My name is John. On January 23, 2012 I decided to change my life by losing weight and living a healthier life. Since then I've lost over 75 lbs, discovered the joy of running, and changed how I see and eat food.

 

Food prep madness!
This is the first time that I’ve done “real” food prep, where I’ve assembled several days’ worth of breakfasts/lunches all in one session. And I gotta say, I love it. I feel so much better now knowing that I have my breakfasts and lunches for my next 4 days of work all ready to go. I don’t have to rush at the last minute to put my lunch together (which is hard to do at 3 am haha), and I’m not tempted to go out and eat.
So, what’s exactly in all of this? For starters, on the left I have four jars of chocolate PB2 and banana refrigerator oatmeal. This is the perfect thing for me to eat at work. Since these days I’m at work super early, I’m not hungry enough to eat breakfast right when I get up, so it’s better to take it with me. And since I’m usually going 100 miles an hour when I’m at work, I can take quick break and eat my breakfast.
Then we have the ziploc divided containers. These things are pretty awesome for portioning out food. In the first one on the left I have leftover spaghetti and a chicken and apple sausage link, baby carrots, and greek yogurt ranch dip. The other three containers I have crockpot Santa Fe chicken from Skinnytaste, brown rice, baby carrots/broccoli, and more of the ranch dip. I also have 100 calorie packs of guacamole, and two hard-boiled eggs for each day.
Not pictured are the 100 calorie packs of almonds I take with me (I alternate between cinnamon roasted and cocoa roasted, though the cinnamon are my favorite), and my Graze packs (when I have them).
So my typical day looks like this… I pack all this stuff and take it with me to work. An hour or two into working I’m usually hungry, so I eat my oatmeal. Then between that and “lunch” (which is usually a 4-6 hour difference) I eat my eggs and/or almonds. Then on my lunch break I have whatever is in my ziploc container, along with whatever else I have left (almonds, Graze pack, etc.).
I only do sets of four because I rarely work more than 4 days in a row, also because the jars and containers only came in packs of 4, haha.

Food prep madness!

This is the first time that I’ve done “real” food prep, where I’ve assembled several days’ worth of breakfasts/lunches all in one session. And I gotta say, I love it. I feel so much better now knowing that I have my breakfasts and lunches for my next 4 days of work all ready to go. I don’t have to rush at the last minute to put my lunch together (which is hard to do at 3 am haha), and I’m not tempted to go out and eat.

So, what’s exactly in all of this? For starters, on the left I have four jars of chocolate PB2 and banana refrigerator oatmeal. This is the perfect thing for me to eat at work. Since these days I’m at work super early, I’m not hungry enough to eat breakfast right when I get up, so it’s better to take it with me. And since I’m usually going 100 miles an hour when I’m at work, I can take quick break and eat my breakfast.

Then we have the ziploc divided containers. These things are pretty awesome for portioning out food. In the first one on the left I have leftover spaghetti and a chicken and apple sausage link, baby carrots, and greek yogurt ranch dip. The other three containers I have crockpot Santa Fe chicken from Skinnytaste, brown rice, baby carrots/broccoli, and more of the ranch dip. I also have 100 calorie packs of guacamole, and two hard-boiled eggs for each day.

Not pictured are the 100 calorie packs of almonds I take with me (I alternate between cinnamon roasted and cocoa roasted, though the cinnamon are my favorite), and my Graze packs (when I have them).

So my typical day looks like this… I pack all this stuff and take it with me to work. An hour or two into working I’m usually hungry, so I eat my oatmeal. Then between that and “lunch” (which is usually a 4-6 hour difference) I eat my eggs and/or almonds. Then on my lunch break I have whatever is in my ziploc container, along with whatever else I have left (almonds, Graze pack, etc.).

I only do sets of four because I rarely work more than 4 days in a row, also because the jars and containers only came in packs of 4, haha.

  1. notovernight said: Foot prep is so so helpful, or at least knowing what you are planning to eat that day. Cool containers too
  2. choosedaily said: Love this!
  3. shortmom said: winning!!
  4. cupcakeconditioning said: Food prepping changed my life! I like the routine of it - usually Sunday afternoons for me. Hope it works out well for you :)
  5. liveasbravemen said: this is awesome. not only does it make my need for order happy, but it shows you are investing in yourself, even when times are hectic. if that’s not progress, i don’t know what is…
  6. 273pounds posted this