It’s been a while since I’ve done a “what I eat” roundup ( — read my post from August for some breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas). In this blog post, lets take a look at what I eat during the work day.
If I don’t meal prep… It’s over. Batch cooking breakfast, lunch and snack foods helps keep me on track, keep me full, keep me satisfied, keep me energized and keep me smiling. Whether I’m working at home or in the office, having healthy meals and snacks on hand is so important.
I could go on and on about the benefits of meal prep/batch cooking, but I’ll spare you and get right to the food.
Monday Meal Prep
Now that HBO shows are back, Sunday nights are spent relaxing, not meal prepping. To make up for that, I did some meal prep over the course of the day Monday while working from home. As I warmed up breakfast (oatmeal and banana), I prepped breakfast for the week. While making lunch, I made extra portions for meals during the week. Then, in between teaching kickboxing and yoga — while snacking on a light dinner of scrambled eggs and greens — I prepared snacks for the week.
So, as you can see, all of that batch cooking doesn’t need to take 3 hours on a Sunday night (unless you need a cooking therapy session). Meal prep when it’s convenient for you.
What I Made
Breakfast for the week is protein oats:
- 1 cup serving 100% coconut water
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 cup berries
- 1 Tbsp raw cacao nibs
Lunch is a tofu and veggies stir fry served over rice and greens. Saute the following ingredients, then serve over 1/2 cup of brown rice and 1 cup of greens. This makes 3 servings:
- 1 block of firm tofu, sliced into squares
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 inch ginger
- 1 red pepper
- 1 yellow pepper
- 1/2 red onion
Snacks are usually fruits and veggies. This week I also made some hard boiled eggs to go with my snacks since I’d be going straight from work to workouts most days.
Wait, there is more!
Just so you have some other ideas for work meals, here is what I brought to work last week. You’ll see I have the same breakfast of protein oats (with almond milk this time), but lunch was veggies + homemade hummus + an apple. My pre-workout snack was a green smoothie with mango, spinach, banana, coconut water, chia seeds and coconut oil.
Finally, here are some other random work meals from the past few weeks. Get inspired and share what you have for lunch during the week! I’d love to hear what your meal prep looks like.