It’s #SelfCareSaturday for me today. That entails a little bit of self realization, self motivation…a little bit of selfishness, which is ok. I’ll get to that at a later time. Today started out great. I was laying in bed wide awake at 5 a.m. wanting to get out. Before I could do that, I realized it was prep day and I was so excited. I had a great food week and couldn’t wait to put that into prep for the next four days. My meal prep has a four & three days run. I prep on Saturday morning for Saturday to Tuesday. Wednesday prep is for Wednesday to Friday. I do your standards of course the protein, carb and vegetable. I also make soups as a bonus or add on because soup and toast for dinner most times is just enough.
Getting back into the habit of: Waste Not Want Not, Be Ready So You Don’t Have To Get Ready or Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Poor Performance(say that 5x’s fast). You feel me thought, right? Okay so here’s to being resourceful. I bought a couple of turkey breasts last week on sale. I hadn’t planned on doing anything with them at the moment but I could not pass it up. I thought I could use at least one for sandwiches during the week. So I just cooked them all.
I made an herbaceous rub and marinated them for 24hrs.
I Cooked them off. Wrapped them individually, froze 3 and left one in the fridge for meal prep.
You know how you look in the fridge and think, “What else can I use?” That’s me all the time. Since I do this a few times a month and often it’s too much, I made a mango salsa for citrus salmon over the weekend. Still had some leftover which I’ll use as a chutney for brunch tomorrow. It’s beginning to come together.
Removed the turkey from the fridge. Sliced it into 3 to 4oz portions. I didn’t salt the turkey. I knew the add-ons would provided the needed sweetness and saltiness. It also allows you to turn your meals into the flavors you want. I opted for an island palate.
Since I went for the islands in this prep I used a rice pilaf I made yesterday that was a hit. It was fragrant and had all the seasonings from my jerk rub. If you’ve all made pilaf before you know there’s enough salt in there to satisfy an entire dish.
My vegetable kinda fell through, in a good way. The plan was to saute zucchini, that was the plan. In the process of doing that I loved the smell and taste so much I turned it into a soup(covers eyes). BRILLIANT!!! Silky yumminess. I’m still eating on this. I add soup to my meal prep every time. This go around I didn’t have to make one…aaayyyeee
We’re ready to prep. Herb turkey w/spicy mango salsa, Jamaican rice pilaf and steamed vegetables. These food containers are perfectly portioned and reusable.
They are easy to snap on and take off even after several wash cycles.
Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did making it. I’ll be back Wednesday morning with something new and yummier ;/ HA!!