Is it March already?!?! Where did February go? I swear it just started! March has me excited that spring is almost hear. As I type this it is literally snowing, but if I close my eyes I can see sunshine and green things starting to grow. I don’t have much else to say this week so lets get to it!
A little recap about what you’ll find bellow. Kyle and I are on a health kick, and have been successfully dropping some unwanted pounds. More importantly we are both feeling stronger, and all around better in our skin. We’ve done this with A LOT of hard work in the gym, and most importantly with our food! Part of how we’ve done this is by counting the macro’s. This is seriously so much work, so I’m going to share it with you since I’ve done it already. I’ll share my whole day of meals. This week I meal prepped breakfast, and lunch. Then I made 3 dinners with the intentions of leftovers every other night. On that seventh dinner we either eat extra leftovers, eat out, or have a family dinner. I hope you enjoy!
What’s on the menu…..
- Brownie Baked Oatmeal
- Chinese Chicken Salad
- Creamy Bean Soup
- Chicken Satay Rice Skillet
- One Pot Lemon Pasta
Brownie Baked Oatmeal
I have a major sweet tooth, so when I am trying to eat well I ALWAYS crave sweets. So when this popped up on my Instagram feed I had to try it. While it is no where as sweet as I wanted it to be, it definitely has a satisfying cakey texture. And if you get a chocolate chip it feels indulgent. This is also super easy to meal prep. I found that the recipe made 1.5 in the ramekins I have. So I tripled the recipe for the whole week. Then I just popped them in the microwave for a minute and they were ready to go. I also found that they took more like 30 minutes to bake. Make sure to put something underneath them incase they overflow.
|294 Calories||36 Carbs||13 Fats||9 Protein|
Chinese Chicken Salad
I love the dressing for this salad! It is slightly sweet and vinegary. For the chicken I used a grocery store rotisserie chicken. It made prepping these lunches a breeze! I also left off the dates because that didn’t sound good to me. I would have added crazins or something if I’d had them. I left the dressing off, and we just added it each day.
|283 Calories||30 Carbs||14 Fats||11 Protein|
Creamy Bean Soup
4 adult meals, 2 toddler meals, https://www.servingdumplings.com/recipes/creamy-bean-soup-with-sausage/
I am so sad to say that I lost the recipe to the stew you see pictured. It really is sad because it was delicious. Above I have shared a similar recipe that was just as good, or even better when we made it a few weeks back. She doesn’t share the recipe for the red pesto, so I made the one shared bellow. It will change your life! I now want red pesto on every meal! SO GOOD! Also because this wasn’t the soup we ate, I don’t have the macros for this. https://www.greatitalianchefs.com/recipes/red-pesto-recipe
One Pot Lemon Pasta
4 adult meals, 2 toddler meals https://www.makingthymeforhealth.com/one-pot-lemon-pasta-greens-sundried-tomatoes/
This dinner seriously came together in 20 minutes or less! It is really simple but has great flavor. I went for it and just added 2 lemons, which was a little bit strong for Asher. I’d start with one and see how it goes. I also was really hungry this night so I added a chicken breast. Super easy, super tasty, I’ll make this again.
|497 Calories||83 Carbs||11 Fats||31 Protein|
Chicken Satay Rice Skillet
6 adult meals, 2 toddler meals https://rhubarbandcod.com/chicken-satay-rice-skillet-with-pickled-veggie-ribbons/
This was by far the BEST meal of the week. It takes a little planning because the chicken wants to be marinated, and you will want to pickle the veggies. The recipe says for both of those things to sit for at least 8 hours. The good news about this is you could do it the night before for a super easy dinner the next day. Well I didn’t read the instructions ahead of time so mine only sat for 4-5 hours and they were great! Do not skip the pickled veggies. They brought such a great brightness to this dish. Even though this took some foresight, once you actually get cooking it came together quickly. I want to eat this again next week, it was that good! The macro count is definitely off here, I calculated this for 4 servings because that is what the recipe suggests. This easily made at least 6 adult meals.
|704 Calories||64 Carbs||39 Fats||53 Protein|
I hope you enjoy this weeks meals! I know we did. If you try anything out I’d love to hear from you! Please like, share, and enjoy!