Your turkey may be stuffed, but doesn’t mean YOU have to stay stuffed for the rest of the month. While Thanksgiving is the perfect day to indulge and have a slice of pumpkin pie or five, you can definitely use some of the healthier Thanksgiving staples to make lunches or diners for the following week. I loved incorporating turkey, green beans and my sweet potato casserole into my prep this week. @Chris.Rocchio_Fit came correct with his avocado deviled eggs, homemade turkey breast recipe and roasted carrots among other delicious foods in his prep this week.
Check out my grocery cart full of seasonal goodies at Trader Joe’s.
Here are two sample days from my routine. I still like incorporating a higher carb and lower carb day. Remember to plan you higher carb days with harder training days and a lower carb day with less intensive work. I made sure to included container counts from 21 Day Fix EXTREME.
High-Carb Day Meal Prep:
6:30am: Pre-Workout + Kaged Muscle BCAAs
9:00am Breakfast: 3 egg white cups, 1 whole egg cup, steel cut oats & 1 cup berries (1 red, 1 purple, 1/2 yellow)
11:00am Snack 1: Shakeology blended with water & ice and figs & blackberries (1 red, 1 purple)
1:00pm Lunch: Sweet potato casserole, turkey by @chris.rocchio_fit and green beans (1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue, 2 tsp.)
3:00pm Snack 2: Kombucha & roasted carrots & tomatoes (1 yellow, 1 green, 1 tsp.)
6:00pm Dinner: Shredded chicken, green beans, carrots cherry tomatoes , roasted cauliflower & dressing (1 red, 2 green. 1 orange, 1 tsp.)
7:00 Snack 3: Popcorn 🙌 (1/2 yellow)
Low-Carb Day Meal Prep:
6:30am Pre-Workout + Kaged Muscle BCAAs
9:00am Meal 1: Oatmeal & 3 Egg White Cups + 1 Whole Egg Cup & MCT oil + coffee (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 tsp)
11:00am Meal 2: 4 oz. turkey breast, quinoa and green beans (1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow)
1:00pm Meal 3: 4 oz. shredded chicken, cherry tomatoes and green beans (1 red, 1 green)
3:00pm Meal 4: 4 oz shredded chicken roasted carrots, tomatoes, green beans and cauliflower (1 red, 1 1/2 green, 1 tsp)
5:00pm Meal 5: 4 oz shredded chicken, cucumbers and bell peppers (1 red, 1 green, 1 tsp)
7:00pm Meal 6: 4 oz shredded chicken, broccolini, roasted carrots and cherry tomatoes (1 red, 1 green, 1 tsp)
8:30pm Meal 7 (if I’m hungry): 4 oz roasted turkey breast, roasted carrots, tomatoes and cauliflower (1 red, 1 green)
Extra: Roasted carrots and cherry tomatoes
My sweet potato casserole for high carb day was delicious.
Click here to get the full recipe on my blog.
Chris.Rocchio_Fit shows us what a packed, full day of food looks like:
6:30am Pre-Workout Breakfast: 1L water, MCT Oil, celery & sunflower seed butter, coffee, BCAA’s
7:15am Chest Workout
8:45am 2nd Breakfast/Post Workout: 4 Avocado Deviled Eggs (recipe below), Walnuts, Whey Protein Isolate, Sweet Potato Casserole (Recipe by @meowmeix)
11:00am Snack: Almonds/Cashews/Walnuts mix
12:45pm Lunch: Thanksgiving Stuffing Meatballs, Stir- Fried Bacon & Kale, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cherry Tomatoes
3:00pm Snack: 4 Avocado Deviled Eggs
7:00pm Dinner: Roasted Turkey (w/ butter, apples, sage, garlic) Honey Roasted Carrots, Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Onions, *
9:00pm Snack: Greek Yogurt (plain) & Bell Pepper
Man does he a lot! #Gains
Avocado Deviled Egg Recipe (I tried a few – freaking delicious):
Step 1: Take hard boiled eggs
Step 2: Peel and cut in half
Step 3: Take yokes out
Step 4: Mix yokes, 1.5 avocados, pepper, Himalayan sea salt, cumin, coriander powder
Step 5: Scoop into egg halves
Step 6: Sprinkle w/ paprika
Chris also made this delicious and easy baked turkey recipe.
Sage Butter Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe:
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 F and mix grass-fed melted butter, sage, pepper, Himalayan sea salt, minced garlic, fresh lemon juice.
Step 2: Rub butter/spice mixture all over turkey and under the skin.
Step 3: Bake at 400 for 1.25 hours. Thickest part of meat should be 165 degrees. If not, leave in for another 15 minutes.
Hope this gives you some fun ideas for your meal prep. Let’s be real though, if you’re doing Thanksgiving right there probably won’t be many leftovers. However, the store should be full of seasonal items like turkey, green beans, sweet potatoes, and carrots and this gives you some fun new seasonal ideas to throw into the mix.
P.S. totally guilty of the below. Happy Prepping!