Monday, October 28, 2013

Meal Prep Monday - Meatloaf Muffins and Squash

Oh Monday. Why are you so rough? I had a pretty busy/physically tiring weekend. Played in two flag football playoff games Saturday (lost in the second round. boo) and then played in a late night 4s volleyball tournament from 7pm to 4:30am (lost in the semis. double boo). Got to bed around 5:30, woke up at 12:30 on Sunday with a cold and my muscles reminding me I'm too old to pull stunts like this, and really did not want to drag my self to the grocery store and into the kitchen to meal prep. I came very close to scraping the whole thing and lying on the couch with a jug of VitaCoco and all my NatureBox snacks for the rest of the day. #keepinitreal. (But not so real it goes wrong. Anyone else remember this?)

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But I have a super busy week ahead and not a lot of healthy freezer/pantry options, so I knew if I didn't do my meal prep I would end up eating a lot of bad food. Plus the bf very nicely offered to do the grocery run for me. So, after he got back with this week's haul, I put my big girl pants on and got in the kitchen. Didn't have the energy to do anything too exciting, but I'm proud I just got it done!


I really liked last week's pumpkin overnight oats, so I saved my limited mental energy and just made a few more batches.


Since I already made the easiest meal prep protein ever (slow cooker shredded chicken) last week, I went with turkey meatloaf muffins, which are a close second. I used Skinny Taste's Meatloaf Cupcakes as a base and mostly followed the muffin part of her recipe with a few small substitutions (adding in chopped garlic, a little more chopped onion, and using one slice of sprouted wheat bread instead of bread crumbs) but couldn't muster the energy to make mine as cute and fancy by making a mashed potato frosting. Maybe one day!


There was some leftover barley from the awesome pumpkin chili I made a few weeks ago, so I boiled that up for the week's starchy side. In addition to the zucchini and squash I had on the list, the bf surprised me by coming home with some cubed butternut squash (my favorite!) so I roasted it in the oven with a little salt and pepper with the other squash, so easy and so delicious!


It's hard to even think about working out right now, but I know I need to stay on track. Here's the plan:

Monday: Fitness Blender Workout Plan #19, Rec League Volleyball
Tuesday: Fitness Blender Workout Plan #20
Wednesday: Fitness Blender Workout Plan #21
Thursday: Fitness Blender Workout Plan #22Coed Rec League Volleyball
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Volleyball Tournament
Sunday: Fitness Blender Workout Plan #23


  1. You're so dedicated to your meal prep Amanda, I really admire you! I am ... very lazy...

    1. Thanks Sun Mi! I only work hard to meal prep so I can be lazy for the rest of the week. I've never made a yummy pot pie from scratch with a homemade crust like yours :)

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