I’ve done many 24 Day Challenges before, however I have never meal prepped. I have read a million and one articles about it, I have talked to people about it, and I have always had the intention to do it, but it never happens.
Last week I knew that my schedule was insane with the addition of physical therapy and that there was NO WAY I would have time to make breakfast and lunch every day, or plan to have enough leftovers to eat, which rarely works for me, so I broke down and did it!
For breakfast I made egg muffins for both Jake and myself. I eat 2 every morning and he eats three. Mine have sautéed onions, tomatoes, green peppers, banana peppers, and jalapenos in them, along with a “cup” of two thin slices of turkey, and scrambled eggs. Jake just has the turkey, shredded cheese, and scrambled eggs. These were delicious, and I made 7 days worth for both of us, and we didn’t eat breakfast out once or freak out that there was no food! Holla!
For lunch I made mason jar salads and grilled chicken for every day. *I do wish I had switched up the meat a bit… by Thursday I was really over the grilled chicken. Also, the chicken is not in the mason jar… so… that’s a lot of food. :D
Snack time, which is my favorite time, brought baby carrots and watermelon. This week, I’ll be adding hummus to my carrots because I’m having a hard time getting enough calories in every day.
After a week of being 100% on my diet, and meal prepping for ease, I can honestly say that it was much easier than I thought it would be. The weekend was my struggle, but we had a birthday party to attend, and Jake mentioned ice cream approx 47 times. Oh. He also ordered cheese dip when we went out to dinner… Want to see a wife stab her husband in the eye? Reenact that situation. *side eye*
Everything worked so well, that I’m did it again this week! I did not cook the meat for the salads, except for Monday, so I’ll plan to cook some more throughout the week for variety.
Do you meal prep? If so, what are your favorite recipes?