So here we are. Monday. Already. These weekends need to slow down...I mean seriously. It's out of control.
We've got another busy week ahead of us. Besides still working long hours for both us, hitting up the gym, and getting things ready, I've got an ultrasound and a doctor's appointment on Wednesday. It's crazy to think I could have a baby ANY DAY now. In fact, October 30 was my first due date (but then had an ultrasound and they pushed it back to November 12!) So, really I could have this baby whenever (and that'd be OK with me...people aren't joking when they say these last few weeks are pure hell!) It's all a bit overwhelming and surreal these days. But we're taking it one day at a time and doing as much as we can...while also trying to fit in time to just relax and hang out together. In fact, we had a great date night Saturday at the movies - we saw Gone Girl and both really enjoyed it. We very rarely go to the movies because it's so expensive so it was great we had gift certificates to the local AMC theatre. Neither of us had been before and we were both in heaven in these reclining seats!!
But the real purpose of today's post is to talk about Sunday Food Prep. I've mentioned a few times on this blog o' mine that we spend a little bit of time each Sunday night doing food prep for the week. This makes life so much easier during the week, especially when clean eating. But even when we're not doing a clean eating challenge, we do food prep each and every Sunday. Some of you may think 'heck, I don't have the time for that.' But really you do. It takes us about an hour to do everything. That's it. If we decide to make extra stuff obviously it'll take a bit longer (like this week we baked up some paleo cookies and banana bread.) And honestly, food prep Sunday is one of my favorite times of the week. Sure we're doing work, but with the right Pandora station cranked up it's a lot of fun to spend that time with the hubs - just chatting, sometimes poking fun at each other, and even bustin' out some crazy dance moves (and occassionally a slow dance thrown in there too when I'm lucky!!)
So what exactly do we do each Sunday? Here's a typical Sunday prep night for us:
1) hard boil a dozen eggs
2) shred up a rotisserie chicken (we take the skin off)
3) make quinoa salad
4) cut and clean the week's fruits and veggies
5) make a batch of paleo chili in the CrockPot
Depending on the week's dinners we will also prep any dinner ingredients we can ahead of time. This may include browing up some beef or turkey, cutting up vegetables, etc, etc. We really try to keep things as simple as possible during the week so it's worth taking the little bit of extra time on a Sunday night to do these things. It really makes the week go smoother and helps keep us on track food wise.
Do you food prep at all? If so, what do you do? I'd love to hear any other tips and tricks I may be missing out on :)
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!