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Here’s what I prepped last week. I didn’t make as much as usual because hubby was leaving to go out of town and my mom was coming in town so I wasn’t sure what our eating schedule would be like:
I also restocked my supply of Healthy Ice Cream Sandwiches. This time I used dates instead of figs and used half almonds/half pistachios. I liked this recipe even better than the first one! I used the extra to make some energy balls that I snacked on before crossfit throughout the week.
Here’s what some of you guys have been up to:
Laura at Mommy Run Fast :
I made carob cashew coconut bites for me to snack on this week, pumpkin carrot “cookies” for my 3 year old, Seitan Cauliflower mash Shepherd’s pie for Monday’s dinner and Pumpkin baked oatmeal for breakfasts.
Kim at Kim’s Cooking Frenzy :
- Baked Breaded Chicken Wings – for teen son and husband for meals.
- Pizza dough in bread machine for quick week night dinners.
- Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats and Toasted Walnuts – for breakfasts for me.
- Spicy Pinto Beans and Basmati Rice for husband’s lunches.
- Hard boiled eggs for breakfasts and healthy snacking.
- Washed and cut up strawberries and veggies for lunches and healthy snacking.
- Not pictured… I also cooked up some pasta to use up leftover spaghetti sauce and froze individual portions for meals later in the week.
I call my cooking blog “kimscookingfrenzy” because this busy, productive frenzy of activity in the kitchen is how I prepare for meals during the work week. I work four 10-hour shifts each week (long days!) and I do my big weekend food prep on Saturdays because I work on Sundays.
Lauren at Berry Sweet Lauren :
Breakfast: overnight oats in a nearly empty peanut butter jar, bowl of cottage cheese with bananas and cashew vanilla butter, protein muffin, bowl of yogurt with bananas and almond butter
Lunch: tuna salad, 2 chicken & chickpea salads
The rest of the containers have roasted veggies (brussel sprouts, cauliflower, zucchini, asparagus & sweet potatoes), grilled chicken breasts, and homemade sloppy joes. I plan on using these to mix & create super fast lunches and dinners!
Rhiannon from Chicago Girl Moves On :
I made this for dinner tonight: I found a great low-fat recipe for stuffed peppers using these ingredients. I used brown rice and diced tomatoes instead of salsa. I used reduced/no sodium everything. The other items are some of the snacks I got yesterday morning along with carrots: Sabra hummus, string cheese, tuna in water, green and red pepper for the hummus and natural vanilla bean gelato. I recently posted about the importance of eating real food.
Leila at Spinach and Skittles :
I made Chorizo Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos for the week! RECIPE HERE. They keep for a week in the fridge or 6 months in the freezer!
Heather at Fit n Cookies :
So, last week I had prepped a bit, but not nearly enough. Our kitchen is being redone, and I was constantly stressed about what my lunch and breakfasts were for the next day. I had to fight through a mess all the time! This week, I decided it wasn’t happened!
I prepped hard boiled eggs in the oven. It is actually so convenient. They were in for 30 minutes, and I managed to get everything else prepped. I cut up celery and green peppers, and bagged those with carrots. I wrappe chicken and beef taquitos from Trader Joe’s by wrapping one of each up. I have enough for 2 weeks worth of lunches! I eat those with salsa and plain Greek yogurt, so I filled containers of those, along with hummus for the veggies! When the eggs were done, each went in a baggie! This week, all I have to do is grab each of them and put it in my lunch box!
Lauryn (@LMN116 on twitter) :
You’re blog inspired me to start prepping more food on Sundays and I can’t even tell you how much of a difference it has made for me, especially the nights I come home from a long day of classes and work with the dreaded thought of, “What am I going to eat for dinner? I’m so hungry I could eat my arm off.” NOW, I come home to a healthy meal in just minutes thanks to my work on Sundays! Always hitting up your blog and others for new recipes, too, so keep them coming!
Here is the recipe for the protein/flax muffins, since I kind of made it up myself I want others to try it too! They are packed full of protein and omega-3’s!! 🙂 Great gluten and dairy-free option for those who have intolerances, as well.
Protein/Flax Muffins (Makes 6 muffins)
- 1/2 c. chocolate protein powder (any kind you like, I use Pro7 Synthesis)
- 1/2 c. ground flax seed
- 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 10 Tbsp. almond milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, stir well. Spray muffin tin with non-stick spray (DO NOT USE LINERS!- Muffins cook better without!). Divide muffin mixture evenly between 6 muffin cups. Bake muffins for 13 minutes at 350 degrees or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and enjoy!
*These are great topped with peanut or almond butter!
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Are you food prepping this weekend? Want to submit a pic to be featured in an upcoming post?!
Here’s what I need from you:
Email me the following:
1. Your Name
2. Your Blog URL (if you have one)
3. A photo of your food prep
4. A short description of what’s in the photo. Tell me what you prepped and how you’re going to use it during the week!
Every Sunday, I’ll post a roundup of the photos I received that week so that you guys can see what others are preparing and hopefully get some inspiration and ideas! I’ll keep this series going for as long as I receive photos, so send one every week if you want to!
Send to: theleangreenbean <at> gmail <dot> com
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