Whole30 Meal Prep For the Week #kickstart2019


(upbeat digital music) – Hi munchies! Welcome new and old, I’m Alyssia
if you don’t already know. And I am so happy to have you here. It’s the new year, a lot
of you might be doing Whole30 with me. And even more of you
are trying to meal prep to set yourself up for success. You’re not alone and it
really is a great choice because it makes a healthy
lifestyle sustainable. If you’re struggling with meal prep or want to learn how to make it easier, we are currently in the middle
of our new year’s launch of our comprehensive
course, Meal Prep Ignite. Some of you have waited months! We only release it twice a year. If you don’t know, my
Meal Prep Ignite course is a course that teaches
you how to meal prep for your lifestyle. We opened enrollment twice in 2018. And since then we have learned
what our students liked and what they wanted more of. And we’ve added to the
course for all of you this time around. Not only did we update some
of the existing content, but we’ve also added
microwave meal prep content, food waste content, and
what I am most excited about is that we digitized the Meal
Prep Ignite system sheets, so you don’t need to print out the paper. It even does some of the work for you to help you save time and be organized. If you’re already enrolled
then you have access to all of the changes, but
if not, now is the time. And we are doing a special
new year’s discount for this launch only. You can learn all about
it at mealprepignite.com. But seriously, enrollment
is only open until January 4th of this year. And then it’s closed until who knows when? Sometime later in 2019. To celebrate and be
excited about this launch in the new year, I’m sharing
a Whole30 meal prep today. I used my Meal Prep Ignite system, which is a step by step system
to take you from knowing nothing about what you’re
going to eat next week to figure out what you’re going to make, how you’re going to do it efficiently and save you time and money. This example prep is a
weekday prep for one person for breakfast and two
people for lunch and dinner. I left Friday night open for a night out, one lunch open for work or going out which allows for some flexibility. If you don’t know what Whole30 is, check out the website, but it’s a program that I really love. And that not only helps
you clean up your diet, but develop a healthy
relationship with food. It’s a whole foods diet
and it’s Paleo-ish, so no grains, dairy,
legumes or added sugar at all for the 30 days. For breakfast, I need
to keep things simple. I don’t have time to spend
cooking in the morning, so I’m boiling eggs
that’ll be ready to eat straight out of the
fridge, half of an avocado and some fresh berries. No prep is really needed
other than just making the items accessible. And that is half the
battle with meal prep, learning how to get
smarter about prepping, instead of working harder and
slaving away in the kitchen. For lunch I’m making two
different bowl style lunches to keep things interesting. The first is a garlic cauliflower
rice and sausage bowl. I found spiralized butternut
squash at Trader Joe’s and decided to try that
instead of roasting cubes. I add oil to a pan with the
noodles and saute to cook with a bit of salt,
pepper, and smoked paprika. So easy, just cook until tender. Then I cook the cauliflower rice. I start with a bit of
ghee, or you could use oil, and onions with chopped garlic. Then I add the cauliflower rice and allow to saute until tender, about five minutes. Followed by vegetable
broth, coconut aminos, garlic powder and salt. Cook another eight to 10
minutes until cooked through and the liquid is gone. Separately, I take a bit
of ghee on a saucepan and add chopped chicken apple sausage. Clean sausage can be tricky, so make sure you read the ingredients, which you really need to do with anything for Whole30 anyway. And make sure it’s compliant. I like the Applegate brand,
but there are a few other compliant brands I’ve seen too. The sausage is already cooked,
so you don’t need to heat it, but I love adding that
bit of char for flavor. It just takes a minute
or two on each side. Then we can combine everything, cauliflower rice, squash noodles, chicken apple sausage and
I’m also adding blueberries. (upbeat horns and synthesizer music) Into my meal prep containers it goes. This bowl is delicious hot or cold. I am a big garlic fan and
it does not disappoint here. It’s one of my favorite
Whole30 flavor combos. I actually make this dish all the time. For a second lunch I’m making
a sesame veggie rice bowl. (upbeat guitar music) To start I roast up sweet potato cubes tossed with oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and ground ginger. (upbeat guitar music) In one pot I make the veggie rice, a similar process to the last dish. I melt ghee with onion
and saute until tender. To this one I add both
cauliflower and broccoli rice and allow to soften. Then I’m upping the
veggies with more zucchini, followed by vegetable
broth, coconut aminos, sesame oil and salt. Cover and cook eight to 10 minutes and finish with a squeeze of lime juice. (upbeat horns music) In another pot I make the coconut beef. I melt ghee with onion,
