Weekly Recipe Round Up!

I just did a ridiculous amount of meal prep that I am quite stoked on so I have to share it all with you wonderful readers!

This was definitely longer than my typical meal prep (closer to 2 hours of cooking/prepping etc) but I made 18 meals and a batch of “treat” items for my sweet tooth. Can’t really go wrong! I spent 100$ on groceries so ¬†that money is definitely going far!

I started with Zoodles & Squoodles Pizza Casserole:
http://paleomg.com/zoodles-and-squoodles-pizza-casserole/
-PaleOMG seriously never lets me down with her recipes- always delicious and using lots of whole foods. I divided this recipe into 4 servings and had one for lunch topped with avocado and it was so delicious! And it was super quick and easy.

Then I threw in a crockpot recipe.. A slow cooker Mexican Casserole:
http://www.ebay.com/gds/Slow-Cooker-Mexican-Casserole-/10000000205531832/g.html?roken2=ti.pVGlmZmFueSBNY0NhdWxleQ==
-This one is still cooking away so I haven’t tried it yet, but for simplicity alone I already think it’s great!

Made a Chicken Pesto Egg Bake:
http://paleomg.com/pesto-chicken-and-sweet-potato-breakfast-bake/
I looooove my egg bakes. I find them so satisfying and filling- the perfect breakfast to start my day when I don’t have time to cook up eggs!

I’ve posted about these little treats before- Apple Coconut Treats:
http://paleomg.com/21dsd-green-apple-and-coconut-treats/
They take 5 minutes and they are the perfect amount of sweetness without any sugars of sweeteners. Plus they are satisfying due to the high (good!) fat content.

Then I kept it simple because I really wanted to up my veggies this week:
I roasted 5 heads of broccoli, a few handfuls brussel sprouts, then sauteed a ton of mushrooms and kale. I paired all these veggies with baked chicken thighs and a sweet potato sliced up and roasted. I put that into 5 different meals and topped them all with come coconut amino’s for extra flavour. I loooove my simplyechicken, roasted veggies and sweet potato. It’s one of those meals I never really get sick of!

All in all I will probably freeze a bunch of these meals and be set for the next 2 weeks or so which really puts my mind at ease. I bought some blueberries, apples, almonds and quest bars for snacks in between meals when I need it- but I find when I’m enjoying 3 really satisfying high protein and high fat meals I typically feel pretty great!

I hope this helps give you guys some ideas- just start with cooking one thing and maybe you’ll be inspired to keep going and be ready for an entire week or two! I think Meal prep is one of the number ones keys to success if you want to see results- Nutrition is SO IMPORTANT. You can’t work out and be productive when you are feeding yourself shitty food. Getting it all out of the way at once eliminates any guesswork, saves you money (pre-planning groceries exactly), and ensures you never have to reach for something unhealthy in a pinch.

Have a great Monday!!

 

 

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Weekly Meal Prep Round Up!

So I said I would do these weekly meal prep posts.. And as you can most likely tell that hasn’t been happening! So I’m going to catch you up on alllll the meal prep I’ve been doing over the past few weeks.

First; I would like to admit I haven’t been doing meal prep as much as I “should” be, but that’s okay! Sometimes life gets a little bit crazy and things fall by the wayside- the most important part for me and for YOU on your fitness journey is that you just.. keep.. going! You are never going to find that perfect balance of eating nutritiously, working out, spending time with friends, work, family… it’s a big juggling act! Sometimes you’ll totally be on your fitness game, and sometimes you’ll be spending that time with friends. My point is that- every day you need to think about what you are going to make a priority and that’s going to change from day to day. So please do not stress, just find a way to keep on keeping on — that is where you will see success!

So the past few weeks I’ve been sticking with quick and easy meals. One of my favourites that I make a ton is this breakfast casserole:

Easy Breakfast Casserole

-So easy to re-heat, add a little avocado on top and you’ve got a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner!

You know that I’m obsessed with my crockpot. I tried these two recipes-both are awesome. I love the enchilada chicken stew as a full meal (freezes awesome as well – there is always some of these in my freezer!) and I paired the easy shredded pork (and I mean EASY) with roasted broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms for a simple meals.

Easy Shredded Pork over Caramelized Mashed Plantains

Enchilada Chicken Stew

For some simple snacks- protein balls are the way to go. They are super easy, tasty and filled with good stuff. I made the dark chocolate coconut (amazing) and Caramel Salted Balls for my bootcamp- they were a hit!
Yum! 10 Super-Easy Protein Ball Recipes From Pinterest

Last but not least, a little dessert for you guys! I made this pie which was to die for- it definitely isn’t “low-calorie” but who cares! It definitely hit the spot and was gone quite quickly between all my clients!

Thanksgiving No-Bake Chocolate Caramel Tarts

Another meal I’ve been loving is eggs! Most breakfast you’ll find me having 2 eggs, some lox salmon, and avocado- filled with healthy fats and so filling.

I also did some simple salmon prep with a recipe from my Mom- you take a salmon fillet and coat with full fat mayo, and lemon pepper spice. ¬†Broil in oven at 425 for about 12-15 minutes depending on thickness of salmon. I put that with some spaghetti squash and roasted veggies and sweet potato. (I know, I’m terribly exciting).

So what are you waiting for? Pick a recipe, grab a few ingredients and get yourself some healthy meals ready to eat!!

 

Tara