I’m in bodybuilder mode. By that I mean I’m trying to put on some healthy weight and hopefully regain some muscle that somehow disappeared somewhere. Such a project requires meal planning.
I consciously have to eat more nutrients and the only way to do that is to know what I’m having before I even get hungry. I plan ahead and do some batch cooking on Sunday to have multiple meals ready to go and make sure my pantry, fridge, and freezer are stocked for the spontaneously cooked meals that I put together later in the week. My meals plans usually work out about 90% of the time.
I find that this type of planning virtually eliminates food waste at my house and leaves me physically running better because I have no reasons to skip meals or eat poorly due to not knowing what to have or being too busy to cook. This method also saves me a lot of money that would otherwise be spent on meals out or the purchase of unmade food that goes bad in the fridge.
This week the chosen main vegetable has been brussels sprouts and the first way that I used them was for making a breakfast bake with sweet potatoes, spinach, and eggs. I made enough for two portions and I now I also have another meal already to go for tomorrow morning or whenever.
Brussels Sprouts For Breakfast (2 servings)
1 small sweet potato, sliced into 1/4″ thick pieces
6-8 brussel sprouts, quartered
2 mushrooms, finely chopped
2C spinach, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Put the sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts in an 8″ pan and lightly drizzle avocado oil (or oil of your choice) over the veggies and give them a stir. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.
- Mix together eggs, mushrooms, spinach, and spices and pour evenly over the partially baked sweet potato and brussels sprouts mix. Bake for about 15 more minutes or until the eggs are fully cooked and firm.
- Eat half and store the other half in a covered container in the fridge for up to three days.
I love a solid savory meal for breakfast. This one wins in every way. Easy, filling, nutritious, and delicious.
Here is to healthy muscles!