It seems untimely that now that it's technically summer I spontaneously decided to switch from my usual cold breakfast protein shake to a hot breakfast "cereal," but switch I did. We're still in the midst of the June gloom here in San Diego, and the gray mornings make a hot breakfast feel very appropriate!
Breakfast: Cinnamon Ginger Hot "Cereal" // I used to start my day with a bowl of steel cut oats, fresh blueberries, walnuts, and greek yogurt every morning. These days I usually enjoy some kind of shake during the work week and eggs and veggies on the weekends. However, every once and a while I get a craving for a hot breakfast porridge reminiscent of my oatmeal days, and I discovered long ago that spaghetti squash is my favorite medium for that! This recipe is inspired by this one from Eat Heal Thrive, and uses spaghetti squash and carrots as the base. I modified the recipe by using extra spices, extra coconut milk, and half of the apple cider. I'll add in some Vital Proteins collagen peptides every morning for protein.
Lunch: Pesto Pork Skillet // This recipe can be found here. I modify this one as well by using 10 oz of chopped baby spinach in place of the kale and adding in some additional store bought pesto for extra flavor. I also use pork from US Wellness Meats, which is my preferred source for top quality animal protein!
Dinner: Zupa, Veggies, Apple, Avocado, Protein // This no-cook spread is one of my favorite ways to eat because it requires zero prep and is so full of variety and flavor! I always have some kind of veggie (cucumber/carrots), some kind of fruit (apple), some kind of fat (avocado or nut/coconut butter), and some kind of protein (Applegate deli turkey or Epic Bar this week). These days I also love adding a bottle of Zupanoma bottled soup. They're delicious, and a very efficient way to increase my veggie intake! Well worth the cost for the convenience of wholesome veggies on the go. If you want to try them out, you can order on their website and get 20% off and free shipping with the code "wholedailylife!" My current favorites are the carrot coconut lime and the yellow pepper habanero!
One last note on meal prep: I portion everything out in single serving containers as pictured, then stick all of the cooked food in the freezer to pull out day by day, which helps to keep it fresh. I reheat my food in my Hot Logic Mini for just over an hour and it's perfect!
Have a great week!