January 26 Meal Prep

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I almost didn’t post this week because my meal prep was pretty small. I wasn’t feeling good most of last week so didn’t finish all my food. I’m trying to finish up what I have first and then maybe I’ll do a small meal prep mid-week.

I decided to post anyway though, because I feel sometimes meal prepping can be pretty intimidating online. Shiny new containers with special dividers, everything laid out for the week- it can be a lot! So I figured I’d so my mini-prep, taking into account leftovers and what I have in the house.

Groceries were around $16 this week as I was just picking up a few essentials.

For meals, I’m having:

  • smoothies for breakfast. We had a left over mango from last week laying around and a bunch of frozen fruit. I made up smoothie packets with the mango and frozen bananas and pineapple and will add protein powder and hemp seeds (I tried freezing these with the smoothie packets and it didn’t work great).
  • Lunch is leftover mushroom cauliflower soup from last week. It made more than I expected so I have a few servings left over. This recipe wasn’t great so I’m going to hold off sharing.
  • Dinner- I have three quinoa burgers left over, which were so good by the way! I highly recommend. Here’s the recipe again. I roasted some leftover veggies I had laying around like green beans and peppers to eat on the side and will top these with avocado and salsa.
  • Snacks this week: sliced up bell peppers with hummus, apples with peanut butter (I slice this the night before to minimize browning as much as possible) and stovetop popcorn with olive oil, nutritional yeast and salt. Stovetop popcorn is one of my top 3 favorite foods. I highly recommend it.

I also prepped my cold brew, per usual.

I was really feeling snacks this week for some reason. Maybe because so much of my food was leftovers that adding snacks helped add something new to the menu? Either way, my commute is long each way so snacks are a must.

That’s it. I’ll maybe do another small prep on Thursday to make some soup to get me through the week and weekend but I’m really trying to get rid of the food I already have.

Would you guys like to see some low waste ideas for the Super Bowl on Sunday? I’ll be keeping it low-key since neither of my teams are playing but you still need good snacks right??

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