I’ve decided to start sharing my meal and plan and prep in hopes that you will find some ideas that you can use, and to keep myself accountable to plan and prep healthy meals each week to stay on track with my goals.
Since I have started back to working again I’ve fallen off the healthy eating wagon pretty hard. My body is feeling the effects of my afternoon indulgences in the candy buckets and cookie jars around the office. My pants aren’t fitting so well, and I’ve got more acne than a teenager! A sure sign that I need to back on track with nourishing my body not only so I look better, but so I feel better again.
Here’s a peek at what I prepped for the week. This took all of maybe 2 hours on Sunday, and the fish I cooked Saturday night while we were making dinner. You’ll notice I find sticking to a primal way of eating works best for me.
- Beef Jerky for snacking (after buying this I realized it’s full of sugar and soy sauce, but it was pricey so I’ll eat it)
- I washed and trimmed strawberries and pulled grapes off the vine for easy snacking
- Cut up carrots for dipping in guacamole
- Packed 3 meals of blackened salmon and asian slaw for grab and go lunches
- Steamed butternut squash and roasted brussels to have with chicken we will cook later this week
- I also made a ham, kale, and pepper frittata Sunday morning that will make for some easy breakfasts when I decide to hit the snooze more than once
I packed 3 lunches already, and will have plenty of leftovers from the few dinner that we cook throughout the week to make up the other 2.
On the dinner menu:
- Italian Sausage and Peppers (had this Sunday night and it was awesome)
- Thai Chicken Curry from Nom Nom Paleo
- Bacon Wrapped Chicken thighs from Balanced Bites
In other news, I am excited to start growing some food of my own! I picked up some seeds over the weekend to start seedlings for my Tower Garden.
My favorite kind of Burpee’s!
Do you grow your own food? What’s going in your garden this year?
Just thought I’d give you a quick look at how I’ve been eating, share some recipes I’ve been loving, and maybe inspire you to make something new and healthy for yourself this week in your own meal planning and prep for the week ahead.
Above is a collection of my recent eats that you may have already seen if you follow me on Instagram. From left to right:
- Leftover mexican pulled pork over a baked sweet potato, topped with salsa and greek yogurt
- Creamy roasted cauliflower soup from the 21 Day Sugar Detox (21DSD) book
- Homemade almond milk, I’ll never buy store bought again, so easy
- Lemon Vanilla Meltaways (21DSD book)
- Bacon and eggs…typical
- Chicken pad thai made with zucchini noodles (21DSD book)
- Chocolate covered kale smoothie, made with Juice Plus Complete
- Paleo pancakes and apples from The Paleo Solution book
- Grilled hot wings, cauliflower mash, and a kale salad with homemade ranch
As you can see, I’ve been cooking my way through Diane Sanfilippo’s 21 Day Sugar Detox book. I have to say that her recipes are solid and none have disappointed me yet. I also own her other book Practical Paleo, and everything I’ve tried out of there has been solid as well. Definitely a good resource for anyone who is, or looking to eat Paleo.
This weeks dinner plan
- Quick Cream of Tomato Soup from Nom Nom Paleo with green chile cheddar biscuits (gluten-free of course)
- Lamb chops, butternut squash puree, and green beans
- Chili a la Tim, we’re expecting another chill this week so
we’ll he’ll be making extra ;)!
- Portabello mushroom pizzas and steamed asparagus
- Green Chicken Curry
- Burgers and sweet potato fries
A typical week like this will leave us with plenty of leftovers for lunch and snacks, as well as a couple of nights of leftovers if we don’t feel like cooking.
Breakfast has been tough lately, I feel like I’ve overdosed on eggs and they aren’t agreeing with me like they usually do. I’ve been trying to get creative, more on that soon!
What’s on your menu this week?
What are some of your favorite non-egg, gluten-free, breakfast options?