Food Prep Day!

We are strong believers in Sunday Food Prep. If anything has helped me (especially) stay committed to a specific meal plan, it’s having prepared meals available at all times. This makes it so much easier to avoid all those temptations we see everywhere we turn. I typically do my grocery shopping on Fridays after work (BEFORE the kids are picked up from the sitters!) or on Saturday morning after my workout and breakfast.

I fully prepare as much as I possibly can on Sunday and if a meal is better off being made fresh (i.e. Dinner), then I make sure I have everything chopped up, trimmed and ready to go so I can quickly and efficiently get food on the table by 6 – 630 pm. This at least gives us some glimmer of hope that we can get the kids to bed by 8 and have an hour or so to ourselves. We love 8  o’clock, not gonna lie!

My iPad, which is a fairly new addition to our family, is key to organizing our meals. I’m sure a pen and paper would work just fine too, but c’mon! Throughout the week, I make a list in the Reminders app of all the meals I need to prepare for the following week and all the things I need to pick up at the store to make them. This gives me all week to daydream about all the things I want to eat or what sort of scheduling obstacles I need to work around food wise. By Friday, I usually have a pretty complete list, but I always end up at the store once or twice more throughout the week. It never fails!

Click on the weeks below to see what our Food for the Week looks like. I try to keep some variety in the mix so we don’t get bored and we always have whole wheat bread, natural peanut butter and honey on hand for when the kids look at me like i’m crazy for thinking they will eat what we have set in front of them!

If you have any questions about anything regarding our meal plans or food choices, we are happy to answer them. Links to the recipes are available if you see something you just gotta try!

Sunday Food Prep 07.01.13

This week has really gotten away from me! We have all been super busy, but in a good way. Between launching a new business, learning Quickbooks on the fly, prepping for meetings and adding some extra training sessions with our Tough Mudder 2013 team, we have very...

Sunday Food Prep 06.23.13

My entire weekend was one big cooking marathon. We celebrated Cohen's 2nd birthday on Saturday. (It's hard to believe our little man is growing up so fast!) For the party we had lunch and played outside in the blistering heat until we could no longer stand it. We...

Sunday Food Prep 06.17.13

What a crazy two weeks! I missed out completely on food prepping last week due to the move, but am slowly but surely returning back to some normalcy. Not having the healthy options we have grown accustomed to was a bit of a shock to our systems. We ate out quite a bit...

Sunday Food Prep 06.02.13

So this is our last weekend at our house! Yay! The walls are looking bare, the boxes are piling up and the anticipation is absolutely dreadful. We can't wait to get into our new home. There is still so much to do and it's starting to get pretty difficult to keep my...

Sunday Food Prep 05.26.13

Well I certainly hope that everyone had a far better Memorial Day weekend than I did! Ugh. The only bright moment of the past few days was that we all hopped in the car on Saturday and headed home to Oklahoma to visit with family for a day. My Aunt drove up from Texas...

Sunday Food Prep 05.19.13

I have no idea where this weekend has gone. I need more time! The kids were off to grandma's for a few hours today, so Justin and I took full advantage and headed off to Springfield to eat some sushi and mill around the mall for a bit. It was a great day. We really...

Sunday Food Prep 05.12.13

Happy Mother's Day! I'll keep this one short and sweet because I am taking this Mother's Day thing serious and being as lazy as I possibly can today. For the exception of Cohen waking me up at 5 AM this morning, it has been a glorious day. The kids were pretty well...

Sunday Food Prep 05.05.13

A lot has happened this week. We have finally found THE future house of Hess and are under contract! Justin and I are over the moon excited and can't wait to move. June 7th is the big day, and it can't get here soon enough. Also, the three nieces, Rani, Layla and...

Sunday Food Prep 04.28.13

What a week! It felt great to finally get to Sunday so I could return to some sort of normalcy. I've created quite a rhythm when it comes to prepping and it's almost therapeutic for me now. After the last few days, weeks really, I feel like I needed some therapy!...

Sunday Food Prep 04.21.13

The roles will reverse this week in the Hess household...I will be the one that is out of town instead of Justin! It's a rare occasion I actually get to leave the area, but duty calls and I will be off to California for a couple days. I'm excited for the opportunity...

Sunday Food Prep 04.14.13

We were off to a late start this morning. I wish I could say it was because we slept in really late, but really it was because we were supposed to have a showing. A realtor called Saturday evening (at about 8:30 p.m.) to schedule a visit between 9:30 and...

Sunday Food Prep 04.07.13

So I've got my laptop, my iPad, a nice cold glass of ice water and a couple of lawn chairs...all I need to finally sit outside and enjoy this gorgeous weather! I don't even care that the glare on my screen is so bad I can barely see what I'm typing. I can edit later....

Sunday Food Prep 03.31.13

This was more like a food prep weekend! Our schedule had us all out of whack...between keeping our house clean enough for prospective buyers to come see, leaving so realtors could show the house, grocery shopping, playtime with the kids, work and preparing for Easter,...

Sunday Food Prep 03.24.13

I don't know what I would do without my iPad. I haven't had it for long, and I am still learning how to harness it's true power, but I have the basics down at least. The Reminder app is one that I use every day. I use it to make my shopping list throughout the week...

Sunday Food Prep 03.17.13

It may have been St. Patrick's Day everywhere else, but it was Greek Week(end) for the Hess family. Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure none of us even bothered to wear green today! oops. Since we began writing about all the things that we eat, I started to...

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