Oh my. It’s been a busy last couple of days. I feel like I just don’t stop moving, except for nap time and then I want to take a nap myself. I just feel like I can’t keep up. I decided I was going to get serious about my meal prepping. I have to admit that I’ve been getting lazy with it. I have been prepping my meals but not completely.
Honestly, I’ll tell you I’ve been really lazy with the menu planning. I use to try different things but now it’s been a lot of the same. Taco meat (taco salad, tacos), turkey burgers, and that’s pretty much it. It’s just been easier to eat the same stuff over and over. Eating for me isn’t a huge event so eating the same stuff over and over isn’t a thing for me. But maybe it is because there were just some nights I didn’t want to eat it.
How have I been lazy with my meal prep? My lunch consisted of a Healthy Choice steamer and then I would do a lazy dinner. There haven’t been many efforts put into things. This week I decided to do something different because I needed to mix things up and clean out the pantry. Slowly, I’m trying to add a meal prepped meal back into my life so I can get back to where I was. I think having my two weeks of Personal Trainer Foods changed my perspective on prepping lunch.
I prepped lunch this week and made some taco bowls. I know, I know. I said I always go with an old faithful but I had some stuff in the freezer that needed to be used and it’s a quick and easy lunch. I’m easing my way back into prepping my lunch.
I am trying to make something new every week to push myself and to do something different for the blog. One might say that I’ve been stuck in a rut, and now it’s time to break free from it. Last week, I did the chicken wings and this week I made a greek chickpea salad from the Skinny Taste cookbook. (I thought the recipe was on her site but it’s not. It must be a cookbook exclusive and I can’t post it due to copyright. There are different versions on her site like the quinoa chickpea salad.)
Ths salad has red and orange bell peppers, olives, cucumbers, chickpeas, parsley, tomatoes, and red onions. It turned out really well and it was a nice change to the menu. The salad is served cold which is always great so there are many possibilities to mix it up in the future for summer. This would be a great salad for a summer picnic. When serving, you have the option to add some feta cheese.
I paired the salad with greek chicken. What makes the chicken greek? It’s just the spices. I wanted to keep it simple so it’s just baked chicken with greek spices on it. I used chicken breast which is my chicken cut of choice. The only problem with chicken breast is it will dry out. I will probably try this again with boneless skinless chicken thighs to avoid that problem. I’ll probably prep it for lunch next month.
Please excuse my photography. I need to learn some basics in food photography because it really isnt’ my thing. I have the equipment, I just never use it. Anyway, I finished off the plate with roasted red pepper hummus and called it a meal. It’s been delicious. Tomorrow, I am going to try to change it up so follow me on Instagram stories to see what I do.
So that’s what I’m eating this week.
Do you meal prep every week? Do you prep all of your meals? Do you go with easy food or do you go with interesting food?