Long Days!

The second half of this week has been long and hard! I am so glad it is over and I only have one more work day until a few days off… My president of the day experience got postponed until Thursday which means next week I will have 2 DAYS OFF IN A ROW! After the past couple days, I really need those two days!

This week was also a hard eating week. I got so tired of eating the same foods since last Friday when I cooked it. Sometimes I just didn’t eat because I was bored of the food. AND, I was massively craving french fries again. 

Making the large wok full or crock pot full recipes is not working for me right now. I need a variety so that is exactly what I did tonight. I really, honestly didn’t think I would even have time to cook this week so I am glad I had an extra hour tonight. I will still need to eat leftovers once a day to clear out the freezer a bit, but at least there will be a variety now!

I found a turkey breakfast sausage that had no added sugar or ingredients besides spices. YAH! It tastes pretty good and while it was cooking it even smelled like Thanksgiving. I just whipped up some eggs, added the sausage, and some of the Healthy 8 vegetable mix from Trader Joe’s and TA-DA, I have breakfast!

At the suggestion of Emese I coated some chicken in eggs, rolled it in unsweetened coconut and instead of frying it I used the George Foreman grill. Combined with brussels sprouts makes me super excited to eat this dish! I couldn’t find smaller shavings of coconut so I will try this again for appearance sake.

I also George Foreman’d some all pork chorizo sausage from Whole Foods. Once again  no added sugar or unnecessary ingredients. I then sauted some vegetables in the chorizo drippings.  See those extra brussel sprouts? Only had a few left so I included them here. To add a little sweetness, I threw in a plum.

Lastly, once again using my good ol’ friend George, I grilled up some steak and put it on top of green beans and a handful of the Healthy 8 Vegetable Mix.

So much more of a variety!!! It makes me incredibly happy.

I also found a really good seasoning mix at Trader Joe’s I used in the steak and vegetables. I will take a picture at another time to share it!

The weather has definitely taken a turn. It was harder to sleep last night because it was so cold. I was cold when I went to bed and should have thrown my down comforter on but I didn’t. I was just too lazy!

This morning has been productive. I threw a spaghetti squash in the oven and made breakfast. The days I take time to make breakfast definitely turn out way better. I am still trying to find what storage tools work best while pre-packing food for the week. I don’t feel satisfied with the systems I have. I think I need to go to Ikea and get more of their lunch box containers because they feel the best. All my other Tupperware is going to have to go into storage. 

Here is what Ikea’s containers look like (photo should be linked to Ikea’s website):

They have a couple different sizes and I love the removable inserts. Part of my problem now is I am having to separate my hot and cold foods so I am preparing sooooo many containers. I want easy. I want to set myself up for success! What are your suggestions?

Well, time to get my next load of laundry in so I can go play with my family!