Meal Prep // Week 4 // January 22 - 28, 2018
Alright back to meal prepping! I ended up having enough food for almost 2 weeks with my last prep, so I didn't need to prep for week 3.
Stanleys - $7.20
I picked up some onions, organic roma tomatoes, organic carrots, organic kale, and organic tomatoes. I turned the majority of the onions (1.5) into slow cooker caramelized onions (oh so good). I used some homemade bags for the loose items.
Fresh Thyme - $18.94
I stopped by Fresh Thyme to pick up 2 things, mainly - white beans and rolled oats. I also picked up GT's kombucha because they were BOGO free, some clearance goat cheese, and some trail mix as a shopping snack. Spent a bit more than was planned, but that was mostly because of the goat cheese. I used some glass jars for the bulk items.
Trader Joes - $9.47
This was just to get greek yogurt (the store is on the way home anyways). I also picked up some ACV and the everything bagel seasoning because I had a gift card.
Meal 1 - White Bean Tomato Soup with Goat Cheese on Toast
Meal 1 was white bean tomato soup based on this recipe from Love & Lemons. I think I used too many white beans in it because I didn't feel great afterwards. I used the bulk white beans from Fresh Thyme, and the tomatoes, carrots, and onion from Stanleys. This was the first time I got to use my Stasher bags I got at Christmas and they're working really well! I've tried keeping goat cheese in a jar before instead of a plastic bag and it went bad pretty fast, but this seems to be working well. PS the original recipe for the white bean tomato soup is really good so I highly recommend it. I also learned that caramelized onion on goat cheese is amazing.
Protein - White Beans
Grain - Whole Wheat Bread
Vegetables - Tomatoes, Onion, Carrots
Extras - Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions
Meal 2 - BBQ tempeh with Green Beans, Kale, and Mushrooms
Meal 2 used some things sitting in my fridge for a while - some Trader Joe's tempeh & some Sriracha BBQ sauce. Sadly I wouldn't recommend the bbq sauce because it's really high in sugar (something I didn't check before I bought it). I also sauteed up some freezer green beans (used in meal 3 too), some kale from Stanley's, and some mushrooms purchased the week before.
Protein - Tempeh
Grain - Tempeh
Veggies - Green Beans, Kale, Mushrooms
Extras - BBQ sauce, Goat Cheese
Meal 3 - Turkey Fried Rice
I didn't take a picture of meal 3 because (1) it was leftovers and (2) it didn't look great. Tasted good though. I made a huge batch of Fried Rice on Saturday with my boyfriend and still had leftovers for the week, which was great. I will admit, fried rice isn't exactly the healthiest, but it does kick any Chinese food cravings and it's a great way to use up anything you have in the fridge & freezer.
Protein - Ground Turkey, Eggs
Grain - Brown Rice
Vegetables - Green Beans, Peas
Breakfast - Orange & Vanilla Overnight Oats with Greek Yogurt & Fruit (Apples & Bananas)
Since oats were on sale at Fresh Thyme, I went with overnight oats for breakfast. I still had some oranges I picked up on sale at Aldi so I used the juice for the oats, along with oat bran, chia seeds, and hemp seeds. I like to have some protein in my breakfast, so I added Greek yogurt. Also an apple to make sure I get my fruit servings. All together it makes for a pretty big breakfast for me.
Snacks this week were extra carrots cut into sticks, Greek yogurt with fruit, some dark chocolate, and a kombucha. I meant to make some delicious snack apricot & nut balls (heh) but that just didn't happen. As it didn't happen last time. I think I should learn from this...
So that was my meal prep for week 4! I hope my prep can help inspire you.