Hello, and happy Monday!
Over the past few weeks I have ended up with a few extra portions of meals from my weekly preps, which I stashed away in the freezer for another time. I usually end up using these up on the weekends, but every once in a while they build up. I only have so many glass containers and only so much freezer space, so when this happens, I build them into my weekly meal prep to clear things out! Not only does this build variety into my week, it also keeps things fresher because food doesn't get stuck in my freezer for too long.
Here's the plan for this week:
Breakfast: Carrot Cake Protein Shake // 1 scoop Equip Prime Protein (vanilla), steamed and frozen carrots + zucchini, banana, spices, and homemade almond milk! I add in cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and a pinch of salt for flavor. I also add in 1 tsp of Four Sigmatic Chaga Elixir. Chaga is a mushroom that is packed with antioxidants and is great for modulating the immune system. I like to use it daily for overall wellness as well as post workout recovery. I blend everything up in my Blendec, and the addition of the frozen veggies makes this so thick that I eat it with a spoon!
Lunch: Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie by Civilized Caveman // This is a recipe that I pinned years ago and have never gotten around to actually making. I was feeling in a bit of a meal planning slump last week (it happens to all of us!) so I went back to some of the recipes I collected on my Pinterest board at the very beginning and this one piqued my interest! I modified it slightly by leaving out the bacon and the honey, as well as by adding in some cauliflower rice to bulk up the veggie content. I meant to also add some chopped spinach but completely forgot when I was making it!
Dinner: Freezer Leftovers // I have two portions of honey mustard chicken with carrots and kale, one portion of lamb hash, and one portion of tuna casserole. My fifth meal will be date night out! I used Primal Kitchens honey mustard and mayo, Safe Catch tuna, and US Wellness Meats chicken and lamb in these recipes.
Snacks: Apples + Artisana Coconut Butter // I don't have a snack every day, but I like to keep them on hand in case I need them. My work schedule keeps me on my toes, so sometimes I end up eating my dinner in the middle of the afternoon and need something else for the early evening.
In other news, I crossed over the 5K followers mark on Instagram this past week, and celebrated with a big giveaway! I said it there, but I'll say it here too: I'm honored that so many of you choose to follow along on my day to day food, health, and wellness adventures! Instagram and social media has been an amazing resource and a source of inspiration. It has allowed me to connect with a multitude of incredibly knowledgeable and encouraging people from all over the world, and has fostered many friendships that would otherwise never have been possible. So I just want to say THANK YOU for following along, chiming in, and sharing your lives with me!
(And if you missed the giveaway, be sure to stay tuned, I have several more coming up!)
Have a great week!