This feels a little off topic, but a family has to be healthy to keep the kids healthy, right? Lately, meal prep has been what we do to make sure we do not over indulge during the day or night. Plus we are now eating a bigger variety of vegetables than ever. Now if only the kids can get into the groove, it will be awesome. But – one step at a time. Here are the latest meals. If you have any ideas for new meals, let me know!
Over the years when I would see people post online about meal prep, it looked mostly complicated and time consuming. But thanks to finally getting organized, it’s a piece of cake to do all this cooking on one morning during the week! The feeling of knowing you are done with all of this is just awesome, so we can do other things besides cooking.
So how did I get organized? The first reason this is so easy is because of Imperfect Foods. We have used them ever since the company arrived in Portland. Mostly the vegetables and fruits I ordered were always for the kids, especially G because of his purees packed with nutrients for his picky diet. But later on, as Imperfect added new categories like dairy and canned goods, I get not only different vegetables delivered (like snap peas, jalapeños, sweet peppers, herbs, etc.) but I can add canned beans, cheeses, sauces, and new things to try like tofu nuggets or vegan meat replacements. We are basically on a new food journey all the time thanks to them. The best part (knock on tofu) is that ordering is so easy, and their deliveries have always been on time. I have nothing but positive things to say about Imperfect. Just awesome! Check out the latest order to see what I mean about the prices and variety:
Your order details for Wed, February 26th, 2020
|Organic Italian Parsley Bunch (1 ct)||1||$1.19|
|Organic Lemons (1 lb)||1||$2.03|
|Organic Potatoes (1 lb)||1||$0.79|
|Organic Green Beans (Organic Green Beans) (8 oz)||1||$2.49|
|Organic Mini Sweet Peppers (1 ct)||1||$4.25|
|Organic Carrots (1 lb)||1||$1.07|
|Bitchin’ Sauce – Original (8 oz)||1||$4.99|
|Nasoya Organic Tofu Vegetable Dumplings (9 oz)||1||$4.99|
|Conventional Zucchini (1 lb)||1||$1.99|
|Cento Black Beans (15.5 oz)||2||$1.98|
|Cento Cannellini Beans (15.5 oz)||2||$1.98|
|Cento Chickpeas (15.5 oz)||1||$1.49|
|Organic Rainbow Chard (1 ct)||1||$2.15|
The second reason that made this all so helpful is that I just make sure I always have the main staples on hand. There’s always jasmine rice stocked in our house and frozen cauliflower rice, spiraled carrots, edamame, etc. from Trader Joes. Also having frozen chicken or other frozen meat is key too. But I also buy fresh meat and marinate it right away, then I know I have to cook it in a few days and get the meal prep going again.
The best part? Daniel already lost about 15 pounds, and I’ve lost 10.
March 2 – Week 5 meals:
March – Week 6 Meals:
Update: April 13
Since the corona shutdowns, I didn’t update here but meal prep kept on trucking.
Have we lost weight despite going out on walks a lot? No.
Have I learned to cook better and faster? Yes.
I am going to try to get it all to come together in the next couple of months.
May 1 Update:
It’s been quite a while now, since the end of February, many, many meals have been.