Weekly Food Prep

I'm not one to prep my meals for the week in advance, BUT prepping to some extent ensures I access to healthy food/snacks when I need it (aka when the hanger strikes). I had a professor who would always say, "make your fridge a fast food restaurant". Meaning, set it up so you can grab whatever you need quickly. The times I turn to snacking on junk are the times I'm super hungry and just need something to eat immediately. 

I always have power balls in the fridge. These help curb my sweet tooth after a meal when I want to eat a bowl of ice cream, and I usually pop one in my mouth before a workout. Recipe HERE.

I've been throwing a bunch of frozen chicken into the crockpot and cooking it on high for 4 hours. I shred it up and store it in the fridge so I easily season it, and throw it into a meal. 

I love eggs and eat them every day, so boiled eggs are a must. I place them into boiling water and cook for 10 minutes, then immediately transfer them into ice cold water for a few minutes. They peel super easily that way!

Roasted veggies - duh. I roast pans of veggies every few days to make sure I'm always stocked up. I posted how to do it HERE. If you're not already doing this - DO IT! It makes eating veggies so, so easy (and so much tastier than eating them raw, in my humble opin)!

I like making a batch of chia seed pudding, and using it on top of oatmeal, or eating it for snack with fresh fruit on top. I mix 3 tbsp of chia seeds with 1 cup of liquid and store in the frige overnight to thicken up. I usually use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but recently I've been using organic Lifeway Keifer yogurt smoothies and it is totes a game changer!

I also like having a few bars on hand to again, curb my sweet tooth, and to also grab on to the go. I usually have a couple RX Bars, Square Organics, G2G Bars, This Bars, or Perfect Bars on hand.