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Meal Prep May 8th 2016

Happy Mother’s Day mammas!

I spent some time with my mom this weekend, she had 4 girls! I grew up with a full house and it was great. I always wanted more than one little bub but looking at it from the perspective of someone hoping to be a mamma soon 4 sounds so crazy! Kudos to all the mammas out there working hard every day. Women are pretty darn amazing! Damn!

Meal prep this weekend was a bit of a flop. I mean I got some done but I just wasn’t in my groove. I haven’t been in a few weeks actually. I’m suffering with some crazy fatigue and it’s killing me. I’m not sure what’s causing it and I’m thinking environmental allergies (pollen) but whatever it is it’s brutal. I’ve increased my Vitamin C to help support my immune system.

My blood work came back fine, no comments from my family doctor and my naturopath said it looks good on quick review. I’ll see her in a couple weeks and will discuss optimal levels but overall everything seems fine clinically. I’m not preggers yet if that’s what you are thinking ( it was my first thought too!) but I’m tracking carefully and am in my 2 week wait of this cycle. It’s been over 6 months now so we have an appointment with the fertility specialist next month to do some investigating. I’ll have some info to share about that journey soon!

We were out last night and stayed up late too so that doesn’t help. Especially because I can’t sleep in, natural self alarm + hungry doggies means 6am no mater what. Ugh anyway I was so tired today so meal prep was pathetic hahah.

I try to incorporate as many veggies as I can into my day and one way that helps me do that is having fresh local ones delivered to my doorstep every week. it forces me to eat them up. Haha.

I made a stir fry with what I had in the fridge and it included 1 white onion and 5 greens onions, head of celery, full head of broccoli, half a head of cauliflower, a bunch of swiss chard, 1 carrot and 2 zucchini. I chopped it all up I added coconut aminos, a tiny amount of sesame oil and garlic and sautéed it all. I did the same with 4 chicken breasts plus lime juice and ginger. I measured it all and came out with enough for 10 small meals. I added brown rice to 5 of them for my hubby.

Meal Prep
Meal Prep

The huge amount of veggies cooked down is much smaller but still a lot and believe it or not only 65grams of carbohydrates. Crazy how many veggies you can eat for the same about of carbs compared to more dense and starchy foods.

Basically that meal for me will have 25g protein and 10grams of carbs plus 5g fat. This is a small meal for me at the moment since I’m working up my intake using reverse dieting. I’ll have to add fruit or another starch on the side to up the carb content. I cooked a couple sweet potatoes as an afterthought for that reason.  I aim for amount 40g of carbs per meal currently.

Sweet potato- Starchy carbohydrate
Sweet potato- Starchy carbohydrate

Other than that I baked a filet of salmon and a filet of trout and that’s as far as I got and then I bailed. I sat down and wrote this post and then went back and made fish and chips with salad for dinner. 🙂

I had big plans for a few other meals but I realized I forgot to pick up coconut flour which I needed so crap. Just as well as I’m exhausted. With the additions of smoothies, fruit and salads (which I have pre-washed lettuce ready) and things like avocado, plantain, sweet potato and root chips plus quick cook meat for dinners at least I have enough to eat for a few days.

I also have lots of kale to make more kale chips.

Kale Chips
Kale Chips

Did you know that there’s a connection with compromised gut and increased in aero allergies which is pretty interesting. This book is great if you want to know more.

Do you guys get exhausted with allergies?