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Meal Prep Motivation

Summer and pool days are on the horizon so I began meal prepping over the weekend.

For the busy mama, meal prep isn't always easy or practical. When you're cooking a meal for your family that includes carbs or sugar (which is completely normal!), it's a bit inconvenient to make yourself an entirely different meal. So... don't!

Something I like to do is weekend meal prepping. I will buy one or two rotisserie chickens from the grocery store and pull all of the meat off of the bone while it's still warm. With this pulled chicken, I like to add about a teaspoon G. Hughes sugar-free teriyaki sauce and split into my meal prep containers. I sauté broccoli in the same sauce with a bit of low-sodium chicken broth and finish with my favorite shades of bell pepper.

I will package three to four meals that look identical. The pulled chicken remains in the fridge for any night of the week when I want to put together a chicken pot pie or chicken noodle soup for my family. Meal prepping truly doesn't take much time at all! Now that basketball has ended, our weekends are very low-key, that is until soccer starts up. For now, I enjoy creating small meals for myself to enjoy all week. Another favorite of mine is raw carrot sticks with salmon salad. 
I use Chicken of the Sea pink salmon, yellow mustard and a little bit of low-fat sour cream. You can create this salad in whatever way you like. I add a few iceberg lettuce leaves into the containers so that I can enjoy salmon wraps. The key for me is to create meals that are the right portion and to leave out unnecessary carbs and sugar. They key for you may be totally different and that's ok! We know our own bodies and have to do what works for us. 
I incorporate protein shakes with banana, pb2, protein powder, almond milk and whatever supplements I need in my diet. I typically drink two of these shakes per day along with one healthy prepped meal. I include snacks such as nuts, bars, prunes or yogurt. This is my process for shedding the winter comfort pounds and getting ready for summer! This is sustainable and super healthy for me and my body.
Do you meal prep? What are some of your favorite foods to add?

I don't know about you, but I'm so very ready for summer! 



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  1. Being the mom of a toddler plus a student of business management; it is very hard for me to prepare a healthy meal for myself when I have to cook for the whole family as well. However; whenever I get time by taking Graphic Design Dissertation Topics then I manage to prepare a healthy meal for myself as well.


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