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Meal Prep Monday (On Wednesday?)

Northern Va is  really pretty in the fall.



Pretty cold, too, if you ask me..
I'm pretty sure that I was built for warm weather. But I figure the cold just gives me an excuse to warm up with burpees, squats, push ups, ect..

Cold weather also comes with lots of unhealthy foods. People push baked goods, candy, and sugar filled drinks onto you, trying to convice you that it's "good for the soul" or some crap like that.

No.


It's not.

I do, however, believe in moderation and I'm not some kind of sugar natzi, so I do allow my kids to have their Halloween candy. Halloween around here is really not that big of a deal. Don't tell me kids that, though, they don't know the difference. It's just one big party to them. They dress up and go to the church's trunks of treats every year. They play games, bounce in a bouncy house and get in a line to grab a small handful of candy out of four vehicles with their trunks decorated. 




Their candy haul is very small compared to other kids. But they don't know that. So they're happy.
They forget about most of it anyway. 
And I'm happy when they forget about it because they're not getting a surplus of junk, and they for notice if I eat it all :x
I'm doing pretty well, actually. I am eating very clean until I get to a breaking point of stress or frustration then I cope by grabbing all the sweets in sight......


Anyway! on with the reason you're here:




I'm not TOTALLY sure why I still do these. As of right now, they're pretty simple, and a LOT of repeats. But people ask about my foods so here you go:



Sunday: Chick Fila Style Paleo Chicken Nuggets with homemade honey mustard dipping sauce (just mix local honey and Dijon mustard) and sweet potato fries.

Monday: Steak (just threw in some favorite spices and the LAST of my coconut aminos..) and OMGsauce Spaghetti squash.(I will use less PB next time and make sure I'm not out of coconut aminos...)

Tuesday: Roasted Chicken in the crockpot (my gravy didn't thicken but we still loved it)with a side of mashed Cauliflower(I used the "gravy from the chicken recipe as the liquid)

Wednesday: Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti.

Thursday: Leftover Beef from last week. (I had it in the freezer, just took it out to thaw)

Friday: cauliflower crust pizza and Chicken Wings

Saturday: Leftovers. 





I make guacamole as usual - definitely a favorite snack of mine with veggies because it's so satisfying and I get my fats in.

I chopped up some cucumbers from the farmers market this week and used those as a nice little crunch.

I recently started cooking tilapia and veggies at the beginning of the week and saving it for quick lunches because the rest of my family aren't big fans. :)

I also plan on pre making my green smoothies for snacks, lunches, and kid treats. :)

I have been drinking a lot of water this week. It's made a huge difference in cravings and energy. (during the day. Now if you can help me with my night time self control, let me know!!)

Breakfast might consists of either nothing(I know I know, even I have preached on the importance of it.. but guess what? I don't believe it is necessary as long as I eat enough calories for myself throughout the day..) or my favorites right now are breakfast wraps(I've taken an old favorite of tortillas and used nitrate free applegate ham as my wrap and thrown in grilled onions) and bacon with poached eggs or fried eggs, which I just learned how to perfect! ( I cook them with bacon fat or coconut oil)

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