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Prep for Success!

Being a busy working lady means LOTS of opportunities for excuses. I’m learning this more and more every day! But every time I make a mistake I try and figure out what went wrong. I know for a fact that when I have a healthy option prepped and ready to go, I am infinitely more likely to make the healthy choice. Makes sense, right? So when Jason and I started Hammer and Chisel (an awesome workout/nutrition program) last month, I knew I wanted to start off right by doing some food prep. I set aside a few hours on a Saturday and got to work.

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The first thing I made was egg cups! I wanted to include plenty of veggies so I added onions, spinach, and bell pepper inside. A little cheese on mine and some turkey bacon + cheese for Jason’s! These were SO convenient for the mornings.

The Hammer & Chisel nutrition plan has a certain amount of fruit that you’re supposed to eat every day. I am a HUGE lover of fruit, but it can be kind of tough in the winter when there aren’t as many fruits in season. To make sure we didn’t skip our fruit I washed and portioned out single servings of grapes and cara cara oranges.

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Here are some more ideas for healthy things you can prep in advance:

  • Parfaits with greek yogurt, granola, and berries
  • Sliced bell peppers and cucumbers to dip in hummus
  • Fruit salad
  • Egg salad (use greek yogurt to replace some or all of the mayo!)
  • Homemade trail mix
  • Overnight oats

We’re loving Hammer & Chisel so far! I hung the nutrition plan up in our kitchen for easy reference. The plan doesn’t restrict my food intake at all (who wants to be restricted?? not me! not ever!), it just ensures that we’re eating the right proportions of each food group.

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This is one of the dinners we enjoyed in our first week of the plan:

Spring mix salad, barley, balsamic glazed salmon

That’s a spring mix salad dressed with fig balsamic vinegar, barley, and balsamic glazed salmon. Drooling just thinking about it!

See you next time, friends!

-Lauren

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  • Donna February 15, 2016, 10:00 am

    Have you gone off vegetarianism? Just curious.

    • Lauren @ Dash of Soul September 19, 2016, 12:17 am

      My diet is still plant-based! Occasionally I’ll cave and have some seafood if it’s from a good source.

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