10 September 2014

10 September 2014

 

But, I’m sooo hungry!

Not! And I’m not because I spent Sunday (to be honest, it was my Saturday night life, sshhh) prepping food for the week. So, in order to avoid having all those awfully sugary treats during the week when I’m craving calories, I’ve got to make sure I have enough healthy food readily available at my fingertips. When I get home from the box I have ZERO motivation to make a huge meal, so healthy food prep is an extremely important part of my weekend.

Here are my top 5 tips for Sunday Food Prep. Maybe you’ll find one or two you like.

1. Eggs- I usually hard boil 6-8 at a time. These are so easy to just grab for breakfast or toss on top of a salad for some healthy protein.
2. Chicken- I like to buy one of the mega packages of boneless chicken breasts. Grill or stir fry it all on Sunday and put in containers for another source of lean protein through the week.
3. Sweet Potatoes- I usually BAKE 4-7 of these at once and discipline myself to only eat one a day and only on the days that I do a WOD. They are a mega-post-wod treat and they still taste great reheated.
4. Vegetables are a must. I get a bunch of easy to snack on veggies like carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers and green beans. Chop ‘em up and put them in containers or baggies for a quick grab and go snack.
5. Nuts- These are great sources of the healthy fats that your brain needs to function. I generally get a bunch of nuts from the bulk section in Tops and mix ‘em up. I have to portion these out ahead of time though otherwise I will eat the entire bag at once.

If you’re feeling like you just don’t have enough healthy options during the day, then try taking an hour or two out of your Sunday (or if you’re really popular like I am, spend your Saturday night doing itJ) to make sure you’ve got some good stuff ready. It’s easy and so worth it.

Now, I want to hear YOUR food prep tips! Leave a quick message in the comments section about your go-to food or thing to do so you know you’ll have food in the fridge after that awful WOD!
SPEAKING OF AWFUL WODS….

This one is not.
10 September 2014
Strength/Skills: Squat Complex

WOD:
10 Minute AMRAP
4 Ring Dips
4 Deadlift
8 Ring Dips
8 Deadlift
12 Ring Dips
12 Deadlift



11 comments (Add your own)

1. Steph wrote:
This post made me laugh. I'm glad to see that I am not the only popular person at 7VCF prepping my weekly meals on a Saturday night. My prep is actually the same as this except that I hard boil at least a dozen eggs at a time, and I put two packages of uncured bacon in the broiler as well. I make sure that there is absolutely no need for any cooking to be done during the week! :-)

Tue, September 9, 2014 @ 8:46 PM

2. Julie wrote:
But then what did you eat Monday morning Steph! LOL...I have been good for two days with no sugar..Started doing the eggs and avacodos with my lunch...Unfortunately, I have to cook for my family this week, but my son came home tonight from 1.0 and said he would like to try Paleo :)

Tue, September 9, 2014 @ 8:56 PM

3. Dana wrote:
Steph! You're my hero- 2 packages of bacon! I don't use the broiler...tell me more about it...

Julie- Good to hear you're doing great with the sugar-less days so far! Only 3 more to go. I'm glad Chris was inspired to eat cleaner. Yay!

Tue, September 9, 2014 @ 10:13 PM

4. Jody wrote:
I like to make "egg muffins" on Sunday. A bunch of eggs, a bunch of veggies, poured into muffin tins and freeze 'em. Then pop them in the microwave for a quick breakfast.

Tue, September 9, 2014 @ 10:24 PM

5. Shannon wrote:

Wed, September 10, 2014 @ 6:39 AM

6. Shannon wrote:
Unfortunately, I have to cook almost everyday....damn kids and their need to eat on a regular basis. I make sure I make extra veggies and meat for dinner and put them aside for lunch the next day. By lunch time, I'm starving and if I don't bring a substantial lunch, I end up eating school food. Gross, I know.

Wed, September 10, 2014 @ 6:44 AM

7. Jasmine wrote:
I love the bulk section in tops. I buy all different assorted nuts usually raw but sometimes roasted for a better crunch. I will also get the banana chips with no sweetener added. Dates and raisins are yummy too for a healthy, sweet addition. I mix them all together then put them in mason jars and I make sure I have a jar with me at all times so I have a quick healthy snack. I am much more apt to juice if I cut up all my fruits and veggies and portion them into individual bags so this way I just need to worry about pushing them through the juicer and then cleaning it. I need to get better at doing more meal prep. I tend to make bad choices when I'm over hungry and not prepared. My dogs have been lucky lately and I've been making them homemade organic dog food. We need to figure out how to add hours to a day! :) thanks for the post!

Wed, September 10, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

8. Dana wrote:
Jasmine, I love the idea of trail mix in a mason jar! I have a bunch of little ones I should use for that purpose! And, kudos on the homemade dog food. Our pets should be eating just as clean as we are!

Jody- egg muffins are a great idea!
Shannon- is there anything remotely healthy in your school lunches? I'm curious, because at my school there's not a single thing! yuck!

Wed, September 10, 2014 @ 7:12 AM

9. Maria wrote:
Guacamole is my go-to ready to eat snack. I usually dip carrots, celery or cucumbers in it. I also use it instead of mayo to make chicken salad! (Shredded chicken from the crockpot--also a staple of my food-prep)I really enjoy kale chips too, but unfortunately they don't keep well so I have to make them each day. Luckily they're super easy to just pop in the oven when I get home from school. I also keep sunflower seeds and nuts in my desk, and sweet peppers in the fridge in my classroom so that I'm not tempted to stop on the way home from school for anything quick to eat.

Wed, September 10, 2014 @ 9:02 AM

10. Dana wrote:
Maria- I'll have to have you teach me how to really use the crockpot...it intimidates me... crazy, huh? I know its supposed to be super easy, but I just haven't gotten into the groove of it yet!

Wed, September 10, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

11. Tara wrote:
I also meal prep for the week! I have found a new love for cauliflower rice! It's an awesome substitute for rice and very easy to prep... My family will eat it too which is amazing! I cut up peppers, carrots, and celery and have them in snack bags so I can just grab and go. I love avocados and have never made guacamole but think that would be great to dip my veggies in! Dana I LOVE my crockpot it's so simple and convenient anyone can do it :-) I get many recipes off of pinterest and have an easy dinner for the night!

Wed, September 10, 2014 @ 9:00 PM

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