Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday Meal Prep: The Other White Meat

Ack can't believe it's Monday already! I had a great weekend full of volleyball, a new spin class (more on that later this week) and, best of all, the return of the bf!

As much as I enjoyed going mostly veg for the last two weeks, the bf's return also means the return of meat to my meal prep rotation. We also have a lot of dinners out this week, because it's DC Restaurant Week! I love restaurant week! I'm planning on at least 3 dinner reservations, so I didn't prep as much as normal.


Breakfast this week is more grab and go mason jar goodness. This week's recipe features this yummy KIND granola that I picked up on sale.


Calories: 372 | Fat: 11 g | Cholest: 0 mg | Sodium: 207 mg | Carbs: 43 g | Fiber: 12 g | Sugars: 12 g | Protein: 18 g

1/3 cup KIND Vanilla Blueberry Clusters
1 1/3 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp sliced almonds
1 tbsp raisins
1/2 banana
2 egg whites
1/4 cup coconut milk

Mix everything in the mason jar and refrigerate overnight.


I knew that I wanted to try a new meat recipe this week, and decided to go with pork. And because you all know I am super lazy, I decide to make it in the slow cooker. I found a bunch of tasty looking recipes on Pinterest, including this one from Paula's Healthy Living, and gave it a shot.

Slow Cooker Pork Loin


Makes 8 servings

Calories: 150 | Fat: 3g | Cholest: 84mg | Sodium: 366mg | Carbs: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Sugars: 2g | Protein: 26g

1 2 pound boneless pork loin
5 garlic cloves
1 tbsp mustard
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp Braggs liquid aminos (or soy sauce)

1 tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp Mrs. Dash
2 tsp black pepper
3-4 cups vegetable or chicken broth

Mince the garlic and then mix with all ingredients through black pepper. Spread over the pork loin and marinate overnight in the fridge.

Place the pork loin in your slow cooker (cut in half if necessary) and pour in as much vegetable or chicken broth as needed to cover the pork loin.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

This pork was super simple to make and was pretty moist and flavorful. We ate it on its own for dinner, and I think it will go really well with a variety of sauces throughout the week.


Since I didn't want to make too much food, I just baked a couple sweet potatoes and boiled and baked some zucchini and squash slices.


Following my August Workout Calendar, here are the (all FREE) workouts I have planned for this week.

Monday: Core
Blogilates Hard Core Workout
Fitness Blender 10 Minute Abs and Obliques
Purely Twins 8 Minute Plank Workout

Tuesday: HIIT
Fitness Blender Berserker HIIT Workout Challenge

Wednesday: Arms
Blogilates Arms on Fire
Nike Training Club back and arms

Thursday: HIIT
Blogilates Pop HIIT 1

Friday: Legs
FitnessBlender Butt and Thigh Workout

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Run/Play
Fitsugar 45 Minute Treadmill Hill Workout

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