I love leftovers. They just make life so much easier.
One of the best tips I can give to anyone struggling to think of healthy lunch ideas is to simply cook a double portion at dinner.
Bryce probably thinks I’m crazy but right when I’m done cooking dinner I break out 2 Tupperware and immediately portion out lunches for us both before we dig in.
This helps in so many ways:
- We both have a healthy lunch ready for the next day
- It helps control portions at dinner
- You save so much money
- You save SO MUCH TIME!!!!!
- The lunches are way more exciting than some boring turkey sandwich over and over again
Today I’m linking up with Peas And Crayons for a Leftovers Edition of What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW).
On Sunday I had a BBQ at my house for my sister’s birthday and purposely cooked tons of extra salmon, steak and sausage to have for the week…killing 2 birds with 1 stone right? Host a BBQ and meal prep for the week!
So come Monday I got very creative using my leftovers and am excited to share what I ate on Monday for today’s WIAW!
Let’s get into “What I Ate Wednesday” which is really “What I Ate On Monday”…
6:45 am: Very necessary cup of Jose’s Vanilla Nut coffee with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and a dash of cinnamon
7:30 am: I was doing great meal prepping on Sunday and made a batch of Banana Nut muffins from The Skinnytaste Cookbook for the week so I had one of those followed by a cup of tea.
I’m trying Your Tea’s 14 day Tiny Teatox right now (review coming soon). Basically, you consume 3 cups of tea daily and can have it before or after a meal. I’ve just been doing it after breakfast, lunch and dinner to keep it easy.
9:30 am: Greek Detox Drink of course. I drank this down too quickly and totally forgot to take a picture (sorry).
11:00 am: 1 cup of Fage 0% plain greek yogurt, with about 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries, a little bit of walnuts and some chocolate chips.
I love love love adding frozen fruit to plain yogurt in the morning then by the time I eat it the fruit thaws and flavors the yogurt naturally. Frozen fruit in yogurt is one of my favorite skinny tips to avoid all the sugary crap in most flavored yogurt.
12:45 pm: Lunch time! I had so much salmon leftover from the BBQ so I had a piece of that with steamed asparagus and leftover quinoa salad. Costco sells this quinoa salad and it is SO GOOD!
1:00 pm: My second cup of Tiny Tea and a ginger chew. I am obsessed with these ginger chews that I found at Trader Joe’s. Ginger helps with digestion and these really help get rid of sugar cravings.
Seriously, look at all this Valentine’s Day candy I still have on my desk. Thank god for these ginger chews- they really do help!
4:00 pm: Wow that lunch kept me full. Time for my favorite snack ever- a Perfect Bar. I’ve been really into the Almond Butter flavor lately.
A lot of people ask me about where to find Perfect Bars. You can order them directly from the website here or on Amazon. I’ve seen them sold at Sprouts and Ralph’s but I almost always buy mine at Costco. They have a box 12 bars (peanut butter, cranberry crunch and almond butter) for usually only $15-$18 which is SO CHEAP!
6:15 pm: FINALLY home from work and I was starving so I cut up an organic fuji apple and dipped it into some cashew butter from Trader Joe’s. I recently became obsessed with cashew butter- read more about that here.
6:30-7:30 pm: Gym time!
7:45 pm: Protein shake with unsweetened almond milk and my favorite protein powder ever, Isoflex. I’ve been using the peanut butter chocolate flavor lately it’s so good.
8:00 pm: I decided to use leftover steak and a tiny bit of leftover sausage for dinner. I wanted an easy meal so I sliced up a bunch of meat and then scrambled it with some spinach and eggs. Easy, healthy, protein packed dinner.
While that was cooking I put the rest of my leftover salmon into a Tupperware with some steamed asparagus and lemon wedges for lunch and done!
9:00 pm: I had my last cup of Tiny Tea with 2 Justin’s Peanut butter cups (my ultimate downfall in life haha). I LOVE everything Justin’s makes and recently found this big bag of mini peanut butter cups at Costco..heaven!
10:00 pm: Goodnight!
What was your favorite thing you ate this week?
Do you typically meal prep?
What are your favorite leftovers?