Sunday, July 27, 2014

Weekly meal prep

Ok so I am always posting my meal prep on Instagram and Facebook  and people always ask what exactly I make and how it is prepared... I am hoping this post can answer all of that and more! I personally only prep 3-4 days at a time as I feel the food does not last much longer than that...

I try and prep breakfast for myself and lunches and snacks for both the hubby and myself .

Breakfast : this week I made a vegetable and cheddar frittata that makes 4 servings. I eat this with a side of salsa and a banana.  Each container is one serving and is 3 PTS, salsa and banana are both 0 PTS.

Vegetable and cheddar frittata
Ingredients:
1 zucchini chopped
1 yellow bell pepper chopped 
1 red bell pepper chopped 
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1 cup chopped spinach
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 large eggs
2 large egg whites 

Directions:
Set the oven to 395'. First I sauté all of the vegetables using the spray olive oil in a 12 inch skillet that is oven safe. As that's cooking I whisk my eggs, egg whites salt and pepper together. As soon as vegetables are done I pour my egg mixture into the skillet over medium heat and let it set for about 5 minutes. Once it's set I sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top and put the skillet in the oven for another 5 minutes. And tada all done!! 



Lunch: I normally always default to baked chicken, brown rice, and some sort of vegetables. I also pack it with a side container of ketchup or bbq sauce. Each container is 6pts.

Baked chicken, brown rice, and veg
Ingredients:
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts 5oz each
Emril chicken seasoning
Lawrys seasoned pepper
Lawrys seasoned salt
Paprika
Olive oil sprayer

Directions
Preheat oven to 380' 
Lay out all chicken breasts. Spray with olive oil. Season as desired and pop in oven using a Meat thermometer. I cook until chicken reaches internal temp of 155' as the minute or two of microwaving when reheating for lunch will fully cook while keeping the chicken juicy.


As far as brown rice and vegetables go, I cheat. I just microwave frozen veggies and the rice cups and then season to taste and portion out into lunch containers. 


Lastly for snacks I just make sure to have fruits on hand and cleaned and portioned ready to eat. This includes those little cuties oranges, baggies of grapes, bananas, apples, and side salads. I also always have a 2-3 PTS sweet snack packed whether it be a fiber one brownie (2pts) or a snack pack pudding cup (3pts). 

That is what makes up my weekly meal prep! 

Any questions feel free to comment below and I'll do my best to answer!!

Thanks!! 



Happy Almost August!!!

Wow, I don't know about any of you but July FLEW by for me!!! I am very excited to share that I have officially hit -21lbs mark this month as well as fit into a size 8!!! I did not do any races this month but I have run over 110miles MTD. :)

I was thinking of the August challenge and I thought of taking a different approach. Last months challenge was too much for me. I aimed a little too high on that one and needed to listen to my body and not do as much. So that taught me that everyone is different. Just because one challenge works for one person doesn't mean it will work for everyone else. So thats why I made my August Challenge a self-reporting tracking Challenge. Whether you walk/run/do pushups/ sleep all day its up to you. You just put what you do and for an entire month TRACK! Track everything! Food, Fitness, Everything!

Man the stickers look intense! Whats BLDS? Ok ok... here is the break down....

* Miles and Push Ups - just write in how many you did... (I write down my total fitbit daily miles)

* Track: B L D S - I am planning on just marking off or X'ing the Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks as I put them in my tracker. And whether you do weight watchers or not tracking your food can really be beneficial!

* Homemade BLD - This is where I will circle if I ate a packed breakfast lunch or dinner as opposed to eating out. For me, my biggest area of opportunity with both my fitness journey but also my financial journey is I spend way too much eating out! So this will help me keep my eating out limited or at the very least more aware!

* Saturday Try New - Once a week try something new! A new food item, a new recipe, a new trail to run, a new hobby, a dinner with no phones, anything!! Just incorporate something new once a week and mark it off!

* Sunday / Wednesday Meal Prep - I do my meal preps 2x a week to keep the food in the best fresh way possible with having less waste. This works for me and my husband. If thats not ideal for you then no worries but that is my schedule!

* Thursday Weigh In - I just wanted to see a once a week weigh in! It doesnt have to be thursdays but once a week weigh yourself and put your weight and pounds lost! :) Again all about awareness!

Hope everyone likes this challenge and can find it useful!!! If you want to see me blog about anything in particular just leave a comment below telling me!

Thanks and happy last week of July!!


Meghan Tarry AugustTrackingChallenge.pdf