I know, I know, it’s Monday. I’m a little late so let’s just jump right in.
I had zero desire to prep for my week last night, but I know the more I prep the better the week will be. I don’t get home until 9 some nights and it is so helpful to be able to go to the fridge, get what I need, and throw it in my lunch bag. If I didn’t prep I would not take the time every night to put together a lunch.
When deciding what to make for this week I had to keep a few things in mind.
1. My Dad is away this week and he is our chef so my Mom and I have to think of some dinners we can easily cook and throw together because we both don’t get home till late and we’re both starving when we get home.
2. Because there might not be a dinner every night I can’t count on those leftovers for lunch.
3. I really didn’t feel like grocery shopping so I tried to work with what we had.
I really enjoyed my grapes and cheese snack and salad that I packed last week so I decided to do them again. Here’s what I came up with.
Make-Ahead Steel Cut Oats (I’ll post a true recipe soon).
I’ve been feeling a little sluggish so I think I’m going to prepare some shakes for breakfast too. I’ll get back to you on that one 😉
Cooked a whole bunch of quinoa in the rice cooker. This will serve as a quick dinner base too.
Salad. I ended up eating my salads last week at around 3 in the afternoon everyday and it was heavenly.
Grapes and cheese. We didn’t have any grapes, but I grabbed some at TJ’s this morning when I stopped to get groceries for the office. 8AM TJ’s is oh my gosh so much better than afternoon/evening TJ’s. I love 8AM TJ’s.
Leftovers/chicken. I had some leftover Greek chicken so I packed a pita to have chicken and Greek chicken sandwich. I decided to marinate some chicken in EVOO and a garlic mix to cook up tonight to have in pitas for the rest of the week. Only one mistake, I forgot EVOO solidifies in the fridge and when I woke up this morning I had an interesting marinade clump. Wompwomp. I hope it still tastes yummy.
We’re still lost here. I started to scour Pinterest for some ideas and then got distracted by how annoying it is to search in Pinterest and I started to organize it. Man Pinterest is such a glorious time waster. So as of now, we have no dinner ideas.
Monday: Yoga (if I get out of the dentist on time)
Friday: Core Turbofire
Saturday: HIIT Turbofire
Sunday: Tone 30 Turbofire
What are your plans for the week? Any crockpot dinner suggestions that isn’t full of meat and relies on a can of soup?