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something i used to do every single sunday and wednesday without fail for a good 3 or 4 years straight. my short-lived bikini competitor season lit a fire in me, WHEW! i still meal prep here and there though, guys, because it’s convenient, and so, so beneficial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, weight, energy levels, etc., etc., etc., buuuut i’m not so anal over it anymore at this point in my life.
nevertheless, it’s a comforting feeling to have something healthy in the fridge ready to go right when you need it.
i made us a huuuuge sunday dinner of:
Honey Mustard Thyme Chicken Breasts
Roasted Ranch Brussels Sprouts
Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
the sweet and savory combo was EV-RE-THANG. i made an IG post explaining how i didn’t like for the food on my plate to touch when i was growing up #girlbye but i was clearly missing OUT! a bite of all these flavors on my fork at once was magical, ya’ll. you’ll see.
you can use any cut of chicken you’d like. i love chicken thighs cause they are super juicy, flavorful, and dark meat actually contains higher levels of vitamins and nutrients (iron, zinc, riboflavin, thiamine, and vitamins B6 and B12) than white! however, the fat content per serving is a lil’ higher:
WHITE MEAT - 2.5g fat per serving
DARK MEAT - 6g fat per serving
the coconut aminos i’m always yapping about are low glycemic, naturally sweetened, and make a fantastic marinade. fish, turkey, beef, veggies, whatever! i have also made tons of dressings and yummy sauces with it as well. such a great, versatile, healthier option vs soy sauce. chicken recipe right huuuuur:
the cut of protein you choose totally depends on your own specific dietary needs. me? ya girl is in maintenance mode and tired of chicken breast. #gottaswitchitup
this week has been different…in a good way i suppose! i’ve taken a few commitments off of my plate for the first time in years (that i’ll be blogging about) and i have already had several, “oh, wait, i don’t have to do that anymore..” moments. i also have an overall feeling of excitement for what’s to come!!! my future is completely and securely in His hands; that gives me so much confidence and reassurance about the tough decisions i’ve made.
happy preppin’ and most important, happy, healthy livin’!