Fit in 15

Week 7 Recipes, tips, & tricks for meal prep

1. Aim to make the largest portion of 2 meals NON- starchy veggies

2. Aim to make at least 1 meal/day instead of eating out

3. Use these recipes & sample menu below if you have access to more cooking equipment than a microwave

Monday- B: PB + J smoothie  L: Pressure cooker mac & cheese  D: Turkey sausage, kale & white bean soup
Tuesday- B: PB + J smoothie  L: Pressure cooker mac & cheese D: Turkey sausage, kale & white bean soup
Wednesday- B: Southwest breakfast burrito or bowl (from breakfast playlistL: Pressure cooker mac & cheese   D: Turkey sausage, kale & white bean soup
Thursday- B: Southwest breakfast burrito or bowl (from breakfast playlist)  L:  Cottage cheese bowl (from no cooking playlistD: Turkey sausage, kale & white bean soup
Friday- B:  Mocha overnight oats (from breakfast playlist)   L: Easy salmon cakes with arugula salad D: Cottage cheese bowl (from no cooking playlist)
Saturday- B: PB + J smoothie  L: Easy salmon cakes with arugula salad D:Adult lunch-able (from no cooking playlist)
Sunday- B: PB + J smoothie L: Easy salmon cakes with arugula salad  D: Adult lunch-able (from no cooking playlist)

Blender recipes

PB + J smoothie

  • For 12-20g more protein to help you feel full longer, add in 4oz Oikos, Dannon light and fit, or Great value light Greek vanilla yogurt

1 pot Stove top or electric skillet

Turkey sausage, kale & white bean soup

  • To make this work in an electric skillet, save the broth until ready to serve then add to individual bowls
  • Can increase nutrients by using bone broth instead of regular broth

Easy salmon cakes with arugula salad

  • A GREAT meal prep recipe for the next couple of days, and if you don't like arugula just get a spring mix or any type of salad mix

Insta pot or slow cooker-crockpot

Instant pot beef roast

  • Double the carrots to 8 carrots to reach your goal of largest portion of plate= non starchy veggies (or use 2lb of baby carrots to reduce the prep time)

Pressure cooker mac & cheese

  • Double the broccoli amount to 4 cups

Sheet pan recipes (Standard oven or Galanz) or Air Fryer

Easy salmon cakes with arugula salad

  • Yes these can also be made in the oven or air fryer! And without the extra oil you will reduce calories a bit.

Meal prep tips

Storage can be a big issue when it comes to meal prep on the truck

1. Drivers recommend investing in a vacuum sealer to store weeks of food at a time without going bad and taking up tons of space

  • Find a USB rechargeable vacuum sealer and bags from Walmart here- Vacuum & Bags

2. Drivers recommend investing in a blender to make nutritious smoothies. The Blend Jet 2 (battery powdered, USB rechargeable) is especially driver friendly as you can put your ingredients in before driving, place the entire blender in your cupholder, then press the button and blend without having to plug it in or stop driving!

  • Click to get a Blend Jet 2 and cut down on time even MORE by prepping smoothie ingredients in baggies for quick access
  • Another great blender is the Vitamix for larger batches of smoothies. Uses 1200-1400 W

Cleaning tips & tricks

Without the right tools for clean up...let's just say it can get messy trying to clean dishes in the truck stop shower

Instead, try these driver recommended products

  1. Dawn spray soap- cuts through the grime leaving minimal scrub time
  2. USB rechargeable spray bottle- powerful & helpful tool that holds 1 Liter of water at a time
  3. Eat cleaner food grade wipes- quick swipe of fruits, veggies, even dishes so it saves a bunch on water
  4. Collapsible dish pan- space saving equipment that also doubles as a cutting board
  5. Large water container with spigot- set to the end of doorway & clean dishes on step
  6. For blenders- clean quickly by simply filling halfway with water + dab of soap, turn on for 30 seconds to 1 minute, drain, then rinse with plain water
  7. Parchment paper makes for easy cleanup when using pans or dishes in the Galanz or standard oven