After a week of leftovers and rather simple food, it is time to change gear and do some meal prep again.
The weather is rapidly changing and becoming cooler. We need food that will boost our immune systems, and fight off all kinds of fall/winter viruses – including COVID of course. I strongly believe that with proper and healthy food, you can easier protect yourself against illnesses.
“We are what we eat” is a saying that is thrown around, and is meant to signal that our bodies will be affected by what we eat. It becomes a reflection of our wellness. If we eat crap food then our body is less likely to fight off illnesses.
Talking about wellness. During the last few weeks, I have started to change and improve the usage of my garage. It is currently a dumping zone of various items, making it a rather chaotic setup. My tools are on the concrete floor, casually stacked on free shelving space, and it is hard to find tools needed for various DIY projects.
Redecorating a garage is physical work. I clock in thousands of steps, lift heavy shit, and thereby build upon exercise needs during the week. While it is not intense cardio or exercises focused on specific muscle groups, it is still exercising and adds up to a healthier lifestyle.
My buddy and I made a very cool barn find, locating and buying a shitload of old rusty clamps. We meet up in the garage for some beer, wings, and music, while we grind and oil the clamps. It is great hanging out and increases our mental health meter, which is important during all this COVID nonesense.
Food can help us revert Type 2 diabetes, change and improve recovery from heart failure, and increase our energy levels. So, it is important that we get the proper nutrition, natural vitamins, and healthy fat in our diet.
I’m by no means indicating that all my recipes and food choices are healthy, but many of them will help address health issues. Fresh produce and meats will load you up with the right stuff, not the fake food in already-made freezer meals and other shitty fast food.
My mission is simple. I want to share healthier eating options, while still enjoying food. I want to inspire families to cook better meals and encourage them to reduce fast food.
Fire up the Traeger. Ready your Dutch oven. Go shopping, and let’s start cooking—another Sunday in the Kitchen with music on the magical Demerbox and wonderful aromas filling the room.
|Weekday||Snacks n’ Breakfasts||Lunch||Dinner|
|Monday||Fruit cups||Tomato, cucumber, black beans, red onion, and feta salad||Surprise freezer meal #1 with boiled rice|
|Tuesday||Brownies||Egg & avocado sandwich||Chili con Carne with tostitos, rice, and tortilla|
|Wednesday||Veggie sticks||Chicken Caesar salad||Viking lentil stew|
|Thursday||Crackers||Roastbeef sliders with melted cheese||Chili and Lentil stew leftovers|
|Friday||Veggie sticks||Pesto, chicken, and mozzarella melt||Seafood grilling galore (outdoor cooking)|
One day, I might get so organized that I will link the meals below to my recipes. We can only live in hope!
Have a fantastic week, my friends. I hope you enjoy these meal plans. It is so much easier to make food in advance, although you need to invest several hours during the weekend to prepare the meals.
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