Last weeks meal prep was perfection. My gut was happy all week, I felt satiated and well fed. I love it when that happens hahah.
I could have done it again but I didn’t have all the same ingredients and I also like to change things up. This week was a local csa delivery week so I had an abundance of local veggies to use up. I eat all the salad ingredients pretty quickly. I adore an uber fresh salad and I had a few this weekend.
I went with another huge pan of roasted veggies – broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, brussels sprouts, carrots, sweet potato and onion. Tossed in a tablespoon of EVOO and seasoned with herbed sea salt.
Since I had the oven on for the veggies I also threw in some turkey sausages and a whole chicken. Those will be my main sources of protein this week along with a variety of fish, beef and protein powder.
Making good use of the oven I also baked another batch of Jamie Eason’s pumpkin protein bars (link in last week’s post), this time making them into muffins and a batch of chocolate chip protein cookies that I’m still taking the recipe. I was using a sugar substitute but I’m not a fan of the aftertaste so still work needed.
I made a quick pasta sauce for my hubby. Really quick. I mean ground turkey and bottled tomato sauce quick. Hahah.
The other thing I made was a tuna salad. I usually have this in the warmer weather but was craving tuna for some reason. I like it mixed with avocado, dijon mustard, lemon juice, sea salt and a variety of veggies – celery, red pepper, carrots, green onion and sometime apple and raisins too. I like to scoop and eat it with sliced jicama or turnip. Try it, really good!
I don’t typically eat that much tuna because of it’s higher mercury levels but it’s a very good source of lean protein and as long as you have it no more than a couple of times a week you should be good. I look for tuna that is sustainable sourced and packed in water.
I also have a batch of coconut yogurt fermenting that I’ll have again this week with fruit. It’s one of my favourite meals!
Originally I planned on making a few other things but I got kitchen fatigue! Actually my legs (and whole body) is so sore from all my training this week that I had trouble standing so I cut this meal prep really short. Epsom salts bath is a must tonight!
I’ll have some amazing salads and smoothies this week plus my usual apple and peanut butter and of course my coconut ice cream for dessert. I’ve also been really enjoying crystallized ginger post work out…it’s calorically dense though (like all candy) so only recommended with your intake is higher.
Speaking of macro intake, I’m up to 180g carbs an 49f every day! I’m not super lean but so appreciative of the extra food and energy, strength and muscle gain I’m seeing. Every stage in your fitness journey is just that, a stage. Enjoy them all.
Ok that’s it. I’m outta here for tonight. Lots to blog about in the coming weeks though!