I hope all of you guys had an amazing Valentine’s Day …. whether it was with your significant other, friends, fam, fur babies, whoever it was, I hope you felt loved!!!! Soooo I don’t know about you guys but my v day was filled with CHEATS! Ugh there is just something about getting a redbox movie, Chinese food and Girl Scout cookies that is good for the soul. So if you guys are like me and strayed from the normal dieting routine yesterday, get back on track with these meal prep ideas!!!!
*if you guys would rather watch this tutorial then here is the link to my meal prep video on YouTube –> click here for YouTube video !
If you guys would rather read the recipe and nutritional info then keep reading 🙂
side note :: I mixed & matched the meals … so some meals have 4 1/2 oz of chicken and some meals have 5 oz of pork loin (I would’ve liked to do 5 oz of chicken in each meal, but I ran low on chicken!) Some meals have 1 sweet potato or 1 cup of brown rice. ALL meals have 1 cup of cooked veggies!!! So feel free to make your combinations however you would like! This meal prep makes 5 meals.
macro info :: each meal is going to differ in macros slightly depending on the combinations you make ! I always just type each food into myfitnesspal app and it tells me what that meals macros were 🙂
***if you guys are interested in a more solid plan, check out my meal plan options ! They are located under the Paige’s Meal Plan tab 🙂 Snag one while the promotion is still going on !
Protein Option :: pork loin
*cooking instructions may vary based on brand! So please read the instructions on the pork loin you purchased!
for the pork loin I purchased …. it was 15 oz from Walmart that was pre-seasoned with garlic herb and cracked black pepper.
1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees
2. I simply unwrapped the pork loin from the package and placed on a baking sheet.
3. Cool pork loin for 30-40 minutes depending on your preference. I like my pork loin to have a light pink center so I cooked mine accordingly. You may cook for longer if you prefer it well done, just make sure it cooked all of the way through and doesn’t have a raw pink center!
Tip: I made about 4 slits in my pork loin to monitor how it was cooking. This was my first time ever cooking it so I wanted to make sure I was cooking it to my liking! I would definitely recommend this protein option for people who like quick & easy cooking options!
Protein Option :: chicken
*I cooked 9 oz (like I said earlier I would’ve preferred to cook 10 but I ran out of chicken!) of chicken thighs. This divides up into 2 containers at 4 1/2 oz each!
1. Trim the fat off of the chicken
2. Spray a medium sized pan with coconut oil non stick cooking spray (or any non-stick spray) & place the chicken in the pan
3. Season both sides of chicken with garlic salt & pink himilayan salt and cook over medium heat
4. Cook chicken for 10-12 minutes, flipping chicken occasionally *or until it is cooked all of the way through
*chicken cooks easier when it is cut into small chunks … this is how I cook it 🙂
Carb option :: sweet potatoes
1. Wash 3 sweet potatoes
2. Pre-heat the oven to 500 degrees
3. Cook potatoes for 50 minutes to an hour, depending on how you like the texture (I usually cook for 1 hr since I like them super soft!)
Tip :: make a couple slits in the potatoes (with a strong knife) before you place them in the oven to help them cook more evenly !
Micronutrients :: veggies
1. Wash 1 1/2 zucchini, 1 orange pepper, 1 red pepper, and a handful of snap green beans
2. Chop up all of the veggies and cook in a medium sized pan over medium heat
3. Season veggies with pink himilayan salt
4. Cook for around 10-12 minutes or until the veggies are cooked all of the way!
Carb Option :: rice
*I cooked Teriyaki rice, a healthier option would be just normal brown rice, but I’m burnt out on it guys so I’ve been cooking this rice lately !
1. Cook rice according to the instructions on the certain package of whichever option you guys choose to cook since each differs !
Fat Option :: avocados
* to top off each meal, I add 1/2 an avocado for my healthy fats ! Simply chop up 1/2 an avocado and add to meal the day you are going to eat it. Avocados go bad very quickly, so I wait to chop it up until the day of consumption
Have a Kicka$$ Week : ) | xoxoxox