Some hard boiled eggs to have on hand. Breakfast is the meal I prep the night before: smoothies, overnight oats, etc. Or I make in the AM: cereal, yogurt & granola, oatmeal, etc.
Chickpeas, tomatoes, TJs Veggie 8 Mix, cucumbers, avocado, grapes and TJs Grilled Chicken. After the marathon I am going to experiment with some “warm salads” with some roasted veggies maybe? (Haha my daily thinking/conversation is always about the marathon).
During my long run yesterday I was brainstorming a Fall type dish to make. I remembered seeing these multi-colored carrots at TJs before and decided for that to inspire my dish.
I cut and peeled them then roasted them at 400 for maybe 30-45 minutes with Olive Oil, Cinnamon, Salt and Pepper.
So pretty and so yummy.
I had a left over box Whole Wheat Cous Cous so I made that, with pureed cauliflower/mozzarella and parmesan cheese mixed in.
The cauliflower mixture in the blender. Just boil a bag of cauliflower (or cut up a head of it). Once it’s cooled down and nice and soft, put it in a blender with milk, mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. I usually don’t measure when I cook, I save that for baking, so I can’t tell you how much I used! It’s all about eyeballing and seeing what you need!
Then I mixed it in with the cooked Cous Cous (which is the easiest thing to cook ever- takes 5 minutes).
It’s almost like a polenta/risotto consistency.
I also marinated some chicken tenders with olive oil, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper then baked it in the oven.
Here is my meal for the week, such yummy Fall flavors!
My Dad told me I need more variety in my life. You know what? I DO! I love to brainstorm a new meal every week, I rarely repeat an exact same dish! But when homegirl is on a budget and time constraint, this is what works!
I also bought some frozen Brussels sprouts to roast because they didn’t have any fresh ones. This was my first time roasting frozen veggies, and I do have to say, they are a little more mushy than regular- but they came out better than I anticipated.
That is my meal prep for this week! I love being creative and brainstorming new meals and trying them out!!