Protein Prep for THM
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Grab and go foods can have a HUGE impact on your ability to stay on plan. Protein prep can save you on busy days – and there are so many options!
When you have proteins prepped, you can grab a protein source anytime for a super quick and easy fuel. (P.S. – I've attached a free lean protein cheat sheet for you in this email, so please keep reading if you want it!)
Imagine that your day gets away from you. You're busy, and you need to run out the door in ten minutes. But you haven't eaten lunch! The siren call of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (or frozen pizza…or off plan leftovers…or just the M&Ms from that dusty trail mix in your pantry) is hard to ignore, but what if you didn't even think about that box of blue and orange that we love to hate?
What if your brain immediately went to the three protein prep you did before? What if you knew you had protein sources in your refrigerator that you could build an on-plan meal around in just a few minutes?
If you have baked chicken breast already prepared (FP), you can make the following meals in about 5 minutes:
- Burrito Bowls
- Chicken Tacos
- Chicken Wraps
- Salad with Chicken
- Chicken quesadillas
With light cottage cheese (FP), you could make THM's Waldorf Salad or a THM shake in just a few minutes.
If you have bacon (S), you could make:
- Bacon and Scrambled Eggs
- Cobb Salad
Those are just a few ideas off of the top of my head – there are dozens of things you can make VERY quickly that are completely on plan, not to mention just eating the protein on its own for a quick snack!
In today's prep session I talked more about our protein prep and made bacon and chicken breast with bonus ideas for both:
We also covered two snack protein prep options – make ahead bulk shake mix and Ultimate E bars here:
I have a free cheat sheet with lean (E or FP-friendly) protein ideas you can download here:
Lean Protein Cheat Sheet.pdf
If you want to jump in to join the challenge you can download your free printable packet here: THM Prep Challenge Workbook.pdf
This challenge has been so much fun! I'll see you tomorrow with more prep tips!
P.S. It looks like Bootcamp will be selling out again, and I want you to get a chance to sign up! I’ve spent nearly ten years creating and curating cheat sheets, resources, and well over a thousand meal and snack ideas to go along with my live coaching sessions for each Bootcamp.
My #1 goal is to make sure you are equipped to make THM easy and to stay on plan no matter what! Quick and easy/grab and go/last minute, what to eat and when, how to make THM your easiest go-to – I make sure you have what you need to reach your goals!
You can click here to claim your spot!