Meal Prep Week of 3/11/2018 – Baked chicken wings with cabbage and black-eyed peas; chicken sausage with salad; protein fruit smoothie

Welcome back for another week of meal prep!  For this week, Boo Boo and I worked together to make the following:

  • For dinner this week, he made baked chicken wings, cabbage, and corn muffins.  I made black-eyed peas.
  • For lunches this week, I made chicken sausages with a side salad and piece of French bread.
  • For breakfast, Boo Boo made a protein-packed fruit smoothie mix.

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Meal Prep Week of March 4, 2018 – Shrimp and turkey philly wraps; slice turkey and chicken wraps; chicken sausage with low fat cheese and fruit

Boo Boo and I are busy people, and we ended up basically repeating much of what we did last week with just a few twists.

  • For breakfast, we had chicken sausage with low-fat mozzarella and mixed fruit.
  • For lunch, we had wraps made up of sliced turkey and chicken with a side of SunChips.
  • For dinner, we had shrimp and turkey philly wraps. Continue reading

Meal Prep Week of Feb 25, 2018 – Broiled salmon with cilantro lime rice and seafood veggie boil; chicken salad wraps; chicken sausage, fruit and cheese; peanut butter protein bites


For this week, Boo Boo and I made the following:

  • For breakfast, we had chicken sausage, low-fat mozzarella cheese, and fruit.
  • For lunch, we had chicken salad wraps with a side of Sun Chips.
  • For dinner we had broiled salmon with a side of quinoa and seafood veggie boil.

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NSV – Taking off a few layers


I have not had a real professional hair cut in many years; at least 15 or more.   Most of the time my hair is either in braids, or pulled back in a ponytail or hair clip when straightened (which came down to my collarbone) or in a big puff when in its curly, natural state.  I’m not totally sure why but I felt this strange level of comfort in doing the same thing over and over again.  My hairstyle, much like my clothing style, was nothing special, just very plain, comfortable and convenient.  Not very pretty, just “there”.  Continue reading

Meal Prep Week of 2/18/2018 – Spinach and provolone-stuffed pesto chicken with garden salad; caprese-stuffed mushrooms; chicken sausage, fruit, and low-fat mozzarella

This is a late post, but I wanted to make sure I got this out here to continue to show my meal prep.  I’ve been trying to be more on the ball when it comes to meal prep Continue reading

February 2018 EOTM – Office Party Snacks!

By now, you’ve probably seen me write posts about my experience with going back and working in a traditional office setting.  And with that comes all of the typical office goodies Continue reading

Meal Prep Week of 1/14/2018 – Spaghetti-stuffed eggplant; garden salad


To help jump-start my weight loss, I’m going back to basics….when I was first out of surgery, I was super dedicated to doing my weekly meal prep.  I was good at it for several months. And then life stepped in, and I started to slack off.  Continue reading

Lower-carb Macaroni and Cheese


I loooove soul food, but it’s not exactly the healthiest cuisine…so when I found a healthier way to prepare my world-famous mac n’ cheese (to go with my black eye-peas and greens for the New Year) I jumped all over it. Continue reading