Meal Preppin‘ for the Win
Happy Wednesday! How’s your week going?
I thought I’d share a little sample of what my meals have looked like lately. This installment includes tons of veggies, fruits, grains, and fish!
The man is so good at packing lunches and planning meals, and I’m really loving the routine. It’s economical and sets you up for success (except for outlier-days like Burrito-gate).
Take a look!
Our early-morning breaking of the fast usually looks a lot like the above photo, with only a few variations. We are both such fans of eggs, veggies, and bread in the morning that not much ever sounds better. I could eat just this one meal (with Cholula, of course) for the rest of my life and be perfectly happy (as long as there was wine at night).
We’ve also been trying out this Great Lakes Collagen Hydolysate stuff in our coffee (a great recommendation from Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers). It barely has any taste. The description is that it tastes slightly like you put a small spoon of nondairy creamer into your coffee (we drink it black). If you put creamer in your coffee then I’m sure you won’t even detect this stuff!
Once we’ve eaten breakfast, inhaled our coffee, and done some morning reading, the man goes off to teach our future generations about history and psychology, and I stick around to blog a little more before heading to work. We make sure our lunches are prepared and packed the night before to make mornings as easy as possible.
This week one of our snacks on the menu is a berry salad. I’m a big fan of fruit salads, even if it’s as simple as this duo, strawberries and blueberries.
This salad idea came from Nick’s sister Ava! It’s delicious and easy:
- roasted sweet potato cubes
- feta cheese
Delicious and different from our typical salads.
After lunch I eat ALL OF THESE THINGS! Ha, I wish. Here’s a photo I snapped after our Sprouts grocery haul. Bananas and fig bars are popular snacks these days (and Justin’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups are a must-have for post-dinner treats).
I like my afternoon snack to be extra-starchy, especially if I’m running after work and need an extra energy boost.
This week we tested a recipe for a Chocolate Protein Mug Cake crafted by Running on Veggies and written for Women’s Running magazine (one of my new favorite online resources). You can see the recipe here.
PLEASE NOTE: You absolutely MUST use a LOT of chocolate chips mixed into it thoroughly. And you must microwave at least double if not triple the time it calls for. Once we realized these necessary tweaks, it went from “gross!” to “yeah, this is good.” OH: We added liberal amounts of all-natural peanut butter on top.
And that’s about it!