When I was younger I didn’t spend much time in the kitchen unless it was to get a snack. My mom is an amazing cook and can make the simplest meal taste like it comes from a five start restaurant. My sister is an amazing cook too and well, me, not so much. I never really spend a lot of time in the kitchen with my mom. I was always with my dad helping him with his business. Then I got married and to my surprise my mom wasn’t going to be cooking me and my husband dinner every night, so I had to learn how to cook know. My poor husband, was my genie pig I made so terrible meals, but he ate them like a champ ( I once forgot to heat up tortillas when making tacos lol). Five years later and I heat the tortillas now when making tacos.
Ever since my son was born life has become even more crazy, I am always busy and trying to play catch up. I know I can’t control what we eat when we are out and about, so at home I try my hardest to make meals from scratch and the healthiest possible. I cook dinner at least five times a week and on the weekends I love to make breakfast and watch my son and husband play.
The key to being able to cook a home cooked meal five days a week is MEAL PREPPING, i prep meals on Sunday and Wednesday. The reason I do this is because I like to keep our meals as fresh as possible and it is nice to spread them out so I don’t spend my entire Sunday in the kitchen, after all it is not my favorite place to be. So, I break it up on Sunday I prep meals for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and on Wednesday I prep for Thursday and Friday.
P.S. I make breakfast , lunch and dinner for five days a week. I work full time, have a little baby and I am going to school to get my real estate license. It is hard, and I get unmotivated at times, but it is possible with a little bit of prep and planning. Mommas gotta get shit done.
Below is what we ate for the week.
- Green smoothie
- overnight oats
- My favorite salad is spinach, lettuce, quinoa, strawberries & blueberries with a little bit of olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette
- Roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash topped with cranberries , so delicious and easy to make!
- Since its winter I like to make soups right now and the crock pot is my best friend right now. I pre-cut all the ingredients dump them in the crock pot with the seasoning and dinner is ready by the time I come home or at least half way ready.