Monday In Meals (When I Didn’t Food Prep)

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Hi, guys! Happy Hump Day!

Here’s the next edition of Monday In Meals, which just happens to be a “special” edition because I didn’t have very much food prepped for the week. I was out-of-town and didn’t get my act together until late in the day on Monday… well, yesterday… sort of. I’m leaving for San Diego tomorrow afternoon, so I only did a little prep because I’m fairly positive Mal and Quinn will order take-out/go out to a restaurant/wing it/not eat while I’m away.

Anyway, here’s a recap of what I ate throughout the day on Monday when I didn’t meal prep. You’ll see that my food is not “curated.” These Monday In Meal posts are ACTUALLY what I eat throughout the day, both good and bad. I also include some staples that I like to have in my kitchen when I’m unprepared and need a healthy meal ASAP. Would love to hear your favorites, too! 🙂

Monday In Meals_March 20

My favorite staples for QUICK & EASY meal prep:

  • ground meat (chicken, turkey, sausage, beef) <— cooks fast
  • frozen veggies
  • frozen shelled edamame
  • riced cauliflower or broccoli (both fresh and frozen)
  • canned tuna or salmon
  • eggs and liquid egg whites
  • high-protein pasta
  • sweet potatoes/potatoes <— a big batch of roasted potatoes will go in all sorts of meals throughout the week
  • buffalo sauce
  • avocado or guacamole
  • hummus
  • silicone non-stick baking mats <— not food, but life-changing for quick prep!

Question of the Day

What are your favorite staples for quick and easy meal prep? 



  1. Your meals still look great even without too much prep! I like to have hard boiled eggs, soup, and tuna in the fridge for easy grab and go meals. I also love raw veggies so I’ll always snack on those

  2. What are you coming to SD for? I live here and go to Crossfit Fortius, you should come do the open during Friday Night Lights!

  3. OH my gosh, I love those fig bars! I came across them in an airport once and now they’re one of my favorite airport snacks, when combined with jerky or peanut butter for protein.
    We almost always have Trader Joe’s pulled BBQ chicken on hand for those days when it’s too crazy to do anything else. That, and chicken nuggets because I will always love chicken nuggets.

  4. Frozen veggies for sure, tofu (so easy to heat up with some soy sauce!), rice (we always have a container in the fridge of pre-made rice), and peanut butter. Basically, we can make a kick-ass peanut sauce stir fry quick and easy if we have nothing else on hand 🙂

  5. those fig bars are my FAVE! they sound even better with a smear of nut butter on top, too!

    my go-to meal prep when i have time or not is making a big batch of quinoa and chopping up some veggies to have in it or just with hummus. and fruit! i buy lots of whole fruit since that requires no prep at all 🙂

  6. How do you keep your roasted potatoes from getting soggy/greasy/mushy throughout the week? Maybe we don’t go through ours quickly enough, but they always end up with that nasty white grease layer on them, and I don’t use much oil to cook them!

  7. Just found you in Pinterest! I’m trying to forgo coffee. Am wondering about your iced coffee recipes, is it always with the dandelion brand! Looks so interesting and healthy! Can you share the perfect morning iced coffee and macros

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