Today my family is planning out what to eat for next week. If you were at Fuel 101, you heard Jeanye say that she’s a big picture person. She makes sure she has some good staples (meats, veggies, and fats), preps a few favorite recipes ahead of time and then fills it in as she goes. I’m kind of the same way. I like to square away my meat situation (my fav and most important thing on my list). After that, I’ll decide on some veggies of choice and fats to go with them.
Planning and prepping ahead will definitely save you time during a busy week. And isn’t that what we all have trouble with? Time.
Big picture for me- Again- meat. I’ll fire up the grill tomorrow and multitask. Chicken thighs, hamburger patties and chicken stuffed bacon wrapped jalapenos will go on.
Tonight we’ll have salmon and I’ll get enough to do salmon patties with the leftover fish.
We picked up our veggies from our CSA and have plenty of good stuff to go along with the above meat.
I’ll either cook meats and/or veggies in a fat like olive or coconut oil or have something like almonds, macadamias, coconut milk or avocados in the mix.
Breakfast for me tends to be the same-ish during the week- eggs or bacon or omelet (eggs/bacon/onion/sauteed spinach is my fav) along with a smoothie typically 1 banana, 1 cup OJ, 1/4 to 1/2 can of coconut milk and ice. On the weekend, I have time for fun stuff like banana pancakes or eggs cooked in half a bell pepper. (I’ll see if Britt will post the banana pancakes recipe and I’ll put up the bell pepper eggs up tomorrow when I do them).
I know the week can get busy, especially if you’ve got a family, but planning and prepping can help you be successful in your quest for better nutrition.