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 – 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 – 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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