GROCERIES FOR THE WEEK (5 DAYS)
2 dozen eggs
5 string cheeses
5 single-serving 0% fat yogurts - If you’re getting a flavored yogurt, I recommend one not sweetened with sugar if possible
5 100-calorie amounts of chocolate
10 single-serving guacamole packets - choose any you like/ have access to! I’m using the Trader Joe’s one
5 salmon burger patties - I buy mine pre-made and frozen
5 cups Brussels sprouts
5 cups Butternut squash chunks - I buy them pre-chopped!
1 jar Blue cheese dip - we’re only using a portion of it!
2 1/2 cups cooked whole wheat pasta
1 1/4 cup nuts - any kind you like! I personally think roasted & salted is fine too!
10 cups fresh spinach
5 medium apples - I love honeycrisp!
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
EACH DAY 1548 CALORIES
40% CALORIES FROM FAT; 23% CALORIES FROM PROTEIN; 36% CALORIES FROM CARB
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2 hard boiled eggs - I love topping them with TJ’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning
1 string cheese
Coffee (optional!) - I like adding whole milk!
2 hard boiled eggs
Cold pasta salad: make on the stove top in a pan sprayed with an oil spray (and then refrigerate) with 1/2 cup cooked whole wheat pasta and 2 cups spinach. The spinach will really cook down in volume. Add in feta cheese when it’s off heat. If you need more of a taste - add in spices like salt & pepper.
100-calories worth of chocolate and an apple on the side!
1/4 cup walnuts (or any other nut)
1 single-serving non-fat yogurt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Line a cookie sheet with tin foil, and spray the foil with an oil spray like olive oil spray
Cut 1 cup Brussels sprouts in half
Layer Brussels sprouts and 1 cup butternut squash chunks and 1 salmon patty in a single layer on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes
At the 15 minute mark, flip over salmon patty to its other side and stir-around veggies
Have 2 servings of guacamole packets (about 100 calories each) on the side as a dip!
Note: I’ve tried to make this meal prep as EASY as possible - so every single day is the same. HOWEVER, if you’re anything like me, it’s quite boring to eat the same thing every day! Please feel free to switch out different protein sources, vegetables, and fats. Also, as with the rest this website, this information is general, not specific to you. You, personally, may need different amounts of calories, nutrients, etc.
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