Happy New Year! A fresh start means taking a hard look at some of the bad habits I developed over the past few months. I am embarrassed to admit that my previously healthy eating habit has slipped a few notches. My work schedule does not play well with preparing meals from scratch everyday so I resort to eating whatever’s in the fridge and pantry the minute I walk in the door. This usually means cheese, deli meat, bread, and lots of junk food. I am long overdue for a change.
For the month of January, I will give week-long meal prep a try. On less busy days, I plan to prepare homemade easy meals that I can enjoy over a few days. The focus is on more vegetable in different varieties, lean protein, and complex carbohydrates. I am not picky on whether the items fit well within the breakfast/lunch/dinner concept. Since I tend to eat multiple meals throughout the day, it is more important that the portions are controlled and I get a variety of macronutrients in each item.
I spent the first day of January stocking my fridge with the following:
Rotisserie Chicken Wraps
Sausage Kale Frittata
Fig Almond Breakfast Quick Bread
Shrimp & Pork Chive Dumplings