This is a quick breakfast that takes only 2 minutes to prep and 2 minutes to cook. It's also pretty tasty and you can create a lot of different variations. It's simply, egg whites, bacon and fresh salsa.
So I spray a bowl with some coconut oil PAM, rip up 2 fully cooked pieces of bacon and spread it out in the bottom of the bowl. I add 1-2 cups egg whites and microwave for 2 minutes. I throw some fresh salsa on the top and BOOM! done and done... You could add spinach, kale, any veggie of your choice really. You could leave the bacon out, use Canadian bacon, ground beef or turkey etc... The options are endless and it is time friendly. Give it a try!!!
The title food prep is just that! You PREPARE your food in advance so that you don't make poor decisions when you're hungry. Rule #1 of food prep is that you have to find what works for you. Not everyone likes chicken and broccoli every meal of the day so you have to experiment with what will work for you. I have perfected a meal that I absolutely love, it tastes great hot or cold, I can eat it for days and it helps me reach my goals. I'll give you a sneak peak to what I do but I want to encourage you to experiment in the kitchen and figure out what works for you!
Things to take into consideration:
1. Do you have access to a microwave?
2. Do you have access to a refrigerator?
3. Does it taste good?
4. Is it easy to prepare?
5. Does it support your goals?
AC's Mighty Meals
3 Bags Frozen Vegetables (Asparagus, Mushrooms, Peppers, Onions, Squash and Carrots)
2-3 lbs 93% Lean Ground Turkey (Sometimes use Ground Beef or 99% Lean Ground Turkey)
4 TBSP Coconut Oil (2 to saute the veggies and 2 to brown the meat)
What I Do:
As you can see I brown the meat separately and make sure it is seasoned to perfection. The veggies just need to warmed up and made soft. When they're both done weigh out 8 oz. of meat and 5 oz. of veggies, lid them and store them for it's time to roll. Takes about 30 minutes to make 7-10 meals. I do this every 2-4 days. *One thing I do that is optional is steam some brown rice or Quinoa and add 1/2-1 whole cup to the meals for post workout meals.
This is a recipe I stumbled on a couple years ago and haven't had the courage to step up and give it a try. I'm looking for a few brave souls out there who will tackle this behemoth project and report back to me their findings. Who is in??? I'll admit, this isn't the "healthiest" of recipes but dammit, it looks delicious!!! In the guise of paleo people are loading up on high saturated fats that are more than likely from processed sources and calling it a healthy alternative. You have to be careful, make sure your meat is local, grass fed and not pumped full of antibiotics and chemicals. This just seems like a fun idea and a way to keep it low carb, high fat and mega tasty!!! For the whole step by step directions, go to-->Paleo Diet & Living<-- and check out their site, lots of great recipes and cool ideas!!!
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I admit, this doesn't look good at all. But I will say that it is extremely good and packed full of bomb dot com ingredients. I'm not a gourmet chef but I am a dad, husband, business owner, self proclaimed athlete and over all busy person. I don't have a lot of time to make fancy dinners but I can make a healthy one! Try this out and you won't be sorry!!!
2 lbs Ground Turkey
1 lb Grounds Beef
2 Cups Uncooked Quinoa
2 TBSP Coconut Oil
2 Bags Frozen Vegetable Stir Fry
This was super easy! I browned the veggies in the Coconut oil in a big pan. Since they're frozen they produce a nice amount of water and juice. I then add all the meat, season it and cover the pan, stirring from time to time and break up the meat. Once the meat is cooked through, I added the Quinoa to the mixture, (made sure it was swimming in the juices from the veggies and meat), turned the heat up to high and covered it. After 5 minutes the Quinoa absorbed all the juice, I lowered the heat, mixed it up and let it simmer with the cover on it for about 10-15 minutes. This made a HUGE serving, so I had a couple extra lunches from it, the kids loved it and it was good. AGAIN, not the most appealing picture, but it was definitely a creation we'll be making again soon!
Author of Be Fit For Today's 21 Days to a Healthier you and Owner of /Trainer at CrossFit Power Valley