Weekly Meal Prep for Weight Loss: October 29, 2017

Where do I start? Weight loss isn’t easy. Who doesn’t love food?! If I didn’t meal prep for the week, my weight loss transformation would be nonexistent.

Below is what I decided to prep for weight loss this week!

I typically meal prep for the whole week for myself and my boyfriend. This means I’m making 20 meals a week: 12 for me, 8 for him. (Luckily we are both cutting/losing weight, so our grocery bill is extra low).

Why do you get 12 and he gets 8?  Well, I eat 2 meals a day and he eats 1 because of his work schedule, but on his days off he eats 2 meals!

This week I found pesto for $1! CRAZINESS. I love pesto, but usually it’s more like $10 for a tiiinnyyy jar. Anyway, so that sparked my idea behind this week’s meal prep. I decided I wanted to make pesto everything. Pesto chicken and pesto veggies!

Here are 2 pictures of what you’ll need! Plus the picture above is everything.

I decided to pick up these vegetables from the farmers market:

  1. Spaghetti squash
  2. Cherry tomatoes
  3. Asparagus
  4. Onions
  5. Red & Yellow bell peppers
  6. Garlic
  7. Lime

How I made the veggies:

I knew I wanted this to be simple…which means I wanted to throw it in the oven. All I did was cut up the veggies, throw them in a disposable lasagna pan, sprinkle salt, garlic, pepper, lime, and add 15 grams of pesto per pan (1 had 2).

Cut the asparagus into thirds.

Chop the peppers into bite-sized pieces:

Chop the tomatoes however your heart desires. For anybody with OCD, I chopped them both ways to make you squirm ;P.

Then you can chop the onions however you’d like, toss everything together, put salt, garlic, lime juice, pepper, and pesto on them and you’re done prepping them!


Then they go into the oven at 385F until they looked done! Easy.

4 from 3 votes


Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20 meals
Calories 42 kcal


  • 1 bunch Asparagus
  • 20 ounces Cherry tomatoes 2 containers
  • 572 grams Onion 2 onions
  • 662 grams Red bell pepper 4 peppers
  • 307 grams Yellow Bell Pepper 2 Peppers
  • 30 grams Montalbano Pesto or more! up to you!
  • 1 lime


  1. Chop the asparagus into thirds or quarters (I did thirds)

  2. Chop the bell peppers into bite size pieces

  3. Chop the tomatoes in half

  4. Chop the onions into whatever pieces you'd like, just not too small!

  5. Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic, garlic powder, lime juice, and pesto onto the veggies 

  6. Put them in the oven at 385F until they are all cooked through!

The only vegetable that’s different than the others was the spaghetti squash.

Spaghetti Squash:

I stabbed the shit out of both with a HUGE knife and microwaved them one at a time for 3-5 minutes. (The first one was good after 3 minutes, but the 2nd guy put up a fight – so I nuked him for 5 minutes).

Anyway, then I cut them in half – and nearly put all of my body weight on them to do this.

Finally, I scooped the gross stuff out, spread some garlic oil on them and into the oven face down.

The oven was pretty packed at this point. Eventually I turned the spaghetti squash pan and I fit the pork in there too!



After they are soft to the touch, you can rake them with a fork!

4 from 3 votes

Spaghetti Squash

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 29 minutes
Total Time 39 minutes
Servings 12 meals
Calories 30 kcal


  • 2 Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 tbsp Garlic oil


  1. Stab the squash with a knife or fork

  2. Microwave for 3-5 minutes to soften

  3. Cut squash in half and remove the insides

  4. Spread oil on the hollow inside and place face down on a baking sheet

  5. Place in the oven at 385F until it is soft to the touch (about 30 minutes)

  6. Remove and let cool

  7. Use a fork to rake the squash! 

What did you make for protein?

For me and my boyfriend I made chicken. Then I had ground turkey for myself and he had pork for himself!


For the chicken we put salt, garlic, garlic powder, pepper, cumin, and pesto on. Then we decided to add tumeric (which is the orange stuff sprinkled on top! (It’s really good for you)

Then we put the chicken in the oven (still at 385F) for about 45 minutes – 1 hour. We just kept an eye on it and made sure they were cooked through.

The time can very based on how big the chicken breasts are!

