Prepping is your friend

Good Morning!  Mondays are always a little rough after having 5 days off.  We left Dane’s parents house at 7:30am and got home right around 4:30pm yesterday.  There was a lot more traffic on the road than there was on Wednesday when we left.

It was nice to get home at a decent hour.  We decided to go grocery shopping since we had very little food in the fridge.  We didn’t eat the greatest on vacation, so I wanted to have some healthy choices available for the week.

I remembered that I had this post from The New Healthy bookmarked and decided to prep a few veggie bowls for the week.  I started by roasting red peppers, zucchini, red onion, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and broccoli.

Then I made some quinoa on the stovetop.

And drained/rinsed a can of black beans.

Just like Stefanie suggested, I started with spinach and the roasted veggies.

The next layer was black beans.

Then quinoa.

On top of that, I added some hummus.

And topped it all off with a little bit more spinach.

Now, I have 3 big veggie bowls ready to go for lunches this week!

Sorry for that horrible picture.  

I also prepped my overnight oats for the morning.

We had 2 bananas hanging out in the fruit bowl looking pretty sorry.  I meant to freeze them before left, but I forgot.  Instead of throwing them away, I decided to bake something.  I remembered seeing a recipe for Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Bread on Courtney’s blog and decided to give it a try.  It instantly smelled amazing and tasted really good, too.

Do you prep meals for the week on Sunday?

You can find the posts from our trip here, here, here, here and here in case you missed any of them.

Have a great week!  :)



  1. 1

    Wow – those veggie bowls look amazing! I can’t wait to hear how they turn out. :)

    I am glad to hear you had a nice and relaxing trip. North Carolina is a beautiful state. I love the Blue Ridge Parkway!
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      It was really good and has kept me full. :)

      The Blue Ridge Parkway was beautiful…I would love to see it again in the fall.

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    I love food prep. It makes me feel in control and sets my mind at ease that I will always have something ready to eat when I want/need it! I *try* and prep all my produce when I get home from the store to make meal prep even easier!

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    The veggie bowls look like a great idea. Let us all know how they taste!
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