This week has been quite interesting for my macros. I had my two top wisdom teeth pulled a few days ago so my life has been mostly greek yogurt and protein shakes BUT I still did get some meal prep done and am able to eat some really soft chicken and these super yummy protein muffins that I made. The protein muffins kind of came out more like souffles than a muffin texture, but they were still really good and chocolate-y! (Excuse the dirty pan, some of the batter spilled before I realized!)
1 scoop (33 grams) of PE Science chocolate frosted cupcake protein powder
136 grams of egg whites
125 grams of mashed banana
1 cup of unsweetened cashew milk
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of vanilla
56 grams of kodiak cakes pancake mix
Mix well, bake on 350 for about 40 min or until the knife comes out clean. Makes 6 muffins
Next up, we have curry chicken tenders and cauliflower rice for dinner this week. Could this be any easier? I assumed this curry sauce would add a lot of fat and calories, but surprisingly per serving the macros are – 150 cal, 2g F, 6g C, and 26g P. This whole package made 5 meals for me for the week.
You all know I love my crockpot chicken, well…are you ready for the laziest meal ever? Take 6 frozen chicken breasts and put them in the crockpot for 6 hours on high with 2 cups of chicken broth. Once they’re cooked, simply but the chicken breasts in the kitchen aid mixer with the hook attachment, mix until shredded. I added 1 ounce of avocado, and some of the Trader Joe’s light ranch dressing with a couple of stalks of steamed asparagus. So easy and perfect when I come home from work and just need a quick, low carb dinner. You could easily put this over greens for a salad or over bread for a sandwich before a workout.
Extra lean ground beef and sweet potato chili – I’m craving some hardcore comfort food so this to me, sounded perfect.
2lbs of extra lean ground beef
400 grams of sweet potatoes (cubed)
1 red onion
1 cup of carrots
3 cups of chicken stock
2 cans (15 oz each) of tomato sauce
2 cups of diced tomatoes
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp of thyme
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tbsp chili flakes
3 big cloves of garlic
1 clove of shallots
I started by browning all of the meat, garlic, onions and shallots and then drained any excess fat. Once the meat is cooked, add the remaining ingredients into a saucepan mix and let simmer until the veggies are cooked through. It makes 8 servings, so when you cook it I would measure it all out by weighing it, then separating into serving sizes. The macros are – 216 calories, 4.1g F, 20.6 C, and 22g P.
Next, again – a SUPER EASY meal! Who says you have to spend your whole day meal prepping? I plan on making some zoodles with turkey bolognese sauce and adding some extra lean ground turkey for more protein.
Lastly, the silver lining to not being able to chew is that I have finally tried something different to keep me full in the mornings. I usually am up by 4:45am and sometimes I’m not home until 8:30pm. Having to stretch out my macros that far has really been a struggle. I started off by just having my protein shake with coffee and then started expirementing with adding in some fats. Here’s my little morning cocktail which kept me totally satiated for SIX HOURS! Yay!
Here are the collagen peptides I add to my coffee, totally tasteless and it adds 10 grams of protein!
All of these meals took less than 30 minutes to prepare which goes to show, no matter what your time constraint is, you can make time for meal prep. I am currently typing this highly doped up on Norco and 800ml Ibuprofen so I can’t really tell you if this is making any sense but here you go LOL! I’m having some serious gym withdrawals and I’m so anxious to get back to squatting!
Tomorrow I’m so excited for my physical therapy appointment, I’m just thrilled to finally take some control over this! I will update later in the week with my results, but until then I’m just walking and trying to help my mouth heal before I start again.
Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to run I go
The Disneyland Half Marathon weekend 19.3 miles – 79
Ragnar Napa – 143
The Dopey Challenge weekend 48.6 miles – 204
The Princess Half Marathon weekend 22.4 miles – 253
The Tinkerbell Half Marathon weekend 22.4 miles – 331