I have been experimenting with different meal prep varieties lately 🙂 It has been working beautifully for me, and I find myself staying on track and less tempted to eat out if I already have my food prepared and ready to go.
My normal breakfast is 1/2 cup of non-fat greek yogurt with frozen berries (berry blend from Kroger), 1 tsp of vanilla and 1 tsp of Splenda. I usually prep my meals on Sundays, so when I wake up Monday morning the berries are not frozen anymore, and there is natural berry juice in the container to flavor the yogurt. I really enjoy it!
My lunch this week is my “lighter” version of a burrito bowl, which is 4 oz lean ground turkey, 1/2 cup black beans, and 1 cup of frozen veggies (fiesta blend from Kroger). When I heat up my food, I add a little shredded romaine, pico de gallo, and 1 teaspoon of Boathouse Farms salad dressing. I think the flavor I use is Salsa Verde. Sometimes I add 1/4 cup of shredded cheese 🙂
For dinner, I’m keeping it simple with 4 oz of baked chicken, 1/2 cup of roasted sweet potatoes, and 1 cup of frozen veggies (stir fry blend from Kroger). I usually use about 2 tablespoons of Boathouse Farms Ranch salad dressing to dip my chicken in.
For dessert, I have been eating Larabars in two of my favorite flavors, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Peanut Butter. I break the bar in half and microwave it for 30 seconds, and then add 1 tablespoon of whipped cream to each half. It’s not a brownie, but it leaves me satisfied enough not to run to the store for some sweets 🙂
If I get hungry, I have baby carrots and Wholly Guacamole’s 100 calorie cups, which is one of my favorite snacks! I also really enjoy an apple with a laughing cow cheese wedge and some Kashi garlic pesto crackers.
As far as drinks, I drink water throughout the day, and have 1 large cup of coffee in the morning. I have tried time and time again to drink my coffee black, but it’s just not happening. Right now, I sweeten it with 2 tablespoons of Splenda and a splash of unsweetened almond milk. After my Splenda runs out, I’m thinking of switching to Stevia since it’s supposed to be healthier.
Another thing that helps me is using clear containers. I use the 2 cup glass pyrex containers for my yogurt and 32 ounce Glasslock containers for my lunches and dinners. I can open my refrigerator up and see everything, so that helps remind me that I worked hard to prep all of these meals, so I better eat them instead of ordering takeout 😉
I’m always on the lookout for cheap, easy, and healthy meals for the week. If anyone has any suggestions please comment below 🙂
Until next time….