A LOT of you shared that you were interested in hearing more about healthy eating, wellness and keeping a balanced life (in midst of a chaos). I was excited because it’s something very close to my heart and easy to talk about it. In case you’re new here, you can read why I went gluten-free here. And later why I chose to cook grain-free at home.
For the past few months, I’ve been real hit or miss. Either I’m eating out 24/7 (Chipotle, french fries, salads to-go, lots of Indian food) or I’m eating pretty clean. I define “eating clean” as eating food that’s not processed and if it is…I can at least pronounce or identify its ingredients.
Starting next month, I’ll be sharing my meal prep recaps towards the end of the weeks in hopes that it’s helpful if any of you like to prep over the weekend. I figured I’d share the first one today to see what else you’d like to see/questions you have!
First, I plan the meals
Last week’s meals looked a little something like this:
Sunday dinner: Homemade grain-free pizza (I use this pre-made crust and bake in my ceramic skillet)
Monday dinner: BBQ pulled pork, leftover coleslaw and sweet potatoes
Tuesday dinner: Southwestern chicken wraps from Against All Grain
Wednesday dinner: Spaghetti squash and meat sauce with grain-free biscuits
Thursday dinner: On the road/traveling
*Breakfasts for me consist of smoothies and black coffee (gotta get that fiber!)
*Lunches for us consist of grain-free tortillas, pb and banana, shredded sweet potatoes and ground beef
Once the meals are planned, I create my lists and shop
My list this week: sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, avocados, lemons, fresh dill, fresh chives, fresh parsley, garlic, ground beef, bacon, pork tenderloin, pepperoni, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, potato starch, tapioca starch, tomato puree, honey, tomato paste, peanut butter (Adam came with so anything else he wanted)
We hit up Aldi first. All of the above cost $67.45. The priciest item(s) being the grass fed ground beef ($5.99 for 16oz).
We rounded out the list at Kroger. I usually don’t get tapioca and potato starch every time I shop but was out. I do most of my baking with almond flour, coconut flour and tapioca + potato starches. I think everything cost around $70.
As you can see, a few items not on my list made it into the cart: Brussels sprouts, pizza sauce, La Croix, olive oil spray, almonds and cashews and goat cheese.
Finally, I try to prep as much as I can to make eating at home easier
- This week I skinned and shredded about 6-7 sweet potatoes. I store it in a large casserole container (pictured above) so I can add a handful to any lunches or dinners.
- I also whipped up a batch of Against All Grain‘s herb ranch dressing for salads/dipping/wraps.
- Like always, I made My Heart Beet’s Paleo naan. I can usually get about 10 tortillas out of her recipe. We use these to make tacos, crepes, chips + more. They are THE BEST.
- I also made homemade pizza while doing my prep.
All of this took 2 hours and Adam blasted Beyonce super loud. It was fun.
There ya go! What do you do to prepare for the week’s meals? Any recipes I should know about?