Had a hankering for something with an Asian flair for this week’s prep but wanted to do it in a healthier way. I have come to really appreciate the ease of having my weeks prep in the frig/freezer and ready to go so stuck with that plan this week.
How do you ease your way into the week? For me, not having to contemplate food all week is such a benefit for me
- Breakfast: Pear-Blueberry Smoothie
- Lunch/Dinner: Healthy Shrimp and Broccoli
- Snack: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Energy Balls
- Water: My must have
Pear-Blueberry Smoothie: I received a lovely gift of bosc pears this week and used them here. Cut two pears into chunks and let them freeze for a bit. In my blender I added 3.5 cups of almond milk with a couple of handfuls of spinach, some fresh ginger with a tablespoon of almond butter – blended that up first. Then added the chopped frozen pears and frozen blueberries. Then added a few handfuls of frozen blackberries. Blended until smooth. Poured out in serving cups…put four in the freezer and one in frig for Monday.
Healthy Sheet Pan Shrimp and Broccoli: Found a great recipe at https://www.wellplated.com/shrimp-and-broccoli/. Made a few modifications for me. I added more ginger and garlic than called for to the sauce and less oil. I marinated the broccoli and shrimp (separately) in the sauce for a bit before baking.
For the rice, I used a blend of wild and brown rice – I think it would be great with quinoa as well.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Energy Balls: I liked the ease and yumminess of the ginger energy balls I made a few Simply Yums ago I wanted to find another. Found these too at Well Plated by Erin and they do not disappoint – https://www.wellplated.com/chocolate-peanut-butter-energy-balls/. One big modification I made here was to use almond butter instead of peanut butter. I just like the flavor better.
Water: Please stay well hydrated – it has done wonders for me and I find I miss it, as does my body, if I don’t drink plenty of water every day. I know it can get boring so spruce it up…fruit it up…get creative. It looks good, tastes good and super good for you. This week I did lemon, ginger, orange, grapefruit, a bit of pineapple and mint.
This weekly prep works for me. Find what works for you and stick with it. A little planning can do wonders to start a busy week with one less thing to think about.
What works for you? Share it with me and we may give others some good ideas.
Remember… put you and your well-being at the top of your to do list this week. Taking care of yourself, body, mind and soul; will allow you to take care of everyone else.
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