Home Cookin’ on the Go

Hi there :D

Yes, I’m well aware the title of this post could pose as an oxy-moron. However, this post serves to prove that false!

As I mentioned in yesterday morning’s post, Tuesday was a marathon of a day. I worked 8 hours at the BIC, came home, shoveled food into my mouth, and went to the gym to train some clients while also getting in a workout myself. I was home by 9:00 pm, but I still managed to have a home cooked dinner on the table.

Said shoveled food:

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Not a granola bar or frozen meal – homemade veggie enchiladas!

No, I didn’t create the ever-so-lusted-after 25th hour; I planned ahead! Monday was my easy day this week; all I had on the agenda was to train a couple clients and do some tax stuff for the LLC. So with my extra hours, I helped myself out in the form of prep-work.

I had all the fixin’s for veggie enchiladas, but we had plans to go out for Indian food that night, I simply prepared them to be cooked tonight instead.

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Used all 6 of these Ezekiel tortillas:

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This ensures there will be leftovers to freeze and pull out  in the future on a night where I wasn’t so adequately prepared – hey, those nights happen too.

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The veggies:

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While slicing up the veggies, I practiced another time-saving tip by slicing a few extra to include in today’s sack lunch:

 

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Yum!

For Shane’s, I used Jenna’s method of poaching some free-range chicken (breasts) and shredded the chicken to include in his tortillas. It was so quick and easy!

Before heading into the gym last night, I just pulled them out of the fridge, shredded some raw jack cheddar on top, preheated the oven to 400, popped the pans into the oven for about 10 minutes, and voila! A home cooked dinner in 10 minutes:

 

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Another time-saving measure I did on Monday was deep cleaned the entire house. If I set aside two free hours to get the floors, counters, bathrooms, and laundry done, then it doesn’t pile up and get gross during the days I’m busy. Not to mention, tasks lists and Google Calendar save my life. Call me type A, but I just can’t stand feeling rushed and disorganized – it seriously sets a bad tone for the entire day! What’s with that?

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And I’m off!! Got a majorly busy one planned again for today. Oof. However, I think I might have some leftovers to help me out with meal planning today ;)

Tomorrow morning I’ll be posting my 10K and 15K training plan, along with the process I follow for developing a training plan for a race.

 

What are your time-saving tips? Help a sista out! I know I gathered some great ones from Morgan, Kath, and Sarah at the Healthy Living Summit!

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Comments

  1. Anne @ a daily slice says:

    Ooh this is such a good idea for a quick and yummy meal!! I’m all about it.

    Can’t wait to see your training plan–I need a little tune up before I train for my next 10k :)

  2. This is the second veggie enchilada post I’ve read today. I need to make some STAT. They look so tasty!

  3. Planning ahead is key. I’ve recently started meal planning and cleaning a little everyday to not make the load seem so overwhelming.
    I make all my meals the night before and pack them up. Breakfast at home quick. Lunch in cooler for at work. And dinner in a tupperware ready to go when I get home at 7pm!
    Then I cook the husbands “meats” at beginning of week and he can assemble when he gets home!

  4. Great job making the most of your time! I need to do this more, I’ve been so unorganized about my meals lately.

  5. Meal planning at the beginning of the week is a huge time-saver for me — I try not to eat lunch meat often, so I’ll plan dinners that make 2 dinners/2 lunches and I’m good to go. I also have a container of oatmeal, jar of pb, syrup, and cinnamon at work so I always have breakfast items on hand – then I just bring in a bunch of fruit/yogurt at the beginning of the week. This cuts a lot of time out of my morning routine in particular (which is good because I’m pretty much a forgetful zombie that early)!

  6. hey girlie!!
    loveee the tips for the ‘fast’ delicious homecooked food! mmmmm yummy! I hope youve been having a great week!
    xoxo!

  7. I will most definitely have to have those enchiladas now – they look awesome!

    Planning ahead like this is so great – it always makes me feel so efficient and “in control” :)

  8. YUM those enchiladas look awesome! ive got some garden grown squash & zuke just begging to be made into this recipe.

  9. I totally agree that feeling rushed isn’t a good feeling. I think it’s great that you are so organized that you prepare and plan ahead to keep yourself from being in a bad “head space” (as my mom calls it).

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