Sunday, February 22, 2015

Meal Prep Sunday

It has been a really long time. I want to get back into this, because I keep trying new recipes, but they get lost to the ether since I never record what is great and what is not. I'm not trying to make excuses, but it really became a hassle taking pictures of our food. You know, you just want to sit down and eat? So you don't bother taking the 20 seconds it takes to take a crappy camera phone picture just for posterity.

So it's meal prep Sunday. On the stove I have 6 eggs hard boiling, and I'm excited to try this method. (The verdict: First I tried 4 eggs in a Tupperware container; it worked ok--not as easy as in the video, but easier than my typical method. I found that it was even better with the egg submerged in cold water).

In the red crockpot, I have chicken cooking for shredding. This method is so easy and I do it several times a month, sometimes remembering to freeze some of the shredded chicken.

In the white (and apparently very dirty on the outside) crockpot is black beans. I love this no soak method!

Most of my meal plan requires cooked chicken, so I really hope I made enough.

My meal planning method is to work out the meals on Friday night, planning through the weekend, so that I can grocery shop super early on Saturday morning. My meal cooking plan, however, usually means that I forgot to check the reality of our week when doing my meal planning and that I left a 45 minute dinner for a night we need dinner on the table at 4:30. I also never plan a dinner out, though it happens typically once a week.

B: Breakfast Sandwiches (made by my husband)
L: Tacos (leftovers from last week's Not so Sloppy Joes)
D: Chopped Thai Chicken Salad

B: English Muffins
L: Mac and Cheese (not sure if it will be Annie's or homemade just yet...depends if I can get it made in my meal prep today)
D:  Burrito Bowl

B: Smoothie Pop
L: Chicken Nuggets
D: Chicken and Broccoli with Sun Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

B: Cereal
L: Mango and Black Bean
D: Pizza

B: Overnight Oats
D: Turkey Pesto Sliders

D: Honey Chicken Stir Fry (I actually made this last night; next time use half the garlic chili sauce)

D: BBQ Chicken Pockets

How do you get ready for a super busy week?

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