Meal Prep for Beginners: Breakfast Edition

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My previous blog on “Meal Prep for Beginners” got a lot of traction! I thought that you could benefit from a second version with all new breakfast meal prep recipes.  Meal prep, or preparing large amounts of healthy food for the week at one time, saves a ton of time and mess during the busy workweek. We could all use a hot breakfast during the week, but we often find ourselves rushing out the door and maybe grabbing a granola bar or yogurt if we are lucky.  Make sure to get your metabolism boost in the morning even if you need to eat these breakfast recipes on the go.  Here are a few ways to cook breakfast for your workweek in ways that are very basic, time efficient, and healthy.

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Something that many people don’t realize or don’t think to do, is cooking your eggs in the microwave. It may sound a little odd, but place two eggs in a very tight Tupperware container.  Take them to work, and when you get there, microwave them until they begin to set.

If you don’t have access to a microwave or this doesn’t appeal to you, try my egg squares recipes.  You can cook eggs in mass quantities and only dirty one pan for the week. You can eat them on your way out the door or heat them up at work.

Eggs ain’t your thang? Oatmeal is another fabulous breakfast staple that can be made in advance. Overnight oats are even more creamy and delicious.  You can make my overnight oats and eat them cold, or heat them up if you like. Of course, there are tons of versions of these. Add in whey protein if you need extra protein, peanut butter for some healthy fat, fruit and nuts if you like. You can make five of them, or as many as you need and let them sit in the fridge all week.

Finally, breakfast burritos can also be made ahead. For five breakfast burritos:

5 whole wheat tortillas

5-10 (depending if you want one or two eggs per serving) whole eggs

3 cups veggies of choice, such as tomato, spinach, bell pepper, onion

2 cups breakfast meat of choice, such as turkey bacon, turkey sausages

Seasoning such as salt pepper, hot sauce to taste, salsa

  1. Scramble eggs.
  2. Saute veggies if necessary.
  3. Brown meat.
  4. Assemble all ingredients in tortillas, season, roll up.
  5. Roll in tin foil or in Tupperware containers.
  6. Refrigerate until you are ready to devour.

 

 

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New Orleans Jazz Fest Recipe: Creamy Louisiana Seafood Dip

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Jazz Fest is a two-weekend music festival that takes place at the Fair Grounds horse racing track in New Orleans in April. They have a wide array of music and genres each year, you never know who might be on the lineup! You can spend all weekend long visiting multiple stages listening to live jazz music between all the big name bands. Of course with all of the jazz music comes great food. The food list for the festival is massive, featuring all the traditional Louisiana favorites.

With all of that southern culture, what could go wrong? Well, unfortunately for someone watching their waistline, the food vendors serving up praline beignets, snoballs, and fried seafood could present a challenge. Luckily, today I am here to share with you some Jazz Fest inspired flavors to make at home that are healthier.

The perfect way to kick off a festival weekend is by sharing some hot Louisiana Seafood Dip with your festies. It is perfect for serving the out-of-towners that flock to New Orleans for the festival, or if you are tuning into Jazz Fest from afar, serve it up at your next party to impress your crew. Of course, there are a FEW healthier ingredients in this dish than some other traditional southern dips, but this is meant to be a weekend party treat.

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For 8-10 servings you will need:

  • 1 lb peeled, cooked frozen crawfish or shrimp
  • 1  cup fat free plain greek yogurt
  • 1 bell pepper, diced fine
  • 1 4 oz. jar diced pimento
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fat free parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fat free cream cheese
  • 1 Whole wheat French baguette
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder (for toast)
  • Vegetable crudités (optional)

1) In a small saucepan saute bell pepper and 3/4 cup green onion in 1 tbsp of your butter about 3 minutes over medium heat.

2) Add in the rest of your butter, Greek yogurt, and cream cheese. Melt over low heat, stirring to combine well. Add in crawfish, pimentos, garlic powder, 1 tbsp Creole seasoning.

3) Once combined, pour into shallow pie pan or other oven-safe dish.  Top with parmesan cheese and other tbsp Creole seasoning. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, then closely watch it as you broil until the topping slightly browns.

4) Remove from oven, garnish with a little extra green onion.

5) While oven is still hot, turn it back down to bake at 350. Slice your baguette into bite-size pieces and on a large baking pan drizzle it with olive oil and garlic powder. Bake at 350 for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.

6) Serve your dip with the prepared toast, or vegetable crudités of choice for a nice crunch.

