While all this excitement is running through me, I'm also becoming a little nervous with staying on track with my fitness and nutrition. I won't have the time to carefully plan every meal my husband and I eat as well as devote several hours to running and the gym. I'm sure that once I'm working I will learn to balance my studying, workouts, cooking, cleaning, and my social life.
So for my first week of work, I planned and prepared my lunches and snacks that I will take with me. Knowing I have healthy food with me will help me avoid temptation of unhealthy snacking or going out to lunch and spending extra $$$$ My job has a kitchen there, so I can refrigerate everything. Otherwise, I would have brought a cooler with me.
I bought a bunch of
I also cooked some things in bulk. I made --brown rice with veggies, eggs, and chicken, -guacamole and corn salad,
-grilled chicken breasts,
-boiled cut up beets,
-and cut up some watermelon!
I put it all in large containers - so it will be easy for me to pack smaller containers during the week.
Prep once - and eat healthy all week!
1) Shop for healthy groceries
2) Prep meals or key ingredients and stash them all in the fridge
3) Pack your lunch the night before
4) Make your dinner with the ingredients you have in your fridge!
This was my shopping list for the week:
Low fat swiss cheese
Whole wheat bread
Whole wheat pasta
So here's what MY LUNCHBOX contains for tomorrow:
-Fage yogurt with honey
-Dried fruit and nut mix
-My brown rice, veggies, eggs, and chicken in a small tupperware container
- 1 Liter water container (that I can refill at work)
My HUSBAND'S LUNCHBOX
-Pint of blueberries
-Whole wheat bread
-Low fat swiss cheese
Speaking of my husband, I forgot to mention I also have a bunch of tupperware containers in the freezer full of his favorite pasta gravy and meatballs - my own healthy version of course. I make this twice a month in a huge pot divide it up and freeze it for quick last minute meals! I make this with whole wheat pasta.
Well, wish me luck at my job tomorrow!
Have a great Sunday night :)