I’m back in my element – well, aside from the whole “doing school work” thing, that is. That is proving a little more difficult to get back into.
Starting my days with coffee and fruit. Taking advantage of the last of these summer figs!
Eating big bowls of super foods – greens, sweet potato, pepper, cucumber, red okra, tahini salmon salad.
Since last week was so crazy with other life and school things, I didn’t have a ton of time to spend on healthy meals. And as a result I was low energy, and had little motivation to do anything about it. I’ve never been one to do a ton of food preparation, as I usually am pretty good at throwing something together really quickly. But even that “really quickly” time adds up! 10 minutes here, 15 there, etc. – Which could give me an extra hour or so to work during the week.
So I’m trying my hand at food prep, so I have no excuses not to stay on track this week. Here’s what I did:
Cut veggies for easy salads and snacking.
Grilled marinated tofu for lunch and dinner protein.
Two breakfast burritos (egg, black beans, salsa, brown rice tortilla) – the “insides” picture didn’t come out.
Baked sweet potatoes
hard boiled eggs…
…and iced coffee in the fridge. I also have tons of greens, fruit, and other meal bits on hand, but I’m hoping that this will take some of the guesswork out of my on-the-go meals.
I’m new to this, so I’m still figuring out what works for me when it comes to grocery shopping and food prep. I’m constantly learning, and trying to find a good system that minimizes my stress, doesn’t take too much time, and is budget-friendly.
Happy monday, and have a lovely week!
Do you prep your food for the week? What do you make?