I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready for school to get back in session. I do better with a little bit more structure and routine in my life. Especially when it comes to eating consistently myself. This past weekend I took some time to prep ahead a dozen individual meals for JUST ME and popped them into the freezer.
When life gets busy or stressful, often eating enough, eating healthfully or consistently goes right out the window. The BIG problem with this is that it makes it harder to reel back in from the hit of stress and you can end up scrambling to get back to feeling normal again. I try very hard to make it a habit to always create a ‘food savings’, so to speak. Taking some time when I have it to prep ahead for those inevitable times when life will end up getting busier.
Here’s an easy-peasy meal I whipped up for myself this weekend (and have made in the past). It literally took me a few minutes. If you have a Costco membership you can easily replicate this idea if you like:
All you need is one package of the Aidel’s Chicken Sausage (gluten-free/already cooked), one bag of the organic frozen veggie medley (with cauliflower/broccoli/carrots) and some Kerry Gold butter. And some homemade broth too…
I lined up some Pyrex ( these are the ones I use) on the counter and put some of the veggies into each, then cut up one sausage per container, topped with a few pats of butter and drizzled about 1/4 cup of broth into each container too. Then put the lids on and popped in the freezer. I use these for breakfast, lunch or dinner for me. I just pull one out in the morning or defrost in the microwave and/or reheat in the microwave (yes, I use a microwave). If I have time I can heat this in the oven since the Pyrex dishes are oven proof too.
This is not the most gourmet of all meals but it gets the job done – protein/plenty of veggies, some good fat, a bit of broth and good quality sea salt. Easy prep too!
I thought I’d share this idea since I know this very issue is a struggle for many of you too!
If you’re interested in using a meal planning service, I highly recommend Real Plans. I have been using them lately and they have been a true lifesaver. It’s a meal planning service that you can join (monthly or annually) and have access to their amazing database of recipes. Each week, they map out a meal plan for 5 breakfasts and 6 dinners and some extras to have on hand. It’s very customizable and user-friendly.
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