Monday, April 9, 2012

Food prep Sundays

This week, food prep Sunday moved to Saturday. I got the cooking bug and went crazy in my kitchen. I was having a lazy week and needed to take control so I cooked up a storm.

OK, so here's what's in all those containers.

1 cup brown rice x 3
1 cup quinoa x 3
1 cup quinoa, 1 cup mixed beans, 1/2 cup sauteed mushrooms x 3
1 cup boiled yams and 2 cups steamed greens x 3
2 cups roasted broccoli x 1

Mixed Beans:
2 cups dried Sprouted Bean Trio by TruRoots organics
2 roma tomatoes
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 lime, juiced
1 tsp cumin
Cook beans according to package. Then saute all ingredients in 1/4 cup water for 8-10 minutes.

Roasted Broccoli:
2 heads broccoli, chopped
1/2 lemon, juiced
salt and pepper
Roast at 375 for 30-40 minutes

Sauteed Mushrooms:
10-15 mushrooms
1 tsp grapeseed oil
salt and pepper
Saute for 4-5 minutes. (This is my new fave snack! omg so good!)

This sets me up for the week. I also peeled a grapefruit and orange and made sure I had a bag of organic apples for snacks. Having readily made nutritious food available ensures you will eat awesome. It also saves some time during the week. Sunday's are typically a relaxing day of sleeping in, a workout, maybe tidy up and do grocery shopping. I like to use it to get ready for the week. I usually don't prepare everything in containers all measured out like this but portion control is important. I'm the worst at portion control. Lol.

Usually I'll just make a big pot of grains and a soup or chili and put some in the fridge and some in the freezer. So do what works for you. But having some prep work done at the beginning of the week makes you make better choices. Chop and bunch of veggies so that you can easily grab some to snack on or throw together a salad. It also is great for lunches! Now you don't have to spend $10-15 on some highly fatty, salty lunch. You will know exactly what's in your lunch and feel good about it. Which will lead you to make more good choices.

I also prepared 2 cups of chickpeas and green mung beans for added protein punch for my meals. I didn't do anything to them. Just used dried ones and cooked them according to the package. Which has worked out well, cuz I've been putting together these burrito bowls lately.

1 cup brown rice, 1 cup chickpeas, 2 tbsp homemade guacamole, a little salsa, hot sauce and some roasted broccoli. YUM!! Satisfying and nutritious. :)

ALSO!! Look at what my AWESOME family did for me for my birthday!!!

All vegan! There's a veggie platter, salsa, tortilla chips, crackers, hummus, bread, and vegan CHOCOLATE cake! YUM.

PLUS my adorable cousin Alex cooked us dinner! She made a veggie stir fry! SO good! I love when ppl cook for me but this just made my year. She's 14. Warmed my cold heart. lol

Look! I'm 19!
Boy did I ever feel special!

Now get in the kitchen on Sunday or whatever day is your "Sunday'. It will cut some time in your prep during the week, set you up to eat awesome all week and get you making better choices.





  1. Yum! Everything sounds delicious. It's so inspiring to see other healthy gals prepping for the week. Have a great day!

    1. Thank you Kilee!!! I see ur doing the same! Yah for being healthy! :)