For the last 6 weeks we've had several personal chefs and it's about time that we start saving and getting back to what makes us feel good... I mean, we should share the love and not monopolize the time of Pizza Hut, Dominos, Tongs Wok, Chiantis, Arby's, McDonalds, and Burger King. It's kind of gross how much we've ordered in but we're finally back to meal prepping and cooking actual healthy meals.
We'll keep adding more to this post as we find some good recipes and ones that I don't actually burn or screw up 😉 ... revisiting some of the favourites with these down below.
Whether you're a Stay-at-Home-Mom or find yourself running in several different directions, here are some quick meal prep ideas to help. Enjoy!! (ENJOY SOME THAT ARE KETO AS WELL)
If you've had the pleasure of seeing ANY of my baking/cooking disasters displayed "live" across my social media platforms, you will understand why I need, "simple", in the food department...not to mention, I am ALWAYS on-the-go.
Now, I may be terrible at baking... whaaaaaattttt???... but I'm incredible at meal prep and organizing!!
So here are a few things that we still do that make our weeks easier!! ~ Here are some Sunday Meal Prep Ideas ~ Protein Pancakes - can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and supper by the whole family (please look for a recipe that will accommodate any allergies or intolerance's). The simplest that I've ever found not to mention the best tasting, is the pre-made found in any and all supplement stores or ...
Oatmeal Protein Pancakes: 1 cup egg whites1/3 cup rolled oats, uncooked
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp coconut oil, for cooking
Dark mixed berries to garnish ~ Egg Bites: KETO-FRIENDLY
1 Liter of Egg whites
6 regular eggs (you can leave out the whole eggs if you'd like)
Diced, orange, yellow, red peppers
Small cherry tomatoes cut in half, one for each egg bite
Large white onion diced, will make 24 egg bites.
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, except for the cherry tomatoes. Once you've spooned out 2 TBSP into each cup, drop 1 or 2 pieces of tomato into each. Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Once cooled, place 2-3 in a baggie and you're ready to go. ~ Yogurt cups - (KETO-FRIENDLY IF YOU LEAVE THE HONEY OUT) 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, frozen dark berries, almonds or walnuts to top off with a small dab of honey...I leave the honey out but some like the added sugar. ~ Borscht - if you don't make it yourself, I buy ours from Costco..best I've ever tasted!! ~ Sweet Pepper Baggies -(KETO -FRIENDLY) long sliced orange, yellow and red peppers... favorite snack ~ Lemon Cubes - squeeze fresh lemons into ice cube trays, freeze, and use for your water bottles (we actually don't do this anymore now that we have our Kangen water machine but for those of you that do, great little hack) ~ Brown Rice - cook an entire pot of brown rice for the week, place in the fridge to scoop out 1/2 to 1 cup of rice for your meat for lunches (add in some peas and onion for a change) ~ Cucumber/Tomatoes - (KETO-FRIENDLY) cherry tomatoes and sliced cucumbers for a snack with tzatziki (you can mix all together and it won't get soggy) ~ Oatmeal - cook all oatmeal for the week and spoon out when needed, adding cinnamon, walnuts, and raisins for flavor, or a few dark berries ~ Salad On-The-Go #1 - (KETO-FRIENDLY WITHOUT THE TORTILLA'S) cut-up romaine, caesar dressing, sprinkle on some parmesan, and a few tortilla strips (will show pics later of these favorite finds)...I watch the sugar in most everything, not much of anything else~!
Salad On-The-Go #2 - (KETO-FRIENDLY WITHOUT THE CRANBERRIES) mixed cabbage, cranberries, shaved almonds, and dressing of choice, all mixed together for your lunch or supper beforehand, the cabbage and other mixtures won't get soggy and can be good for the day without spoiling... ADD GOAT CHEESE FOR KETO ~ Snacks on the Go - buy any tool, sewing or utility organizer and turn it into a snack organizer for you or your kids to grab and go for the day or travel!
~Cheers & Happy Prepping