Weekly Meal Prep and Coach Summit:
Over the past weekend I attended the Beachbody Coach Summit! And it was amazing! For this of you who don’t know what the Coach Summit is, it is a conference held each year for Beachbody coaches. I am a Beachbody Coach! And this was my first year attending Summit.
I took several notes and learned so much. I finally got to meet friends whom I’ve only met thru social media, and I worked out with, met or was among the presence of several leading famous and well know fitness professionals.
Now, I am no fitness professional, nor do I have any certifications in health or fitness, but basically, as a beachbody coach, I help people just like me, work towards their health and fitness goals by doing beachbody programs and drinking Shakeology. The summit experience in itself was amazing, including a workout with Chalene Johnson!
However, one of the things I missed during my day Summit experience was knowing what I was going to eat. Honestly, we didn’t have our meals prepped, and because Summit is such a jammed packed event, it was very hard to know what to expect and prep meals. I have been personally doing really well with my eating plans several weeks prior to Summit, and had lost almost 10 pounds prior to attending. So the weekend break of no treats or cheats was welcomed. But, as I traveled back home I actually looked forward to getting back on track with my nutrition and meal prep.
So today, I’d like to share what I eat, and how I prep my meals for my week ahead.
First things first, I plan what meals I plan to eat for the. Usually I pick 2-3 options or recipes that I enjoy and then switch them up between the days so that I don’t get too boring with what I eat each day. I also batch make the meals all on one day and then refrigerate them for the week.
This method is helpful for two reasons.
One, it saves time. By doing it in one day on the weekend, usually Sundays, I get it all out of the way and then save time throughout the week heating up my food. Its such a time saver.
And two, I don’t have think about it. It is literally done. This way I am not making bad choices or reaching for unhealthy things because I don’t know what I am making.
One of my favorite combinations or meals that I love to prep is Turkey Marinara and Spaghetti Squash. I will use these meals interchangeably for lunch and dinner. And for my breakfasts I love to do over night oats. Overnight oats are fantastic because you can simply add any fruit to them to change the flavor.
For the Turkey Marinara I usually take 2-3 zucchinis and spiral them out using my Veggetti Spiralizer. You can get one form amazon just like mine by clicking the picture (affiliate link)
I love this thing and its really easy to use and clean. It takes about 5 minutes to spiral my veggies and then they are basically my noodles.
I usually spiral them into a large bowl and then sort them out later into my prep containers. This makes it really easy You can lightly sauté the “zoodles” or leave them raw. Typically I leave them raw.
Once the bowl is full, I move on to creating the turkey marinara sauce. I usually buy ground turkey and use a jar of marina sauce. I like to keep it simple.
Just brown the meat in a sauce pan, and then add the the sauce to the turkey once fully cooked.
I do not get too crazy on spices or anything extra, as I like to keep it this way. It is just simple and quick for me to create.
Once its complete, I will then portion our my noodles into 4-6 container portions. Then I put about one cup or so of turkey marinara over each portion.
I also do this for the squash recipe or chicken recipes that I may use as the other meal. I am also asked where I get my meal prep containers from, I love these containers. They are washable, and microwaveable. Perfect for meal prepping. They also stack nicely in the fridge not taking up too much space. This is nice because each day I just grab one form the top and go.
Next, I prepare my breakfasts. This is super simple to do. I use mason jars. They are just easy to use and clean in the dishwasher. I usually take these into the office with me, and heat them up in the break area in the microwave. The glass keeps the oatmeal hot and ready.
You can find several Overnight Oats recipes. For mine. I do 1/2 cup of oatmeals to 1/2 cup almond milk. Then I add a fruit of choice. Super simple, super easy. If you find that you may need your oats to be a little sweeter than the blander taste of plain oats, try adding splenda or a drop of honey. Just be careful because the more sugars you add, the more calories as well.
One thing I like to do before even getting started with my meal prep is to plan my meals. I simply use a printable. You can get the printable above sent right to your email by using the form below. This Helps to ensure that I have some what of a variety in my meals, and it also becomes my shopping list. I inventory what I need and what I already have on hand, then I make a quick grocery store trip prior to prepping my food taking this printable with me.
It is very easy, and after doing this on regular basis, it not only saves money, but also gets on track to eating towards your goals.
Do you meal prep? Or is it something you struggle with. Leave a comment below and let me know! Hope you enjoy using this printable as much as I do!.