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Monday, February 6, 2012

He and She Prep :: Sunday Cooking!

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After a long day of cooking (and cleaning) yesterday our food has been prepped for the week!  We made salsa chickenJamie Eason's Monster MeatloafJamie Eason's Protein Bars, black beans, brown rice, quinoa, steel cut oats, boiled eggs & cut up all of our veggies for the week!  We may have to boil some more eggs & make more brown rice & black beans towards the middle of the week but other than that we are ready to tackle the work week!  Check out our food below...it takes up our entire kitchen table!  Interested in what we eat?  Read about our daily food here.

How do you prepare for the week ahead?

Here is another example of our food prep.

* Be sure to check out our Getting Started and Food Prep eBooks here.

- Whitney


22 comments:

  1. Well, I have never in my life prepped ahead! But it makes sense. Plus, I know me. If I had it ready to use, I would! I am bad about not eating enough veggies. Great idea! Thanks for posting!

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    1. Absolutely! The prep is key to sticking to your plan and meeting your goals!

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  2. I love this idea, but how do you keep the veggies from going bad by the end of the week??

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    1. Jessica, If you wash them and seal them in some sort of zipper (like a ziploc) bag, they should stay fresh.

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    2. Also rinsing fruits and veggies in a mixture or vinegar and water helps get bacteria and stuff off which keeps them fresher longer!

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  3. Jessica. I'm a big time Juicer; Salad person, and prepare ahead person whether to grab and eat, or to grab and complete (a recipe) and my produce never goes bad. My produce is even organic which is oftentimes more delicate.
    If your temperatures are correct in the fridge, and if your food is stored correctly, you shouldn't have any problems at all. Try not to have things pushed to the rear of the fridge as sometimes it freezes back there.
    I wash my leafy greens and spin them dry, then roll in paper towels and store in bags. I don't use the sealed bags however. I use the open end bags. Most things still need to breathe.

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  4. Looks like my fridge! glad to find other people with the same lifestyle, very supportive especially when you start getting bored with the same food every week. Have you checked out Lean Body Lifestyle? He has some great recipes and youtube videos. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. We haven't but we will! Thanks for letting us know!

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  5. Today I went for my first clean food shopping. Yipeee. I'll pre-cook the meals for the upcoming days tomorrow. Can you give me some advice which meal parts you pre-cook and which ones you prepare freshly? I planned to pre-cook Tosca Reno's meatballs recipe, plain chicken breast, Clean Eat Egg Quiche Muffins, brown rice, peas, string beans, corn and Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potato Chips. As this will be the first time for me pre-cooking meals I am not sure how to prepare, store (freezer or fridge?) and reheat (oven or microwave?) the meals. I'd love to get your advice on that. Thank you so much in advance. Tina

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    1. Hi Tina! I actually pre-cook everything! By the time I get home from work & the gym it is 8-8:30 pm so we would starve if our food was not pre-cooked! You could certainly prepare them freshly. We will sometimes do this on the weekends!

      The list of items that you are pre-cooking sounds great! I normally do not freeze anything because between the two of us we go through it pretty quickly. I put all of our pre-cooked food in the refrigerator. We re-heat our meals in the microwave because we are at work & that is the only option. I will sometimes just eat my food cold if I am pressed for time.

      I hope this helps! Let me know if you have anymore questions!

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    2. I'm a vegetarian, any sample recipes and daily menu planning?
      I do eat eggs only.

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  6. So what do you do? Just getting started and I have about a 100 pounds to loose. Do I just pick what meals to eat during the week and buy that?

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    1. All you have to do is pick a breakfast recipe, lunch recipe & dinner recipe that you like & batch cook them all at one time! You can look at our recipe page to get some ideas. Start eating clean & exercising & you will be surpised at how quickly that 100 lbs comes off! Good luck!

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  7. How do you weigh your food out? How do you find out how much your suppose to eat per meal?

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    1. Hello!

      Start at this post to determine your calories: http://www.heandsheeatclean.com/2011/09/counting-calories-determine-your-daily.html

      From there, you will then want to play with macro ratios. Typically, you eat the most carbs, followed by protein, followed by fats.

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  8. How much rice/quinoa/black beans do you eat in a meal? And do you east the same meal over within the same week?

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    1. Hi Rachel!

      It really depends on our caloric needs for that day/week/time. And yes, we do eat the same meal more than one time per week

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  9. If you cook enough chicken breasts/tenders for several meals, how do you reheat them without the chicken getting rubbery? I don't prefer eating cold chicken, but when I reheat in the microwave it doesn't taste great.

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    1. How long are you cooking them for? Try taking them out of the fridge 15 mins before you reheat and reheating for about a minute!

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  10. cooked chicken breast will be ok to eat on day 5? I'm concerned about it spoiling before then.

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  11. Is there anyway to spice the bag of raw veggies up a little without adding excess calories?

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