Quarantine or no quarantine, it's Meal Prep Sunday!!
We are one week into home isolation and we're all starting to feel the cabin fever! My husband and I have thankfully been working from home, but I'm pretty sure my son is already sick of us... I have resorted to building a jungle gym in my basement and Frozen II on repeat.
On a positive note, we have made serious progress with the potty training (minus the number 2's). Not even a KitKat bar can convince this kid to poop on the potty. I think maybe it's his own way to ensure some social distancing?! No idea, but the day it happens is going to be a full celebration and I have an entire bag of KitKats on stand by. I'll be sure to keep you all posted 😉
Speaking of social distancing (and getting off the topic of poo)... What better time than now to jump on the meal prep train?! We're all stuck at home, restaurants are a little more of a challenge, and what better way to keep yourself healthy and out of the public? Now granted, the grocery stores are insane, but I managed to pull together a decent meal plan for you this week. I have a lot of oldies but goodies this week, but I had to work with what ingredients I could get my hands on. There will be 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, and 1 snack to prep. Working from home does open up more options for dinner, so I'll be scoping some new ones out for the coming weeks.
You can download the full plan and grocery list at the end of this post.
Here's the menu:
Egg Sandwiches (prep)
Protein Waffles (prep)
Chicken Avocado Burritos (prep)
Homemade Meatloaf (prep)
BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
Steak Bites w/garlic butter
Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken
No Bake Chocolate Filled Oat Bars (prep)
I do have to say I am enjoying this time at home chasing my son around and coming up with silly games to entertain him. He seems to be loving life not having to go to daycare everyday and that's a good feeling for a parent to have! So I urge you to take this quarantine as an chance to slow down and enjoy the time at home with your loved ones.
I would also like to take this opportunity to encourage you to remember your local businesses during this difficult time. Being a part of one myself, I know how hard it is to survive in an economy like this without the support of your community. Shop your local butchers, grocers, pharmacies, and restaurants when you can. Thank your healthcare providers, mail man, delivery drivers, and everyone else out there working to make our lives a little bit easier right now. They are part of your community and are working hard to support you through the good times and the bad. It truly takes a village, so recognize those that are a part of yours.
Life is a whirlwind but if you stay grounded everything will be just fine. Now, get prepping!! 😉
Eat. Train. Live.