Something I want to start highlighting on here is the foods I meal prep each week. Not only will this keep me accountable, but it will also hopefully give people ideas on what things they can meal prep too. With Law school starting again this week, meal prepping is key to get through this final semester and to make healthier choices for both my waist line and my wallet.
Like I said in my first post about meal prepping, meal prepping is actually a lot easier than I thought it would be and its so much fun! This week I tried out a breakfast recipe from Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings 2. The Ham and Egg Caprese cups (as I call them) are amazing and very simple to make. All you need is a slice of ham, an egg, two cherry tomatoes, a mozzarella pearl, and spinach (if you want) to make one of these bad boys. Bake in a muffin tin and viola!
When I was deciding what to eat for lunch I couldn’t help but think about PokeCity, a poke bowl place I just recently discovered. Not wanting to spend a huge amount on eating out, and knowing that I’ve made some awesome poke bowls before I decided to make poke bowls this week. What’s nice is that you can add whatever you want to a poke bowl. I like to add hot rice, so I bring my rice separately and heat it up, then add it to my veggie mix (here it is some leafy greens, cucumber, red onion, and tomatoes), then I add my fish (you can even do chicken if you don’t want fish…or cook your fish if you don’t like it raw), and top it off with a sauce (this time its a sweet chili sauce).
For dinner I knew I wanted chicken tenders, its all I thought about all week. So I built my meal around chicken fingers. While normally I would buy a bag of frozen chicken fingers, I always feel ripped off at the end of the bag, because there just seems to not be enough chicken for how much they want to charge me, so I made my own using panko crumbs and butter (because i ran out of eggs). I also decided to make some smashed red potatoes and then for a pop of color I added green beans (bought fresh and baked in olive oil, pepper and salt).
Now I love desserts and sweets, so I knew I needed to add something that would sweeten up my meals throughout the day. So I decided on some plain greek yogurt (mixed with collagen power) an assortment of berries, topped with honey. Not only is this a great mid morning snack, but its also fantastic for post-workout recovery. It satisfies my sugar cravings and packs in some protein!
And that’s a wrap on this week’s meal prep! All of this took about 2 hours to prep (but I was also taking pictures as I went along). 2 hours of work is nothing for a week’s worth of meals! Check back next week to see what I meal prepped!