be gearing up with a lot more prep soon because I am going back to work. I’ll need breakfast, lunch and a snack or two ready to go to get me through the day! I love having healthy food handy so that I don’t stop by a fast food joint or reach for unhealthy items.
If you have questions about these (very few) meal prep ideas then let me know! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.