Sunday’s are always my meal prep days. Well they have been for the last almost 2 years. Once it became part of the routine it just became easy to do. In total it usually only takes me about 30-40 min and I typically just prep dinner for myself of the nights that I work (Mon/Tue/Thurs). Lunch is usually a tuna wrap or turkey depends on what I have and what I am in the mood for. Today I decided to do a little more.
I made lunch for the days I am at work also ( I work 10am-8pm) so I am in there for a good bit of the day. Today I found chicken sausage on sale at the local grocery store, Sun Dried Tomato (one of my favorite flavors). I take the casing off the sausage and then cut them up and throw them in a pan, today I also cut up some red and orange peppers and threw them in there with it. Since the sausage is already cooked it is just a matter of heating them up and I have a microwave at work so I will heat at work. I divide into 3 parts and then I will have that for lunch in a wrap and probably some pretzels or goldfish.
Simple and easy and not a lot to clean up either. For dinner I decided to give myself some protein and carbs. I took ground turkey (one of the staples in my eating plan) and cook it then diced peppers (same colors as lunch), diced tomato, black beans and some salt/pepper. I them cooked protein pasta and mixed it all together in a dish, sprinkled some cheese on top and baked in the over for a little while. This will then get divided up into 3 (or 4 as it seemed to make a lot) containers and I will cook some sweet potatoes later to have with dinner or lunch depends on the mood.
Simple and easy. Trust me when it comes to food prep the easier the better but I still want it to taste decent. I tend to stick with a lot of the same things during the week because I don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen on Sunday. Since I am only at work 3 days a week it makes it a little easier although eating at home the others days isn’t always great but it has gotten a lot better. I know a lot of people say they don’t have time to prep a meal, etc but really in the long run it is less time then it is to run to the convenience store or fast food for lunch. I am busy just like everyone else. This am I got up, went grocery shopping, ran a 5K race, went to lunch with my hubby, back to the grocery store to get fish to cook for dinner, picked up my girls at a friends, meal prep and now I can relax before I start organizing my room and working on dinner for tonight.
Like if about the choices we make, this has been hard to learn over the last year and a half, but my choices whether good or bad are my choices. We all have a choice as to be the best version of ourself or the version we think others will want us to be. Recently I have started to choice the version I want to be.