Lean and Green Meal Prep

Over the past two weeks I’ve been striving to eat less carbohydrates and to eat lean and green. One thing I learned off the bat is that if you do not prep for the week ahead you will end up eating carbs. Eating lean and green is a lot of work, but if you put the time into organizing your meal plan, buying the right foods, and prepping the foods ahead of time, you’ll be set for the week!

Here’s this week’s meal plan.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner Workout
Monday 2 eggs and 1 egg white Salmon and asparagus Salad topped with salmon AM – FitnessGlo workoutPM – Football practice
Tuesday Smoothie and hardboiled egg Salad topped with salmon Dinner at Pizza Paradiso AM – Spin class and weight lifting
Wednesday 2 eggs and 1 egg white Cheeseburger stuffed bell pepper Salad topped with salmon PM – Football practice
Thursday Fresh juice and hardboiled eggs Cheeseburger stuffed bell pepper Salad topped with chicken PM – Weight Lifting
Friday 2 eggs and 1 egg white Lunch in DC Pork tenderloin and cauliflower AM –  Running

In prep for this week’s meals I roasted 2 potatoes at 425 degrees until cooked through (about 25 minutes).

Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes

Roasted asparagus, coated in non-stick cooking spray, salt, and pepper, for 20 minutes at 425 degrees.

Costco Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

And baked salmon at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.  For the salmon I seasoned it with salt and pepper and then drizzled key lime juice over the top of it.

Costco Salmon

Roasted Salmon

The last dish I prepped was something I came up with after making the cheeseburger wraps a few weeks ago.  I thought, how awesome would it be to take that filling and stick it in a bell pepper?  CHEESEBURGER STUFFED BELL PEPPERS!!

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Cheeseburger Filling

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Brown ground turkey, adding the remaining ingredients after the meat is cooked through.

Ground Cheeseburger Filling

Next I filled the two bell peppers with 1/2 cup – 3/4 cup of the cheeseburger mixture.

Cheeseburger Stuffed Bell Peppers

I then baked the two bell peppers (in a loaf pan) at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.

Cheeseburger Stuffed Bell Peppers

These puppies are going to be perfect mid week for lunch!!

This is my last week of the FitFluential Diet Bet and although I haven’t weighed myself in almost 2 weeks, I have a funny feeling I still have 4% of my body weight to lose.  I want to work hard this week, to eat healthy, watch my portion sizes, drink lots of water, burn lots of calories, and get some GOOD sleep!!

I’m all prepped, now I just have to carry it out!

Comments

  1.  says

    Meal prep makes a huge difference! You’re so right about the carb thing… If I don’t have dinner prepared, I’ll just eat something easy, which is usually a quesadilla, a grilled cheese, or even just some crackers with hummus, instead of a full meal with veggies and meat!

  2. says

    Lol- I’m probably going to be HEAVIER when I do my final dietbet weigh in. I was freakishly 2.5 lbs lighter on the morning of my first weigh in than I was the day before, and then heavier again after that. I think I was just dehydrated. So yeah.
    This looks deeeeeelicious!

  3. says

    I love stuffed peppers. Usually.mix the meat with barley or quinoa for extra goodness then stuff and bake. I have come to love prepping on Sundays. Keep up the great work.

  4. Scarlet says

    Meal prep is vital for me as well – along with making my work lunch before bed every night. I don’t end up eating carbs if I don’t, but I do end up spending a ton of money on takeout salads or Thai stir fry.

    I hope the scale reflects your hard work. If it doesn’t, could it be possible that you are not eating enough to sustain your workouts? I don’t know if you eat snacks, but I feel that my mid-morning and late afternoon snacks have been vital to my weightloss, otherwise I don’t consume enough calories and I plateau from my body being in “starvation mode.” I weigh myself every day, which has helped me lose a lot of weight and I know for a fact that my weight tends to go up on days I do heavy workouts but don’t hit my calorie goal.

    Those stuffed peppers look yummy! I’m going to try your meat recipe, but will probably add onions, tomatoes, and spinich to the meat.

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