Wednesday, September 10, 2014

How To REALLY Simplify Daily Meal Prep

If you read my last blog post, you saw that last week after grocery shopping I took some time to allow for food prep. I used my 21 Day Fix containers to portion out my produce into single servings to allow for easier portion controlled use of them later throughout the week. This has tremendously saved time on a daily basis when preparing meals and I ate MUCH healthier, more consistently when I didn't have to spend time preparing 2 healthy meals a day (My 3rd healthy meal is always Shakeology - I am glad I have one I don't have to plan). I have really looked forward to being creative with the different items that I had chosen for this week.

With my berry mix that I portioned out in my video on You Tube, I mostly blended them into Chocolate Shakeology because that. is. delicious. Dipping berries into bites of this delicious yogurt was a good option. I put a couple bites on toast with a dollop of yogurt and they looked all fancy like. I took a couple of pics with my iPhone, I can post it in the comments.

I also had cut up one head of cauliflower and one head of broccoli, sliced some carrots and portioned them out with the green container from 21 Day Fix. I stored them in ziplock baggies because I will snack on them raw or cooked and I wanted the option. For dinner, on the second weeknight since prepping, I prepared single servings of quinoa in a small skillet with some Pacifico Vegetable Stock and added some fresh tomato and the already portioned out broccoli and cauliflower and let it cook for about 20 minutes on medium heat - covered. It makes life so much easier if you are trying to log your food on apps like My Fiutness Pal, or Lose It! I was able to input my meal as 1/4c Cooked Quinoa (one yellow container) 1/2 cup California Blend, 1/2 raw tomato, and served with 4oz of Ahi Tuna Steak. I seasoned it only with Chili Pepper and topped the entire dish with a table spoon of chia seeds. 

Have you noticed my new plates??! I am obsessed with finding new plates to photograph on. If I am going to be taking pics of my food daily, I was going to need to step my plate game up. Let me know which ones you like! 

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