Food Prep… Don’t get overwhelmed

Food Prep…I don’t have time for that!

I can’t count how many times I’ve heard those words from friends who are just too busy, too tired, or just don’t know where to start to plan a food prep.

Well, never fear!  Fit Wife is here to show you what I buy and how I prep my food for the week (Honestly, it doesn’t take that long!  I swear!)

Part 1:  Plan your meals

At my house, we have a few go to meals that we both like that we can cook a couple of days ahead of time.

  • Turkey Meatloaf
  • Baked Chicken
  • Shredded Slow Cooker Chicken
  • Turkey Casserole
  • Protein Pancakes

Part 2:  Go shopping

Here’s an example of our weekly haul…

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I like to go early in the morning Saturday or Sunday so that I can get in and get out.  Stick to the outer aisles; produce, meat, dairy, and make sure you eat before you go and have a list so you don’t stray when those fresh baked pastries are calling your name.

Part 3:  Here comes the prep…

So I actually timed myself this time.

I started at 9:30 AM and ended at 10:15 AM.

In 45 minutes I did the following:

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  • Mixed and baked turkey meatloafDisplaying photo 1.JPG

(looks odd, but it’s really good!)

  • Prepped shredded chicken

Part 4:  How we use our food

I keep a food scale on the counter and measure as I go.  In the mornings I measure my chicken or turkey for lunch and throw my veggies in a pan to saute as I cook my breakfast.  This usually takes me about 15 min to fix and eat breakfast and pack my lunch.

For Breakfast:

Eggy Crepes

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Greek Yogurt Mousse

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I also have a couple of standards; peanut butter oatmeal and egg whites, protein pancakes with peanut butter, eggwhite wrap with guacamole, and of course a yummy chocolate peanut butter smoothie :).  I will share recipes as requested!

So the moral of the story is, with a little planning, and a little practice, you too can manage a successful and efficient meal prep and make your eating plan a whole lot easier to implement.  Fit Wife signing out.

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