Meal Prep – Humdrum

Listen, I did my meal prep this week. I really did, but it’s so boring and uneventful that I took zero pictures of it. You’ve already seen it!

I’m on week three of 2 eggs, turkey sausage, and half a grapefruit for breakfast. It’s going well, and I’m staying full until lunch time.

Lunches this week is just 4 ounces of turkey lunchmeat, 1 ounce of shard cheddar cheese, 15 grams of almonds, and some bell peppers.

See? boring, humdrum, un-inspiring, but I did it! I still did the thing, and I’m going to eat it. I was feeling under-the-weather again over the weekend so it was kind of amazing that I even did the meal prep. So, I’m feeling pretty proud of myself coming into Monday and still not feeling great.

Actually, I feel the kind of awful where I just want to eat everything, and I’m trying hard not to. Blerg. Happy Monday! Hope yours is going better than mine.

Meal Prep – Shredded Chicken Quesadillas

What’s for Breakfast?

Breakfast is simple with 2 scrambled eggs, pre-cooked turkey sausage, and half a grapefruit.

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Calorie Breakdown

  • 2 large eggs – 140
  • 1 pre-cooked turkey sausage – 65
  • Half a grapefruit – 55

Breakfast macro break down: 257 calories, 12g carbs, 14g fat, 20g protein Continue reading “Meal Prep – Shredded Chicken Quesadillas”

Meal Prep – Tuna Salad

After three weeks of being sick I’m finally feeling well enough for a legit meal prep again. Keeping it simple since my energy is still low, but looking forward to all of this.

Decided I won’t be trying to intermittent fast while still recovering from this bronchitis thing. Instead, I’m adding a well rounded breakfast including a new to me fruit. Grapefruit! I’ve had grapefruit beers, but I’ve never actually eaten a grapefruit before. Looking forward to this exciting adventure.

What’s for Breakfast?

Breakfast is simple with 2 scrambled eggs, bell peppers, pre-cooked turkey sausage, and half a grapefruit.

Calorie Breakdown

  • 2 large eggs – 140
  • 1 pre-cooked turkey sausage – 65
  • Assorted bell peppers – 25
  • Half a grapefruit – 55

Breakfast macro break down: 285 calories, 17g carbs, 14g fat, 20g protein

What’s for Lunch?

Lunches are also simple. Tuna salad includes olive-oil mayo, celery, red onion, and broccoli florets. Along with the tuna salad I’ll have some extra sharp cheddar cheese, almonds, and extra celery.

Calorie Breakdown

  • Tuna Salad – 115
  • 28g sharp cheddar cheese – 110
  • 30g almonds – 170
  • 3.5oz celery – 14

Lunch macro breakdown: 409 calories, 17g carbs, 28g fat, 27g protein

My tuna salad is very basic. 3 5oz cans of tuna in water (4oz drained), frozen broccoli florets, celery, red onion, apple cider vinegar, and olive-oil mayo. Salt and pepper to taste. I don’t really measure the vegetables that go in, just add them until I think there’s enough. More often than not each bite is more vegetable than tuna, which is perfectly fine with me!

With breakfast and lunch calories and planned larger dinners I won’t be adding many snacks to the week. I’m going to make sure I have something on hand at my desk just in case I need something before dinner can be made, but mostly I’m thinking these two meals should keep me pretty full until dinner.

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Containers Used

  • Glass containers for lunches and blueberries
  • Rubbermaid containers for peppers – These containers have help up for nearly a year. They do great in the microwave and haven’t stained yet! If you’re going to go plastic I highly recommend these.

Notes

  • I’m personally trying to stick to a 1200-1500 daily calorie limit. This may not work for you. Change these recipes as much as you need to make them work.

 

Meal Prep – Turkey Pinwheels

You may remember there was no meal prep last week, and I ended up spending half the week on the couch. I’m still a little tired from being sick so this week’s meal prep is one of my very simple staples.

I usually safe this meal prep for spring/summer because it’s a cold meal, but it’s also delicious, high in protein, and low calorie. Let me introduce you to the Turkey Pinwheels! I originally found this recipe through a google search which lead me to Project Meal Plan.

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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.

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”