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)
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 freeze Thursday and Friday’s portions.
2. How long does food last?
Anything not eaten by Friday gets thrown out. I prep less meals than we need. I know that once a week we have a family dinner, and that Friday we will probably get sushi after the gym so..we really only need 3 dinners. There’s also always random things you don’t plan for and I’d rather have eggs and oatmeal for dinner than throw food out so…often times I cook 2 meals less than we theoretically need.
3. Do things get soggy?
Meal prepping means that sometimes you have to figure out what works. When including fruit, I make sure I dry it well so it doesn’t get soggy. I personally am not picky about soggy things…for instance, soft mushy french fries are my jam. But things like chili and lasagna don’t get soggy in my opinion.
4. How many people is the food for?
I cook for my husband and I. The only difference between what we eat is portion size. However, that’s not always the case..I eat a lot. ?
5. How long does it take to meal prep?
I find I can prepare lunch and dinner for 2 people in about 1 1/2 – 2 hours. This varies depending on what I make and if I have any help. If i’m cooking breakfast also, give me 3ish hours.
6. Do I get bored of eating the same thing?
Something, but not really. I only cook things I love. I try new recipes sometimes and am like I am NEVER making that again because it was awful eating it all week.
7. What’s the nutritional value of the food?
Follow me on MY FITNESS PAL to see: Nikkijustgetfit
Now that i’m counting macros I weighed everything! I’m not going to lie, I had fun doing it haha
8. How do I reheat my food?
As a teacher I often eat on the go. Between working with students, supervision and clubs I don’t get a lot of time to sit down. I’m also totally fine with eating food cold so…a lot of time that’s what happens. But, if I do have time I just throw my food in the microwave.
9. What protein powder do we use?
Optimum nutrition. The chocolate taste amazing!! I do my baking and waffles and pancakes with the Optimum Nutrition vanilla.
10. What pre-workout do we use?
Amino Energy. Currently loving lemon lime and watermelon flavors. My husband loves grape but I think it tastes like cough medicine.
11. What lunch bag do I use?
I use the Shield Bag from FITMARK BAGS use code friends15 for 15% off your bag.
You are so dedicated to you meal prep. I’m so impressed. Do you eat anything else after dinner? A night snack?
I don’t plan night snacks. I generally try not to eat after 8 pm. But if I do eat something its generally frozen grapes. I have like 15 sandwich bags full of frozen grapes just calling my name haha =)
This is great! How do you make your protein shakes??
Also, sorry for the double comment. What does the amino energy do for you? I’m doing BBG as well and am inspired by your progress!
I just mix it with water =) I don’t measure the water, it just depends how much I want to drink at the time. At least 1 cup or more.
Thanks so much! Amino energy is a pre-workout so it has caffeine in it. It also has BCAA’s which help with recovery. =)