Prepping a few meals and veggies on the weekends is a surefire way to keep yourself on track throughout the week. When I get to Alchemy at 545am, walk in the door at 6pm, and THEN head straight to Body Pump, you can bet your hiney that I'm not spending more than five minutes on dinner. Plus, who wants to pack a lunch that early in the morning? Since I made a couple things over the weekend, I simply grabbed a Tupperware of eats and was off. Breakfast was a pumpkin pie smoothie with a handful of spinach and Healthy Skoop protein plus some avocado toast with micro kale, red pepper flakes, and sea salt. They're best-selling items at Alchemy, and it's quite easy to see why! Lunch was quinoa fried rice with tofu...beyond tasty and super easy to make! I already had cooked quinoa on hand which made the recipe come together more quickly. I hadn't cooked tofu in way too long, so I really appreciated this flavor combo. (I did leave out this fish sauce.) Snackage involved a couple fantastic pumpkin protein oat bars, which my carnivorous boyf thinks taste like cake. I don't hate it! I also noshed on some lentil veggie soup that I made for Alchemy today. It's basically my hearty lentil, kale and potato soup plus spinach and tomatoes and minus and potatoes. I can't begin to tell you how happy I was that I had my lentil, kale and salsa verde enchiladas (sub pinto beans) ready to go in the fridge. I topped them with lots of salsa and ate them with boring steamed broccoli (all I had on hand) and hummus with hot sauce, duh. I had a hankering for cereal after dinner so I dove into my Love Grown stash. I have recently become majorly obsessed with this company! They make delish oatmeal, granola, and cereal, all with fabulously clean ingredient lists. I'm in love (no pun intended) with their Power O's, which is literally cereal made with chickpeas, navy beans, lentils, and brown rice that tastes like Cheerios. Did I mention that it has 4g of fiber and 6g of protein per serving? Dreamy! I added cinnamon and a bit of their Simply Oats granola with lots of almond milk. It was the perfect bedtime snack! Have a great Wednesday!]]>
About Alexis Joseph
Oh HEY there! I'm Alexis Joseph, food writer, blogger, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), new mama, and co-founder of local restaurant group, Alchemy. I use my passion for cooking and wellness as fuel to help others ignite a more freeing and happy relationship with food.