Breaking down a Meal Prep

Meal prepping can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be! Here is a breakdown of what I do each week STEP ONE: DECIDE WHAT TO COOK Thursday I decide what I’m going to cook. Now that I’m tracking macros, this step takes me a bit longer because I’m new to it. However, I am LOVING basing my meals on …

Musings of a Macro Counting Newbie

I’m not a nutrition expert, personal trainer or macro expert. The following is MY experiences and thoughts thus far. For my meals check out MFP: Nikkijustgetfit What are Macros? Macros are macronutrients. They get broken down into: carbs, fats, and proteins. Is it hard to calculate your Macros?  I avoided counting macros for weeks and months because I didn’t understand what …

Meal Prep Sunday

For recipes to everything I prepped for this week click on the links below: Breakfast: Protein Pancakes Lunch: Super Easy Chili Dinner: Honey Mustard Chicken with Brown Rice (@fitmencook) FAQs: 1. Do I freeze anything? Because I only prep food for Monday to Friday I don’t freeze anything UNLESS i’m making waffles or pancakes. If I make waffles or pancakes I …

Spaghetti Squash Noodles

A quick, easy and healthy alternative to noodles! Cut spaghetti squash in half and scoop out seeds. Spray the spaghetti squash with extra virgin light olive oil. Place spaghetti squash face down. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes Use a fork to loosen the squash into noodles Add sauce and protein Enjoy! NOTE: Spaghetti squash freezes really well! I pre-measure the …

Super Easy Chili Recipe

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Yields: approximately 8 servings Calories: 496 MACROS: 42 g carbs   |   18 g fat   |   47 g protein Ingredients:  1 tbsp olive oil 2 bell peppers 1 large onion 3 cloves of garlic 2 28 oz cans of low sodium diced tomatoes 1 19 oz can of no salt added kidney beans …