Hope everyone had a quiet and romantic Valentine's Day (if only for a couple of hours). I've realized when you have kids these holidays become something you look forward to... You get to remember what it's like to sit down and have a hot meal without picking something up off the floor a hundred times or making ten trips to the fridge!
Now that you're coming back to reality, let's get to the menu for Meal Prep Sunday this week.
I'm going to show you how great Plan to Eat is for getting a meal plan together in no time. Use their recipe clipper to add recipes you find on the internet or you can create and add your own. Then, just drag and drop your meals onto the calendar, adjust your servings, and your plan and grocery list will be ready to go! It really is that simple! The full plan is available for download below. It took me about 2 hours to put it all together this morning.
I also use MyFitnessPal for tracking macros, which I have attached as a separate download for you to see. I use my meal plan to log my three main meals, then add the snacks in to meet my goals for the day. If you're not into tracking macros that closely, just use it to keep track of your total calorie intake each day and forget about the details.
I have one breakfast to prep this week and that will be the Freezer Breakfast Burritos. You can make the Cinnamon Apple Yogurt Bowls if you choose, they should last covered in the fridge for a few days.
Both lunches are also going to need prepped. The Classic Egg Salad only takes a few minutes after your eggs are boiled. I wouldn't put it on a sandwich until the night before you are going to eat it (at the earliest). The only thing you need to cook is the ground turkey (or beef) for the Taco Lunch Bowls. These bowls are easy to put together and will keep in prep containers for the week.
Mondays are my evenings to work, so I usually use Sunday leftovers or one of the prepped lunches for dinner that night. The Stuffed Cabbage Casserole will make enough for two nights with leftovers. If you want to cook your chicken ahead of time for the Honey Mustard Chicken Salad w/bacon and avocado that will save you even more time that evening for dinner.
I have baby carrots, bananas, apples, deli meat, and yogurt as my snacks. I also factor in my pre-workout protein bar and post workout shake every day.
I've set more specific macro goals for myself recently, but the split is very close to a 40/30/30 ratio. My calorie goal is around 2000/day. You can see how I planned this all out on MyFitnessPal for the week. Friend me (GetRxFit19) for full access to my meals and recipes!
Eat Clean. Train Hard. Live Life!