Raise your hand if you survived another weekend of food prep! Now pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself. Way to go!
This weekend was an extra long food prep session in our house: it’s exam week here for our oldest daughter, so I wanted to make sure the refrigerator was fully stocked with quick go-to grab items that would keep her going as she struggled with study time.
So, what did I make for this week? Keeping in mind one vegetarian, one weight-gain diet, and one gluten-free diet, here’s the list:
- Pistachio muffins
- Gluten-free sweet potato oat muffins
- Energy balls (swapped out the flax for Hemp seeds this week)
- Jalapeno egg bites
- Pasta & veg salad (with high protein pasta)
- Beef pastry roll-ups
- Veggie pizza pastry roll-ups
- Mixed grilled vegetables (to add to eggs for breakfast or sandwiches/salads for lunches)
- Blueberry Danish roll-ups (made with homemade fruit compote & cream cheese)
- Cream cheese dip (to go with apple slices and fruit also washed and ready to go)
Phew. I can honestly say, my fridge is FULL!
Sadly, none of this food will cover dinners this week, so that I’ll have to deal with one day at a time, but I did take the time out to at least plan that ahead.
I love egg bites. They’re quick, easy, adaptable, and heat up in a flash for breakfasts and snacks, at home or on the go.
While I chose to do jalapeno bites this week, I like to switch it up every time I make them. You can start with a basic recipe for egg bites and use it as a jumping off point for whatever flavour combinations you like every time you make them.
- 6 large eggs
- 4 egg whites
- salt and pepper to taste
- Optional ingredients For example, shredded cheese, cooked bacon, or diced vegetables.
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Spray muffin tin with cooking spray or use silicone muffin tin. Set aside.
- If using optional ingredients, prepare them ahead as needed (for example, diced jalapeno, cooked bacon, onion, peppers, broccoli, shredded cheese). Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine eggs, egg whites, salt and pepper. Whisk until combined.
- Stir in any optional ingredients and/or seasonings.
- Pour mixture into prepared tins and fill to about 2/3 full.
- Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until egg is set.
Have a good week, happy eating, and good luck with exams!