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Meal Prep Monday.

Meal prep Mondays is back. It's true. I've been "winging it" the past few weeks and I've been pulling through most nights at the last minute. But my life is much easier when there's a plan for dinner. Preferably involving a crockpot. :)

The thing with my life is I never know how much to make. Sometimes my husband works night. Sometimes he works days. Some days he is still home for dinner. Some days he is not. It's okay. But sometimes hard to adjust to the schedule flip flops. So I have decided to make sure I'm making foods I will definitely like or they request because then the leftovers will be eaten :) also, this month I made sure to pick the cheapest protein options possible. I would prefer everything organic, grassed, ect. But that's not always in the budget. We make do with what we have.

So without further ado:

Sunday: Healthier chick fila style chicken nuggets. With some amazing Sweet potato fries and some apples and cherry tomatoes.

Monday: Chicken stuffed with spinach bacon and mushrooms  - this might switch to cauliflower chicken fried rice type deal. We've had the stuffed chicken a lot.

Tuesday: I'm trying for all Tuesdays and Thursdays to be crockpot meals now. This Tuesday will be Chicken eggplant pizza in the crockpot. Because I need to get rid of my chicken.

Wednesday: Turkey burgers with more sweet potato fries. & mixed veggies.

Thursday: Pot roast with Homemade bone broth  and some cauliflower mash. The meat I have isn't grass fed. But the stock I made is from grass fed cow bones. Count? No?

Friday: meatza! You just have a layer of ground turkey or beef for your base, then build like a pizza!

Saturday: tacos. I use This recipe for my taco seasoning.

If you notice, my meals lack the usual carbs or starches most of the world has in their "pyramid". I replace it with fats or fruits, and/ or my family has some of of carb that I don't eat. It's just the way I've found that works for me. I don't like how I feel when I eat these foods. I am not strict paleo. Maybe 60/40 right now. And I feed my family mostly what I eat as well. But they still have sandwiches mashed potatoes and pizza, just not constantly.

For lunches ill have the fish I made over the weekend, and leftovers.
I plan on making egg salad with Paleo mayo for myself and if the kids want it.
The kids will have leftovers, boiled eggs, nitrate free ham rolls, and nut butter sandwiches.
For Snacks I like to involve veggies and avocado as much as possible. So I made a homemade guac with 1 & 1/2 avocados, 1 small shallot minced, 4 garlic cloves minced, and salt & pepper and half a lime.

That's it, mostly. I try to keep it as simple as possible because I get stressed easily.


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