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Friday, February 5, 2010

Vege Prep Day

Lately Fridays have been my vege prep day. My veges are delivered on Fridays and I like to prep everything straight out of the box, so I don't have to double handle stuff later in the week. Today's vege prep involved
- baking 2.5kg sweet potato
- topping and tailing 3kg green beans, then blanching them, refreshing them in ice water, draining them, and portioning them into sandwich bags (I'm considering skipping the first step next time - surely it's fine to eat the whole bean?)
- washing salad veges and making up a big salad to last the next few days - lettuce, baby spinach, bean sprouts, tomato, cucumber, celery, red pepper, red onion and carrot
- breaking up 6 cauliflowers and washing the florets (amazing how many little bugs there are hiding in organic cauliflower), then steaming and mashing them.

So that's all our veges prepped for the next seven days, apart from making up more salad as it's needed, and baking some more sweet potatoes.

It might look like I don't get a lot of variety but I swap veges around from week to week, depending on what's cheap/in season and what I feel like eating. I just prefer to buy a couple of items in bulk and eat them for the whole week so I don't have to think too much about what to buy and what to eat each day.

Tomorrow I'll do the groceries and meat.

Today's food
M1: protein shake, muesli, eggs
M2: chicken, green beans, pesto
M3: chicken salad, walnuts
M4: kangaroo patty, sweet potato, cauliflower
training, Day 1 (workout drinks)
M5: turkey mince with Morrocan seasoning, sweet potato, salad

I will lose 10kg by 31 December

2 comments:

Lia Halsall said...

Are you still getting them through greenline Charlotte? xxx

Charlotte Orr said...

Hi Lia, yes, still through Greenline. Though I am planning to plant some organic veges. More on that soon.