For some breakfasts this week I made my Spinach and Egg Muffins! Just sautee half an onion and about 3/4 of a bag of spinach together. Then mix some of the mixture with one egg. Spray the tin then pour the mixture in. I like to do one egg at a time rather than a bunch at once!
Roasted Brussel Sprouts and roasted broccoli for side dishes this week.
Whenever I meal prep I usually think about the protein I want for the week and then think of good veggies and carbs that go with it. Since my meal prep was on a time crunch I decided that Chicken Sausage would be nice and easy. I buy two of these packs and have two sausage links per meal.
I sauteed the other half of the onion, mushrooms, and fresh spinach all together, then added the chicken sausage links. The nice thing about them is that they are pre-cooked, so when you are cooking them, just cut them up and add to your veggie mixture and you are done.
I served it over Basmati Wild Rice and here is my dinner for the week.
For lunch this week: White Beans, cucumber, TJs veggie 8 mix, tomatoes, avocado, and TJs pre grilled chicken. I put the chicken in 4 out of the 5 salad containers because the serving size on it is 4. For the 5th day I always do a can of tuna, which I just add in the night before when I am packing up my lunch.
Some potatoes for my carb with my salads.
Some post-workout (strength training) fuel- hard boiled eggs.
For snacks this week: 2 lbs. of fresh strawberries, washed and cut.
Meal prep usually takes me a good 2 hours sometimes a little more, but it is so worth it. With workouts, commuting, and everything else I have going on in my life, coming home to meals that are healthy, delicious, and easy to heat up, save my life. When I first moved out on my own and didn’t meal prep lunch consisted of pita chips and hummus and dinner was frozen chicken nuggets. A. Not enough food. B. Not enough nutrients. I have come a long way and learned a lot about how to fuel my body well and with it I have found a true joy for cooking. I really look forward to meal prepping each week. I can zone out and only think about the cooking not everything else going on.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone! Be sure to check out the other blogs on the link-up for meal prep ideas!