Monday, November 9, 2015

Meal Prep Mondays are HERE!

Meal prep doesn't have to mean a tedious all day kitchen marathon.  It can be done in an hour or two and it can save you a lot of time during the week! Not to mention a lot of mindless eating! So, I'm starting Meal Prep Mondays! The Team Beachbody Blog features them and I'll be sharing them with you guys here on my blog!  Each week I'll feature a new coach's meal prep tips, shopping list, recipes, photos and more!  Save them, pin them on Pinterest or print them and save them so you can refer to them when it's your turn to prep! 

This week is Amanda Meixner's meal prep tips, recipes and colorful photos of delish healthy meals.   He daily calorie bracket is about 1500 - 1800 calories per day so, if you're lower than that because you're still losing, adjust your containers (21 Day Fix) and cut out a snack or two.
Here’s what Amanda is eating this week, along with the 21 Day Fix container measurements for each meal:
Meal Prep Monday Week 23
Meal 1 (Breakfast): Shakeology with mixed berries and 2 tsp. almond butter (1 red, 1 purple, 2 tsp.)
Meal 2 (Snack): Oatmeal with half a large banana and cinnamon (not shown) (2 yellow, 1 purple)
Meal 3 (Lunch M/W/F): Chicken salad jar with arugula, tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, and balsamic dressing, and an apple (1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 orange, 1 purple)
Meal 3 (Lunch T/Th): Egg salad jar with corn, tomatoes, red onion, mixed greens, and mustard vinaigrette, and an apple (1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 orange, 1 purple)
Meal 4 (Post-workout): Baked trout with bell peppers sautéed in 1 tsp. olive oil (1 red, 1 green, 1 tsp.)
Meal 5 (Dinner M/W/F): Zucchini noodles sautéed in 1 tsp. olive oil with ground turkey, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and 1/4 avocado (not shown) (1 red, 2 greens, 1 blue, 1 tsp.)
Meal 5 (Dinner T/Th): Tempeh with a side of mixed veggies with 1 tsp. olive oil and a 1/4 avocado (not shown) (1 red, 2 greens, 1 blue, 1 tsp.)
We love her pretty Mason jar salads. She packed her lunches in Mason jars to keep them fresh all week. Get tips and recipe for making your own Mason jar salads here.
This jar has balsamic dressing at the bottom, then Amanda added chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber, chicken, and arugula.
Mason jar salad

This jar has mustard vinaigrette at the bottom, then tomatoes, corn, red onion, hard-boiled egg, and mixed greens.
Mason jar salad
Amanda’s Grocery List:
5 red bell peppers
3 yellow bell peppers
3 orange bell peppers
1¼ lb. trout
¾ lb. chicken
¾ lb. ground turkey
1 packet tempeh
4-6 large zucchini
1 bag broccoli, cauliflower, carrot mix
6 eggs
1 bag corn
1 red onion
1 bag diced white onion
1 cucumber
1 carton cherry tomatoes
1 tomato
1 bag arugula
1 bag mixed greens
1 can chickpeas
5 apples
3 large bananas
1 large carton strawberries
1 large carton blueberries
5 packets Shakeology
2 avocados
almond butter
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
Dijon mustard

Via the Team Beachbody Blog


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