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Hello all <3

So to balance out my taking three naps today (#blest), I turned my Sunday into productivity. Since my full-time internship began, I no longer have to work on the weekends so I’m typically free. Can I get an AMEN?! I cleaned my very messy room, did a load of laundry, and made it to Kroger to get my groceries for the week. I’d been wanting to try meal prepping for a couple weeks now because everyone is doing it! Actually ran into some friends while I was there who were doing the same thing as me LOL! I had always been too busy or too lazy (oops!) to take my first stab at it so today I told myself to suck it up and like Nike, just do it! Here’s a pretty picture of my shopping cart:

S/o to the Kroger on Salem! Peep I’m wearing Tevas in FEBRUARY! Anywho, for my meal prep I decided simple was better and that later on I might become more daring with my food choices. But for this week, I decided that white rice, steamed broccoli, and chicken would suffice.  Here are the before and after pics:

It looked so good, I wanted to eat it right away but I had to practice my self control.  I won’t be eating it until tomorrow night but I am already so pleased with how it turned out. Might’ve sneaked a few bites of the chicken (oops x2).  THAT SAUCE THO… I’m a sauce person, so I whipped up a quick and easy teriyaki sauce because I don’t like plain white rice.  That’s one thing I would change about this particular meal – switching from white rice to brown rice to increase the nutritional value and flavaaa! Perhaps I’ll try that next week.

All in all the prepping took less than an hour!! If any of you are considering meal prepping but don’t know how or where to begin, I highly recommend going with this meal. SO EASY! Trust me, if I can do it so can you! I’ve included the teriyaki recipe just in case. Even if you don’t meal prep, TRY IT! You will thank me later 🙂  Unfortunately I don’t know the total nutrition facts for this meal, but hey I’m just happy I won’t have to cook when I come home this week!

Elizabeth’s Yummy Spicy Teriyaki Sauce:
1/2 c soy sauce
3 Tbs vinegar
1 Tbs ginger paste
1/4 c ketchup
1/4 c honey
1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
1 tsp cornstarch

Combine all ingredients (except the cornstarch) in a small mixing bowl.  Reduce over medium heat in a skillet for 5-6 minutes.  Add 1 tsp of cornstarch mixed with water.  This will thicken the sauce. Reduce a few minutes longer. Voila!

Have a saucy week peeps!