Casey, Ashley, Chase & Jimmy

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: Food Prep 101

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 :)

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  1. love this! We do this on Sunday too and it has been so nice! We have a salad a day and I love it! Having everything ready definitely helps me eat more healthy throughout the week! good luck!

  2. These are some great ideas! I try to do this too and it's so so helpful! I want to try your protein balls too!