Casey and I were inspired to do this the other day. He has a friend at work that does this every Sunday night for the whole week and I found THIS blog post about this crazy fit mom of three who has the same method.
Basically as the saying goes "Fail to plan, plan to fail"--this is clean eating that's all about planning.
We did a trial run of how much food to prep because we are not exactly sure how much we will need for a week of easy breakfasts and lunches.
Here are some of the things we prepped:
-2lbs of Chicken tenders seasoned with s/p and olive oil baked for 20 minutes @ 375- flip half way then chop up when they cool down
-Veggie Bags- celery, snap peas, carrots- ready to go snacks or salad toppings
-Fruit- mangoes, strawberries, pineapple chopped and ready for salad toppings or smoothies/parfaits/oatmeal in the morning.
-Hard-boiled Eggs-I did a dozen. These are the best for a quick snack or salad topping. I did it by placing eggs in pot of cold water-let them get a little past boiling then cover and turn off stove for 15-18 minutes- then place in ice cold water to cool down. Store in fridge-best in carton-last one week.
-Chopped Lettuce- I hate chopping lettuce and cleaning it with the salad spinner. But if you do this ahead of time your lettuce should last you a couple of days. I also buy bagged lettuce (it's just more expensive).
-Protein Balls: I ran out of time yesterday but these would be a great thing to make as well so you have a quick protein-filled snack when you get hungry
HERE is my recipe for these.
- Other quick and easy snacks that we like to have are: mozzarella string cheese, Angie's popcorn snack bags, Luna Bars, Kind Coconut and Almond bars, Apples (honey crisp!), Bananas, cocoa almonds, and roasted pumpkin seeds.
I hope this helps! We will see how well we do this week :)