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Meal Prep Oct 23rd 2016

Alright so here we go with another meal prep. How is the weekend so short!?

I’m still working with some pregnancy induced food aversions so I’m having to be creative with my protein sources and recipes. For the most part I can handle ground meat as long as it’s combined with other foods well. I’m also having lots of vegetarian meals that are still high in protein. I wrote an Insta post about food combining here.

For this week’s lunches  I made a double batch of my taco filling. I used turkey and will have mine with plantains, guacamole, salsa and maybe goat or daiya cheddar. I also made brown rice so hubby can have his with brown rice too. I may add rice to mine depending on how I feel.

The plantains are just sliced and pan fried in a little coconut oil and tossed in sea salt. I’m trying to make sure keep my sodium up because I’ve got low blood pressure with this pregnancy.

Plantains
Plantains

The guacamole is just avocado mashed with fresh garlic, lime juice and sea salt.

Guac!
Guac!

Basically that’s a solid meal of protein, carbs and fat. Totally adjustable based on your macro needs and easy to make. You can eat it a variety of ways too, sometimes I like it with a wrap or tortilla shell.

Last night I made a pasta dish (posted on Insta stories) that has been working for me and I’ve got some leftovers as well. I used a new type of noodle that seems to have just come out and it’s great! It’s a green lentil and brown rice pasta which is pretty high in protein. 13g protein for 54g of noodles. Not bad especially when another protein sources is added in.

This is my original recipe for this dish. I change it up every time but you get the idea. Basically onion, garlic, tuna and pasta plus veggies, spices and olive oil. I used broccoli and peas because it’s what I had in the fridge. It’s a really forgiving recipe, play with it. Just don’t over cook the pasta! If you have the room for higher fat in your macros use a little more olive oil. It really adds to the taste. The sauce basically comes from the evoo + the pasta water. It’s really tasty!

Pasta
Pasta
Yum! Pasta
Yum! Pasta

That’s it! Really quick today which is better for my energy levels these days.

I plan on making both a roast chicken and a beef stew for dinners this week and that will give us more lunch leftovers and I may whip up a batch of protein muffins later on. I’m thinking this copy cat Starbucks Cinnamon Chocolate loaf recipe of mine, it’s so good! 🙂

meal prep
meal prep

What do you think?