Weekly Food Prep

Hey guys, soooo I know I totally failed that blogging challenge. Life is just to hectic for me to blog daily, what with the wedding and all! Ps. I AM SO EXCITED! Less than 2 months away! I bought Justin's ring this weekend, it's beautiful. I can't wait to say I DO to forever with that man! Ah!
Anyway, because I love him (and myself) so much I make all our snacks and lunches for the week every Sunday. I have been doing it for 2 months now and I love it. Don't get me wrong, on Sundays I can get a little stressed out doing this by myself, but then I remember that Justin got up at 3:30AM to go work 11 or 12 hours to make money so we can buy all this food! Then, I don't feel so bad. Plus this really is a time saver during the week. We eat every 2-3 hours, so these little meals come in handy. 

What do I prep?
Shredded Chicken
Protein Bars
Egg Muffins
Salads
Green smoothie cubes

What do I buy that we also snack on each day?
Apples, melons, carrots, Greek yogurts, sweet peppers, raw almonds, canned tuna, canned chicken, canned salmon, oranges, berries, snap peas... and whatever else I can find that is easy to put in a baggie and GO!


First Up. Shredded Chicken:
Put 8 chicken breast in a crock pot ( all the gross fat and veins trimmed off ) and dump a can of your favorite salsa on top. Cook on high for 4 hours. Shred.
DONE! 
I put them into 5oz and 7oz servings using my food scale and freeze them.



Protein bars:
These turn out different almost every time just an FYI
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup quick oats
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
6 scoops vanilla whey ( I use Dymatize ISO 100 isolate)
1oz crushed raw almonds
4tbs freshly ground flax seed
1tbs cinnamon
1tsp nutmeg
1/2cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla extract or honey
Handful of dark choc. chips
Handful of dried berries ( or shredded coconut )

Mix all together and spread into a greased pan, or use tinfoil like I did this time. Bake on 350 for 30 mins. 
Cut into 12 bars. 
 They are usually around 150-200 calories and 15-20 grams of protein.
 

Salads!
This is so customizable!
This time I did spinach and red lettuce with green onions, cucumbers, radish, shredded broccoli and carrot,  orange grape tomatoes, and lemon wedge to dress.


 I have blogged these before, but this time I added kale instead of cucumber.
Just put as much spinach and kale into a blender as you can with adequate water to blend, and pour into ice trays. Freeze over night and put into freezer bag the next day. Pop 3 or 4 into your smoothies for a good dose of greens :)

   


Egg muffins!
Sorry this picture is pretty worthless.
2 eggs and about a cup of egg whites.
Then put in whatever else you want!
This time I used kale, chicken, red peppers and green onions. 
(avocado is a great addition to this, I used didn't have a ripe one)
Bake on 350 for around 30 mins, until the tops are fluffy and just starting to brown. 
Don't forget to spray your pan (it's not fun!)
Put 2 to a bag and pop in the microwave for a mid morning snack 




So there are some of the things I prep, it changes a little each week depending on what store I go to or what we feel like buying.

Good luck on your food prepping adventures!