Meal Prep for Weight loss: Sunday November 5, 2017

I’m back with the meal prep for weight loss post! I’m trying to make this a weekly type of post and keep things interesting.

This week I prepped for myself since I was home dog-sitting for my parents. I only fully prepped for 4 days, but I have enough leftover chicken for the rest of the week! You can watch the meal prep here, too.

Anyway, I decided to go as simple as possible this week for my meal prep. All my vegetables and carbs were steam bags – so they went from the freezer straight to the microwave! It’s just easier to create less of a mess while I’m at my parents’ house.

top: dinner bottom: lunch
 What I Made:

Lunch: Pork, broccoli and cauliflower, and potatoes

Dinner: Chicken, cauliflower mash, cauliflower

I sweat it’s not as boring as it sounds. Just look at the pictures!

How I Made Lunch:

I threw this broccoli and cauliflower bag into the microwave, then microwaved this bag of potatoes.

Eventually I grilled pork chops with my favorite seasoning/marinade! (This is the chicken marinade)

In the end I just divided all the veggies into 4 containers evenly, and I weighed out about 3 ounces of boneless, thin pork chops – and BAM! Done.

 

 

 

Lunch

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 lunches
Calories 279 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 thin, boneless pork chops
  • 1 packet McCormick Mesquite Marinade
  • 1 bag steamfresh broccoli & cauliflower
  • 1 bag Birdseye Steamfresh Salt and Vinegar potatoes

Instructions

  1. Mix marinade with water

  2. Put thawed out pork chops in the marinade and let sit for up to 30 minutes

  3. Put broccoli and cauliflower in the microwave following directions on the bag

  4. Put potatoes in the microwave when the veggies are done

  5. Grill pork chops on medium-high heat for 3 minutes on each side or until done

How I Made Dinner:

Since I was being lazy, I microwaved cauliflower, mashed cauliflower, and grilled chicken with this.

I divided the veggies and evenly as I could (because life isn’t that serious where you have to weigh it all out), and then I weighed out 4 ounces of chicken per container.

The longest part might’ve been walking from the grill to the counter inside! HA! I’m not mad about that.

Dinner

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 dinners
Calories 262 kcal

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces chicken tenderloins or more
  • 1 packet McCormick Baja Citrus marinade only use water!
  • 1 bag SteamReady Cauliflower
  • 1 container Green Giant Cauliflower Mash

Instructions

  1. Mix marinade with water 

  2. Mix with chicken, let marinade up to 30 minutes

  3. Microwave steam ready cauliflower, according to the directions on the bag

  4. Microwave Green Giant cauliflower mash according to the directions

  5. Grill the chicken for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until done

Macros:

Lunch is 279 calories | 19 Carbs | 11 Fat | 24 Protein

Dinner is 262 calories | 12 Carbs | 9 Fat | 32 Protein

That’s pretty low carb if you ask me. I’m not aiming for low carb specifically, I just prefer to eat my carbs as snacks more than anything else – so that’s how I plan my meals.

I’m not one of those people who is scared shitless of carbs – that’s silly. Carbs are delicious and carbs are LIFE! How can someone live without rice, pasta, bread, cereal, potatoes and all the other yummy carbs? That’s a rant for another post. For now, enjoy the recipe below and the youtube video here.

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