Meal Prep Sunday: Week of April 10

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My grocery haul

What I made this week:

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For breakfast, I made overnight oats, which had:

  • chia seeds
  • oatmeal
  • walnuts
  • goji berries
  • different combos of fruit (strawberries, bananas, raspberries, and apple)
  • almond milk

Real talk: the bananas did turn kinda brown (which is expected) but still tasted good through the week, BUT the strawberries and raspberries started tasting weird by Wednesday. In the future, I’ll probably add those in just before I eat them.

For lunch, I made a green soup (recipe here), which you should totally make too if you want an easy way to eat your veggies that’s not a smoothie. The chili flakes eventually sank after a few hours so it didn’t remain looking as pretty but it still tasted great the whole week.

I feel like when I made the fresh spring rolls, I did not realize what I was getting myself into. I ended up spending an extra hour in the kitchen than last week because these took so many steps to make. Don’t get me wrong, they were delicious, especially just as I finished making them. I ate two while I was making them, that’s how good they were. But when I’m already cooking a bunch of other things, having to spend time making something even somewhat elaborate was just too much.

I was afraid they wouldn’t last the whole week, so I ate 4 of them on Monday and 2 on Tuesday. To store them, I wrapped them in damp paper towels such that they weren’t touching. When it came time to eat them, they stuck to the paper towels pretty hard and I had to be very delicate about peeling them off. Also the tofu didn’t really taste good anymore when cold, but they were still pretty amazing overall. Especially the peanut sauce. I would probably eat cardboard if it were dipped in peanut sauce.

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For dinner I made Chipotle-inspired burrito bowls with riced cauliflower — basically, you just put cauliflower in a food processor and pulse it until it is rice-sized. I also added:

  • black beans, plain
  • avocado
  • frozen corn that’s probably a year old
  • sauteed onion and bell pepper sprinkled with chili powder
  • salsa

And I sprinkled some salt and lemon over all of it. That, combined with the avocado and salsa makes this dish taste good, otherwise it would be pretty bland since I didn’t bother to do much to the individual ingredients. I didn’t use a recipe and just put whatever I happened to have in it that seemed like it would go.

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