Hi guys!!!!! It’s been about a month since I have written so I wanted to write a blog and talk about my meal prep as of late, workouts, and just life in general! First of all I am absolutely loving my job as a trainer. I have about 22 clients now every week and each day is different and so much fun. I love to work with people and share my passion for fitness AND food and hopefully some of it rubs off on them ;-).
So lately I have still been taking it easy on my shoulder since the injury – it’s been 6 weeks since I really pulled it. I have been walking at least 30 minutes every day (hills on treadmill at fast pace usually), I take 2 spin classes a week, and I train my lower body 2x a week (heavy) as well as an active recovery day where I do bodyweight stuff and core work/band work thrown in some days too! Be sure and follow my fitness account on instagram to see my daily workouts – kellybfitness.
So let me talk about meal prep! I do all my grocery shopping Saturday, usually, and try to buy everything for the week. Lately here is what I buy:
- tons of bananas
- 8-10 organic apples
- 7+ lemons
- 3-4 bags brussels sprouts
- TONS of broccoli
- raw nuts – pecans, cashews are my fav (macadamia also)
- Raw oats
- Steel cut oats
- Plain rice cakes
- Almond butter, organic natural peanut butter (usually 3 jars)
- 10-15 sweet potatoes
- bag of organic new potatoes
- 2 onions, garlic (always on hand)
- Large container of organic spinach
- Frozen fruit (berries, mango)
- Coffee (duh)
- 1 large bag frozen wild caught salmon
- 5# chicken breast give or take
- 1-2# grassfed beef
- 2 dozen eggs and egg whites (cartons)
- oils: coconut oil (always on hand), olive oil
- Grassfed butter (Kerrygold)
- Cans of organic coconut milk
- Chia seeds
- Medjool dates
- Organic strawberry preserves (as a treat on rice cake with nut butter)
- Jasmine rice/brown rice
- Bragg’s liquid aminos OR Coconut Aminos
- Balsamic vinegar (make sure either organic or make sure it does not have added caramel color or some nonsense as I have found)
- Fav spices: cinnamon, chili powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, PINK SALT, black pepper
That covers what I have on hand pretty much all of the time. I always prep a crockpot chicken dish for my lunches and I prefer to always steam a ton of broccoli because it reheats well. Again, I don’t mind eating the same thing for lunch every day so I have found what works for me and my body. I prefer routine. Dinner varies though and is always delish – baked salmon sometimes, grassfed beef sauteed with spices and throw some veggies in there with roasted sweet potato fries or something of the like, etc. I have fav foods and continue to cook a variety of the same thing! There are endless possibilities. You just have to be creative and get in the kitchen and start cooking and your health will thank you!
All of this may seem expensive or overwhelming, but, then you don’t have to grocery shop during the week because you are prepped at home! This list is good for two people so you may need to adjust if you have kids or what not. I go to Whole Foods for almost everything except I get my peanut butter from Target (or walmart), and I get my large coconut oil containers from either Walmart or Sam’s. I also like to get the cheap egg whites from Sam’s in bulk as well as frozen berries to save a little $. Everything else comes from WF and I have price shopped and it’s honestly a good price! Trader Joes has good prices on raw oats, steel cut oats, organic peanut butter as well as almond butter too – if I can make the drive out there (Whole Foods is closer). So if I go to Trader Joes I will stock up on those items.
Lately here is a meal plan sample of what I do….
- organic dark roast coffee blended with coconut cream, almond butter, coconut oil
- overnight oats OR steel cut oatmeal recipe or post workout protein shake
- 2 eggs, celery
- chicken, broccoli, sweet potato fries (baked; or roasted organic new potatoes)
- apple and spoonful peanut butter/almond butter OR rice cake with almond butter and dab of organic preserves
- dinner : grassfed bunless burger with brussels and sweet potato fries or roasted salmon, brussels (some kind of veggie!!), sweet potato fries (y’all, they are my fav what can I say??)
Sometimes I will make my almond butter brownies as a treat, or protein ice cream, OR these cookies which I made recently and are to die. I did tweak a few things though in the cookie recipe…try these recipes out and stop fueling your body with sugar and junk! You only make the “quitting sugar” process that much harder each time you put that processed stuff in your body.
EMAIL ME FOR HELP…with workout design, injury questions, food or meal planning questions @ firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! check out some of my meal pics below