Meal Prep Saturday + Kitchen Reveal!

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you are all surviving this cold weather if you live in the Northeast here. For everyone else, if you are in warm weather- I am jealous!

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Thanks to Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers for the link-up!

I decided to meal prep at my parent’s house yesterday. Sometimes prepping in my small kitchen with no dishwasher can just be frustrating. I hope to one day have my own apartment with my own kitchen and dishwasher, but until then I can borrow my parent’s beautiful renovated kitchen! Pics will follow the meal prep post!

Breakfast:

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Hard Boiled eggs, which I completely forgot about and left on for a good 40 minutes. OOPs, I am going to be eating some very overdone eggs this week.

Lunch:

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Salads- TJ’s Veggie 8 Mix, Tomatoes, Chickpeas, Cucumber, Grapes, Avocado and TJs grilled chicken.

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Sweet Potatoes

Dinner:

On Saturday I have my final super long run (20 miles) so I decided this week would be a great idea to prep what I will eat the same week as the marathon. Simple food with CARBS!

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I bought a bag of Brown Rice & Quinoa Pasta.

Cut up 5 tomatoes and drizzled them with Olive Oil and sprinkled Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper. I also marinated chicken tenders in Olive Oil and, Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper.

Laid them all out on a baking dish and roasted for about a half hour (until the chicken was cooked and the tomatoes were nice and roasted).

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Served over pasta.

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I’ve had this meal before and it’s wholesome, good mix of carbs, protein and veggies and it is delicious! They say you are supposed to back off of fiber during marathon week and cut back from the veggies too. I get it, but to be TMI veggies keeps things going if you know what I mean so I don’t want to back off of them too much.

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I also made some zucchini sauteed with an onion and roasted Brussels sprouts.

That is a wrap of my prep this week! Want to see the new kitchen?

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Fridge, coffee/breakfast nook. On the top of the fridge is where we keep cutting boards and baking sheets and racks. We used to keep all that stuff in the oven because there was no room anywhere. Now it has it’s own convenient place!

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LOVE the deep deep sink!

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Ahhh a microwave that doesn’t shut off every time you use it (our old one kept shorting out).

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We plan on hanging a painting and a clock up. Don’t you love the red wall and the nice shutters?

We are in LOVE with our kitchen. My parents have worked so hard all their life for a nice house and nice things and this is a nice celebration of that!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday everyone!

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