Meal Prep Monday

Everyone loves meal prepping right?

… Ok, maybe you don’t love it, I’ll admit sometimes I hate it. But it is very helpful to staying on track!

I would love to learn more about everyone else’s favorite meals to prep, and share some ideas about what works best!

My favorites include:

  • “Egg Muffins”-super easy to do, you just whip a few eggs/eggs whites together, and add whatever you would want in the muffin, then you pour the mixture (fill half way) in a muffin tin lined with cupcake parchment paper and cook until the eggs rise and look fluffy. I usually stick a fork in it to see if it comes out clean… generally about 7-10 minutes on 375. I always add crumbled turkey bacon, grape tomatoes and spinach, and a pinch of shredded cheese! Sometimes I will eat these with a toasted whole wheat english muffin… like a sandwich. Yum!
  • Protein waffles/pancakes or make them with almond flour. You can make these ahead and refrigerate or freeze them also. There are many ways these can be made but my go to recipe is as follows:
    • 1 scoop protein of choice
    • 1/4 cup (pretty much two egg whites)
    • A splash of unsweetened almond milk (I add more if it is too thick)
    • Cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice and a pinch of stevia
    • Half of a medium mashed banana
    • Mash the banana add the almond milk then add the other ingredients, you can also throw in some fruit or whatever else you want then cook like you would a normal pancake! I always use a high quality 100% maple syrup with berries on top and I only use a very small amount of syrup.
  • Overnight Oats-so many variations, see Pinterest for a million ideas! I dump in about half cup of raw oats, 1 cup almond milk, the fruit of choice that I want in it (about half a cup or less), 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt, a squirt of honey, mix well. Let it sit all night and then add any topping you want (I like fresh berries and slivered almonds with a sprinkle of chia seeds)
  • Chicken “salad”-cook chicken (I use a crock pot), dice or shred it and add as much plain greek yogurt as you want or need, and any desired spices, veggies. Place it all into a lettuce cup or on top of half a whole wheat english muffin.
  • The “Unwich”-The not-so-sandwich found at Jimmy Johns is easy to recreate! Just use whole pieces of lettuce and wrap your favorite reduced fat, deli meat, and veggies… wrap it up (in parchment paper if you make it ahead) and eat!

What are some of your favorites, or tips and tricks?  Leave a comment! Have a great week ✌🏼

-Beach Body Bliss

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