Monday, September 17, 2012
My Menu this week
Food prep to me is the most important thing I do in my health and fitness journey. Without the preparation I tend to over eat, grab unhealthy foods and even at times not eat enough. With all the training I am doing it is HIGHLY important that I get good clean, healthy foods in each meal. My meals fuel my runs and other workouts that I do each day. Without fuel my body ends up empty, which causes me to crash hard.
Items on the list this week
1/2 cup of oatmeal, 6 oz of Greek Yogurt, 1/3 cup of egg whites.
I put the oatmeal in my bullet to make it look like flour. After, the oatmeal is ready, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Very simple and takes less than 10 minutes to make. You can make one big pancake or a few small ones. Cook on medium. Top it with some fruit and sugar free syrup.
Picture up above show these yummy bites. I honestly didn't think I would like them, but I LOVED them. I tripled the recipe and ended up with only 20 bites.
Quinoa Protein Bars
Quinoa is my new favorite food item. It is high in protein and taste wonderfully. I wanted and quick and easy snack for work. I don't have a food processor, so I put the almonds and dates in the bullet, it worked probably better than the food processor. I also tripled this recipe so I can freeze some of the bars for next week.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mash
My favorite things to eat is Sweet Potatoes. So I had to give this a try. Smelled like Thanksgiving in my kitchen. I haven't tried this yet but know from the smell that this will be a hit.
Melt in your Mouth Chicken
I love Chicken but never eat it. So I wanted to throw in something completely different this week. I wasn't sure if I would like the greek yogurt on the chicken but this was delicious. I would highly recommend this meal. I doubled this meal and put half of it in the freezer for next week.
Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower
I love spicy foods and love it more when you can make a veggie taste wonderful. I haven't tried this yet but cooked it up. Smelled great and HOT!
BBQ Crockpot Turkey
Diet Dr. Pepper, 1 cup of BBQ and a small turkey breast (looked like a small whole turkey). Throw everything in crockpot on medium. Cook for 5-6 hours. I always shred the meat with one hour left in cooking time. I normally make this with chicken but I am sure it will taste great with Turkey.
Other items on my menu this week
Shakeology-I will have this at lunch every day. I always throw in a handful of spinach, 1 tbsp of Peanut butter and one banana. GOOD STUFF!!!
Slaw-pre-mixed at the store. I add in 1 cup of red vinegar, 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 cup of sugar (splenda).
I challenge you to food prep. It is the key to success in any diet/lifestyle change.