Balanced meals for the super busy

If you’re going to eat the same thing every day, here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Pick foods you love!

2. Stick with meals that are easy to prepare.

3. Make a bulk batch of food at the beginning of the week to avoid cooking every night.

4. Shop in bulk. For these meals I bought the following at Costco:
-green apples
-Coach’s oats
-ground flax seed
-whole grain bread
-sliced turkey
-pepper jack cheese
-ground turkey
-greek yogurt
-marinara sauce
-ground turkey
-frozen blueberries
-egg whites

Eating the same thing for the past 3 weeks hasn’t been too bad. I’m not sick of the routine yet:

Breakfast has consisted of egg whites, pepper jack cheese, turkey, and sriracha on whole wheat toast. I could probably eat this every day for the rest of my life.

I’ve been packing the same thing for lunch every day, too:
-Oatmeal with a scoop of protein powder, ground flax, and bit of brown sugar
-Green apple
-Plain Greek yogurt with frozen blueberries and stevia
I keep the oatmeal, protein powder, flax, and brown sugar in my office for days when I didn’t pack leftovers for lunch.

Dinner every night has been turkey meatballs with bell pepper, spinach, and La Victoria marinara sauce. This is the only thing I’ve actually been “cooking” each week. A 1 lb package of ground turkey makes enough meatballs to last a whole week.

I was excited to see that the macronutrient breakdown of these meals has been almost exactly 1-1-1 protein-carbs-fat. It’s nice to know that my diet can be balanced even when I don’t feel like cooking!

I think it’s time for a change, though!

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