4 from 3 votes


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9 meals or more
Calories 147 kcal


  • 1 package Chicken breast
  • 4 tbsp Fresh garlic - mashed
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp tumeric
  • 30 grams pesto


  1. Place chicken in pans

  2. Add salt, pepper, garlic, garlic powder, cumin, turmeric, and pesto

  3. Place in the oven for 45-60 minutes


The pork was a pre-marinated loin, so that made my life 100x easier.All we did was put it in a pan, and you guessed it, INTO THE OVEN!!

You’ll know when the pork is done because, it looks done! Cut into it if you’re unsure or use a thermometer.

When you’ve been cooking for a while/when you enjoy cooking, it comes naturally and you’ll “just know” when food is fully cooked. (Too bad cooking healthy for weight loss doesn’t come naturally!)

Ground Turkey:

For this I like to be basic. I don’t put a lot of salt, it’s just seasons with a ton of garlic, the tiniest bit of salt you can imagine, pepper, cumin, and tumeric.

There’s really no reason why I don’t put much salt it in. Some weeks I do a normal amount of salt – it just depends. It’s not that serious!

SO… you might be wondering – where are the carbs? No rice? Pasta? Potatoes? NOTHING?!

Relax. I made rice for the boyfriend, but I planned on having rice in my dinner meals. Except – I didn’t realize 2 spaghetti squashes is A FUCK TON. So I ended up putting 110-115 grams of spaghetti squash in all of my meals! Hehe, I’m not complaining. It was $5 for both of them and I got to use them in 12 meals?! HELL YEAH!

Here is a quick picture of our refrigerator full of our meals!

To give you a little end-note here are the calories & macros for my meals:

Lunch: 231 calories | 14 Carbs | 9 Fats | 24 Protein

Dinner: 218 calories | 14 Carbs | 5 Fats | 30 Protein

As for my super-food breakfast, you can find it here.

I do eat a ton of snacks throughout the day, but this is what I prep! Give meal prepping a try, it’s definitely worth it financially and calorically! I would not have reached this far in my weight loss journey without meal prepping.

19 thoughts on “Weekly Meal Prep for Weight Loss: October 29, 2017

  1. 4 stars
    Hi there
    Thanks for sharing, you`ve explained things so well and in an easy to understanbd way that even a bad cook like me can follow and achieve some impressive results.
    What I like about your post is that everything mentioned is so easy to find on any given day in my kitchen fridge so it`s not like I`ll have to go out and purchase anything.
    I really appreciate you sharing this, it`s come just at the right time as my weight has been an issue for months now.
    Will let you know how I fair on.

  2. This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your fantastic post. Also, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!

  3. Good article and straight to the point. I am not sure if this is really the best place to ask but do you folks have any thoughts on where to hire some professional writers? Thanks 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this info, I saved the webpage. I’m additionally attempting to find information about Arvind Pandit Kansas, are you aware where I can find one thing such as this? I’ll return quickly!

  5. Hi there! I just noticed your site and I really love it. I also like to discuss local internet marketing tips at times. Great to be here, appreciate it!

  6. You’re definitely correct, I’d really enjoy to find out new information on that subject! I’m also interested by real estate agencies as I feel it truly is quite unique nowadays. Keep it up!

  7. Many thanks for the terrific post! I seriously liked it.I will make certain to take note of your website and will return from now on. I want to suggest that you continue the good posts, even discuss video door intercom also, have a wonderful afternoon!

  8. Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me.

  9. I felt great reading this article and I believe you are completely correct. Inform me in case you are thinking about more likes on instagram, that’s my principal competency. I’m hoping to hear from you soon, cheers!

  10. Our LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) HGV training is based in East London, and our LGV/ HGV courses are taught by qualified DVSA LGV & HGV trainers. LGV was formerly known as HGV, where it used to be referred to as HGV Class 2 (now called LGV Category C) and HGV class 1 (Now called LGV Category C+E).

  11. I’m truly enjoying the design of your blog. Do you encounter any kind of web browser interface situations? Quite a few of the site visitors have lamented about my car accident lawyer website not working appropriately in Explorer yet looks great in Firefox. Do you have any solutions to aid fix that issue?

  12. I felt wonderful to read this info and I believe you are 100 right. Tell me in the event that you are interested in pokemon go store, this is my main competence. I hope to see you soon enough, be careful!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: