First Attempt at Meal Prep

Sorry this is a few days late, but my weekend became a little more hectic then I planned.  As the saying goes though, ‘better late than never.’  So, as I promised in my last post, here are the details of my meal prep for the week.

The main reason that I decided to start prepping meals is to help keep me on track throughout the rest of this pregnancy and beyond.  Plus, I want to make sure that I’m eating as healthy as I can.  In all honesty though, no one is perfect and I know I may stray from it a little, especially every now and again when a craving strikes (like this weekend, when I just had to have a donut or two).

I’m always seeing things online though, about people who prep their meals, and I find myself thinking that it looks like such a great idea!  And let me tell you, it is!  It has made dinners so easy on me for the past few days.  And not only dinners, but also snacks!  However, after having some time to eat the food now; I realize that when I prep my meals later this week, there are some things I’ll do differently.

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1.  I filled up my little snack bowls with about a cup of fuits and veggies and after snacking on them, I discovered that it was wayyyyy too much!  I think I’ll switch my measurements to 1/2 cup serving size.

2.  I also need to season my chicken and turkey when I cook it, instead of adding seasoning to it before I reheat it.

3.  I will also skip the sweet potatoes.  I typically love sweet potato casserole, especially during the holidays (when it’s loaded with all the things that are unhealthy), but when they are being served plain and reheated, they’re just not good.  I personally will stick to other vegetables.

So, here’s what I prepped this past week:

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  • Chicken
  • Ground Turkey (99%fat free)
  • spahetti squash (my favorite!)
  • Roasted aspargus
  • sweet potatoes
  • steamed broccoli
  • chopped zucchini (raw)
  • chopped broccoli (raw)
  • Cubed watermelon
  • sliced strawberries
  • mandarin oranges
  • hard boiled eggs
  • chopped kale

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