Thursday, June 13, 2013

Meal Prep for the Week

Recently (okay since Dec. 2012), I've changed my lifestyle, the way I eat, and the nutrients that I put into my body by using some amazing products by Advocare. That being said, I've gotten into the habit of preparing my meals ahead of time which is really convenient because it eliminates the "what do I eat" stress. When everything is prepped and ready, it really helps you avoid making a bad decision when choosing a meal. It's  also very helpful for someone who has a busy lifestyle but wants to eat a home cooked meal while at work or heck, just to prep ahead of time and save an hour in their precious day.

I decided that I would use ground turkey as my main protein dish that I can incorporate into several other dishes or use with smaller side dishes.

My 5 dishes for the week were (because everything is better with a picture!):

Turkey Bolognese (minus the marinara). I've used this base in a pasta sauce once upon a time.

What you'll need:
Ground turkey
3 celery stick, chopped
Handful of shredded carrots
1 small onion, diced
Veggie Oil

To Prepare Ground Turkey:
-Heat a pot with a swirl of vegetable oil
-Drop in your diced onions and cook until fragrant and slightly translucent
-Add celery and shredded carrots
-Once your vegetables have cooked off, remove them from the heat (about 7 minutes)
-In the same pot, add ground turkey and cook thoroughly, adding vegetable mix about 5 minutes before completion
I chose to season my turkey with Kirkland no-salt organic seasoning, freshly ground black pepper, a pinch of sea salt and a pinch of chili flakes.

Once you have cooked the main ingredient, put it off to the side.

I chose to bake a green bell pepper half way, added the turkey mixture into each half, adding quinoa on top, a bit of parmesan cheese, and baking again. This is 2 days worth of lunch.

Stuffed Green Bell Pepper

5 prepped meals for the week!