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Food-Prepping for Clean Eating

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Today was a BUSY DAY in the kitchen! I have a feeling MOST Sundays will be from now on as I challenge myself to eat clean, and have six small meals per day.

I don't have time (read: don't want to take the time) tonight to do a complete food-blog with photos and recipes, although I DID take pictures all day and do intend to post with recipe links sometime in the next few nights.

However, I wanted to share a sneak-peak of what I spent the day preparing for my week of clean eats!

- Turkey Sausage Egg-Bake Muffins
- Banana Protein Muffins
- Cut up musk melon
- Turkey Meatloaf "Muffins"
- Lemon Protein Bars
- Carrot Cake Protein Bars
- Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Seared Chicken Breasts
- Chicken Cacciatore (with red/green peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, and polenta)
- Steamed Veggies (Snap peas, Green Beans, and Broccoli)
- Turkey Bean Chili

Yes, I made ALL this in one day. After making a grocery run. Between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. It felt great. ;)

I have everything portioned into my new meal containers, and ready for the week. I also bought a new stylish fabric cooler so I can take all my food with me on work-days.

Here's a glimpse of the food prepping I was rocking this afternoon:

And my cute new cooler. :) (Found at Target for about $13.)

All ready for the week and an early morning at 4:45 tomorrow! Will be at the gym doing push-ups at 5:35 a.m. ;)

I have my next month's workouts printed off and clipped in a folder, along with my eating plan information to reference if I need. I also got a large (grandma-esque) pill box to put my multi-vitamin, fish-oil, and BCAA pills in for each day, and a "blender bottle" for on-the-go protein shakes after my workouts! (Can you tell I like the color purple?) ;)

Hope you all have a FABULOUS week! I'm excited to reach success with my goals this week-- how about you??

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ITSTARTSHERE 9/13/2011 2:04PM

    looks alot like my Sunday was..lots n lots of cooking! And I even made a binder (which is purple, haha) of all the workouts for phases 1 & 2..great minds think alike :)

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PURPOSEPOWER95 8/28/2011 1:38AM


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MISSYSTAR1980 8/27/2011 3:48PM

    I love looking at your food prep! I want to be just like you when I start Livefit next month!

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WILDVIOLETS 8/27/2011 1:03PM


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COOKWITHME65 8/27/2011 4:22AM

    LKooks fantastic!

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COOKWITHME65 8/27/2011 3:59AM

    LKooks fantastic!

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KAREN_NY 8/26/2011 1:53PM

Literally. Your consistency with spending every Sunday preparing to Be Awesome all week is ... Fabulous.

I haven't done meal planning & prep since July, as my work hours got long and exhausting. But a 2-week vacation starts today, and I've got my shopping & recipe lists in hand! Thank you for the fire!!


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CINDYCHARLENE 8/25/2011 1:41PM

    Golly, who needs Jenny Craig. Great going!

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APIRLRAIN888 8/25/2011 1:34PM

    hi whit, where do you get your recipes... I want to jump on the clean eating wagon!

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DANCER71 8/25/2011 1:25PM

    Loved this....inspiring!

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ESTEPHENSON2 8/25/2011 1:09PM

    HA! I have the same EXACT gym bag, cooler AND water bottle. I also LOVE purple. And Target ;)

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ANEWCARI 8/24/2011 9:38PM

    I love that you are so dedicated! I wish I was able to fix my food like that, how do you do it?!?! That is so awesome! How many days do you make? You start Sunday and make until when? Friday? Or all the way until Sunday again? Do you have a "cheat day" where you "wing it"? I would also like to know what each meal is comprised of, how many meals per day, and how many calories you are eating. Awesome & amazing work!!! Great job!

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STACYR31 8/23/2011 5:37PM

    OMG you are so totally organized! Your food looks amazing!

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COOP1224 8/23/2011 3:20PM

    Im doing the 12 week challenge too!

Great work so far being prepared! I also made a big ole batch of food to freeze for the week and whipped up some lemon protein bars today.

What is your recipe for the turkey sausage egg bake? That sounds gooooood!

Lets keep each other accountable! Im so excited for this challenge!

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AKA639 8/23/2011 1:06PM

    Awesome, I'm always looking for more recipes, especially clean eats. Looks great! I love to batch cook and plan for the week. Any of those recipes on here?

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    Looks amazing. I so need to get back to my batch cooking and measuring for the entire week. Failing to plan does not lead to good results! Thanks for the motivation kick!

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NURSELAUREN 8/22/2011 8:40PM

    Amazing!!!! emoticon emoticon

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HMMILLER007 8/22/2011 8:23PM

    Love your new stuff! Purple's my fav, too!
Good luck - I think it's safe to say you're going to see some results!

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JENNYLENNON 8/22/2011 5:40PM

    Can't wait for the pics!

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DOWNTOWN02 8/22/2011 5:10PM

    im tired just looking at all the foods. wish i had ur determination with the foods! great work whit! i just made the turk muffins and was over the cooking lol! :)

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SUPERMOM8482 8/22/2011 4:23PM

    Wow you are so organized!!! I need to take note of all of your tips!! Thanks for posting them. I love the purple cooler!! All of your food looks great! I can't wait until I get to try the turkey muffins and protein bars!!

