Week in Review: April 16 – 22

Y’all, it feels SO good to be back at blogging again! I’m excited to share this week’s meal prep with you, so let’s get to it!


Meal Prep

weekly-meal-prep-healthyThis week’s meal prep included a couple favorites and a new dish! The new recipe was Skinny Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken and it was delicious! The only main change I made was I subbed out the zucchini with celery, since Draz isn’t a fan of it. It was so good y’all! Just absolutely delicious!

The other two dishes I made were:

  1. One Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole – Easily our favorite dish of the week, this is some serious comfort food.
  2. Healthy Baked Chicken Sausage and Peppers – I love this recipe, though I think I like it more than Draz does. It also freezes well, which makes it a great option to double and freeze the extra!

This week’s meals were a little heavy on the rice, but that is the downside when you are trying to focus on super budget-friendly. I am going to try to make that a little more balanced this week. I would love to hear some of your favorite budget-friendly recipes that don’t have rice!


This week was another of lower volume workouts. I did a POUND practice on Wednesday, followed by teaching POUND a little while later. On Friday, I tried my first Gixo class that was Camera On and I loved it! Getting immediate feedback on my form and corrections when needed was wonderful!

So, not as many workouts as I would have hoped, but still better than nothing! Hopefully next week I can make it to 3-4 instead of 2.


This week included a lot more struggles than I really want to admit. I’ve been pretty stressed with some things going on business-wise and it’s led to me making more poor eating decisions than normal. I do well with not buying junk when I’m grocery shopping, but when you work at a grocery store….well, it’s really hard to not make poor decisions on impulse on bad nights sometimes. But it’s something I’m always working on. And getting more workouts in will help with the stress levels as well.

So, that was my week in review! Nothing too terribly exciting, but not a bad week overall.

If you struggle with stress eating, I would love to hear how you deal with it! Please leave a comment with your thoughts below!