I've got friends visiting from out of town (or rather they're here for a wedding & want a free couch to crash on, same thing in my book!) & I'm excited to be outside during the daylight. A rare winter occurrence for me during the week.
I'm linking up with Mar, Cynthia & Courtney for their Friday 5. This week I'll be talking about food & sharing 5 things I plan to meal prep for this coming week.
If you've read any posts recently then you know I'm currently doing Whole30. While this means I am spending a bit more time in kitchen than usual, but I'm still trying to be very conscious in picking meals/recipes that will taste good, reheat well as leftovers (as I tend to eat the same thing day after day) and are Whole30 compliant...all while sticking to a budget. Easy peasy.
So, 5 meals that I'll be prepping this week + grocery list.
1 // EGG + VEGGIE SCRAMBLE
This one is simple, any veggies left over from my regular meal prep = breakfast. Bell pepper bits, onion, broccoli. Sautee them all, add in 2-3 scrambled eggs each morning & viola, breakfast. I like to top with some avocado the day of!
2 // MONKEY SALAD
Not sure this is a real thing, but I made it one day & it's delicious. Chopped up banana + almond butter, warm in the microwave for 15-20 seconds, then top with unsweetened coconut flakes & a big handful of cashews. I typically eat it plain, but it's also good with some cinnamon sprinkled on top.
3 // BAKED POTATO & CHILI
I'll be combining 1 LB ground beef, 1 onion, 1 bell pepper, 1 can crushed tomatoes, 1 can diced tomatoes & 1 can tomato paste to make a simple chili. Toss in some spices, maybe some red pepper flakes & I'll have a saucy chili ready to top my baked potato each day for lunch.
4 // Creamy Broccoli Soup with Ham (recipe HERE)
This sounds too tasty & simple NOT to make. I've got many of the ingredients already & I think it will come together in a flash & reheat well for extra lunches.
5 // OVEN KEBABS
I love making veggie kebabs at any cookout I attend. But why not make them in the oven in the winter. I plan to marinate some chicken in oil & spices before tossing pepper, onion, mushroom & squash on my skewers. I'll bake at 350 until cooked through. I'll bake up a side of roasted sweet potatoes & it'll be just like a cookout.
I tend to keep my pre-workout "meal" the same. I hit the hard boiled eggs hard. And in the evenings I'll dive into a grapefruit or other fruit if I find myself hungry. I'm working diligently to listen to my body & eat when I am truly hungry, NOT bored. I was very much in-tune with my body, but I've gotten away from that.
Luckily I have a few things on hand already that I'll use this week like almond butter, Lara bars, baking potatoes, & dates as some pre-run fuel. As such, they didn't make it on the grocery list, but add them to yours!
Do you have a grocery budget? Or does anything go?
What's your favorite grocery store?
Am I the ONLY meal prep nerd out there...?