 

 

 

 

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5 Astonishingly Easy Ways to Get Back on a Healthy Track

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This past week my husband and I had a fabulous visit from my family. Let’s take a moment to reflect on all the yummy southern treats and cocktails we shared.  We indulged in char-broiled oysters, threw our very own crawfish boil, and made quite a few stops at the drive-thru daquiri joints. My personal favorites were mom’s banana bread, her chocolate chip cookies, and the peanut butter eggs she brought all the way from Pennsylvania.

I loved enjoying a week off from the gym and eating the treats in moderation, but you can imagine my husband and I were ready to clean out the fridge and get back on our healthy routine after awhile.  I’m sharing a few ways I tend to “detox” after a little getaway, vacation, or staycation, but these tips can work after the holidays, or after just an overall indulgent week, or few weeks for that matter.

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1). Make time to unwind. Yes, unwind! While Dr. Oz always recommends to “take the next appropriate U-Turn” and make your next decision a healthy one, your meals and your fridge might not be prepped come Monday morning after some time off or time away.  If you start fresh on a Tuesday, that’s okay too. Allow your brain and your body to recoup before taking on a new health challenge. Set a goal for yourself, but don’t be so hard on yourself that getting healthy stresses you out.

2.) This is my number one priority (after getting your mind right of course) and the hugest helper for me: Clean out the fridge and pantry! There could be a few leftovers lingering in there that won’t help your health goals. Don’t toss it! Just freeze it for the next get-together, or make a little care package of treats for a church or a friend. Is your fridge and pantry empty? Get shopping with all your favorite healthy foods and snacks, or turn to some of my recipes for ideas.

3). Meal prep. I’m putting this before exercise! You can’t out-exercise a bad diet.  Set a time aside on a weekend to cook your meals so you can stay on track no matter how hectic the week gets. Try these meal prep tips for beginners.

4). Get moving.  Anyone, I mean almost anyone, can go out for a walk. Get creative. Try anything until you find something you can stick with and that you like. Burn your calories cleaning dishes, vacuuming, tidying up, chasing kids at the playground. Sometimes, when I have so much on my plate, I count a power clean of the house as a little bit of cardio for the day.

5). Go for a steam, relax in the sauna, hot tub, or whirlpool. Sweating out those toxins from all the junk food can really reset your body.

 

 

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3 Tips for Exercising and Eating Healthy with Injuries

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If you know anything about me, I’ve always been a health and fitness addict. From college soccer, to triathlons, to now lifting some serious weights in the gym, minute injuries can really throw my daily routine out of whack!

Since August, I have gone from running full out sprints and serious bootcamp workout classes combined with weight lifting to dwindle down to just rowing on the rowing machine and getting my heart rate up any way I can without hurting my leg. The orthopedic doctor says it may be a tear in my hip, but prescribed to try to do physical therapy for a month before I get an MRA or any type of surgery.

SO, instead of the confused and failing physical therapy I’ve been doing on myself since November, I’m finally starting the real deal (physical therapy) TOMORROW. YAY!

I’m not here to have a pity party. In fact, I know I’m blessed beyond words and this is just a small, small part of my overall health. It may seem selfish or petty to be bummed about leg, but exercise is my stress reliever, my endorphin releaser, and it makes me sleep like a baby! Not to mention I miss the camaraderie of my pals in my workout classes, and running and biking with my girlfriends.

Whenever my leg acts up, I think to myself, there is God trying to tell me to slow down in life. So, let’s turn this mess into something marvelous! (sounds like something Joyce Meyer would say). I’m sharing 3 tips for athletes and fitness junkies to keep their sanity through coping with injuries, and not losing all their momentum and progress in the gym and in the kitchen.

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Focus on what you CAN do. In most cases, swimming can be a great alternative to pounding the pavement when running or biking. To get my fix today, I’ll be doing the arm bike (HA!) and plenty of ab exercises along with my physical therapy movements. Hurt your leg? Do pushups and pull-ups for cardio.  Hurt your shoulder? Try air squats and lunges.

Your nutrition doesn’t have to suffer. Unless you are really down for the count, you can still maintain your progress through a nice and clean nutrition plan. If you are spending less time in the gym, you can spend more time meal-prepping! Whatever you do, don’t throw in the towel and demolish a box of cookies because you are sad about your injury. It will only create more mood swings. You may actually need to tighten up on your nutrition if you are doing less physical exercise than normal.  You could even consult with a health coach to get some guidance based on your goals.

Keep your sanity. If the thought of not going to the gym depresses you, go! Outside of your formal physical therapy, do your at-home physical therapy in the gym. You will get out of the house or the office and see your workout buddies and still be working on yourself. Foam roll if necessary. Get in the whirlpool, sauna, ice bath, or whatever therapeutic services your gym offers. Find your mental “fix” for when you can’t run sprints or go to spin class. If that means hot yoga, or deep tissue massage, go for it.

