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Busy Season Meal Prep

Hi everyone! Happy NEW YEAR! I’m glad to be celebrating virtually with you! Today, I am traveling back from Minneapolis to Denver. I have a few more days off before heading back to work next week. Hoping to get a couple good ski days in, and relax a bit.

If you have been following along for awhile, you may know that I work in public accounting. I’m on the audit side of things, so I’m in what we call “busy season” from Jan to the end of March. Personally, I travel a lot between mid January to mid February. Between travel and my busy schedule, it makes it hard to meal prep and eat healthy. We order in take out a lot of the time.

However, I try to stay on track with my meals by saving food for leftovers. Most times when you order out, the meal has enough calories that it should be 1.5 or even 2 meals.

Thanksgiving-long-weekend

Meal Prep

The other thing I try to do is meal prep. When I’m traveling Sunday evening- Thursday evening, I don’t grocery shop as much. If I have some things in my cupboard or freezer that are quick to make I will avoid going out to eat.

Soups that I like to buy

-Amy’s Thai Coconut Curry
-Amy’s Veggie Chili
-Trader Joe’s Veggie Chili
-Amy’s Lentil Soup

Homemade Soups

Pinch of Yum Lentil Soup
Pinch of Yum Crock Pot Wild Rice Soup

Other food to buy

Trader Joe’s Ravioli
Trader Joe’s Pizza

I like to have good healthy (or healthyish) options at home to avoid going out to eat. Going out to eat is a fun social event with friends, but sometimes I just order a drink or meet friends for a drink. Do you meal prep a lot with your job and lifestyle? I know someone who meal preps every week because she drives over an hour to her job. So she doesn’t like to cook after she gets home.

Thanks Amanda for letting me link up today

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