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I don’t know if I’ve ever said this before, but I’m really not a fan of tracking calories/macros. I think it’s better to eat intuitively and only eat whole foods (basically nothing that needs an ingredients list), as long as you pay attention to your body. That being said, I’ve started to track my food in My Fitness Pal this week. I probably won’t do it forever, but I’m working out a ton and seeing strength gains but the scale/measuring tape hasn’t moved much. That doesn’t necessarily mean anything, but since 80% of losing weight or maintaining weight loss is diet, I figured tracking for a few weeks would help me to make sure I’m exactly where I think I am.
Finding cherries on sale is pretty much the best thing ever! Part of my meal prep has been trying to keep hard-boiled eggs in the fridge as much as possible, and this has been my go to combination when I’m in a rush in the morning.
Lunches have been pretty boring. I love tuna and salad…
but I’m sure you guys get sick of seeing pictures of it over and over and over again. 😛
For my higher carb day I made my daughter’s favorite dinner — basically chicken and rice cooked in Catalina dressing. Sounds gross, but after being cooked for a while the dressing actually tastes amazing!
One pan meals have also been a lifesaver this week, because I can put this on a medium-low heat and leave it alone while I clean up messes and break up fights.
If I get really lucky, Jonah actually takes a nap and Micah is feeling obedient enough to help me with dinner. It makes me so nervous, but I love cooking with him! He tries so hard to be careful and helpful, and it’s just nice to share that time with him one on one.
I don’t normally eat corn anymore, but Micah worked so hard to shuck it that I figured it was worth it. He was so proud of being (kind of) responsible for the corn — some days it’s hard to believe he’s almost 4, but days like this it’s super obvious how quickly he’s growing up.
At the beginning of the week I decided to make a huge package of chicken and roast a bunch of broccoli and asparagus. When I don’t feel like tuna for lunch, or when I just don’t feel like making dinner at all, these have come in soooo handy! Always a great idea to keep pre-cooked meat in the fridge. 🙂
I don’t know why this came out so blurry, but the boys and the hubby have been really into eating cottage cheese right out of the container as a snack. I don’t object, with how fast the boys are growing (and how picky of an eater Micah is) the extra protein is a very good thing.
My shopping was a bit disjointed this week, so I didn’t make a specific meal plan but I had food prepped every day to make sure I was never tempted to grab a pizza.
What are your favorite ways to set yourself up for success?