Meal Prep Day #1

I generally do my meal planning and grocery shopping on either Friday evenings or Saturdays mornings, but Sundays are always meal prep day at our house. This week’s list was a little overwhelming, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the first few days of this lifestyle (notice I didn’t say diet?) it’s that the days I didn’t plan for are a real drag. I started this in the middle of a busy week and essentially ate the same boring spinach salad twice a day for the first four days. By the time the weekend rolled around I knew I needed to put together one hell of a meal plan if I was going to stay on track. I bought a couple cookbooks, as well as sought out some really stellar paleo blogs (they are way more than I even imagined there would be!) and put together a menu I’m pretty excited about.

Meal Prep List – 5/3/15

Main dishes:

Breakfast Hash: butternut squash, sweet potato, kale, organic chicken sausage, nitrate free bacon and onions. I kind of just made this up, although there are some variations floating around on the internet, I didn’t follow a specific recipe.

Ginger Baked Salmon (courtesy of Mickey Trescott at Autoimmune Paleo)

Lemon Rosemary Chicken (courtesy of Monica Bravo at Bravo For Paleo)

Slow Cooker Italian Pork Roast (courtesy of Melissa Joulwan at The Clothes Make the Girl)

Vegetables/Sides:

Roasted sweet potatoes

Roasted butternut squash

Grilled zucchini and yellow squash

Broccoli and Cauliflower

Snacks:

Baked kale chips

Baked sweet potato chips

Unsweetened coconut yogurt and mixed berry cups

I wish I had gotten more photos! By the time I finished it was so late that I forgot to take them of the last few dishes. I had my hubs taste-testing though and he approved of everything so far. He went to town on the lemon chicken and grilled zucchini. I think that was his favorite. I also passed some on to my in-laws to be tested so I’m sure they’ll be weighing in shortly.

Ginger baked salmon

Ginger Baked Salmon

Breakfast hash

Breakfast Hash

Lemon rosemary chicken

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

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