Monday, July 29, 2013

Meal Prep Monday: Short and Simple

Happy Monday! Had a pretty busy weekend with errands and playing in a doubles volleyball tournament on Sunday (lost in the semis sigh) so I kept it short and simple for this week’s meal prep. Just the way I like it :)


Since I wanted to experiment with coconut flour baking, this week’s grab and go breakfast is zucchini banana coconut flour muffins. At 92 calories a muffin, 2 muffins topped with 2 tablespoons of natural nut butter with a side of almond milk makes the perfect balanced breakfast to start your day.


This week, I decided to make my slow cooker shredded chicken again. I love this recipe because it is really easy and there is almost no active cooking, perfect for when I am busy (or lazy). It’s also extremely versatile, which means I never get sick of eating it before the week is over.

All you have to do is dump 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I’ve been using frozen since they were unbelievably cheap on sale at Target) into your slow cooker, cover with chicken or vegetable broth, and throw in any spices you like (I used Mrs. Dash original this time).

Pretty unappetizing looking, but after 8 hours on low you will end up with moist, delicious, and yummy chicken that you can use to make an almost infinite number of healthy meals. Here are a few of my favorites: Mixed with avocado on top of greens for a healthy chicken salad salad, mixed with cottage cheese and Greek yogurt for a creamy sweet potato topping, and topped with sriracha over quinoa and diced tomatoes and chilies for a healthy take on a spicy mexican bowl. 


I baked more sweet potatoes since I am still (somehow) not sick of them. Only baked four since I did my grocery shopping at Target and all their sweet potatoes were gigantic.


I made an impromptu stop at our local farmer’s market and loaded up on produce for the week. The blackberries and tomatoes were especially yummy. Those little orange tomatoes are pure heaven!

Q: How was your weekend? Have any meal prep tips and tricks to share?


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