Last week's meals were all from my freezer stash, so it was nice to get back into the kitchen this week! Each time I make a meal and have an extra portion, I freeze it in a single portion serving. I pull these out when I'm short a meal here or there, or just to mix in variety. Last week I had enough in my freezer to not have to do any cooking at all, which was perfect after a weekend out of town! I also needed to clear out some space since we brought back several pounds of Colorado elk meat from my parent's house in Texas. It doesn't get much more grass fed than that!
Breakfast: Protein Shake // 1 scoop Build protein by PureWOD and 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, mixed with Native Forest Simple Coconut Milk, Bulletproof Brain Octane, and ice. Current favorite flavor: GOLDEN MILK! To the vanilla base, I add in 1 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and a dash each of pepper and cloves. I've also been enjoying matcha shakes! And when I use the chocolate base, I add in an extra tbsp of cacao powder and a drop of peppermint essential oil. Seriously though, try the golden milk version. You'll love it!
Lunch: Pesto Pork Skillet // I started with the pork sausage from US Wellness Meats for even more flavor! I used two bags of organic baby spinach from Trader Joe's instead of the kale, and also added in 1.5# of chopped organic zucchini to increase the volume. This is one of my favorites!
Dinner: Green Flatbread + Braunschweiger + Radishes/Cucumber // This combo is one of my "no-cook" go-to's. I buy the braunschweiger from US Wellness Meats (I also love their liverwurst), and find it to be a super convenient way to increase my intake of organ meats. You can find my original flatbread recipe here. For this batch, I used about 3 cups each of cilantro and parsley, 7 oz of wild arugula, 1/3 cup of sarifoods nutritional yeast, 1/3 cup hemp hearts, and 1/2 cup Go Raw sprouted pumpkin seeds. It's super nutrient dense, and I love the flavor! I like to add the fresh veggies to bulk up the volume a little bit.
Optional Snack: Artisana Coconut Butter + Homemade Peppermint Chocolates // I could eat coconut butter by the jar, so these single serve packets are not only great for travel, but also for portion control! The homemade chocolates (not pictured) are simply equal parts cacao butter, coconut butter, and cacao powder, with stevia to taste. I added a drop of peppermint essential oil to this batch, because it's the season for all things peppermint! I usually have one after lunch and one after dinner, because I LOVE chocolate, and have some every day.
Another week prepped and ready to go! Excluding chopping time, this really only took me about an hour to prep my shake jars, set up my flatbread to dehydrate, portion the braunschweiger, and make the pesto pork!
Have a great week!