Monday, January 19, 2015

Food Prep

My new years resolution this year is to lose 30 lbs. by my wedding on November 14th.  Thirty pounds seems like a lot but after losing 10 lbs last spring, I gained twenty back.  Not real sure what happened there.  I am continuing on with the 21 day fix plan, which I love and plan to do several rounds!  Portion control is my problem, so the little containers really help me to see how much I am eating.
My goal each Sunday is to sit down and organize my meals for the week.  Then I go to the grocery store to buy everything I need for the week and cook several meals when I get home.  Last time the food lasted us two weeks!  After cooking it, I portion it all out into containers, so all I have to do to pack my lunch is grab what I need and put it in my lunchbox.  I also labeled how much of what food group was in each container.  I portioned out everything from main courses to fruits and vegetables.  It made it so easy to eat healthy during the week!  Not to mention I didn't have cook dinner when I got home. and I felt quite accomplished!

Here are the links to some of the recipes I made:
Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls - this were delicious by the way. I also added some golden raisins to it.
Chicken Enchiladas - I added a few black olives to the top which counted as one orange container also.
Stuffed Zucchini Boats - I just used some homemade taco seasoning for this instead of the other spices.  I also skipped the sun-dried tomatoes and used fiesta blend cheese instead of parmesan. 
Stuffed Peppers - I made these in the crockpot instead of boiling the peppers and then baking them. 
All these recipes were fantastic!  No huge changes from what we would normally be eating really, but I loved them because each ones tells exactly how many and what color containers are in one serving.  It made it much easier on my brain!
I am no stranger to food prep, but sometimes the procrastinator in me puts it off.  Especially when I have paint parties on Sunday.  This time around I am really trying to stick to it! I have lost 5 lbs. so far, so 25 more to go! 
I may have ran out of time to prep for the entire week yesterday, but I did get one meal made yesterday.  I plan on finishing tonight!
Have a great week!


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