Meal prep week of 5/7/2017, special edition: boyfriend-approved meals

So….lots has transpired over the past few weeks.  I’ve started a relationship with a really wonderful guy.  Big, macho, brawny Alpha male.  Solid, strong, handsome, and walks with a confident swagger. A real guy’s guy.  The kind of guy that you probably imagine eating a juicy steak and potatoes with an ice cold beer while shouting at the football game on the big screen…a pretty big difference from the “salad and water” diet that many imagine you have to eat to lose weight, especially as a bariatric post-op.  Luckily, he was open to trying some of the meals I’ve made and actually like them and felt satisfied.  His open-mindedness has helped encouraged me to stay focused on one of the major objectives of my blog – to present my audience with a variety of foods that are not only healthy, but taste great.   Continue reading

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Meal prep week of 4/2/2017 – Lower carb low country boil packets; marinated chicken with a spring salad; turkey sausage and egg breakfast sandwiches

Welcome back for another week of meal prep!

This week’s menu consists of the following:

  • Lower carb low country boil
  • Marinated chicken with a spring salad topped with feta and toasted sliced almonds
  • Turkey and egg breakfast sandwiches

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Meal prep week of February 19, 2017 – Thirteen bean soup with turkey sausage and shrimp and a side of garlic parmesan oopsie bread; baked chipotle chicken foil packets with peppers and oven-fried okra

Welcome back for another week of meal prep!  This week I was trying to make something easy where I already had the ingredients on hand because I just didn’t feel like going to the grocery store…so I settled on the following meals for this week:

  • 13 bean soup with turkey sausage and shrimp with a side of garlic parmesan oopsie bread
  • baked chicken and peppers foil packets with oven-fried okra Continue reading

Meal prep week of February 12, 2017 – Spinach and artichoke stuffed spaghetti squash; zesty cilantro lime shrimp over salad greens; mixed peppers and mushroom breakfast cups in smoked turkey

Welcome back for another week of meal prep!  This week I was on the go, literally in the grocery store deciding as I was going through the aisles about what I was going to do this week for meal prep.  I decided on one meal of zesty seasoned shrimp on salad greens and another dish with spaghetti squash, this time stuffed with spinach and artichoke.  And for a breakfast option, I made breakfast cups again with mushroom and mixed peppers, but used smoke turkey as well. Continue reading

Meal Prep Week of January 29, 2017 – Baked chicken with rutabaga and green bean foil packets; shrimp and tofu stir fry with egg rolls

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Welcome back everyone, and thank you for checking out my meal prep for this week.

Last week I did foil packets using shrimp and turkey sausage; it was so good, quick, and easy that I decided to do it again for this week.  For this week, I have chicken, rutabaga and green bean foil packets, and a shrimp and tofu stir fry with eggrolls.  I also decided to make a breakfast dish this time – mushroom and spinach breakfast cups.  Continue reading