Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Night Food Prep

Yesterday's Workout:
8 mile run
1-hour massage by Jodie

Today's Workout:
4 mile run
3 sets of:
200m sprint
100m walking lunge
30sec plank hold

Hello friends! Hope y'all been having a wonderful weekend! My weekend got a lot better after Friday night. I was feeling a bit sick on Friday, but by Saturday morning, I was filled with energy. I ran 8 miles on my favorite running path which leads to Key Biscayne. Then I went home and got a 1-hour deep tissue massage from Jodie. It was heavenly!

I spent the rest of the day with hubby and then had dinner with the hubs and my mother-in-law Terry. She took us to an amazing French Bistro in Coconut Grove. I had the grilled duck breast with veggies. It was delicioso!!

I woke up early today and went for a 4 mile jog which was followed by a HIIT workout. Then hubby and I went to church. Up next on the itinerary: FOOD PREP FOR THE WEEK!

Here's what's on the menu for the week:

This is the food that I will be taking to work this week. I typically eat about 4 snacks and about 3 meals. My days are very long, which is why I eat about 7 meals a day (I wake up at about 4:30 am and go to bed at about 10:00 pm).

Snack 1: Organic whole wheat rice cake with organic almond butter.

Snack 2: Organic cottage cheese or Chobani Greek yogurt with cherries.

Lunch: Baked chicken breast, 1 cup brown rice and organic black beans.

Snack 3: Hard-boiled eggs (about 2) with either a pear or a Golden Delicious apple.

Snack 4: Baby carrots with spinach and artichoke hummus.

Total time it took to prep my food: 1 hour.
Hours saved during the week: a million.

I know it's a pain to get your food ready for the week, but my philosophy has always been: Work smarter and not harder. That one hour of food prep may be the most dreaded hour of your life, but trust me, you'll be thanking yourself during the week when you don't have to do it. If you're like me, I'm completely beat after work. I have zero energy to do anything, much less cook for the next day. So get inspired and prepare your food for the week.

Your snacks and meals don't have to be the same every week. Change it up. There's a ton of ideas and recipes; just get creative. These are three reasons why you should prep your food for the week:

1. Save money.
2. Save time.
3. Eat healthier and take control of your life.

Good luck friends! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me!!
Do you prepare your food for the week? What kinds of foods do you prep?
I'm thankful that I am feeling
better and I'm grateful for spending
quality time with my hubs and Terry. 
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  1. Where do you get all the organic and specialty foods? Is it costly? I need to do it completely for health reasons, and this looks like a good way to do it! Thanks in advance!

    David Lutzweit

    1. Hi David! Organic food can be costly, but you just have to "shop" around and see where you could find the best deals. Depending where you live, there's places such as, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, that sell organic products. For example, for certain items I go to Whole Foods, for others I go to Publix and for produce, I go to fresh markets. Good luck!

  2. I prep snacks, but not meals. We always cook extra at dinner and I take leftovers for lunch. It works out well. I love dipping veggies in ranch so I prep 5 containers of celery broccoli and carrots and keep a bottle of ranch at work. I also slice cukes and drown them in vanilla balsamic balsamic Orang evoo. So good. I always slice up strawberries ahead of time, rinse and wrap in paper towel. The don't mold as quickly. Grapes are a fave quick and easy snack too.

    1. Those are great ideas Brittany! Thanks for sharing.