I thought I’d pop on and share with you some of my meal prep/ food planning tips, tactics, and favorite recipes. This weekend was crazy my brother and his girlfriend were in town and we didn’t seem to sit down until later this afternoon around 4 p.m. The weekends fly by; however, I try my best to be prepared for the upcoming week.
My main goal this afternoon was to meal prep lunches for this week. I am lucky enough to eat lunch some days at home before going to work, but my weeks are chaotic and I’m never sure what their bringing so this week I prepped.
These chicken teriyaki bowls weren’t hard to make at all. I cooked two cups of brown rice to make four 3/4 cup servings. Then I mixed scrambled eggs, peppers, onions, and chicken together with some teriyaki sauce. I prefer the Panda Express Sauce but you can use whatever you prefer. Each day I will mix a little bit of sauce in when I heat it up for lunch. I cooked the eggs first then added in the vegetable mixture, put that aside before cooking the chicken with some sauce and mixing it all together at the end.
My portions to make 4 lunches –
- 2 scrambled eggs with pepper
- 1 bell pepper – I used 3 different colors for appearance and flavor
- 1/8 of an onion
- 2 cups of brown rice
- 1 1/2 chicken breasts
A goal for myself this week is to try and be more active on Instagram sharing my piece of the world! With that I will work on posting to my story, I even figured out how to do the story highlights. I thought I’d share with you all a few of my favorite “on the go snacks” I like to keep handy!
thinkThin bars – these are my favorite protein bars, I love peanut butter if you can’t tell but they are healthy and yummy. I’ve tried what would be considered “healthier” bars and they just don’t have enough flavor or are too dang chewy! Plus these are sold in a box at Costco.
Protein Cookies – I love these, it took me awhile to find a flavor that I liked. I try not to eat a lot of them because they do have quite a few carbs, but when I’m in a hurry or I’ve been doing really well nutrition wise this is the perfect treat!
Clif Bar – Lastly I wanted to share these, also a Costco find. I don’t necessarily eat these unless I have nothing else in the pantry but Nick does love these and sometimes eats them for breakfast or a snack during work.
Stay tuned on Instagram and I’ll share more soon!