Meal Prep

Meal Prep : My Weekly Haul

Hey guys! I want to talk about meal prepping and why it’s so important. I love to do a big haul on Saturday or Sunday and it makes such a difference during the week to already have your food in your fridge and especially meals planned out. If you want to achieve your goals in terms of fitness and weight loss, meal prepping is 100% the way to go. It’s so difficult to find clean food at restaurants and typically the sodium content of the foods is extremely high…as well as the fat grams from excess butter and nasty oils. Meal prepping is also imperative because if you have set meals to eat and specific protein requirements to get in per day, knowing exactly what you’ll be eating each day will help you reach your goals. It will also keep you on track and you won’t be tempted to eat something awful if you have your meals prepped and food ready.

I keep my lunches pretty simple and eat the same things…I just rotate what that may be. Sometimes it’s a ground beef/turkey mix with veggies, or sometimes instant pot chicken. Other days it’s homemade clean tuna salad with veggies. I like to steam broccoli and green beans, roast cauliflower and carrots, and cook rice in bulk. Then for dinner I have different meals planned and typically cook meat in bulk to at least get us through Wednesday or Thursday. Then I save wild salmon for Friday night dinner, or sometimes it’s additional chicken cooked with lemon and capers.

I keep all of the below items in my kitchen at all times! Some of these last longer than a week however as a general rule this is what I keep in my kitchen. I plan my meals Saturday and Sunday and know exactly what I will be cooking for the week.

(almost)WEEKLY FOOD ITEMS:

  • 1 bunch of bananas
  • blueberries 
  • Frozen berries
  • 1-2 large containers organic salad mix
  • 1-2 packages shredded cabbage/carrot/cole slaw type mix
  • veggies of choice: brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans
  • 1 bag colorful carrots for roasting
  • 6-7 lemons (lemon water in AM)
  • 6-7 limes (for my salad dressing)
  • 7-8 sweet potatoes
  • 1 package alfalfa or radish sprouts
  • 1 container kimchi
  • Chia seeds
  • old fashioned oats, 2 lbs 
  • steel cut oats
  • 1 can of coconut milk 
  • Fresh ground organic, coarse ground coffee 
  • grassfed butter
  • 2 dozen pastured eggs (or regular eggs if you are on strict budget)
  • 2-4 perfect bars (emergency snacks!)
  • Lara bars (emergency workout fuel)
  • Epic bars
  • 1 bag rice cakes (organic/Lundberg brand)
  • Canyon gluten free bread (this will last us 3 weeks or more as we don’t eat it often)
  • Organic peanut butter
  • Almond butter
  • Raw cashews/pecans 
  • Siete grain free chips
  • Medium salsa 
  • medjool dates (great for preworkout or intraworkout – 1-2 maximum) 
  • Jasmine rice in bulk from Amazon 

MEATS:

  • 3 lbs chicken breast (I always get this for lunches)
  • 4-6 cans tuna (pole caught)
  • 2 servings wild salmon 
  • wild card meat: either Grassfed beef or ground turkey or some kind of pork to have for dinners – I will come up with different recipes each week to prep either Grassfed lettuce wrap burgers or shredded pork in crockpot or even a meatloaf! Get creative!

EXTRAS TO KEEP ON HAND:

  • MCT oil (this brand or this brand)
  • collagen peptides
  • whey isolate protein powder (my personal preference)
  • Cacao powder (I love to put this in my coffee!)
  • Bone suckin BBQ
  • Primal mayo (FYI this is cheaper if you just buy in person at Whole Foods)
  • Avocado based mayo (keep on hand! I don’t go through 1 a week LOL)
  • Organic or no sugar added preserves (for salad dressing!)
  • Olive oil
  • Olive oil or coconut oil spray (for waffles)
  • Plain sparkling water (yummy treat!)

 

 

 

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