I think I’ve been putting off trying a weekly food prep because THREE HOURS IN THE KITCHEN, but today felt like a good day to stop making excuses.
With the Grateful Dead cranked up for inspiration, I go to work. As I chop veggies, they started singing about Tennessee. A smile crosses my face as I think about all the people I love in Nashville. (Seriously, how do so many nice people live in Nashville?) I make a mental note to get out there someday soon.
After a few minutes Leila jumps up on her Cookie Monster chair and asks to help. She measures out raisins, almonds and sesame seeds before gleefully pulsing them in the food processor.
Time passes faster than anticipated and at the end of the day I have a fridge full of healthy food. I’m so happy about it that I don’t even mind doing the dishes.
Here’s what I made:
- Raisin Nut Bites (Perfect for a grab-n-go breakfast or a healthy snack. The kids love these!)
- White Bean Salad
- Baked Chicken
- Quinoa Black Bean Salad (similar to this one)
- Asian Tuna Salad (similar to this one)
I’m excited to start this week on track. Now when I’m tired at the end of the day, most of my food prep will already be done. And when I’m rushing around at lunchtime, I can grab a healthy salad instead of a processed snack.
Thank you Lindsey for the inspiration. I’m hoping to make this a habit!
Have you tried a weekly food prep?