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

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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 – 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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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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New Job Who Dis?

After my last post I updated my resume, and started my job hunt in earnest. It, thankfully, didn’t take too long for me to land something, and I started my new job at the beginning of September! So far, it’s been more fulfilling than the last job, and that’s exactly what I was hoping for. I switched from a worldwide organization to a small local office, and the atmosphere is just so much better. I couldn’t be happier with this decision. My job is different enough to feel new, but the same enough that I feel like I’m capable enough only three weeks in. Feels good.

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