7.17.2013

Food Prep Attempt #1

Pretty Strong Medicine

Happy Weigh In Wednesday! I am at 140.8, so I am down about 1.5lbs since the first of the month. I wish it was more of a decrease, but it's a decrease nonetheless. Hopefully today's post will show that I am trying to be better with my nutrition and help to encourage me (and you too!) to continue on this path.

As I have mentioned before, I have been wanting to do batch cooking/weekly food prep for awhile now. And, I FINALLY made it happen! I grocery shopped on Sunday and was a cooking machine on Monday evening. Here's what I made:

Chicken Sausage with Veggies

Megan from 5280 Running Mommy gave me this idea, and I tried it the same day. I found spinach and feta chicken sausages from Whole Foods, so I made those and sauteed some red pepper and yellow squash to go with it. Kyra and I had it for dinner on Monday, and I took the leftovers for lunch the next day. So yummy!

Shredded Lime Chicken

I've made this before, and it turned out so good that I wanted to make it again. This time, I tripled the original recipe, so Kyra and I both can eat multiple servings of it. And, I usually just make the chicken part of the recipe and have it over brown rice with lettuce, tomato, and a little bit of cheese.

Antipasto Kabobs





I've seen these all over Pinterest, and they always look so delicious. I made mine with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, pepperoni, and smoked mozzarella tortellini. They are DELICIOUS! And, the best part about them is that they are also so easy to make. All you have to do is boil the tortellini, then put the ingredients on the skewer.  Done and done!

Protein Pancakes


No judging...my pancake making skills are BAD, so they ended up being weirdly shaped.
I go through phases of wanting something sweet for breakfast and wanting something savory. The last couple weeks I have had homemade egg mcmuffins for breakfast, so it was time to switch to something sweet...enter protein pancakes!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 whole egg and 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup sweet cream protein
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
Directions:

  • Mix together and let sit for 15 or so minutes to let the oats soften.
  • Make like traditional pancakes.
  • Let cool completely then freeze individual servings [2 smaller pancakes or 1 larger one] in ziploc bags.
Ideally, makes 8 pancakes, four 2-pancake servings. My pancake-making skills are not the best, so I sometimes end up with various sizes and have to use my best judgement for a serving size. Recipe adapted from this Facebook post.

Tropical Fruit Smoothie

In the summer time especially, I love smoothies. They're just yummy, but you have to be careful because they can pack a lot of sugar. If you make them yourself though, it's so much easier to control what goes in them. I made mine with 1/2 cup each frozen peaches, pineapple and mango, 1 cup coconut water, and 1 tbsp flax seed. I found the idea here, and the video/transcript provides a great explanation of the health benefits of each ingredient.

So far, I am so happy with how everything turned out. It's all been really yummy!

 

3 comments:

  1. I love smoothies in the summer, and that pancake recipe looks yummy!

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  2. I love new recipes and dinner ideas! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the loss :)

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  3. Yay! I'm so happy you liked that recipe! I LOVE the feta chicken sausages! Anything feta related actually. ;) I'm going to make that again for next week's lunches. <3

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