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I felt the need to share this with you today because well, we normally will do our grocery shopping and meal prepping on the weekend. What if that doesn’t happen? Well, I know for some it just means living a life of fast food and unhealthy food choices for that week. I mean really, who has time to spend the time in the kitchen portioning food into containers? Will it make that big of a dfference?? YES!!
Here’s 3 quick ways to get motivated to do a FOOD PREP during the week.
1) Thaw out your meat the night before you want to prep or stop at grocery and pick up your food. Having it right there when you open the fridge that next morning will give you the motivation to get it done.
2) Look at how much money you spent eating out the night before. For what it cost you to dine out, you might have spent 1/3 to almost 1/2 of your weekly food budget. Yes, seeing that dip in your bank account can really motivate you to get your booty in the kitchen ASAP.
Weekends are a great time to reset for the week ahead and TODAY I will be resetting my nutrition as I begin my very first 21DSD (21 day sugar detox) alongside starting a new fitness program, Insanity Max 30. It is not unlike me to want to do it all, to take on a bigger challenge and so I took the initiative to do more prepping more this weekend than I have in the last couple months.
This 21 Day Fix Friendly recipe works perfect, falls within the guidelines of the sugar detox program and I’ll be using my colored containers to measure my foods for all my meals over the next 3 weeks. This is nothing new, but I wanted to share my tips on how to make your next egg muffin batch turn out perfect in every way!
Ingredients can vary…but one ingredient I think you should include ALWAYS is onion. So follow this simple equation and you cannot fail: Eggs + Veggies + Onion. In keeping track of meal portions and using the 21 day fix containers this is how it breaks down. I use a 12 serving muffin pan, so 4 “egg muffins” equal 1 red/1 green serving on the plan.
PreHeat oven to 350 degrees. Scrambled Eggs, chopped veggies & onion and added to egg mixture–I added 1 tsp of salt/pepper. Spray muffin pan generously with oil. I used a ladel to pour the mixture into the pan. Bake for 15 mins. At end, I noticed tops were still a little runny so I put my muffin pan under broiler for 2 minutes to finish them off, use your judgement, eggs should not be runny.
I put one set of four in the freezer, the others I separated into sandwich baggies and placed in fridge on top shelf perfect for Grab n Go!
Enjoy and let me know what veggie combinations you use when making your Egg Muffins!
Morning! Winter has arrived early in the midwest and here in Chicago we have snow on the ground the week of Thanksgiving. I am a HOT breakfast kind of gal and so I just had to jump on making this oatmeal this morning, been too easy to fall into a everyday veggie scramble rut for breakfast. I like to keep my shakes for snacks, it helps keep me full and well oatmeal this morning really hit the spot so I had to share this with YOU right away!
I was inspired by the recipe by Two Healthy Kitchens, but wow it makes a whopping 6 servings and for me that’s too much food to be tempted to go back for seconds or thirds! I modified it, cutting it as best as I could by 1/2 so it made 3 servings. I did end up having a couple extra tablespoons but put this in a container for a quick meal or snack for later this week! Yum!! Here’s the ingredient list and I was happy to see I had it all in my pantry!
Here is what I put in my pot today:
- 3/4 cup of Milk
- 3/4 cup of Water (let these boil 1st)
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 can of pumpkin puree
- 2 TBS brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- sprinkle of salt
- 1/4 cup Pecans
- sprinkle of dried cranberries
I used a new bag of oatmeal, Chex Quick Cook Oats and really like the thickness and taste and it’s Gluten Free! Steel Cooked Oats are great, but usually take longer to cook when my time is tight on busy mornings!
I’m expecting company for the holiday weekend, I plan to be serving this up for breakfast to my family visiting!! Also, looking ahead I can totally see serving this up on Christmas morning in the crock pot while the kids are opening presents! Love no fuss and delicious meals! Wishing you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
Cheers to good health!