Weekend Prep

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How do you food prep? As part of the March Makeover attitude challenges yesterday was my day of planning so I took 30 minutes after grocery shopping to prep out as much as I could for the week ahead.

Here’s a few general things I always look for when I bring the groceries home:

  • vegetables to be chopped (zucchini, onion, etc.)
  • fruit to be prepared (pomegranate, grapefruit, ect.)
  • beans to be rinsed
  • proteins to be cubed (tofu, cheese, etc.)
  • starches to be cooked & portioned (rice, quinoa, etc.)
  • iced drinks to be made (loose leaf tea & coffee)

Yesterday I was getting ready for nightly stir fry, big chopped salads at lunch, and my usual drinks. I chopped eggplant & onion and cooked/ portioned rice for the stir fry. I chopped zucchini, mushrooms, and tomatoes, as well as rinsed chickpeas, for the salad. Not shown I also brewed a big mason jar worth of 2 kinds of Teavana tea (weight to go berry oolong & strawberry rose champage white, link on left side of my blog!) and a jar worth of Maine Blueberry Coffee so they’d be iced but not diluted and ready to go!

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LOVE THIS IDEA!!

Blender-Free Strawberry Banana Sorbet

Blender-Free Strawberry Banana Sorbet

  • 1 medium Banana
  • 4 medium Strawberries

While still in peel, lightly roll banana on counter top to soften it up. Cut one end of banana off and carefully squeeze contents into a plastic sandwich bag. Cut up 4 strawberries, removing leaves, and place in bag. Close bag and squish contents until contents are mixed to your liking. Cut corner off of bag and squeeze into a freezer-safe container (I like to use a rinsed out small Chobani yogurt cup). Cover with saran wrap and a rubber band. Put in freezer and wait for contents to firm. Enjoy.

Nutritional Content: (<1g fat, 32.5g carbs, 1.75g protein, ~128 calories)