This weeks meal prep –
Protein Granola – adding granola to your yogurt, helps keep you full or longer, and helps provide energy from the carbohydrates in the notas!
Store-bought protein granola is generally full of sugar, and also really expensive so all I make my own using honey, protein powder, old-fashioned, oats, seeds, and nuts. While oats are a great source of healthy carbohydrates, it’s best to add nuts and seeds for fiber. Most of our ingested carbs these days have been stripped of the natural fibers that exist with them – but fiber is incredibly important to help break down these carbohydrates and burn them slower for energy. I know what you’re thinking – I’m not trying to lose weight, or I’m not trying to bulk up, so protein powder isn’t for me.
Protein powder is actually a wonderful life hack that I think everyone should be utilizing. A scoop or two of protein powder can be added to anything to give it the most nutritional impact for your calories per day. This is important, whether you struggle to meet calorie goals or if you find yourself needing to eat a lot of food to stay full!
Steak Chimi Churri Salad
Arugula & Spinach Spring Mix, tomatoes, red onions, grape tomatoes, shredded carrots, topped with shredded pepper steak and chimichurri sauce. To make my shredded pepper steak, are use a cheap and fatty cut of steak and slow, slow cook it or pressure cook it in my ninja foodie, then shred it to use for the rest of the week. Paired together with the fiber and micronutrients of the veggies, this is a rich, nutritious EASY salad you’ll actually enjoy.
Dinner:Cajun Chicken Vodka Pasta – ground chicken is an amazing base to use and easy to season heavily. Making a basic sauce with a little olive oil, onions, garlic, tomato paste, and adding blended cottage cheese makes a delicious, filling pasta sauce that is absolutely decadent. Then add in your spinach, peppers, carrots for micronutrients and know that you’re nourishing your body with delicious food! Use your favorite noodle or for extra protein use a protein noodle BUT make sure you rinse them a ton.
Steak street tacos – Low carb or whole wheat tortillas, add your steak from lunch, plain Greek yogurt for sour cream, salsa, guacamole, fajita peppers, and enjoy your tacos.
Ninja FD302 Foodi 11-in-1 Pro 6.5 qt. Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer
Literally the love of my life I use it every day multiple times a day! Easy to use, easy to clean up! Throw your food inside, follow the instructions and come back to your food cooked to perfection! Whether you are making a casserole, a stew or soup, or even chicken, steak, pork or beef; this is a great iteam to have in your kitchen arsenal!
Qinline Reusable Food Storage Bags – 24 Pack BPA FREE Freezer Bags
Saves money & saves the earth! Great for food storage when meal planning for future meals, or more than 1 meal per prep. Also great for organizing fruits, vegetables and other natural ingredients.
reheats well, dishwasher safe, easy to use!
I thrifted mine but this saves me so much money on coffee!
tastes like chocolate milk without the premier protein tummy ache.