Part 2 of my meal prepping takes me on to lunches. If you didn’t catch part 1 and why I wanted to write about meal prepping you can find that here.
The last few weeks, as previously mentioned, I’ve been trying to keep my day times filled with high protein meals so that I effectively ‘Save’ all my carbs for my evening meal. This has meant I don’t feel like I’m depriving myself of a proper dinner while eating with EmJay.
I used to really struggle at lunch times, working in an office, I sit at a screen working away from around 8.30am and often forget to stand up, take a walk and generally refresh my mind. I decided to make sure I ALWAYS take a break away from the desk for at least half hour before I come back and heat up any food I’ve brought with me. During this time I usually just have a walk with some music. My Apple Watch gives me prompts on an hourly basis to stand up if I’ve been sitting for too long, this means if I’m not completely involved in something at my desk I can get up and take a walk for a cup of tea or water.
This weeks recipe is one I’ve had consistently for the last few weeks (and consistently have made progress on the weight front with too!). I make it with turkey breast mince, you could use chicken/turkey thigh or your favourite red meat mince if this is what you prefer. I often portion this out and have packs in the freezer for when I need a high protein snack/make a quick high protein meal by adding to a jacket potato or eating with pitta bread.
I’ve been serving with cauliflower and broccoli mash for the last few weeks so I get a portion of veges and not so many carbs to bulk out my meals and fill me up. Find the recipe for dry spiced mince here.
Do let me know if you make it!
*Disclaimer – Please be advised, I have made slow and steady changes to my diet and lifestyle under professional supervision, these posts are based on my personal experience and are in no way advising the reader to change their lifestyle without seeking advise from a Doctor or other trained professional.