Monday, May 16, 2011

I'm BACK!!!!! Weekend Recap & Sunday Food Prep (with Pictures)

Had some technical difficulties over the weekend. The power port on my mini laptop died :-(  Which meant no posting. :-(  So, here's the catchup...

Friday was busy... Tab's ASU grad was awesome (summa cum laude!!), then lunch at Hard Rock Cafe where she showed me how to order and still stay on diet. Turns out it's really no different from eating clean while dining out. Huh. Lol. The rest of my day was spent shuttling kids back and forth to various things, then I headed over to Bill's dad's to view the SplashGround (link coming soon, because it's so freakin' cool I just have to show you!), and then we hit up Safeway for some red meat :-)  We picked up some gorgeous New York Strips then headed home to grill them up on my Foreman Grill.  (view the cooler page for all my eating info).

Saturday was errands, errands and more errands. Though I did nail my leg workout plus a HIIT workout on the stair-master. My rear is still feeling it! Wootwoot!

Sunday... Sunday Food Prep and The Counter of Chaos !! I love Sundays :-)  I started my day at Whole Foods (FYI, the one on Scottsdale/101 now carries Tammie Coe in the Bakery!!! OMG! I'm so having a sugar cookie when this show is done!!! Best sugar cookies EVER!), then hit WalMart, Safeway, Sprouts, then home.

Here's my kitchen after unloading:
Here's the meat to be prepped -the pork ribs are for the weekend when I'll toss 'em in the crockpot or on the grill and bbq with corn on the cob for the family -I'll be eating my usual chicken & steamed veggies. The chicken and fish all got grilled up on my foreman.
Marinating meat... the fish was drizzled with Blood Orange infused Olive Oil and sprinkled with white pepper. The chicken was drizzled with garlic infused olive oil and sprinkled with Mrs Dash Tomato, Garlic & Basil flavor.

And here's the veggies...

I would be lost without my Ziploc Steamer bags and Mrs Dash! All Veggies were chopped then placed in the bags and sprinkled with Mrs D, Garlic & Herb flavor. The artichokes are for everyone but me, and they're just prepped as you usually would (trim, snip, clean) then placed inside the bag - that's it! You microwave them for around 5 minutes, then enjoy. Super easy.

And I made the usual batch of granola (recipe here)
And my oatmeal packets (half cup dry oatmeal, 1 scoop protein powder, 2 Tbsp ground flax seed, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon in a baggie). The baggies go in a bin in the fridge, and I grab one each morning on my way out the door. At work I just mix it with water and microwave.

Dinner for the family last night was the Crispy Chicken Bites from the Eat Clean Diet for Family's & Kids Cookbook (super yummy, it's a family favorite) - I had grilled salmon & steamed broccoli & cauliflower. Here's the "breading"... I mix it all up ahead of time and store it in the fridge for when we have this recipe.

And of course, Sunday Food Prep would not be complete without a batch of hard boiled eggs :-)  I actually do these first off, so that they have plenty of time to cool while I'm doing other things. After they're cooled, I shell them, then put them in ziplocs in a bowl. They're a great grab-n-go snack for everyone.
3 of the chicken breasts I grilled were destined for lunch meat... I slice it thin then store in a gallon-size ziploc.
Here's the family menu for the week...

Sunday: Crispy Chicken Bites with Sweet Potato Fries (grilled salmon & steamed broccoli/cauliflower for me)
Monday: Spinach crustless quiche & Brussels Sprout salad from Eat Clean Diet Cookbook2 (for me: grilled cod and steamed asparagus)
Tuesday: Grilled chicken sandwiches & salad (chicken breast & steamed veggies for me)
Wednesday: Leftovers (bowling night... chicken breast & raw peppers for me)
Thursday: Ariel's 19th Birthday... Barbecue chicken breasts, grilled peppers & zucchini, artichoke dip w/ bread, Boston baked beans and sweet pickles with chocolate cupcakes & mint cup ice cream. Can you tell it's her cheat meal? And the last one? After this weekend, her diet goes strict. (chicken breast & steamed veggies for me).
Friday: Date night! I'll order super clean - it's not a treat meal, but I won't have to prep the meal myself and that's a treat :-)
Saturday: BBQ Pork Ribs & corn on the cob with salad (chicken breast and steamed veggies for me).

Once prep and dinner were done, I got to chill for a bit before my last protein shake and then I crashed. Out like a light :-) 


  1. What did you order at Hard Rock?

  2. Thanks for sharing your prep day with us! Wow, you are super organized girly!!

    I've GOT to adapt this prepping idea. I get my weekly menu done and grocery shopping completed, but still do not prep anything on Sunday's.


    p.s. I do ALL my veggies in steamer bags with Garlic & Herb Mrs. Dash because of YOU!! :)

  3. LOL, Roxie! :-) Gotta love those bags and Mrs D!!! Woohoo!

    What I ordered at Hard Rock... I went with the Greek Chicken Salad, garlic balsamic dressing on the side, and no cheese. :-)