Meal Prep – Not This Week!

I was only going to be making lunches for two days this week so I decided to skip it since I was already feeling pretty tired Sunday. Then, woke up this morning with a fever. Which means, if I had made my meals this week, there’s a good chance today’s would’ve gone to waste. Soooo, I guess my laziness worked out for the best.

Instead of my regular meal prep post today I’m here to tell you it’s okay to fall from routine sometimes. Life happens. Family happens. Sickness happens. Things happen to mess with routine. The key is to GET BACK TO IT as soon as you can! Mostly I’m writing this as a reminder to myself, but some of you may also want to hear it. Especially now. At least in Ohio it’s finally getting cold and feeling winter like so I’m trying to remind myself that the routine will be there when I’m ready to get back to it, and, until then, I need to be kind to myself. Especially while I’m sick.

Keep it up friends! I know you can all do the things you want to do this year.

Board Game Purge 2020

Each year, usually early in the year, I do an inventory check of my board games. This makes sure my digital inventory on Board Game Geek is accurate, but also has me looking at each individual box. Looking at the boxes is the important part of this because it gives me the chance to say “do I really want to play this again” or ask “does someone else I play with regularly own this?”. If the answer to the first is no or the answer to the second is yes then the box goes on the stack.

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Meal Prep – Chicken Burgers

For this week’s prep I went with a tried and true recipe. Chicken burgers with sweet potatoes and green beans. Last week I did a follow up post since it was a new recipe, but going forward I will only do Friday follow ups if it’s a new recipe. This one doesn’t need a follow up because I’ve used this particular recipe quite a few times. Just know that, as long as the chicken burgers aren’t over cooked, they last (and continue to be delicious) through the whole week!

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Meal Prep Follow-Up – Lemon Garlic Chicken

The below is my follow up for this week’s meal prep which was posted Monday.

Day 1 – Monday

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The recipe book says you can eat cold or re-heat. I decided to re-heat for the first day. The chicken was still nice and juice, not tough at all. The cauliflower rice was on point, but the broccoli was too soft (which I feared after cooking). Next time I’ll steam or roast the broccoli. The recipe had me boil it.

Also, the yogurt sauce was pretty great. Had a nice little kick and offset the sweetness from the lemon on the chicken really well. However, I only used about half of what I made, so next time I’ll probably halve the recipe. Continue reading “Meal Prep Follow-Up – Lemon Garlic Chicken”

Meal Prep – Lemon Garlic Chicken

The first official meal prep of 2020 has been completed! I picked up this book, and I’m working through a few of the recipes while mixing in some of my staples to keep things entertaining. So this week is Lemon Garlic Chicken with a yogurt sauce.

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2019 – Reading Review

For 2019 I sent a challenge to read 36 books. I did not hit this goal, but I still managed to read or listen to 30 books over the year. Looking back at the list though I feel I could’ve done better. A lot of the books were graphic novel quick reads, and I’m a little disappointed I didn’t do more non-fiction. However, I have a large list of non-fiction to work through for 2020!

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Meal Prep – A New Year

My first (and most recent) meal prep post was nearly a year ago. With two of my goals for 2020 being get healthier and write more I figured I could combine them. My plan is to post each week I actually do the prep. I’m hoping this will provide some added motivation to do the food prep. I think now that all the holiday craziness is over I should have more time on Sundays to do the thing.

I only meal prep my lunch and snacks for work days because the weekends tend to be too chaotic for planned foods. I would typically meal prep breakfasts too, but I’m getting back to intermittent fasting (eating only between 12 and 8) to help with the initial weight loss push of the year. I don’t meal prep dinners because my partner can’t seem to bring himself to eat the same meal multiple days in a row. So, look forward to seeing a lot of lunch meal preps coming this way!

For funsies I’m posting my “meal prep” for the next two days at work before the weekend. It’s in quotes because it’s one of my lazier meal preps, but it’s still better than nothing so here you go!

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