Tuesday is the new Monday.
Why can’t this be a permanent thing?
Since Monday was a holiday, it became food prep day (usually Sunday). I get a lot of questions about what I prep for the week, so I am doing another kitchen-themed Work It Out.
I am diligent about prepping proteins and carbs on food prep day. Veggies most often I do as the week goes because I like then fresh and they don’t take long to put together.
First up is breakfast. This is a place I half-prep, often making bars or Baked Oatmeal To Go. This week it was bars. I’m going to see how this recipe keeps before I share it, but it was a Carrot Cake Protein Bar creation. Half I keep fresh and the other half I freeze to have as a quick grab in the future.
Then It’s on to the carbs. I always have Ezekial bread and edamame in the freezer for a quick add to lunch. THen I prep some sort of grain and my sweet potatoes and/or winter squashes.
This week I make kaboacha squash (this often gets the twice-roasted treatment), quinoa, and sweet potato.
My proteins are a mix of turkey, chicken, and seafood. This week I baked a ton of chicken (some of which I will freeze – it was a LOT) and made turkey burgers.
Chicken is most often baked, and the turkey burgers are done on the George Foreman grill. This chicken recipe was another new experiment that I promise I’ll edit pics for and share. The burgers are a simple mix of salsa and onion.
If anyone can care an easy way to clean the George Forman, I’d love you forever.
The seafood this week is a yellowtail snapper and salmon sashimi. Seafood I most often bake with a simple seasoning. Tonight I just drizzled it with lemon juice and added minced garlic and freshly ground black pepper.
You’ll see a few of my veggies in the pic too. I made more of my Tabbouleh Salad and cut up celery.
It may seem like a lot, but once you get the hang of it, the whole prep takes less than 2 hours. Plus you can do other things (like laundry) while you wait for the food to cook/cool.
Preparing my food at the beginning of the week saves me time (and stress) in the long run. When you eat 6-7 meals a day, food prep is a life saver.
For more on my staple foods, flavor adds, and typical grocery store buys, check out the No Shit Diet post.
Yes, these pics are all via iPhone. This is another time-saver. #sorryimnotsorry
Do you prep food for the week? How much time does it take you?
What your favorite things to take to lunch?