Hello meal preppers! I haven’t been feeling myself lately and haven’t felt up for meal prepping, I didn’t even post last week! The past few weeks I have been finding it difficult to find recipes that I could easily and quickly prep, but still want to eat for a full week. I prep every Sunday, but sometimes it gets difficult due to plans we may have. I don’t like my schedule being messed with but I also miss not having something to do in the morning or getting to sleep in if I wanted to. Last weekend we were quite busy with kayaking, hair cuts, movie plans, seeing our nephew and vising The Beard’s grandparents. Meal prep did not fit into that weekend. I hurriedly (and crankily) squeezed it into Saturday night – but then I hated my meal prep. My pasta didn’t keep well and I realized I still hate sweet potatoes. I didn’t blog about it because I wasn’t happy with what I made and wasn’t happy with my tude!
This week I wanted to keep it simple, keep it easy. All last week I was covering for multiple people at work, I was frazzled and short tempered, and I needed a break. So I took Friday off and got my head on straight. I went grocery shopping early to get it out of the way (and it was way less crowded!) Friday night we went to a baseball game with The Beard’s mom and step dad, and we had a blast! The Beard has never been to a baseball game, and it was only my second time. Getting downtown is usually a struggle for us, we don’t know the best route and we never know where to park. Our team lost, but we came back with free baseball caps and a bobble head each.
Saturday I worked a few hours and then was off to visit my grandparents. They come up from Florida each summer and I’ve been trying real hard to make time to visit.
Finally Sunday rolled around and it was time to meal prep. My plan was to keep it simple and it shaved a good hour off my normal meal prep time. Cooking four different meals is hard work. My fist meal (lunch time) took no prep time at all. I decided to do sandwiches, because who doesn’t love bread? At Kroger I picked up some extra lunch meat (turkey and pastrami) and cheese (provolone), and saved the bread for a later trip (picked up some ciabatta rolls with my sister later Sunday).
My second meal required no cooking and very little prep work. Mostly I just tossed the ingredients together and stuffed it into mason jars, score!
Baby Kale Salad
I’ve also got some chicken I cooked in the crock pot and shredded that I plan to make some easy chicken salad with. I’m afraid the baby kale salad won’t be too filing, plus I usually like to eat again shorty after I get home from work.
Happy early birthday to The Beard, I love you man.