This week I am working six days, so today is my day to cook my meals for the week. I have been browsing recipes trying to find meals that include anything but chicken. I love chicken, but I’m a bit chickened out. 😉
Rather than spend my only day off in the kitchen, I have decided to keep it easy. This week, I will do a tuna salad salad.
If you have not tried this “mayo”, holy moly, it is awesome! I am not a fan of mayonnaise, but sometimes need it for recipes, and this is an amazing alternative.
To make the tuna: I used regular tuna in water. I added cucumber, carrots, pineapple chunks, and olives to the tuna. I mixed the tuna with Vegenaise non-dairy mayo, and added a tiny bit of pineapple juice for some sweetness. I sprinkled some non-dairy vegan cheese on the top. I added a lemon wedge because I love a spritz of lemon juice to give my food a zangy pop! I plopped a good sized portion of the tuna on top of a bed of baby spinach. 🙂
I sautéed asparagus in olive oil, pepper, sea salt and garlic.
I’ll have my standard baggie of fresh, raw green beans, a handful of almonds, and since organic red delicious apples were the same price as regular, an organic red delicious apple will also be a yummy snack.
Do you meal prep? Do you have a favorite go-to recipe when you’re not in the mood to cook but still want to stay on track? Please share your recipes!
I love meal prepping. Doing so helps to keep me on track with weight goals.
My typical daily food intake looks like this:
- Overnight oats recipe a couple times a week, and having a cup of yogurt with a banana or apple on the other mornings
- Uncooked green beans before lunch
- Baked chicken (meal prep recipe) or uncooked tuna on a bed of farro or quinoa
- Handful of almonds (plain, not roasted) later in the afternoon
- I drink a crap ton of water during the day, and will occasionally have a hazelnut coffee from RaceTrac in the morning
- Chicken for dinner or a salad
I try to stay on a good diet free of processed foods and junk foods. I’m human and have cravings; I have a HORRIBLE sweet tooth. I find my sweet tooth is pretty manageable, but keeping from eating processed foods is a bit trickier. I love easy foods. To be honest, I’m lazy. I don’t like cooking, however, I know that once I get in the kitchen and get started, I whip through it and am always thankful for getting my arse up off the sofa.
I just cooked this recipe today:
Easy Pesto Chicken
I’m not a fan of tomatoes, unless they’re squooshed in a sauce. I changed up the recipe a bit, using boneless chicken breast instead of thighs because eww. I added shredded carrots, a squish of lemon juice, and roasted tomato/basil pesto. Also, each container has a half of a baked sweet potato.
This recipe came out really good! So tasty!
Do you have a favorite meal prep recipe? What are your go to healthy foods? What are your weaknesses? Share how you manage your diet!