November 15, 2008
A Week’s Worth of Protein
Interested in saving time while you're planning your upcoming week's meals? It's all in the prep!
Although I do admit to ending up at Whole Foods more than once per week, I do my main shop on Mondays and, even though I roughly buy the same things (more or less), the meals I create are always diverse.
For example, I'll usually buy chicken breast (skin-on, bone-in), steak (filet mignon, flank, tri tip), fresh fish for that day (salmon, ahi, sea bass). Always a ton of a variety of fruits and veg as well.
When I get home, I'll decide which I am having over the next two -three days and put the rest of the meat or poultry in the freezer. Then I'll marinate what I want to marinate and keep the cycle of taking something out of the freezer in time to let it defrost in the fridge and let a marinate soak in for a day or two.
You can stay ahead of the game this way and avoid having to go to the grocery shoppe every day. I'd also suggest you buy a little extra of whatever you're going to be cooking as leftovers make a terrific lunch for you, your kids and your spouse!