WHAT’S FOR DINNER?
WHAT’S FOR DINNER?
HA isn’t this the million dollar question? I mean two adults working full time, live in a household and one has the responsibility of asking “What’s for dinner?”. While the other has the responsibility of grocery shopping, meal planning, cooking (praying everyone likes it) then YAY clean up ☺! For years, I tried to keep up with working full-time, keeping the house clean, getting laundry done, keeping the fridge stocked and being a personal chef ☺ ,haha. I swear if someone can invent an automated clothes folder I would be in heaven, but seriously it’s not easy trying to keep on top of laundry! This takes serious talent a talent that I admire in any person that can balance all of this plus sport games, school-home work, I mean you deserve a medal. Sometimes, I wait for confetti to go off at the end of my day that says YAYYYY you made it!
When I decided to take control of my health this made a huge impact on my household. Literally everything started falling apart because of the one hour a day I was dedicating to myself. That one hour which would in-turn better all myself. Who wouldn’t want me to be happy right?? Well it’s not that they didn’t want me to be happy but they still wanted to be fed and a folded under shirt that didn’t look like a Kleenex because I pulled it out of the dryer and threw it in a laundry bin. This is when I realized I needed to really make better use of my time, basically creating a schedule. I couldn’t be expected to cook wholesome meals each day, this is just setting me up for failure. Sure, many times, I would have rather texted my husband grab a pizza but then I would end up eating the pizza and the viscous cycle would begin again, with that being said, serving a salad for dinner was perfect for me but only lasted a short while before I found myself making a meal for me and a meal for husband daily. Great, my effort to get healthy has now added more work.
This is when my weekly meal prep was born. What a great idea right! On Sundays, I cook a batch of lunches and dinners for my husband and I and BOOM grab in the morning for lunch and off to work or warm up after work. The meals are labeled so chose what you want when you feel hungry and WINNING! Once I had meal prepped in my house I couldn’t help but share with my family and coworkers. It’s great to share ideas of any kind when they can save time and money, but meal prepping also is a great habit that will spoil you. I easily save 15 minutes each morning buy not making sandwiches or putting together a salad and again at dinner another hour, oh and of course best of all cleanup is a sinch! Oh and wait for it…. We all began losing weight….wait what? Let me explain, at least in our house, when you grab something from the grocery store you can’t resist a snack whether that be ice cream, chips a donut, whatever your guilty pleasure is it derails you from your diet. With meal prep, you save yourself the temptation. We have all been there, you know when you just got off work and get a text that says hey babe what’s for dinner? So you put on your superhero cape and speed race up and down the grocery store aisles hoping when you speed around the corner there is not another cart there because this will totally slow down your mission to get in the store find something you can throw together and get out of the store under 10 minutes because well you still have to make dinner, but then as you turn down the next aisle it hits you its Tuesday its Taco Tuesday, tacos it is ☺
No fear I have you covered on this. One of the meals we offer at The LoCal Kitchen is our Chicken Fajita Bowl, this is one of my favorites because the fajita bowl is perfect for me loaded with chicken, peppers, kale, black beans and rice and yet when served with a tortilla is perfect for my husband.
I have had many people tell me “I really need your service but my spouse is a real meat and potato person”. Well my response is chicken fajitas, who doesn’t love chicken fajitas.