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SHEFFIELD09 8/22/2011 4:04PM

    Wow looks seriously organized! Just a question is this food prep mainly for your breakfasts and lunches and then you make your dinners daily? Just wondering! Thanks!

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LEAH-FITMOM 8/22/2011 4:03PM

    Now THAT is dedication?? Curious what your hubby eats during all this?? Mine will NOT come anywhere near a vegetable. I literally have to make 2 separate meals every time I cook!! emoticon

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DOWNTOWN02 8/22/2011 3:53PM

    im tired just looking at all the foods. wish i had ur determination with the foods! great work whit! i just made the turk muffins and was over the cooking lol! :)

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MELLYBEANS0919 8/22/2011 3:48PM

    Talk about dedication, organization and commitment! AWESOME. I love your cooler.

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IAMZBEE 8/22/2011 3:36PM

    That is such a cute lunch bag! I am always on the hunt for cute stuff. :)

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KELLYFIT4U 8/22/2011 3:26PM

    WOW!!! You inspire me to do more with my planning and prepping, this is emoticon You are gonna have a rawkin week!! WOOT WOOT!

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RR1_RR1 8/22/2011 3:22PM

    Those are cute tupperwares..I like the ones with the 3 slots!

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CHIFANG130 8/22/2011 3:21PM

    Love how organized you are. You can definitely open a catering service for eat clean meal plans. emoticon

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NEENSTER1 8/22/2011 3:03PM

    emoticon You know whaAAAAAAAAAAAAAt? I wanna be like you when I Spark..... Oh emoticon You are a big inspiration.. emoticon help me, Seriously.. You are so organized. emoticon OMgooooooooooodness, girl.

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PHD140 8/22/2011 1:17PM

    love this, I'm a rubbermaid girl myself.
i just bought a similar cooler bag from target ;)
I think the hardest part about meal planning is doing it EVERY WEEK and including enough variety so that I don't go oft script mid week. But seriously, you make it all look so easy, it's totally inspiring!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 8/22/2011 1:12PM

    How wonderful !
Good for you !

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AUTUMNPOTTER 8/22/2011 1:08PM

    I love your food containers where did you get them? They look so convenient. Good luck on your challenge looks like you are off to a great start.

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ARUNNINGKAT 8/22/2011 11:38AM

    Wow! I am impressed and inspired! And I LOVE purple too! I will have to look for a lunch box at Target. That one is super cute! emoticon

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CYNDERROSE 8/22/2011 11:18AM

    I do my clean eating prep on Sundays also, but wow, you blew me out of the water with that much.

I stick to hard boiled eggs, get my oatmeal and add in's all portioned out, grill a bunch of chicken breast, pork chops, steaks for lunches and dinners, and to make a big huge salad with tons of veggies to go with lunches and dinners.


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BEHAPPY0201 8/22/2011 11:17AM

    Everything looks super yummy and I love the food containers.
I saw your refillable bottle too. I can't drink our tap water, but have gotten tired of buying water bottles (cost and environment) and found this really helpful
ght it might help some of your other readers who's tap water isn't the best.

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/22/2011 11:13AM

    Your food, and cooler and bottle are so cute! I also love purple...I have the same water bottle. It makes eating healthy and drinking water so appealing when it's in attractive containers!

Way to go on all your healthy food prep!

That looks delicious and easy to take with you!


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SARAHMAC1978 8/22/2011 11:04AM

    Love the food bag for work! Very cute! I like how organized you are!!

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NATPLUMMER 8/22/2011 10:50AM

    You look totally prepared!!! Have fun!!
I'm a sucker for purple, too :-)

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MAEST35 8/22/2011 10:26AM

    This is right on time for me. I start clean eating tomorrow, so I'll be doing some food prep tonight. I wish I was able to prep yesterday, but I was traveling ALL day returning from Phoenix. Thanks for some great idea inspiration.

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TINNYWINNIE 8/22/2011 10:17AM

  Great Job! Your going to rock this week. You will have no food temptations with such a great menu. Can't wait to try a few of these myself. Please share when you have the time.

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CATHM26 8/22/2011 10:04AM

    Awesome - makes me wanna be a little more go hard!

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RUBYTWOSDAY 8/22/2011 9:14AM

    Looks like you've conquered the week before it even begins! Good for you!

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RIVEKKAH 8/22/2011 8:52AM

    The food looks delish! Where did you get those containers? I totally want!

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ANEWMETIFFANI 8/22/2011 7:55AM

    it all looks YUMMY!!! :) .. can't wait to see how we all do!!!

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SUSIQZER 8/22/2011 7:04AM

    That is fantastic!

And I love the coordinating purple... nice work there too!)

And now you're set for the week... what an awesome feeling! I usually do a big batch o'something on Sundays as well, so I have nice healthy lunches all week. It's so much better than eating a sandwich, and SO much easier not to have to prep meals every day.

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EMFRAPPIER 8/22/2011 6:31AM

    I wish I was as organized as you! Still, I'm on Day Three today and loving the challenge so far! Good work and good luck!

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MINIUM 8/22/2011 5:06AM

    How organized you are! The food looks yummy. Well done! Keep up the hard work!

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BOOKRUNNER 8/22/2011 4:57AM

    You win the Productive Goddess award! Good for you. It's got me thinking...

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PRINCESSNURSE 8/22/2011 4:28AM

    Have a great week! I can't wait for the recipes emoticon

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