Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday Food Prep with pictures

Hope your weekend was nice :-) Ours was quiet. Sunday, I gave Bill and the kids the little easter baskets I'd put together (candy and all!), and guess what happened... Ariel ( who hasn't had candy in weeks) took a few bites and felt sick... started chugging water and put the candy away. Shiloh took a few bites and felt sick... went for a walk. Bethany took a few bites and said... "I'd rather have an apple". HA! Who wins that round, Easter Bunny??? That's right, ME! Ha!! ROFL!  And no, I didn't spike the candy, lol, they're just not used to it anymore (yay!).

After the candy episode, I did all my Sunday Food Prep - lots and lots of chicken, some ground beef, some fish (salmon & tilapia), plus all the veggies, oatmeal packets, etc. I took a bunch of pics this time (sorry for the low quality, haven't got the new phone figured out just yet).

Here's the granola (see recipe here)
And my burgers - 2 lbs ground beef mixed with 1 package of finely chopped brown mushrooms (no one can taste them!), 1/3 cup oat bran, 2 tblsp bbq sauce, and one egg (ignore the 2nd egg in my bowl, lol,  I didn't use it). here's my dinner... 6 ounces grilled burger smothered in spicy mustard and wrapped in a LOT of lettuce with onion & tomato, my corn on the cob, and zucchini. Can you see the burger in there? It's kinda buried under all the lettuce, LOL! 
The Brown rice I prepped... 1/2 cup to each baggie
My oatmeal packets :-)  1/2 cup dry oatmeal, 2 Tblsp ground flax, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 scoop vanilla protein powder. The packets go into a tub, which is stored in the fridge. Total grab-n-go :-)
And of course the ubiquitous chicken... lots and lots of chicken. I trim it, pound it to an even thickness, then marinate with flavored olive oil & Mrs Dash - this week it was Basil infused olive oil and Tomato, Basil & Garlic Mrs D. After grilling & cooling, I cut, weigh and bag the chicken, marking the bags with the weight (I'm doing 4 and 5 ounce portions), then toss them in the tub and into the fridge.

I didn't get any pics of my veggies (asparagus, broccoli/cauliflower, green beans) in their steamer bags, but did catch one of my counter-top-fruit:

This does not include the gobs of strawberries I picked up :-) They were on sale at Frys, so I got 3 of the pint containers, then hit Fresh-n-Easy and they had a huge tray of huge berries for just $4. Couldn't resist. The family is going to be eating a LOT of strawberries, and freezing what we don't use.  :-)  I also picked up a cantaloupe and chopped it up for the kids, along with blackberries, and pineapple (all fresh). I love when fruit goes on sale :-)

Menu for the week (family meals) is:
Sunday (last night) Burgers & Corn on the Cobb with Steamed Zucchini (Ariel, Shiloh and I went sans-bun)
Monday - Taco Salad (I'll be no-chips, no cheese)
Tuesday - Spaghetti, using the leftover taco meat in the marinara sauce; with baked potatoes (for me: 5 oz grilled chicken breast, 2 cups steamed green beans).
Wednesday - Leftovers. For me, chicken wrap for the bowling alley (5 oz grilled chicken breast on low-carb/hi-fiber wrap with mustard, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 cup shredded cabbage.)
Thursday - Chicken breast, steamed broccoli
Friday - Chicken with tomato sauce, steamed veggies & baked potatoes (no potato for me)
Saturday - Leftovers


  1. what an awesome food prep list with all the pictures! What kindof oat bran do you use?

  2. Hi! Thanks!
    I used to buy the bag of Oat Bran from Bob's Red Mill, but discovered it was significantly cheaper out of the bulk bins! :-) I pick it up at Sprouts, Whole Foods, and recently my Fry's Grocery started carrying it too... I just buy wherever it's cheapest, and store it in an airtight container. :-)