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?