Food prep April 9

9 04 2017

I’ve been doing food prep off and on, just not taking pictures.  It kind of seems boring to take pictures of the same stuff, week in and week out.  Well, not the exact same, but close.

For food prep, I mostly cut up veggies.  Veggies for stir fry.  Veggies for lunches and dinners.  Veggies for snacking.  I feel like if I’ve put all that effort into cutting them up, I’m more likely to eat them.

A gal can dream, can’t she?

I’m slowly moving from a weekly food prep to a rolling food prep, which is why I usually only cut up veggies on Sundays.

Example:  yesterday we went out to dinner to Kyoto Steakhouse.  It’s one of those fun places where they cook your meal on a grill right in front of you, and you get to watch the performance.  Our chef was quite the performer.  It was truly delicious food, although Hubster and I noted that the portions are a bit smaller than last time we came here.  Nevertheless, I managed to hold back some of my yummy steak and fried rice.  That’s lunch for tomorrow.

Tonight’s dinner was chicken almond ding:  cut up broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, chicken, rice, and toasted almonds.  So very yummy.  Making a ton of veggies for this stir fry ensures leftovers for lunches later in the week.  I also set aside some of the veggies to supplement tomorrow’s lunch, and also added some of the rice I made for the stir fry.  Tomorrow’s lunch is a feast of steak, veggies, a bit of fried rice, and a bit of rice.

I had enough leftover to dish into three separate dishes.  We have incredibly busy days two days a week, where we are running around like crazy people.  Hubster teaches Tae Kwon Do on those nights as well.  So now I have yummy leftovers that can be easy dinner or easy lunch.  Just three of them, so I need some more.

Hubster loves a salad that they make at his school.  I’ve replicated it:  red kidney beans, cheese, chopped green peppers, green onions, lettuce, and a hard boiled egg. I made two of these for him.  With these two lunches and three chicken almond ding lunches and one steak feast leftover, I have 6 meals made up for the 14 that we need.  (Lunches for two M-F, dinners for two T, Th.)

I love a simple lunch of cheese and grapes and things.  I made two of those for my lunches.  So very easy, and yet so decadent.  That gets me up to 8 meals.

Actually then I remember that I don’t have to pack a lunch for Tuesday, as we get fed at clinic.  Down to 13 meals, with 8 of them already made.

Dinner tomorrow will be taco salad.  It will be very easy to make leftovers for at least two meals, so there’s 10 meals figured out.

I have a slice of pizza available.  I’m pretty sure Hubster won’t find it in the fridge.  It’s actually not hidden, but he’s not likely to grab it.  So, quite honestly, there’s the 11th meal.

Dinner Wednesday night will be spaghetti.  Again, it’s really easy to make leftovers.  That rounds off the leftovers count.

Quite honestly, I’m pretty sure Hubster buys lunch at school, so I probably don’t even really need to count his lunches in the leftovers.  It does make me feel good to give him a fresh lunch and save him some $.

For the record, today I cut up strawberries, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, and cantaloupe.  I washed grapes and tomatoes and the like.  I tore lettuce for salads.  I made a baked omelet for breakfast, so we even have some easy breakfast items.

On Sundays we do Qi Gong together.  It’s a stretching movement that you sync with your breath.  I’m not exactly sure what the difference is between Qi Gong and Tai Chi.  Hubster does both. I lift weights after Qi Gong.  It makes for a very full Sunday morning.

Then we run errands and come home to finish the house chores:  empty the garbage and the kitty litters.

It’s spring, but not quite warm enough to mow, although the lawn definitely needs it.  That’ll probably be added to next weekend’s chores.

Here’s the week ahead’s workouts:

Monday: elliptical or bike

Tuesday:  walk

Weds:  circuit

Thurs:  walk

Fri:  bike or rest

Sat: walk

Sun:  rest (gym is closed) OR get our bikes out and ride.




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