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Meal Prep Week 9

MealPrepWeek9

Remember that time I thought I posted my weekly meal plan and didn’t? Oops! Well, better late than never.

This was an interesting week. The longer I am unemployed and at home, the harder it is to stick to my meal plans and eat what I have prepped. I’m not sure what the problem is, but the last two weeks have been a little rough for me. (And I fear my waistline, which gained a little, shows.)

Let’s go through the meals!

Beef Stir Fry: This is one of me and the husband’s favorites. It has really great flavor and color. I had a little stir fry sauce in the fridge and added about two tablespoons. I know it doesn’t fall under clean eating, but the flavor boost was pretty impressive. Because I added a little sauce, I didn’t add salt. The grocery store had a large package of mushrooms marked down so I grabbed them and added to the stir fry as well. What’s great about this stir fry, is the combinations of veggies that can be added are countless. If you substituted rice for quinoa, you could probably forego the meat.

Lemon Chicken: You can’t go wrong with lemon chicken. It’s light and fresh. I served it with mashed sweet potato and green beans. It was a perfect cold weather dinner.

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps: Here’s another meal my husband and I really love. This recipe makes a great taco meat that is surprisingly moist. My husband enjoys his lettuce wrap inside a whole wheat tortilla while I turned mine into this fantastic taco salad. Definitely the perfect lunch. For dinner, I served with black beans.

Squash Souffle: I wish I could tell you just how awesome this meal was, but sadly, I cannot. I went to two local grocery stores and they were out of butternut squash. I will attempt to make this again in the near future! So, I found a package of boneless pork chops on sale and decided to have pork chops, a salad and roasted sweet potatoes. Let me tell you about these roasted sweet potatoes…yummy! I diced a large sweet potato and put it in a ziplock bag. To the bag I added a tablespoon of olive oil, two cloves of minced garlic, a small minced shallot, a teaspoon of both thyme and rosemary and a little salt and pepper. I made sure everything was coated well. (And you can actually prep your potatoes in bags like this ahead of time.) I baked the potatoes in 450 degree oven for about 40 minutes. Make sure you check on the potatoes and give them a toss every now and then.

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