I'm working on a big project that will be coming up in March (I'll be sharing more about that soon), but let's just say that I've been doing A LOT of cooking and A LOT of dishes!! (Did you see my recent story about how we bought a 10-pack of our favorite Meyer's Clean Day Iowa Pine dish soap?? Believe it or not, that wasn't even my idea, but I'm not complaining!) As such, I've been keeping my meal preps pretty simple, which is totally my style, as you already know.
HERE'S THIS WEEK'S EASY, WHOLE30 COMPLIANT MEAL PLAN:
Breakfast: Smoothies with Collagen // I know that smoothies are not a preferred food on the W30, but sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do, right? I'll be using baby spinach, frozen steamed cauliflower (which didn't make it into the photo), and frozen cherries/blueberries as the base. I'll add in some of my homemade COYO for fat and I'll be using Vital Proteins collagen peptides as protein. Easy peasy.
Lunch: Basic Meatballs with Veggies // You can find my basic meatball recipe here, but this week, I added in a twist! When you're mixing them up, add in about 1/3 cup mashed sweet potato or winter squash. This helps to keep them tender! As always, I source my meat from US Wellness Meats. I order in bulk and they ship right to my house! For the veggies, I simply roasted a bag of cauliflower rice in the oven with a drizzle of Kasandrinos olive oil until golden, roasted some carrot coins in Dignity Coconuts coconut oil (discovered this company at Expo East and I'm SO GLAD that I did! Their product tastes amazing and they are working to make a difference in poverty around the world), and made some crispy kale.
Dinner: Spaghetti Squash Taco Boats // Recipe coming soon, as part of the project that I'm working on! However, here's the gist: I steamed a spaghetti squash in my Instant Pot (seriously the best thing ever, so much easier than baking!! 7 minutes on steam, and DONE), filled it with some US Wellness Meats ground beef that I seasoned with taco seasoning, added some tomato sauce, topped with sautéed bell peppers, and added cilantro and avocado. Can you picture it? The real thing is much prettier than this meal prep version!
Snack: Zupa + Ayobayo or RXBar // HERE'S THE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!! The promo for 4 FREE BOTTLES of Zupa ends tomorrow, on 1/23/18. Seriously guys, this is a steal of a deal and Zupa let me know that they won't have a promo like this for a long time. Use the code "fourfree" to get the 4 free bottles, and don't forget to add the code "wholedailylife" for 15% off of everything else! (That code won't go away, thank goodness!) Also, I know I mentioned the Ayobayo Droewors jerky last week, and I'm still loving it. And of course, RXBar, which is a great emergency food to keep on hand.
Have a great and healthy week!