So I have an announcement to make, my first ever pinup competition will be September 1st! that’s right! I will be walking on stage next to some of the most beautiful vintage ladies in Texas for one of the largest pinup shows around!
So for the last few weeks I’ve been doing meal prep…..Something I’ve done before pre-vacations and special events.
What can I say? it works! I know I wont cheat, and I know that if I don’t eat the 15 containers of chicken and broccoli sitting in my fridge for the week then guess what, it goes bad, you wasted your money and food. Isn’t that positive?!
(As my boyfriend puts it…there is a Kimmy Schmidt quote that applies to all scenarios, and he is SO RIGHT!)
Being so blessed with a friend that does fitness competitions, placing 5th at her last competition she is truly dedicated and is such a cool cool person and definitely keeps it real. I’m sure she gets tired of all my endless meal prep, fitness and nutrition questions but I have learned so much from her and I think, if she can do it and not totally lose her mind, so can I!!!
Absolutely cracks me up! Shows how exciting things can be when you haven’t totally lost your mind (and sense of humor) in the process…
So I’m always on the lookout for meal-prep hacks and alternatives.and yesterday I found the mother-load of chicken meal-prep hacks:
It is the most amazing, easiest hack ever so you avoid getting burnt out on the same bland chicken every dang meal!
Here are the steps that I’ve taken from the link Fit Men Cook http://fitmencook.com/time-saving-chicken-meal-prep/:
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Roll a long pieces of aluminum foil so that it resembles a stick and place that in the baking sheet to create a dividers. Repeat the process for the number of columns you would like.
- Evenly divide your chicken breast pieces and then season them individually.
- Add the seasoned chicken pieces into the baking pan.
- Try as much as possible to spread the chicken out so that it does not cook together. I like to add about 1.5 tsp of coconut oil to the seasoned chicken so that it does not stick together.
- Depending on the amount of chicken in the pan, your baking times will vary. Here I had roughly 6 pounds of raw chicken so I cooked it at 405F for 20 minutes. Remember since these are smaller pieces, they will cook faster.
Marinating that chicken!
MMMMMM……Look at that juicy variety!
So the three marinades I used were Tiki Masala (Left), Thai Coconut (Center) and Spicy Sweet Chili (Right) Marinade. As advised, I watched the sugar and sodium in the marinades, made sure to purchase organic marinades and avoided preservatives as best I could. I’m sure that its not as good as it would be if I made my own….but that’s for a later date. What kind of marinades would you use?! I would love to hear your suggestions!