Friday, June 02, 2017
So today was the end of my first week of meal prepping breakfast and lunches for work and I'd have to say it was a success. Since my work is sort of in an industrial area of Irvine, there aren't any convenient places to shoot out to for my lunch break so I had been bringing all sort of stuff like canned soups, sandwiches loaded with cheese and mayo, snack foods full of sugar, etc. But my mom talked me into meal prepping and man it made such a big difference.
Since I need the carbs and fats in the morning to get the day going, my breakfast was simply a plain bagel with regular cream cheese, unsweetened cold brew coffee with sugar free International Delights French Vanilla creamer (4Tbsp.) and my once daily men's vitamin. for lunch this week I chose a one pan meal prep recipe I found online which I altered a bit to fit my tastes. I was boneless skinless chicken breasts with garlic, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and asparagus, all roasted in the oven with a minimal amount of olive oil and a bit of salt and pepper. The whole lunch came in at just 195 calories.
Since lunch was so low Cal. I had to bring a snack for afternoon break, I brought a medium sized banana. I've gotta say, since the change I'm no longer starving by the time I get home, which sometimes caused me to stop at fast food on the way. I'm able to make smarter choices for dinner, and I seem to have more energy, despite my new routine being low Cal.
So my advice for meal prepping would be...
1. Google tons of stuff and find things that fit your tastes.
2. Adjust said stuff as you'd like (within reason.)
3. Change it up as needed.
4. Enjoy all the time and savings you'll have if you keep at it!
P.S. This is my first blog ever, so if you have any tips or anything, constructive criticism. feel free to let me know your thoughts. Thanks!