Food Prep

I get a lot of questions on how I prep my food for the week.

It is SO much easier to get home from the gym and have my food already cooked for me. That way, I just pop it in the microwave and enjoy. I would probably eat only fruits and baby carrots if I didn’t prep, since they are so easy to grab and eat.

Tonight is a great example. I ate my last turkey burger and have been craving chicken lately.(I normally buy either 99% lean ground turkey or chicken breasts at the grocery store and cook them up in bulk and eat that for the week.)

I headed to the store and got 10 chicken breasts. Chicken breasts usually are about 8-10 oz a piece. Tonight, I preheated the oven to 350 degrees and started cutting the fat off the chicken. Scissors make this MUCH easier.

I then cut the chicken breasts in half. I weigh them with my food scale. It never comes out ideally (perfect 4 oz cuts  :)) but I just weigh them anyways. I know about how big a portion is for me, so until you are used to it, weigh them and write down the weight so you know.

Next, I season the chicken breasts (for me seasoning consists of black pepper and crushed red pepperi know, i know. I’m soooo creative. Tell me about it. ) Maybe you could even venture out and get MORE creative and come up with a tastier concoction. I like this combo because I am used to eating plain bland chicken, but most people aren’t, so don’ t be afraid to get creative.

Then I put them in the oven and let them back for about 10-15 minutes. I don’t time it, I just check after about 10 or so minutes and then wait until they are white. (Can you tell how organized I am in real life? Haha)

That is all I do and then I have my meats ready in the refrigerator for me all week. I then cook up the starch I am going to have for the week (brown rice, quinoa or sweet potatoes usually) and same with my veggies. This week is green beans galore. I am pretty sure the check-out guy at the grocery store thought I was absolutely nuts. My cart consisted of 8 bags of frozen green beans, 5 packages of chicken breasts and 4 apples. Rock on 🙂

I am ready to kick this fat off of me. I am ready to rock a leaner body and am frankly sick of staying on plan for a week and then allowing a few treats here and there. I’m over it.  I am ready to be strict and complain about it.

Here is tomorrow’s plan for food:

Meal 1: 1 egg, 1/2 cup egg whites, 1 cup spinach

Meal 2: 1 scoop protein powder, 1 tsp glutamine, 1 apple

Meal 3: 4-5 oz. chicken breast, 1/4 avocado, a shit-ton of green beans and some salsa to top it with.

Meal 4: Salad with chicken, coconut oil, cucumbers, salsa, and tomato

Meal 5: Same as meal 3

Meal 6: Chicken and a bunch of green beans babyyyy.

I love green beans.

*Note: As I go through the day I enter my food into Sparkpeople, that way if I am lagging in a macro, I can fill it, or if I know I need to cut back on a macro, I can accomodate for it. That isn’t what works for everyone, but it works for me. I know where my macros need to be to fuel my body and also start leaning it out.

Anyways, hope that was somewhat helpful.

I leave you with a picture of me puffing up my cheeks and eating while I drive 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Food Prep

  1. Gah, so much work to post all this. LOL. I don’t even weigh mine, which is prob. why i overeat. I just do the ‘palm of hand’ rule and call it good. TOTALLY AGREE that prepping is good for not going overboard. When I come home and food is not made, I find that is when I end up snacking on the non-approved things….oy.

    So how ya feeling? How is the hot bods shaping up?

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