Comforting Meal Prep for the Win!

This week has been a challenging one for myself and Draz. Heck, I would even say it’s been tough on our animals as well! Getting used to my new work schedule and all that goes with it is about what I expected….and at the same time not at all. In some ways, I’m adjusting pretty quickly! In other ways, not so much.

One thing I’m really glad I didn’t have to worry about this week? Our meals. More than just about any week that I can think of, meal prep kept us both on track and less stressed during this massive change. Since we are now on opposite work shifts, we are now on opposite eating schedules too. He is having dinner around the same time I have breakfast! So having everything ready to go in the fridge was one thing less to worry about.

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This week was all about budget-friendly healthier versions of comfort food! In all the chaos I forgot to take a full meal prep photo, but I did manage to get a couple pictures before it was all gone! Our main dishes were:

  • Creamy Mac and Cheese with Ham and Stir-fry Veggies
  • Crockpot Buffalo Chicken and Noodle Soup
  • Chinese Stir-fried Eggs with Tomatoes (served with steamed jasmine rice)

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All of these turned out wonderful, though I think the mac and cheese was my favorite for the week. Something about pasta and veggies is just so comforting!

I still have a lot of adjusting to do to deal with my new schedule, but I think I’m making good headway! I managed to get more time in the jewelry studio this week than I have in over a month. And I got in a pretty good amount of workouts in, including a kickboxing workout that kicked my butt! (Thanks Laura!) One thing I’ve found is helping – limiting my social media use in the first few hours of the day!

If switching your schedule like this is something you’ve ever dealt with, I would love to hear your tips for adjusting! Have a great week y’all! I have some exciting things coming up soon that I just CAN’T WAIT to share with you!

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Meal Prep – Week of Jan 13th

Y’all….I have no words to express how happy I am to be back to sharing my weekly meal preps with you! I’ve missed it!! Have you missed it too?

And this week has plenty of deliciousness to share with you! We’ve been pretty budget focused lately. This menu definitely reflects that! And that you can still eat healthy dishes while staying budget-conscious. I will say though…it would be easy to make this week’s prep even better by switching out the jasmine rice (steamed though it is) with either brown rice or cauliflower rice. But we are focusing on eating from our pantry right now, so jasmine rice it is!

This week’s prep was mostly 3 main dishes: Healthy Kung Pao Chicken, Cabbage and Chicken Saute, and Egg and Tomato Stiry-fry! All three were super tasty, but I think my favorite for the week has to be the Egg and Tomato Stir-fry. There is just something so satisfying about it!

Along with these dishes I made a batch of our protein balls. I’ve been thinking lately about needing more grab-and-go type-snacks, but I haven’t found any yet that really stand out.

What did you meal prep this week? Been trying any new recipes? Leave a comment and tell me all about them!

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