It's been a whirlwind of a few weeks around here! We were staying at a friend's house to dog-sit for our last week of the Whole30, then went straight from there to spend a weekend in Santa Cruz for a wedding. We jumped right back into normal life for a full work week and then have had both family and friends in town this past weekend, only to head right back into another week of dog-sitting! Needless to say, I'm making good use of all of my time saving tips and tricks in this week's meal prep.
Breakfast for me: Protein Waffles with Cashew Yogurt and Berries // Okay, so this one wasn't so much of a time saver, but I've been dreaming it up for a while and wanted to give it a try! After a bit of a rough start, I was pretty pleased with how these turned out. I started with two large hannah sweet potatoes that I steamed in my Instant Pot. I processed these in my food processor with 5 scoops of Equip Foods vanilla protein powder ("wholedailylife" for 10% off) and 10 eggs, then cooked them up in my waffle iron that I sprayed with plenty of Primal Kitchens Avocado Oil. I learned after the first batch that I definitely needed to leave them in for a while in order to get them to come off in one piece! Since the waffles already have about 30 grams of protein per serving I plan on topping them off with some Forager Project Cashewgurt and fresh berries!
Breakfast for him: Frittata + Banana // This is a definite staple in our house. You can see how I make it here!
Lunch for me: DNX Bar, Zupa, Cucumber, Radish, Apple, Avocado // I'm all about that no-cook kind of meal. Zupa soups are a permanent fixture in my fridge, perfect for weeks when I need a veggie boost but don't have a lot of time. I'll be having that with some fresh zucchini and radish, a small avocado, an apple, and a DNX bar for protein! Lots of volume here, so in reality I'll eat until I get full and then save the rest for later. If you want to stock your fridge with Zupa too, use the code "wholedailylife" to get 20% off your order + free shipping!
Lunch for him: Raw Veggies, Fruit, Deli Turkey, Nuts // Have you gathered that he's a creature of habit when it comes to food? I don't mind, it makes meal prep easy! We love using Stasher Bags for his lunches because they're reusable and they don't leak!
Dinner for me: BBQ Pork + Roasted Potatoes + Greens // I've had a package of pork tenderloins in my freezer from US Wellness Meats (where I buy all of my grass fed/finished meat) in my freezer for a few months now because I could never decide what I wanted to do with it! I was originally thinking that I would put it in the crockpot with some salsa verde to make tacos, but then I saw a BBQ salad on Instagram that totally inspired me and I changed direction entirely. I have had some Tessemae's BBQ sauce in my fridge that I bought for the Fourth of July and decided to use that up too. I cut the tenderloins into 3" chunks to make them easier to shred later, dumped in the sauce, and let it all cook on medium heat on the slow cooker setting of my Instant Pot for about 4 hours. When that was done, I shredded the meat, added it back into the pot with the juices, and added some additional BBQ sauce. In the meantime, I also roasted up some fingerling potatoes with Primal Kitchens Avocado Oil (I use this oil pretty daily; it's very neutral in flavor and high heat tolerant!) and plan on tossing both over some fresh greens and drizzling with Primal Kitchens Ranch!
Dinner for him: Grilled Chicken and Veggies // We did this a couple of weeks ago and it made things super easy, so since we currently have access to a grill, we're doing it again! I planned for a full potato, a whole bell pepper, a portabello mushroom, a whole zucchini, and 2 chicken thighs per night.
That's the plan for the week! Also, stay tuned for a giveaway of DNX bars, coming soon!