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Fresh Pesto and Caprese

Fresh Pesto and Caprese

Some weeks are harder than others in getting ready to meal prep if I am totally honest. Not for lack of desire but lack of time. Whenever I look at my own to do list – you know, that list I tell you to put yourself on top of, I try to fit in more of the must dos. Then I remember…I AM A MUST DO!

Springtime Soufiko

Springtime Soufiko

You know…it is ok to have “a day” every now and again. None of us do it all perfectly and if someone says they do….they are fibbing to you or themselves. Every day, every moment is a new opportunity to do something different, better, more interesting. I want to be health for many more years to come….I have plans, big plans

Non-Meatballs and Pasta

Non-Meatballs and Pasta

Never thought I would enjoy a mostly plant based diet….am I 100% there, no. However, I have gone further – with a great deal of appreciation and enjoyment – than I ever thought I would. Even my “fails” have taught me something. It is fun to try a bit of creativity and experimentation with my weekly prep.

What fun and fails have you had with your preps – be it for a specific meal or a week of meals? I can learn a lot from you too – let me know

Delicious Raw Veggies and Rice

Delicious Raw Veggies and Rice

Taking care of ourselves doesn’t have to be elaborate, difficult, or complicated. Each act, each moment, each prep is a step toward taking care of all we are and keeping us well long into the future. Now, with me back on the top of my own priority list, pulling myself out of the blah and getting ready for a fabulous week, it is time to reinstall my grateful meter and recognize all I have to be thankful for.

Quinoa Tofu Bowl

Quinoa Tofu Bowl

I love using what I have learned from my reading and review and using the base of some wonderful recipes and modifying in a way I can feel good about.  Experiment, try different things and see where it takes you.  Sometimes I surprise myself other times it is a NAH, didn’t work.  Learning what doesn’t work is learning all the same.

Vegatable Lo Mein with Fennel, Tomato and Basil Salad

Vegatable Lo Mein with Fennel, Tomato and Basil Salad

A tiny bit of planning and some time and presto, I have a week of yummy delights all set in my frig. I will say, as silly as this sounds…when I open my frig and see all the containers in there ready to go – I feel good about it. Not just the healthy meals in their respective rows – but I feel good about me taking care of me. I like the experimentation, new ingredients, and enjoying making food a positive part of my life and not something to stress about.

Asian Tofu with Veggies

Asian Tofu with Veggies

This week’s prep is full of yummy goodness and all very simple…. after all, this IS Simply Yum. While I utilized a couple of recipes from other sources this week, I still went back to my go to books for review of some of the veggies I chose to use in the main dish and what additions I put into my breakfast smoothie.

Healthy Pasta Salad On The Go

Healthy Pasta Salad On The Go

Had to prep to take it to go this week. While I have been using my two favorite books for weeks, this week I looked to them both for inspiration as to the best ingredients that are the best for me.

Kale Fennel Seed Salad w/ Falafel Patties

Kale Fennel Seed Salad w/ Falafel Patties

As weather gets warmer, or in the DMV this week – HOT – I try to go for lighter meals that are filling and bright. Went to what has become my two favorite books thus far (have many more recipes and ideas to go through in these two) for this week’s prep. Took the Kale and Fennel Salad from the 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution — https://teamsherzai.com/30-day-alzheimers-solution/ and the Chickpea (Falafel) Patties from the Blue Zones Kitchen — https://www.bluezones.com/blue-zones-kitchen/. I also used a sweet treat I have made before from Blue Zones.

Raw Veggie and Bean Salad

Raw Veggie and Bean Salad

Need my prep this week to be restorative and help me get back on track. I was blessed to be away for a few days last week to enjoy the beauty of the ocean and sun and friends and while we ate well, we enjoyed the surroundings and each other as well. Maybe had a few less than healthy items too. 

What is so great, is today is another day and I begin again and going back to the “book” I am still working through – the 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution, this time not for recipes but for the basics from which to prep.