Meal Prep!!

I put up a poll on Instagram a few days ago asking what my followers want, food or workout? The winner was food!! I knew I loved all my followers….I would have definitely picked food too since I am a fat kid at heart.

Once again, I am putting up my meals I am having this week, so I really put some thought into this and I think I have some pretty good meals.

For breakfast, I am having my breakfast bake that I posted a while back, so if you want to know that recipe, scroll through my posts and you will find it!

My second meal, is probably my favorite. Not because it’s the sweetest but because I LOVE yogurt. Yep, that’s right, I am having greek yogurt with homemade strawberry chia seed jam, Kind Brand Dark Chocolate Whole Grain Granola, all natural peanut butter and either fresh raspberries or blackberries. But this is full of carbs, right? Total Fage 0% greek yogurt has a total of 9 grams of carbs per 1 cup. Why greek yogurt for a meal? Because that greek yogurt has a whopping 23g of protein per cup! Yes, you read that right, 23g of protein! Now my strawberry chia seed jam has about 3.5 net carbs which isn’t a lot either! I did however make it with Walden Farms maple syrup, which is pretty much chemical century, but it is 0 calories. So, for me, who is cutting right now, the 0 calorie is a win! You can obviously use pure maple syrup if you’d like, you would just have to count the extra sugar to your carbs! This recipe can work with any fruit you want! My favorite is strawberries! When I was little, and when I say little I mean like 5 or 6 years old, I remember my mom making strawberry jam in her big black pot letting me be the taste tester because she HATES strawberries. I know, kind of weird right? I love them, and she hates them. But I can still remember the warmth, the smell and the sweetness of the jam when she was making it. So, as I was making this healthier version of the jam, it made me extra happy to think of her. The granola was to add some carbs to the meal along with the fruit and who can turn down granola right? Thankfully, Kind has two different types of servings on the back, snack and bowl. I only use the snack portion which is just right for the meal. The extra fruit just adds a little something sweet, along with the peanut butter and doesn’t add a whole lot of carbs or fat as long as you don’t add a lot.

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Recipe

1 Cup Total Fage Greek Yogurt 0%

4 oz. Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

1/3 Cup Kind Dark Chocolate Whole Grain Granola

1 TBSP All Natural Peanut Butter

2 oz. Raspberries

Macros: 29g Protein, 10.5g Fat, 32g net Carbs

Homemade Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

16oz. Container Strawberries

¼ Cup Maple Syrup (I used Walden Farms 0 cal 0 sugar, but you can use Pure Maple Syrup, just add the carbs to the total)

1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds

Directions: Chop strawberries and place in food processor. Pulse until smooth. Place blended strawberries into sauce pan and add maple syrup.  Bring to a soft boil for 10 minutes then add chia seeds and boil for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool completely bfore using!

Third meal would be the Crockpot Chile Verde Chicken and Rice. I love Mexican food and growing up in California, I was blessed with being surrounded the best Mexican food. Sorry Texans but California takes the cake for Mexican food. I made this for both my husband and I and it was probably the easiest meal I have made and one of the best. All you need is:

3.5 pounds of chicken (We both prep, him 8oz of protein, me 6oz so it made 8 meals)

1 Cup brown rice (my husband made sweet potatoes to go with his chicken)

2 Green bell peppers

2 Jars of Chile Verde Salsa

Salt, pepper, lemon garlic salt, and oregano

Directions: Chop bell peppers and literally throw everything in the crock pot except the rice, 1 cup water  and set the crockpot to high for 4 hours. Cook the rice separately and I used 2/3 cup for each serving. Add 4 oz. of chicken with extra sauce that the chicken cooked in and you now have 4 delicious meals for the week!

Macros per serving: 24g protein, 28g net carbs, 0g fat

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The final meal is also Mexican, shrimp tacos!  If you haven’t noticed, I LOVE Mexican. That’s always my suggestion to my husband whenever he asks to go out to eat. This meal was also super simple and absolutely amazing. I am already craving to have it tomorrow.

Ingredients: Makes 4 Meals

Whole Wheat Tortillas

1 lb. Raw Shrimp (Peeled and deveined)

Shredded Lettuce

Tomato

1 Avocado

Sriracha

Honey

Garlic Salt and Pepper

Lime

Directions: Heat medium pan on stove to medium-high heat. Drizzle with olive oil. In a mixing bowl pour shrimp in along with a drizzle of sriracha, drizzle of honey, garlic salt, salt, pepper, and lime. Mix until all shrimp are coated. Pour shrimp into pan. Cook shrimp on each side for about 5 minutes or until fully white all the way through. Remove from heat and set aside. Each meal gets two tortillas and 1/4 of the avocado. Divide shrimp evenly into each taco. (Should be about 4 shrimp per taco) Top how you would like and enjoy!! For a little extra something something, I also added a pineapple habanero sauce that had like 5 calories in it. SO GOOD!

Macros: 24g protein, 7.5g fat, 22g carbs

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