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A Week in the Life of a Meal Prepper.

Friday night Fun!

You have and will make the time for things that are important to you.  #TRUTHBOMB. That is a hard truth when you apply it to all aspects of your life, so let’s not do that, I’m not trying to be that deep. Today, were just going to pretend it pertains to doing good during the week and planning your meals for this post.

Like literally, every week someone asks me how I meal prep.  How do you find the time to do it?  How do you eat food that you cooked a few days before? 

It is not unfathomable and once you do it a few times, and realize it is the most convenient, awesomest thing in the entire free world, you will get it.  Yep, you will drink the Kool-Aid.  I blogged about it last year too, here is the link, if you want to see the basics. It has some really fundamental ideas and concepts.

Meal prep on the grill
Griddle Meal Prep

Every time, I hear someone say…….

I don’t have time to cook during the week.

      We have practice and have to get fast food too much.

      I eat out for lunch every day and spend my shoe money on food.

      I am getting cankles because I eat processed food.

I am like………this is me, this is my life.   When I DO NOT PLAN MY WEEK, this is my life.  Probably a little worse because I whine about it.

Then I blame my husband for making me eat something I feel is not in my game plan, but tastes pretty damn good, and probably was my idea.  

It is easy to get off track when you’re not prepared or prepped. Then I blew it during the week and my weekend just is not as fun as it could be.

That’s why I plan and prep my week. Make it simple, I prepped for an entire week on the grill at the same time and it is fail proof.

Griddle Meal Prep
Meal Prep

As you can see there is some corn on the grill. That is for an InstaPot dinner I am making in the house while we grill for the kids.

I prep for my kids too. I made them InstaPot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes at the same time, in the same pot. 33 minutes and a 3lb meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes done to perfection. Add in the corn from the grill and they have a couple meals for the week.

I throw in a Turkey burger and veggies for them one night that I prepped for myself and then they get to pick one night for Chick file. Boom Weekly dinners done!

InstaPot Meatloaf
InstaPot Meatloaf
InstaPot Mashed Potatoes
InstaPot Mashed Potatoes

No Meal Prep Friday’s or Saturdays.  This is why I am not a size 0.  I do what I want on the weekends. I’m kind of a rebel like that.  I have reserve of course because there’s some decisions you cannot come back from, but for the most part I try to act like a normal person on the weekends :). 

RECAP: I Insta-potted a 3lb turkey meatloaf and mashed potatoes at the same time, we have corn on the cob, 12-Turkey burger patties and my HUGE pile of veggies grilling away. You got to multi-task. I drink the wine and I do the things.

Hope this gives you some ideas because the possibilities are endless!

Happy Sunday,