Meal Prep: Fall Foods!

Happy Sunday everyone! I am linking up again with Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers for their Meal Prep Link up!

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Breakfast:

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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.

Lunch:

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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).

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Sweet Potatoes

Dinner

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.

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I cut and peeled them then roasted them at 400 for maybe 30-45 minutes with Olive Oil, Cinnamon, Salt and Pepper.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Here is my meal for the week, such yummy Fall flavors!

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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.

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That is my meal prep for this week! I love being creative and brainstorming new meals and trying them out!!

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