Every Sunday, I always try to prep my meals for the week. Some weeks I am just too busy and can't make it to the kitchen, but usually, I am able to get it done. While meal prepping takes me about 2-3 hours on Sunday, it saves me so much time throughout the week. The key to meal prepping is to keep it simple, yet tasty. This means that I vary the ways in which I cook my meats and vegetables. Today I am going to be cooking my chicken on the stove top. I am going to cook a portion of my vegetables in the oven on top of tin foil and the other half on the stove top.
I seasoned these chicken breast strips with coconut oil, garlic powder, chili powder, Italian seasoning, Himalayan pink salt, and pepper. I then cut up some red, orange, and yellow peppers and threw them in with the chicken. I cooked them all on medium for about 30 minutes. If you like your chicken crispier, then leave them on for a little while longer!
While the chicken was cooking I boiled some potatoes on high for 15 minutes. When they were done I drained the water and placed them in a bowl. I grabbed a fork and mashed and stirred them with coconut oil, Himalayan pink salt, garlic powder, and pepper. A lot of people like to add milk to make them creamier, but coconut oil makes them just as creamy, if not creamier. It's basically a healthier way to make potatoes and they taste just as good!
Next, I cut up thin slices of zucchini and some green beans. I placed them on top of some tin foil and added coconut oil, pepper, Himalayan pink salt and garlic and herb powder. I cooked the green beans and zucchini in the oven for 25 minutes on 360. After, I cut up some brussel sprouts and cooked them on top of the stove with balsamic vinegarette and lemon and pepper salt. I also added some water so they could soak and become soft. After the water was soaked up and they were cooked all the way, I turned the heat on high for a bit so they would get a little crispy. SO GOOD!
Here are a few seasonings I use!
I like to wash and cut up my fruit just so I don't have to do it throughout the week. I have the WORST sweet tooth so I like to pack fruit to eat throughout the day instead of grabbing unhealthy sweets. I just packed strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries into little containers.
And I am finished! Each container has the chicken, mashed potatoes, and either brussel sprouts or green beans and zucchini. One day I will take chicken, mashed potatoes, and brussel sprouts and the next I will take chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans/zucchini. It's a small change but eating the same stuff every day can get boring.
I also wanted to include a few snacks that I eat throughout the week. I usually don't eat a lot of dairy products but I have recently been craving yogurt. I decided to try out the Fage yogurt. Whenever I eat yogurt I usually just get plain or vanilla and throw some fruit in it to add some sweetness. I am also trying the Larabar brand. I bought the cookie dough flavor and think they will be a good snack for in between my classes. Lastly, I found almond milk hazelnut creamer! I am so excited to try this!
I know meal prepping can be a hassle, but in the end, it's super helpful! I save so much time each week and also eat healthier. The food can sometimes get boring after a few days but if you switch out the way you cook your meats and vegetables, it makes a huge difference!!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have an amazing week! :)