3.12.2017

Meals I Prepped This Week

For the past year I have been using If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) as my "diet" plan. Meal prep each week has been the key to my success. I regularly get asked what I prep, so I thought I would start sharing some of my meals, to hopefully help others out.

I haven't been tracking my macros diligently because I eat similar things each week and kind of know where I sit. If you're getting started, tracking is absolutely a must. I use My Fitness Pal because it's free and has the most foods listed in it.

I try to keep my meal prep as simple as possible. I always buy microwave rice and steam bags of veggies. Many weeks, I buy a rotisserie chicken or some other already prepared protein. My snacks are generally pre-packaged, too. I opt for the low sugar or sugar free options whenever possible. I spend about 30-45 minutes a week on my meal prep.

Everyday I eat breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, after workout protein shake and dinner. For breakfast, 99% of the time I have 2 eggs and oatmeal.

LUNCH


1/4 cup Jasmine Rice, 1/2 cup green beans, 4 oz chicken breast tenders and a Rice Krispie for dessert

I take all of my lunches and snacks for the week to my office and put them in the mini fridge. That way they're always on hand and I don't risk forgetting my lunch one day.

SNACKS


blueberries, cucumber, greek yogurt, granola to top my yogurt and a bar of some sort (pictured are reduced sugar granola bars)

I consistently have greek yogurt (I'm a BIG fan of the whipped version right now) for my morning snack. I usually have a handful of fruit with or around lunch. In the afternoon, I have a veggie and before I go workout I eat a protein or granola bar. 

DINNER


tacos with 90/10 ground beef, salsa, 100 cal guacamole and carb balance tortillas

For my dinner this week I prepped taco meat and plan to make 2 each night. For dessert I have some reduced fat ice cream and strawberry bars. I also keep sugar free jello around for a late night snack.

What are your go to meals?

xo, arielle