It might be Monday, but I have a great guest post for you today all about Sunday Food Prep! I'm a big fan of food prep any day of the week. Whatever it takes to keep healthy eating going and make it easier for you and your family. Thank you to Alysia from Slim Sanity for taking over zeeee blog today while I celebrate graduation! Make sure to check out her blog and the wonderful "Wine of the Week" feature!
Hi all! I’m Alysia from Slim Sanity, filling in for Carissa today! I found Fit2Flex way back when I first started blogging, and have been following her ever since. She was one of my inspirations to start racing, and a go-to for great workout ideas. I was happy to be able to help her out!
Today I’ll walk you through a normal Food Prep Sunday for me.
There are usually some differences in special recipes I make, but I have some staples that get made every week. Two major ones are brown rice and mashed cauliflower. I just came up with this mashed cauliflower recipe a few weeks ago, and have been making it ever since!
Chicken is another one of those staples. I’ll season about 4 pounds of it however I want, and then bake it at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. I’ll either leave it as a whole breast or chop it up. The cooked chicken is then put into Tupperware with rice or cauliflower for lunches. I’ll add whatever greens I purchased at the store or already have in the fridge. Usually I’ll mix it with sautéed bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, peas, or avocado. Other lunch options are usually veggie packed tuna salad (which I don’t prep in bulk) or salads. I always have lettuce and veggies ready to go.
Snacks are a big part of the weekly prep. The go-to snacks I prep weekly are:
- Carrots and hummus
- Baked sweet potatoes
Some of the other snacks I prepped this week are:
At first glance it might look like all of my snacks are sweet and sugary. They do fit the sweet category, but the recipes don’t have added sugar (applesauce has a tiny bit of honey per serving) and are generally higher in protein. I get most of my ‘savory’ foods and veggies in at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Balance!
Other un-pictured prep:
- Wash strawberries and blueberries
- Slice and freeze bananas for smoothies
- Rinse and chop romaine (I also buy spinach, but that comes ready to go)
- Portion out servings of almonds
And that about wraps it up! As I showed here, most of the prep is for lunches and snacks, which are items we take to work. Dinner is almost always made the night of, and breakfasts are normally quick and don’t need much prep.
What do you prep on Sundays?