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Shannon Gagnon is the recipe developer, food stylist and food photographer behind Crawfish & Crunches. She is known for turning delicious southern staples into slightly healthier versions that can be enjoyed all week long. On her blog you can find just what the tagline says, “Realistic recipes, rich southern culture, and health conscious habits.” 

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Spring Into Swimsuit Season: Slaws, Salads, and Salsa Recipes

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Whoa! Summer is just around the corner, especially if you are living in the south. Things are heating up quickly.  That means the gym is packed and people are coming out of hibernation to tone up for swimsuit season. Luckily, I have a few healthy recipes that can help you lean out a bit. Slaws, salads, and salsas!

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{ Super Healthy Rainbow Slaw Recipe }

This recipe is both salty and sweet. It is truly representative of spring due to all of it’s color. Great for bringing to a barbecue, or in our case, a crawfish boil.

{ Spring Citrus Salad }

Another clean recipe that is both salty and sweet with citrus. Layer in a mason jar to bring to work, lettuce last.

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{ Healthy Mardi Gras Recipe: Mardi Gras Salsa }

This is both a crowd pleaser and great to pack in a cooler for a day out in the nice weather.  Perfect with vegetable crudites or whole wheat pitas at work.

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Shannon Gagnon is the recipe developer, food stylist and food photographer behind Crawfish & Crunches. She is known for turning delicious southern staples into slightly healthier versions that can be enjoyed all week long. On her blog you can find just what the tagline says, “Realistic recipes, rich southern culture, and health conscious habits.”

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{ Lightened Up: 3 Healthy Easter Recipes }

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Easter is a time to treat yourself, but it doesn’t mean you have to go all out if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. These few recipes are slightly healthier, but do not sacrifice taste. They are perfect for hosting your own Easter gathering, or bringing to a party.

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For starters try:

{ Andouille Sausage Deviled Egg Recipe }

This is such a festive deviled egg recipe that is significantly southern with it’s andouille sausage topping.  You will wow your guests, and they may not even know that this recipe has been tweaked to be healthy. If the deviled egg recipe sounds too involved, just try making this Deviled Egg Salad.

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{ Easter Sunday Sriracha Brown Sugar Glazed Ham }

This recipe does involve some sugar, since it is Easter after all, but it’s still significantly less than the traditional versions that are also glazed in butter. This recipe is a slowcooker recipe as well! So you can set it and forget it.

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Can you tell I have a sweet tooth? Even the veggies are slightly sweet! This is a healthy Easter side that you can make for Easter Sunday, or all year round.

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{ Healthy Easy St. Patrick’s Day Recipe }

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{ Sausage, Cabbage and Caramelized Onion Gravy }

On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone could use a meal with a little sausage and cabbage right? Well, I took this traditionally heavier recipe, made with mashed potatoes, and laid the sausage on a bed of green cabbage. With this dish you will be feeling light, lean and maybe a little lucky.

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Ingredients: For 4

  • 2 packages turkey kielbasa sausage, chopped into large sections
  • 1 head cabbage, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 red onion, chopped into long strips
  • 2 T wheat flour
  • 2 T butter or coconut oil
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 T Salt
  • 1 T pepper
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 1 T seasoned salt
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth

Directions:

1) Set your burner to low, and in a small saute pan caramelize your chopped onion. This should take about 30-40 minutes, so do this first and let it sit while you cook.

2) Preheat your oven to 400 and place your sausage on a roasting pan. Roast for about 40 minutes or until deeply browned on the outside

3) Place your butter/oil in a large pan over medium heat, saute your cabbage in the pan. Pour in chicken broth and vinegar. Season with garlic powder, salt, pepper. Saute until wilted to desired consistency. You can cover the pan to decrease cooking time.

4) Once your onions are caramelized, stir in your flour to coat, then brown sugar. Saute for a few minutes, stir in your balsamic, beef broth. Bring to light boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes. Season to taste. Add more broth if you like a thinner consistency.

5) Serve your cabbage, then sausage, then onion gravy on top. Top with seasoned salt if necessary.

 

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{ Skinny Southern Deviled Egg Salad }

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If you want all the flavor of a creamy egg salad, but your a little concerned with all the extra calories due to mayo, fear no more. Egg salad can be super healthy with just a few tricks up your sleeve. What makes it southern you ask? A little kick of creole seasoning of course.

