So, it’s good to know I’m not the only one around here who could use a little motivation in the food prepping department. Maybe all us procrastinators should start a support group. For each week we prep, we get a shiny new tupperware container…the really nice ones…like vintage mint!
I’m open to group name suggestions! 😉
But of course, as you all know, there are bound to be times of weakness…
Like when I woke up this morning and realized that unlike yesterday where half my meals were already prepped, I had no idea what to make for breakfast, what to pack for lunch, and oh yeah, I woke up 20 minutes late!
Buttttttt before I get into all of that, let’s pop up our little party banner and see how I ended up doing on this week’s What I Ate Wednesday veggie challenge!
Ok, now where was I?
Oh yeah, I suck, I suck, I suck…AND I’m in need of a QUICK breakfast!
Coffee [duh] x 2 and a bowl of microwaved egg white oats!
This was my first time making egg white oats in the microwave…remind me never to do that again. The consistency was somewhere between sponge and styrofoam, but alas there was no time for alternative meals so I threw in a tablespoon of coconut flour to thicken things up, topped it with strawberry jam and a dab of cocoa almond spread and called it a meal!
Then I turned to the fridge and started throwing things into my lunchbox:
Carrots with mustard/yogurt dip (1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt + 2 teaspoons of spicy mustard) made for a nice morning snack.
And then…then there was lunch:
This is what you get when you randomly start tossing leftovers into a bowl…that would be wild rice, roasted brussels and cauliflower, diced ham, pineapple, and avocado.
And it was incredible!
I swear I always stumble upon the best combos when I’m not even thinking…who would have thought brussel sprouts and pineapple would go together?
As I was on my way to the gym after work, I reached in my lunch bag and was grateful I’d thrown in an orange as an afterthought.
Recycled pic, yes…but you get the point!
After finishing a GREAT workout at the gym (LiveFit Phase 1 Day 9), I was in desperate need of refueling:
And would you just check out those gorgeous specks!
A little more than an hour later though and I was ready for some REAL food…but what to eat?
I decided to go easy on the leftovers so I have something for my lunches for the rest of the week, but to be honest with you, I was halfway through making this meal before I knew what I was doing.
A salmon fillet went into the grill pan…multiple vegetables were taken out of the fridge only to be put back in…what to eat, what to eat, what to eat?!
Luckily, in the end, it all came together:
And I must say, I even impressed MYSELF with the presentation!
I massaged fresh lemon juice into a couple of handfuls of kale, sprinkled on a little pepper, topped it with the grilled salmon filet and some dried cranberries and served it alongside a cold sweet potato with an avocado “fan” (I swear the avocado totally did that on it’s own)!
Oh, and that drizzle on the salmon?
This mustard was MEANT for salmon!
I have to say I did a pretty rocking job on the fruits AND veggies today…even through my crazy rush of a morning which will NOT happen again since I’ve already increased the volume on my alarm clock, prepped the coffee pot AND packed my lunch for tomorrow!
That’s right, just dust the dirt off and jump back on that wagon!
Tomorrow is another day…and that’s one day closer to my minted tupperware! 😉
What’s the best thing you ate today?
Random: What is the last thing you did before you went to bed last night?