I find it interesting foods can determine how you feel, and how it truly designs your body. Not always good though, right? But by now I think we understand good foods vs. bad….. Or maybe not? So today I’d like to touch on Meal Prepping.
First I’d like to dive into the basics. Have a plan! Find a day of the week that works best for you. I’d love to meal prep every Sunday but my schedule just doesn’t work out that way. My days off are very random. Sometimes you can catch me meal prepping on a Sunday, other times it can be on a Thursday. As long as it works for you, go for it.
Now that you know which day your prepping on, lets step in your kitchen! Go through your pantry/fridge and see what you already have, and lets be honest- what you need to throw out, AKA expired products, LOL. Meal prep days also gives me the time to clean my kitchen, not to mention doing dishes about 3 times! TUPPERWARE OVERLOAD Haha. Now that thats done you can choose what your meals are going to be.
Oh wait, do you need help deciding? Well, down below I have a list of foods that will help you create the most beneficial meals! Including protein, carbs, and veggies! I’m an advocate for REAL food, locally grown, organic and clean. so I highly encourage you to buy and eat clean. Not only for your health but to help continue USAD Organic products to be on shelves at stores and markets. &Here are two sites to help you find local raised foods:
If you do not eat meat or like me very minimal, try filling your plates up with beans, grains, and vegetables. Plus it is cheaper skipping out on the meat every now and again 🙂
YOUR GROCERY LIST:
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (about 139 g per 1 LB)
Ground Turkey(4 oz 22g)
Salmon(40 g 0.5 g fillet)
Ahi Tuna(3 oz 25 g)
Talapia (23 g 1 fillet serving)
Shrimp (3 OZ 19 g protein)
Tofu(3 OZ 12 g protein)
Brown Rice (43 g carbs)
Potatoes (about 37 g carbs)
Sweet Potatoes(27 g carbs))
Steel Cut Oats(27 g carbs)
Quinoa(20 g carbs, about 1/2 cup serving)
Ezekiel or wheat bread (14 g per slice)
Beans (black beans 116 g 1 cup serving)
Veggies with a higher carb intake : Brussels Sprouts 8 g, Kale 6 g, Med. Zucchini 6 g.
Bell Peppers, GREEN, RED, YELLOW, ORANGE.
&HEALTHIER FATS THAT I USE FOR SNACKS
Peanut butter, fruits, hard boiled eggs, turkey jerky, protein bars/shake, nuts; cashews, almonds, walnuts.
I always have at the least one from each category as a meal.
Here is my example of what I eat in one day.
Breakfast: Overnight oats, 1/4 Almond milk, 1/2 greek yogurt, 1 tbsp flax seeds, 1 tbsp chai seeds, 1/2 pr 1 tbsp of peanut butter, sprinkle of chopped walnuts or pecans and sliced up banana. With a protein shake not too long after.
Snack: Peanut butter and celery sticks.
Lunch: Baked chicken breast, side of brown rice, and brussel sprouts. And a side salads. I LOVE MY SALADS 🙂
Snack: A serving of Cashews.
Dinner: Same as lunch.
I really hope this helps you out with making your meals for the week! Also, really understanding whats digesting in your body. Our bodies were design to eat these foods. When your body aches, feels heavy or uncomfortable its mainly because we’re not feeding it correctly. Try changing your diet up to a more clean food based lifestyle and I can guarantee you will feel and see changes.
As always, Jess <3