I got here for you some meal & snack ideas to make your meal prep that much easier this week - with Thanksgiving leftovers! I hope this can be especially helpful for those of us who are getting back to our homes on Sunday nights - and may not have been able to get to the grocery store in time for Monday.
I can’t believe Thanksgiving has come & gone and we are almost into December! Are getting any New Year’s resolutions ready? Start thinking of what they will be with me!
GROCERIES FOR THE WEEK (5 DAYS)
5 single-serving 0% fat yogurts - If you’re getting a flavored yogurt, I recommend one not sweetened with sugar if possible
3 cups of nuts & seeds - any kind you like! And I generally think roasted & salted nuts are fine
5 100-calorie amounts of chocolate - I like the Trader Joe’s 100-calorie milk chocolate bars
1 dozen eggs
10 cups leftover crudités (cut up veggies like carrots, cucumbers, peppers, etc.) - I have peppers here, but use whatever you have!
5 servings of dessert - if a dessert doesn’t fill you up as a snack, try something else. Otherwise, pick the dessert you like best from Thanksgiving! I have here 5 small cookies.
10 cups (2 cups per serving) of a leftover side dish of veggies - I have here green bean casserole & Brussels sprouts
20oz leftover turkey (4oz per serving)
3 cups sweet potato casserole - or just baked sweet potatoes, or leftover mashed potatoes, etc.
EACH DAY 1581 CALORIES
44% CALORIES FROM FAT; 20% CALORIES FROM PROTEIN; 36% CALORIES FROM CARB
I like the Lose It app to keep track of foods. These are some screenshots - click on an image to enlarge it! If you're interested in my outlook on weight loss and weight management, here's what I wrote on the subject.
1 Greek yogurt, 0% fat
1/4 cup nuts
Coffee (optional!) - I like adding whole milk!
2 hard boiled eggs
2 cups leftover crudités (cut-up veggies)
1/4 cup nuts
100-calories worth of chocolate on the side!
1 serving dessert e.g. cookies! - a “serving” is of course dependent on a number of things - I’d say for this meal plan, a serving is about 200 calories-worth. You may not know what 200 calories of your dessert is, especially with homemade items (and especially if they’re made my someone else!). Try putting something into an app like the Lose It app to figure out what about 200 calories of that dessert is, and move on with your day :)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Line a cookie sheet with tin foil
Put turkey, potatoes, and veggies in a single layer on baking sheet and re-heat for 10 minutes
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.