Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Finally! A productive day...

Since saying goodbye to our Nakki, it's been a struggle just to put one foot in front of the other. Do the workouts. Eat the food. Do the laundry (well, I did wait until we ran out of clothes, lol). Study. Develop recipes. Post. Work. Tax itemization's.  Then there's my biggie - the project I can't share yet ;-) It's good to have something to focus on, though I wish it was moving faster. Newsflash - I'm impatient ;-)

Today, though... was productive! After my early moring coffee with the hubby, I hit the gym for some leg brutalization - I must have resembled a drunk duck walking back to my car, waddling on rubber legs. Ha! Back home, I whipped up today's Recipe of the Week for Champion Nutrition, photo'd it, then scarfed it down, lol. I got my work done then did my food prep. Yes, you read that right. My Sunday Food Prep didn't happen until today. Ya know the only thing worse than doing food prep late? Not doing it at all. I still had food from last week, so I didn't deviate from my plan, but it was really scraping the bottom of the barrel. Ugh. BUT... it's now done (as is the laundry, haha). And here are the pics to prove it ;-)

Bags - yes, I forgot my reusable bags. Ugh.

Pretty much all veggies, fruit and protein. I always get weird looks in the checkout line. You might also note that I took a few shortcuts this week... pre-boiled and shelled eggs, and rotisserie chickens. My motto is Do the Best You Can With What You Have...  This week, shortcuts are fine.  And yes - you do see wine in there ;-)
Lean pork drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with Mrs Dash. Roasted, sliced and bagged. Ready for anything: wraps, salads, etc.
Steamer bags of veggies: asparagus, green beans, peppers, zucchini. Each bag gets a serving of veggies and a sprinkle of Mrs Dash. I put the bags in a plastic bin in the fridge and they're "grab and go". 
Taco Meat! 1 lb ground chicken breast, 1 lb lean (and clean) chorizo mixed with black beans and sliced black olives. This goes great in low-carb tortillas, taco shells, taco salads, and more! Cooled, bagged and in the fridge ready and waiting for whatever we need.

Now, it's all put away. We're good to go. For dinner, we whipped out the taco meat I'd made earlier in the day and made wraps. Dinner done in 5 minutes? YES. ;-)
Low carb, high fiber wrap with taco mix, cabbage, lettuce, avocado, hot sauce, 1 Tbsp clean sour cream and 2 Tbsp shredded cheese.
And now I'm enjoying some TV and a glass of Pinot Noir. G'night, ya'll! ;-)

*If you'd like step-by-step instructions on utilizing a One Day Food Prep - check out my website! http://recipeforfitness.com/food_prep.html 

1 comment:

  1. thank you for sharing that it is okay to do what you can. Such an important reminder. Next Sunday meal prep will be what I can rather than there is no way I can do!!