meal prep · nutrition · What I made on Sunday

Meal Prep May 1st 2016

Today is our saf camp and I will be busy all afternoon so I pulled together a pretty quick and basic meal prep so I at least have protein and some starchy carbs ready. Protein sources are usually the hardest to grab on the go so I find if I at least have those pre cooked I can usually create a well balanced meal quickly and easily with things in my fridge cupboards and while out.

My go to breakfast lately has been a cereal of banana, sliced tiger nuts, coconut chips, carob chicken, collagen peptides and coconut milk. It’s been prefect pre-workout!

AIP breakfast cereal
AIP breakfast cereal

Since I had to get going on meal prep I started it early. While eating my cereal breakfast today I turned on the oven to 350 roast mode to heat it up.

Carbs:

I roasted 4 large whole beets which I halved. You can do this with the skin on and it just comes off easily when cooked. Much easier than trying to peel them when raw.

I also cut up 4 large sweet potato, white and orange flesh ones. I weighed this out so I know how much I’m making and how to divine over the week to meet my needs. I’m very precise with this because I’m calculating my macros carefully while reverse dieting. If I wasn’t tracking for a specific reason I would probably just eye ball the portions rather than weight them. Both ways are perfectly fine. It’s all about your goals. What are they and how to do you want to get there.

The sweet potatoes I second the same way as last week although I didn’t have fresh cilantro so I used dry. Basically fresh garlic – a lot of it, cilantro, evoo and sea salt. This combo is so freakin’ good!

Sweet potato
Sweet potato

In addition to those as carbohydrates I’ll have fruit – banana, kiwi, pineapple, apple, berries etc. Some fresh, some frozen and some dried. I’ll also have tiger nuts and lots and lots of leafy vegetables. Other carbohydrates are coming from honey and maple syrup and I focus those around my workout.

Protein

I roasted a couple chicken breasts, salmon and whipped together a batch of beef meatballs. I have a few basic recipes I use that are stored in my head and I haven’t really put on my site – I think I’ll need to update and overhaul my recipe list a bit! So many of my go-tos are missing.

Meal Prep
Meal Prep

The other protein source I’ve been having often lately is Collagen Peptides. I like to add this to smoothies and my cereal.

Smoothie
Smoothie

Fats

My fat intake is at 51 grams a day and my fat sources typically come in the form of fats from meats, fats from oils and fats from coconut. For example 5 grams from olive oil on the potatoes, 5-10 grams from my salad dressing, 4 grams from my chicken breast, 10 grams from my coconut chips and coconut milk. Plus 10-15 grams from coconut ice cream of course 🙂

That’s pretty much what I got done in an hour. I’ll make salad for dinner tonight and while I do that I’ll make an extra for tomorrow’s lunch. I’ll also make another batch of my protein muffins if I have time today, if not I’ll do them tomorrow.

In other news,  I have a new article coming up for you this week so stay tuned for that. I also have a nice big list of topics to work on. For those of you sending them in, thank you and keep them coming 🙂

 

Meal Prep
Meal Prep

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