Turns out, being away from my apartment for 12 hours everyday has made it a little difficult to cook every night…so I became a new found meal-prepper. Now let me say, I totally understand the reasoning and convenience of meal-prep, but I genuinely LOVE cooking a fresh dinner every night. HOWEVER, walking in the door at 6:30 pm, starving did not work out well (cue ALL of the snacking). I found a balance of meal prepping for the week and diving into all the yummy fresh meals on the weekends.. Oh I also have started to use Himalayan pink salt and I am never going back.
My ideal morning is sleeping until about 7:30 , reading a little bit, followed up by a solid sweat sesh in and then eating a massive breaky.
Okay I'll admit I cheated and bought the TJs starter kit, but still made it my own
- Chop up zucchini & spinach, saute & add shakshuka kit
- Follow instructions to add eggs to "wells"
- Sweet tater chips - slice thinly and broil on each side about 3-5 minutes
Now don't get me wrong I LOVE bread, but I cannot have that in my house so rice cakes win. They bring so much flexibility. Oh also omelette is a must.
- Sautee all the veggies (mushroom, spinach and peppers, etc)
- Pour 1/2 cup egg whites over veggies and cover and let cook on medium/low heat until eggs are settled (fold and you have an "omelette")
- Top rice cakes with all the things - my favorite is avocado, chicken & a RUNNY egg.
As I mentioned - meal prep has become a thing for me and TRUST me, NONE of these are difficult by ANY means.
Makes 3-4 servings
- Saute your choice of veggies (I opted for diced bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach and zucchini)
- Transfer veggies to greased baking dish
- Scramble 4 eggs and .5 cup egg whites and pour over veggies
- Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes or until eggs have settled
- Roast julienne sliced peppers & carrots on 400 for about 30-40 minutes
- Cook up some chicken and shred / dice
- Mix 1 bag of arugula & crunchier salad(my fav is the cruciferous crunch from TJs but their cole slaw is solid too).
- Add the chicken & veggies and dress with the TJs Green Goddess
Makes 3-4 servings
- Dice and saute 1 cup of mushrooms, spinach and 1.2 bell pepper
- Mix with ground turkey (1 pkg - 16 oz)
- Season like crazy with garlic powder, spanish paprika, s&p and a little chili flake
- Form into pattiese and cook in coconut oil about 4-5 minutes each side
Whether it’s satisfying my late night sweet tooth or making goods for others, these have more than sufficed.
You need: 1 cup dates, 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup PB *optional - honey, cinnamon, chocolate
- Blend all the ingredients in a food processor - add honey / PB to make sticker and come together
- Place in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and form into one large bar shape
- *Optional but advised - drizzle with melted chocolate
- Freeze for 1+ horus and slice up!
CINNA CAULI BITES
*inspo from @lettuceturniptheeats on insta
- Bake TJs cauli gnocchi at 400 for 20 minutes
- Mix with 1 tbsp coco oil & cinnamon
- Bake for another 15-20 minutes
- Now I stopped here, but I do think the drizzle that she commends would be killer ideas (which was cocoa oil & syrup)