i'm so motivated to get back on a more strict meal plan. i have definitely been making an effort to eat clean about 80% of the time while i've been pregnant, however this last month or so, its more like 60% ;) with my energy levels still up, i've been busy prepping meals for once eliott arrives. doesn't hurt to be prepared...no idea what is in store time-wise with this little guy! my freezer is currently stocked with 20 meals which i did in two days. aim to make 10 more this week. why do i enjoy meal prepping so much? ha!
a couple of things i learned from my imago training was to keep my meals small & frequent. i would eat 5x a day with breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks in between (200-300 cal each). given my plan is to breastfeed, i will be adding another "meal" in there to keep my supply up since on average moms burn near 500 calories breastfeeding. here are a few of my personal recommendations when it comes to prepping...
baking has quickly become a stress reliever for me...especially guilt-free baking ;) was inspired by this recipe & let's just say i've made three batches in two weeks already...
1 cup (100g) of steel cut oats*
3/4 cup (90g) of whole wheat flour*
1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/8 teaspoons of salt
1/2 cup of raw honey
2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
1 large brown egg
*super important to measure this exactly. a kitchen scale is the best way to go, or use the "spoon & sweep" method where you pour (overflow) your ingredient into your measuring cup then level with a spoon.
mix your flour, oats, cinnamon, salt & baking powder into a bowl. in a separate bowl, mix your egg & melted coconut oil then slowly add in your honey. once fully mixed, add to your dry mix by slowly pouring and stirring. leave in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
preheat your oven to 325°F & line two cookies sheet with parchment paper. once chilled, spoon nine scoops of batter on each sheet making 18 "mini" cookies in total. place in oven for 15 minutes. remove & set the cookies out to chill for a few minutes.
depending on your brand of ingredients, each "mini" cookie could range from 75-90 calories each -- not bad! feel free to spice it up by adding 1/4 cup of blueberries, raisins, chocolate chips or whatever your craving. enjoy!
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