garlic and mushrooms and allow to soften and reduce. Then I add beef to the center, break it up, and allow to brown. I love that this can
all be done in one dish and it’s going to have even more flavor. Then I add coconut milk, coconut aminos, sesame oil and salt. Simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes, until the coconut milk has reduced. It adds so much flavor to the beef! Then I assemble the lunches
starting with the veggie rice, then beef and sweet potato cubes. I garnish with green
onion and sesame seeds. These bowls will last four
to five days in the fridge or can be frozen for later. My best and worst meal prep foods PDF available in my Meal Prep Ignite course helps share which foods last
longest for meal prepping. I also serve these
lunches with avocado, too. On to dinner. The first is my pineapple asian
turkey slow cooker recipe. (upbeat digital music) I prep the bag in advance,
so I can have a fresh cooked meal during the week with less leftovers. For meal prepping I add
everything to a large freezer safe bag, ground turkey, shaved Brussels sprouts,
mushrooms, red bell pepper, carrots, onion, water chestnuts,
which are my favorite, garlic, broth, pineapple
juice, coconut aminos, which is a soy sauce substitute. Tomato paste, or a
Whole30 compliant ketchup, pineapple chunks, crushed pineapple, your favorite Whole30 compliant hot sauce which is optional, but pairs super well and gives a nice kick, and some salt. Remove the air, seal it up,
and refrigerate or freeze. (upbeat music) when I’m ready to make it during the week I add everything to the slow cooker, break up the meat and cover
and cook low and slow, my favorite way. This makes it easier to
have a fresh cooked meal. And then I can use the rest as leftovers, or even freeze it for
later after it’s cooked. Serve as lettuce wraps, as a salad, or with cauliflower rice. The pineapple and coconut
aminos gives it such a sweet and salty flavor, and it makes all of
the veggies fun to eat. I get protein from my
turkey, tons of veggies and carbs come from
pineapple, starchier veggies like carrots, water chestnuts and juice. Remember, carbohydrates do
not have to mean grains. This meal is from my slow
cooker and sheet pan ebook. It is filled with meal prep recipes both for the slow cooker, as well as easy sheet pan dinners. And you actually get it
for free if you enroll in my Meal Prep Ignite course, along with a few other
meal prep recipe ebooks. It’s also available at
mindovermuch.com/ebooks. The next meal I’m creating is not from my slow cooker and sheet pan ebook, but it is a sheet pan recipe, making it another one perfect
for fresh cooked meals. I’m prepping Indian chicken wings and curry roasted cauliflower. The chicken wings only
require three ingredients. I mix together garam
masala seasoning and salt, and store that and the
chicken wings separately until I’m ready to cook,
three to four days max. But it’s a great option
if you can plan ahead with your meal prepping, which my Meal Prep
Ignite system makes easy. For the veggies, I mix curry powder, garlic powder, turmeric and salt. It’s prepped and ready to go along with my cauliflower florets,
raisins and slivered almonds. That is my next prepped dinner. When I’m ready to cook I
dry off the chicken wings to help them get crispier
and add them to a tray along with the cauliflower. Then I add a little oil
and rub the garam masala seasoning mix onto the wings. And I add the raisins and almonds with oil and the curry seasoning
mix to the cauliflower. Toss everything and coat completely. Into the oven it goes, making
a super easy sheet pan dinner. For even more flavor, I add lemon zest to the cauliflower after roasting. Oh my gosh, this is one
of my favorite dishes, meal prep or not. Carbs come from the raisins and almonds. And you guys, I’m not gonna lie, I usually add frozen
pearl onions to this dish, but I totally forgot when I baked these for filming day, I’m sorry!
(duck quacks) Still, it’s delicious. Indian inspired flavors,
savory with a hint of sweet and a great variety of
textures from the raisins and almonds and the cauliflower, and the crispy skin on the chicken wings. For snacks I keep Whole30
compliant options on hand, like Chomp’s beef and turkey meat sticks, some seasonal fruit like kiwi right now, some pre-portioned bags of nuts. You can of course
portion these on your own to save a buck, but portioning
is key for me either way, otherwise moderation is very challenging. And baby carrots with
guacamole packs and/or salsa. With Whole30 my goal is
to snack less and less as I go throughout the month, but in the beginning I definitely
need some time to adjust. So I try to be prepared so
I can snack on something compliant and appropriate, rather than give in to temptation. And that is my Whole30 meal prep. I hope you found it
helpful and I’ll be posting more Whole30 ideas on
my Instagram this month as I do Whole30 throughout January. Come and say hello. Again, you have a few days left to sign up for my Meal Prep Ignite course. This is the lowest price
we have ever offered it for the new year and it
won’t be back for months. Don’t miss your chance
to start your healthy new year off with a bang. I’ll see you tomorrow and
every weekday this month for a new episode and remember, it’s all a matter of mind over munch.