Day 53: I Love to Singa

Today was meal prep day for the very first time. I started with the easy stuff, my fruit/snacks and the dried sausage I bought.

I bought some food prep containers because I’m hard on Tupperware.  I forget them all over the place, break them, and destroy them with microwaving. Since I have so few good containers that match and are the same size I went ahead and splurged for some new ones on Amazon.

The package I bought came with 8 containers and matching lids, which is great since I work 4 day shifts. These first 4 containers now hold 1 cup of sliced strawberries and 1 cup of pineapple chunks.

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Have I mentioned what a picky eater I can be? There are only a select few fruits (of the ones I’ve been exposed to as a girl from south Texas) that I like, so I know that I can and will eat strawberries and pineapple everyday,  I also have grapes, that I probably need to portion out in these containers as well because I like grapes, but I always forget about them and then they go bad…I guess I need to shuffle my fit around to make room. Great…

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Look at all that yummy food. Now that my food prep is done for the day I wanna talk about what a pain it was. Something I struggle with is portions, even though I’ve been cooking for just 2 for months now, I still have a really hard time. I guess because for years I did the cooking for my family of 4 and we had to make food stretch, but I’ve got to get this shit under control.

Today I noticed it was a teensy bit easier to kind of figure out how much food to make for just me, but on some things I over estimated and of course made too much.

Meal 1: chicken taco/burrito bowl – I had already decided that this would be dinner tonight too, so the fact that I made way too much wasn’t so bad. I also had a cousin join me for dinner, so most of the food is gone.

Meal 2: chicken, rice, and broccoli – easy enough since I needed enough broccoli for 2 meals

Meal 3: chicken stir fry – I used broccoli from the above as well as the rice. Of course I still made just a bit too mich, but I’m sure it will get eaten soon. My stir fry is kind of a big deal.

Meal 4: chicken ranch wrap (goodness why didn’t I fry up a couple of pieces of bacon?) Missed opportunities aside it was super simple, though I need some practice for my wrapping/rolling technique. I couldn’t quite get the ends folded, but it will suffice.

Did you notice a reoccurring theme in the above meals? I used chicken for all of them. Wow. So what I did to make things more simple was grill all the chicken the same way, with the exception of the chicken for our tacos, I just gave each a very light seasoning and then threw them on the grill. Once all my chicken was cooked I sliced everything up and went about preparing each meal. For the stir fry I and nodded broccoli, carrots, bean sprouts, a dash of sesame oil, and teriyaki sauce. The tacos have corn (which I also grilled, go me) black beans, lime and coconut quinoa, rotel, and of course taco seasoning. The wrap is self explanatory I think, I just slathered some ranch dip, stacked some lettice, laid out the chicken, and the sprinkled a little hot sauce over the entire thing. The last meal was just really simple rice, chicken, and broccoli.

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Here’s all my little meals stacked and ready for me to grab each morning. You can also see my bag of celery, carrots, and the juice I use for my smoothies.

Now it has been a super long day. I finished up one of the shutters for my boss’s office and started painting the other chair. I’m ready for bed kids. I have a sinking feeling that this week is going to be a long one.

Caloric intake: 1,888
Calories burned: somewhere around 0

Until tomorrow, stay wonderfully wild!
Chels aka The Crazy Dame

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