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Meals on Meals

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!

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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!

 

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yummmm. i seriously need to start doing this too! i always love sauteed bell peppers, onions, chicken breast, and brown rice with fresh pico on top!

Yum to the above picture, and yum to the Tilapia!

Kim

This is pretty much the exact meal I make whenever I meal prep! I usually go to John’s IG when I need other ideas haha 🙂

You are awesome at life. Seriously. This looks amazing!

As much as eating the same things over and over can get “boring”, it’s the best and easiest way to be able to control portions and WHAT you’re eating. You know the number of carbs, fats, proteins etc in each meal and it’s just so much easier to know you are putting good stuff in your body when you don’t have to think too hard about it! Awesome job!

Yum! That meal looks delicious! I so need to do this as well!

Looks good! Keep up the healthy livin’!

Melanie Reilly

Oh my gosh — Colin just put me on a very similar meal plan (he’s teaching me to lift weights with him). I have to have 105 g of protein a day and I am also not a huge meat lover. And I have to track carbs and fat too which is not great because I happen to love carbs more than anything else. I’ll try to send you a few meals we’ve been trying this week. They aren’t very gourmet at all (mostly slow cooker) but they’re good!

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