I loooooooooooooove me some meal prep. Just as I see working out as an amazing outlet for anxiety (not a cure but it sure f***ing helps), meal prep works wonders for your mind as well.
Have you ever stood in front of your fridge knowing you are hungry AF, but you’re so overwhelmed that you can’t decide on anything to eat so you just don’t eat? Yeah, I always thought I was the only one… Turns out I’m not!
In those moments I can’t think clearly enough and not being able to decide makes my anxiety worse. Cool.
Enter meal prepping. It’s not just for meat heads looking to score some sweet gains at the gym (although I am one of those people as well). It’s also a way to make sure you feed your body with healthy meals AND make it so you only really cook once during the whole week. I’ve been posting my meal preps on Insta but I haven’t really posted any recipes in a while. So here is what is in my fridge this week:
Meal 1 (my pre-workout/breakfast): Nutritional shake
- 1 scoop Soylent cacao powder
- 1 scoop Optimum Nutrition whey protein powder
- 1/2 frozen banana
- handful of kale
Blend and store in the fridge until the morning! I make 2-3 of these ahead of time.
Macros: 364 calories. 34g carbs, 12g fat, 35g protein.
Meal 2 (my post workout/2nd breakfast): Eggs + Rice
- 3/4 cup cooked rice
- 2 large eggs + 1/2 cup egg whites scrambled
- hot sauce to taste
Mix everything together and store in a container. I’m adding a Green’s powder from Trader Joe’s in with this meal.
Macros: 430 calories. 53g carbs, 12g fat, 31g protein.
Meal 3 (late lunch): Chicken + Sweet Potatoes + Cheese
- 3oz grilled chicken
- 5oz cooked sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup (you read that right, I love cheese) shredded cheddar
Mix everything together and store in a container.
Macros: 383 calories. 32g carbs, 14g fat, 35g protein.
I like to leave dinner open to accommodate any cravings I may have and to let my man friend cook for me sometimes. But having most of my meals planned out takes away a shit ton of the overwhelm AND I’m making sure to get some good nutrition into my body (happy brain food!). Tell me in the comments, what are you cooking for yourself this week?
*Just a note on these recipes: I am on a bulking diet (aka I’m trying to add on weight in order to gain more muscle) and these recipes fit within my meal plan that was made for my goals. But these recipes are delicious and I recommend you try them. I freaking love carbs.