It’s been two weeks since I’ve posted a meal plan + prep post due to taking a mental health break.
I’m finding that working full time, sitting on two different committees, being an active church member plus, of course, being a mom and wife is… exhausting. Thank you for bearing with me! I’m glad to be back at it today. ♥
Some exciting news! During my little break, I was invited to be part of my very first podcast. I literally cannot wait until it goes live!! Don’t worry, I’ll post about it once it does. Such a fun experience! 😀
McKinley, my 8 year old daughter, is noticing how much I cook for myself and has wanted to be involved lately. This sounds like a rainbow-and-fairies-Mother/Daughter-bonding opportunity but don’t be fooled. I am very task oriented and I work quickly. Having “help” can sometimes add a whole bunch of time to my over all prep process.
Letting go and allowing her to slowly peel, chop, roughly measure and make a mess is a crucial part of her hands-on learning experience but oh so challenging for me. I’m continually telling myself to be patient as I slowly die inside.
Her job was to help with the roasted roots recipe. Look at the face – She truly enjoys it! ♥♥♥
I’m absolutely thrilled she wants to learn how to prepare healthy food.
But GAHH it’s hard.
Maybe, if I can get her trained just right, she can just meal prep for me lol I could then just walk away from the madness, let her work, then come back to a fridge full of compliant food.
Wouldn’t that be nice! 😉
If you are super new to AIP and need How-To tips on meal prepping, you might want to visit my original post. That article goes into detail on exactly how to do this. Going forward, I’ll assume folks know my basic meal plan + prep concepts so I’ll only be discussing my latest meal plan as well as updates on how the week prior went for me. Typically, I have two recipes picked out for breakfast, two for lunch and two for dinner and will just alternate them all.
Again, if you need some help on how to start a meal plan and prepping, go here.
My AIP Meal Plan: 2/18/19 – 2/24/19….
- Slow Cooker Roast (minus the maple syrup and ACV) + Roasted Roots
- Rotisserie Chicken + Steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower Mix
**I reeeeally enjoy soups for lunch because they’re easy to store in pint size mason jars (with the white plastic lids), grab for work and heat up quickly. Very simple, portable yet totally packed full of nutrition.
For our roasted roots, we used golden beets, sweet potatoes plus white, purple and orange carrots.
McKinley was responsible for the whole recipe… I’d say she did an amazing job! ♥
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Happy meal prepping, fellow AIP-ers! ♥
Products I use with meal prepping:
Pro Vegetable and Onion Chopper by Mueller – I cannot recommend this tool enough!
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