This time of year is the easiest time for me to slack off and throw healthy eating to the wind. I’m a lot busier because it’s wedding season, so I don’t always have time to stop what I’m doing and cook a healthy lunch. The funny thing is, I thought when I left my full time job to run the business almost two years ago (can we talk about how it’s almost been two years already?? Crazy!!) I would have a lot more time and be able to cook healthy lunches and dinners every day. After more days than I’d like to admit where lunch was a half a bag of Tostitos and a bowl of salsa because I was too busy to spend time putting anything more nutritious together, I decided to try prepping my meals in advance. I wasn’t sure how it would go, since I really don’t like to eat the same thing more than one or two days in a row (unless it’s french fries or potato chips…), but overall I really enjoy having something healthy in the fridge that I can just throw in the microwave to heat up when I get hungry.
Last week I made tilapia, tricolor quinoa, and zucchini sautéed with onion. It was SO good..old bay sprinkled on top and malt vinegar too?? I was in HEAVEN. This week I’m having baked chicken breast, tricolor quinoa and green beans. Not as big a fan of this meal, but I couldn’t think of anything else that was fairly high in protein and low in fat. I’m doing this meal plan called If It Fits Your Macros in addition to my weight lifting and I need about 110 grams of protein a day. I’m not a huge meat eater and I’m allergic to soy (and I can’t stomach protein shakes due to the artificial sweeteners!) so getting my “prots” as I jokingly refer to them has been challenging to say the least!
Anyone have ideas for other meal preps?? I’m on the hunt for new ideas!! I’m especially excited to try to incorporate more locally sourced produce and other stuff now that the weather is getting warmer.
PS…We LOVE using glass pyrex to store our food…it’s a little more expensive than plastic tupperware (each one of these small containers is about $4), but they last you forever, they’re oven safe and BPA free, and they don’t stain or take on the smell of foods the way plastic containers do. I can’t even tell you how many plastic containers we have thrown away after storing chili or spaghetti sauce in them!