7. October 2014 by swissfitchick
I used to mealprep all Sunday long. For HOURS. Oh God.
I still prep. All my meals, unless I have a lunch or dinner date out which is about 1-2 times a week and always a treat which I LOVE. Being served with good food and enjoying good company. Perfect.
But I don’t prep everything on Sunday. I love food cooked from scratch, so whenever I get the time, I do that. Plus, I love to be more creative and decide when the time is right what I want to eat.
What I do, I cook in bulk and freeze. Like that, I can choose whatever there is and just let it defrost or throw it into the microwave or steamer to put together a quick but balanced meal.
But before we head into my kitchen, let me make a promise. A new kitchen playlist ist waiting for you coming Friday. Cause really – shaking tha bootay while cooking is the best happy pill ever AND a great workout. So get your pepper mills or spatulas ready.
So let’s see. This weekend I prepped breakfast for the whole week, which is unusual. But I simply made my eggy oats in cake form. 3 eggs, 6 eggwhites, 100g glutenfree oats, 90g coconut flour, water, cinnamon, a banana and pumpkin. Mix and bake. 3 times breakfast. CAKE. If you think cake for breakfast isn’t awesome, then I don’t know what went wrong with you.
Here’s the recipe of a berry version of the cake. I swear, it is one of my recipes I made the most.
Other times I prep mountains of pancakes for the week or I cook up scrambled eggs fresh in the morning. Takes 5 minutes, you guys. FIVE.
As for carbs, I prepped a Paleo Bread, more specifically Arman’s Paleo English Muffin in Bread Form.
And a ridiculous pile of sweet potatoes. Depending on when I roughly plan to eat them, I freeze some of it. The other half I eat sweet with cinnamon, mashed (mashed sweet potatoes – SO GOOD) or savory with currypowder.
Or I simply order Tortillas and make plates of overstuffed wraps.
Proteins. When I’m lazy, I buy the precooked shrimps. My favorite protein is chicken and I love to bake it in the oven, as well as salmon and white fish. That way it doesn’t need much work and while it’s baking, I can chop veggies or drink wine. Hell, I can drink wine while chopping veggies. Brilliant.
As for veggies, I have some raw sorts at home, like salad, carrots, cherry tomatoes, peppers, cucumber. And some which need to be cooked like broccoli, asparagus, brussels sprouts, squash or cauliflower. Raw veggies I chop fresh, the rest I throw into the steamer or oven for 20 minutes and then warm them up in the microwave once I am ready to eat.
My postworkout shake I mix in the morning (protein powder and oats or coconut/peanut flour) and – yes – I carry all that stuff in my handbag. It’s like that when you are a girl who lifts. Two worlds.
Sometimes there is also chocolate in there. No prep needed. Just shoveling right into your mouth, make inappropriate noises and be happy.
During the week I just throw all this stuff together. I know my macros and combine everything according to them. Preparing these meals costs me 5 minutes. And since my days are pretty crazy, I am always – ALWAYS – desperately thankful for having everything ready.
I am not a huge snacking person, so I don’t really prep them. If I still need something, I grab a Questbar at the CrossFit Box, shovel in a handful of nuts and a fruit or snack from something I baked on the weekend.
Oh, and – always have homemade nutella or nutbutters ready. My life feels SO wrong without them.
And then the weekend – tons of sleep, tons of homemade fresh food or meals out. My favorite part of the week, obviously. Oh, and the occasional drink. In moderation of course.
Do you meal prep? Do you dance in the kitchen?
What is your favorite carb source?
Do you think I am abnormal for carrying my whole day (life) in my handbag? (not really sure if I want you to answer that)