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For about 4 servings:

  • 6-7 hard boiled eggs, peeled (easier to chop when warm)
  • 1/3 Cup fat free greek plain yogurt
  • 5 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 1 tablespoon relish
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon creole or cajun seasoning for topping – or to taste
  • optional garnish: extra creole/cajun seasoning, dash of hot sauce, green onion

1) In large mixing bowl, place all ingredients and start to slice eggs with two knives.  Once they are cut up, start to mash with fork and mix all ingredients together using spatula.

2) Serve chilled with extra creole seasoning or hot sauce to taste.

 

 

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{ Meal Prep for Beginners }

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Meal prep, or preparing large amounts of healthy food for the week at one time, does not have to be rocket science. Sure, it will leave you tired and your kitchen a mess, but it is so well worth it when you can run out the door in the morning with your breakfast and lunch already packed and portioned. Plus, I’d rather get my kitchen dirty once than all week long! It dawned on me that I often write recipes for people who enjoy cooking. What about those, such as my cousin, who claim they are lazy or can’t cook? Here are a few ways to cook for your workweek in ways that are very basic, time efficient, and healthy. Stay tuned for the breakfast edition . .

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First, choose your favorite protein, veggie, and starch. I recommend starting out with these three staples, but as you get quicker and better at meal prepping, you can do two proteins, two veggies, and two starches to switch things up.

Adjust serving sizes depending on weight loss or weight gain goals. This is why a food scale (at Bed Bath and Beyond) comes in handy. It may sound crazy, like it’s only for bodybuilders, but you would be amazed at how wrong we get our portions.

Here are some ideas for one person, but double ingredients for two, or triple if you are feeding a 6’4 man who eats every two hours! Check with a nutritionist or a health coach to determine what your serving sizes should be.

The key is, with all of these recipes, is that you will be freezing leftovers. Make sure you have plenty of containers for your food. You will want some to use for the week, and some to label and place in the freezer for another week.

Some essentials for meal prep:

  • Crockpot
  • Food Scale
  • Basic cookware
  • Tupperware

Here is a simple way to do a LOT of chicken:

  • 2-3 pounds thin-sliced chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegarette dressing
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  1. Remove any gristle (white parts) from the chicken
  2. Place in all ingredients in Crockpot, toss to coat chicken evenly with seasonings and dressing
  3. Cook covered on low for about 8 hours.
  4. To serve, you can sprinkle your favorite seasonings on top if you need to. We use Lawry’s or Tony Chachere’s, but if you are concerned with sodium try salt-free versions.
  5. For meal prepping – you can weigh out your portions (about 4-5 ounces per person) and place in Tupperware.

 

For your starch, I recommend either a huge pot of brown rice, or baked potatoes or sweet potatoes.

Buy the big bags of brown rice from the grocery store and cook to package directions. Season with soy sauce, light butter, hot sauce, salt and pepper, or your favorite seasonings. Place about 1 cup in each Tupperware container with your protein.

If you prefer a baked potato or sweet potato, try to choose 5 or  6 that are relatively the same size so that they cook evenly.

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Rinse potatoes with water, pat dry.
  3. Stab with a fork a few times.
  4. Place in the oven on a baking sheet.
  5. After one hour, try slicing into potatoes to see if they are done. Do not increase temperature if they are not or break up into pieces, just let them cook for another 20 or so.
  6. Cut in half and place in Tupperware with your meat.

 

An easy veggie to meal prep would be steamed broccoli.

  1. Buy about 4 heads broccoli.
  2. Trim giant stalks off, break broccoli into pieces.
  3. In a large pot or deep pan, place broccoli in about two inches of water. You don’t need to cover completely, the key is to steam.
  4. Cover and bring water to boil.
  5. Steam about 5-8 minutes.
  6. Check broccoli at about 5 minutes and pierce with a fork. You want there to be a “bite” to it.
  7. Drain broccoli in collander.
  8. Place about 1-2 cups broccoli in Tupperware with chicken and starch.
  9. Optional seasonings: Soy sauce, salt-free seasonings, light butter

 

Since this is just breaching the surface of a healthy meal prep, please post your meal prep questions in the comments and stay tuned for more blogs on this topic.

 

 

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{ 3 Healthy Easy Weeknight Meals }

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It’s tough to get dinner on the table during the week, let alone a healthy home-cooked meal. That’s why we do “meal prep Sundays.” However, if you do need to whip up a healthy easy weeknight meal, try these recipes.

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This healthy recipe makes you feel like you are eating a weekend treat, however it’s both lean and low carb!

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

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This is great for you, your hunni, and your kids. This recipe has about half the sugar of regular sloppy joe recipes.

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This tuna melt recipe has a little southern Louisiana kick to it.

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