Hi guys! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! I’ve got Madelyn’s big dance competition that I’m headed off to, this morning. It should be a fun, but busy day, so let’s get to it!
I try to use one day of the weekend to prepare lots of goodies for the upcoming week and lately, there’s lots of blog talk going on about food prep. Do you prep your food for the week? Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t, but I will tell you that it is much easier to make good decisions when you have healthy choices already prepared and ready to go.
Last weekend, I did a major food prep session and I’ll tell you; it has been so nice to not have to worry about what to make for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Let’s start with breakfast. I’ve had an early morning meeting almost everyday this week, so having my Banana Blueberry Steel Cut Oats that I cooked in the slow cooker has been so convenient. Having oats ready to pop in the microwave, has literally made breakfast take about 2 minutes to fix.
The slow cooker helped me out with lunch and dinner too. I will be posting the recipe for this Southwest Chili next week and let me tell you, it was one of my favorite chilis ever. This was dinner for one night and lunch for a couple of days.
Food prep also included some snacky foods and side foods. I love making my own nutbutter and I experimented last weekend with a new flavor and used sunflower seeds, cocoa, honey and a little coconut oil. Recipe soon to come!
I roasted my veggies with some of Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning and a little salt and pepper. I typically roast my veggies at 415 degrees F for about 25 minutes.
I also made a batch of my Paleo Pumpkin Muffins to have on hand for snacks. I had forgotten how much I love these. I stored them in the fridge and they’re actually really great straight out of the fridge and less crumbly that way.
If you’re interested in sharing what you do in terms of food prep, hop on over to Lindsay’s site and checkout her weekly “food prep” post.
Something to think about…..
Do you ever food prep for the week? If so, what do you typically make?
Any fun plans this weekend?
Plan today, to food prep tomorrow! You’ll thank yourself during the week!!