Man oh man, today was a busy day. I prepared food for the week on top of cooking breakfast and supper. I boiled 18 eggs for the week, my husband and I will both eat these. I usually have them as a snack or with some turkey bacon for breakfast.
Next up was No Bake Energy Balls, these were so simple to make. I haven't tried them yet but the 2 youngest did and they said they were good, they wanted more.
Then I made some Vietnamese Chicken Salad for my lunch, my husband will have some as well. Here is where I found the recipe.
I stall have chocolate protein pancakes left from last week that I will eat this week for breakfast as well. I bought whole wheat pitas, spinach, tomato, kalamata olives and feta to make pita pizza's for lunch. I didn't make that ahead of time, I'll make it the night before I need it.
If I want to eat healthy during the week I have to plan and prepare my meals ahead of time. If I don't it is so easy to pour a bowl of cereal or toast for breakfast and to buy fast food for lunch. I make suppers the day that I am eating them but I try to plan meals that are quick during the week.
Hard Boiled Eggs
1 tsp salt
Put eggs in a saucepan, cover with water. Put 1 tsp salt in the water. Bring to a boil. Cover and turn off the heat. Let the eggs sit for 10-15 minutes. Place in cold water. They will be easier to peel using this method.
No Bake Energy Balls
1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used quick oats)
2/3 cup unsweetened medium coconut flakes
1/2 cup natural peanut butter or other natural nut butter
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 wheat germ
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Use a tbsp to measure out the mix. Roll into balls. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place in freezer for 30 min. After they are done in the freezer, put them in a freezer bag and take out as needed. Makes about 25 balls.
The other recipe that I read said to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before rolling. I did not do this. The mixture was a bit sticky and crumbly but still worked out okay.
Vietnamese Chicken Salad
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
4 cups of chicken broth
1 2-3 in knob of ginger sliced
1 clove garlic sliced
handful of stems from cilantro
1/2 cup of cilantro washed,chopped
3/4 of savoy cabbage sliced thin and washed
1 large carrot peeled, grated
1/2 English cucumber, julienned
1 cup mint, washed,leaves torn
1 100 g package of no name peanut pieces, unsalted
Fish Sauce Dressing
6 tbsp fish sauce
6 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 chili peppers sliced thin, or more depending on taste
I made this for the week to have for lunches. I did not put the dressing on the chicken salad. I will take it with me in a container and mix it when I'm ready to eat it.