Monday, January 28, 2013

Meal Prepping and I Heart Post

Yesterday I spent the majority of the day studying for the ISSA personal trainer exam as well as meal-prepping. I definitely don't do that enough. While it was time-consuming and messy, I know it'll be worth it throughout the week.

I made spaghetti sauce for 2 dishes. Last night I used part of it for Eggplant Lasagna. Later in the week I'll use the rest with "meatballs" over spaghetti squash, which I already baked off and have waiting for me.

For the eggplant lasagna, it was basically layers of thinly sliced eggplants, spinach, TVP and sauce. Topped the last layer off with Daiya and baked it low and slow to allow the eggplants to really soften up.

I pressed 2 packages of tofu then baked one for Pho and started marinating the other block for stir fry. While the tofu was pressing, the sauce simmering, and the squash baking, I also made some homemade ciabatta bread that we had with the eggplant lasagna and will enjoy again with a vegetable soup.

Do you take the time to do some meal-prepping and planning? I know several of you do. I guess I just need to make it a habit.

I had originally thought about posting a spin workout that I did yesterday, but instead wanted to share something - this is the power of the blogging community at it's best.

If you don't know Krysten from Darwinian Fails, you must visit her blog. She's an amazing, inspiring young woman. She's been through a tremendous amount of medical issues and is having to undergo surgery again this week.

Brian from Pavement Runner reached out to bloggers to pull together and show our support for Krysten with a "We Heart You" post. Here's the post (please visit if you haven't already seen it).
Thank you to PavementRunner for putting this amazing post together!