Sunday, May 21, 2017
About a month and a half ago, I bought a Groupon to try out Crossfit. I know a lot of people have their own opinions on whether or not Crossfit is amazing, or whether or not it should cease to exist, but I personally really love it, and have had such a positive experience with it. I in fact loved it so much that when my Groupon was over, I signed up to be a full fledged member of the gym, and will be doing my first Memorial Day Murph in just a few days. I can't wait.
Once I got in a good exercise routine, I wanted to get my nutrition in check too, so I've started meal prepping all my breakfast, lunches, and dinners for the week so that I have good healthy food ready to fuel my body all week long. I usually prep food for four days, eat that all gone, and then make four more days worth of food.
To make this easier on myself, I usually cook a lot of leftovers Sunday night for dinner, and then use those leftovers as my next four lunches, and then on Monday morning, I make a ton of breakfast, and then pack that up for the next four days as well. I bought these meal prep containers on Amazon, and I love that they're dishwasher and microwave safe, and of course BPA free, so you can feel good about using them again and again.
This is what I eat for breakfast basically everyday of the week. I don't need a ton of variation in the morning so I'm happy to eat the same thing again and again. Simply cook some yukon gold potatoes in a skillet, then the bacon, then the eggs, steam the broccoli, and call it good. It takes me about 20 minutes that first morning, and then it's just a matter of reheating the other meals for two minutes the rest of the week. Quick and easy.
8 slices turkey bacon
8 eggsLots of Broccoli
Dice up your potatoes into bite size pieces, and then in a skillet over medium heat, add a tablespoon or two of coconut oil and then add in your potato slices. Cover the potatoes and let them cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally while you prep your other ingredients.
When your potatoes are done cooking, portion them out into your food prep containers, and then cook your turkey bacon in the same pan. Cook for about two minutes on each side, and then add them into your containers.
Whisk together your eggs, and then scramble them to your liking in the same pan, and then add them to your food prep containers.
Finally, cook a ton of broccoli. I do this by cooking the broccoli in a microwave safe container like this one, with the lid on and some water, and then cook in the microwave for five minutes, and then add that to the containers as well.