Low Calorie & Carb Meal Prep by Marek Fitness no. 8

Marek | @marekfitness by Marek | @marekfitness 17 January 2018

Keep your diet interesting and still hit your weight loss goals with this tasty meal prep from Marek Fitness

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Low Calorie & Carb Meal Prep by Marek Fitness no. 8

 

Struggling to find inspiration for your meal prep? @MarekFitness brings you some fantastic fresh new ideas!

 

Background

Here is an example of an omnivore food diary that would apply to someone whose caloric needs are in the area of 1299 kCal / 5435 kJ with roughly 20% Carbs / 38% Fat / 42% Protein. This macronutrient distribution profile would usually fall into the weight maintenance category.

 

Macronutrient Distribution Profile 

1299 kCal / 5435 kJ
135g protein
66g carbs
55g fat

 

Supplements

True Protein WPI90

 

Food Diary Breakdown

Breakfast

3 bacon capsicum egg muffins

 

Morning Snack

3 stalks celery
2 tbsp almond butter 

 

Lunch

Crock-pot salsa chicken
Turmeric kale cauliflower 

 

Strawberry cheesecake smoothie

5 strawberries
1 ½ tbsp cream cheese (frozen)
1 cup almond ilk
1 scoop True Protein WPI90 strawberry and cream flavour

 

Dinner

Mango salsa meatballs with parmesan
Pesto basil zoodles 

  meal prep

Shopping List (4 day prep)

Veggies and Fruits

1 large bag of kale
1 large head of cauliflower
4 large zucchini
4 coloured capsicums
1 bag of celery
1 mango
1 box of strawberries

 

Dairy, Meats, Grains and Other

2 litres of unsweetened almond vanilla milk
Parmesan cheese
Cream cheese
570g chicken breast
570g '93/7' ground turkey (93% fat free) 
Turkey bacon
2 dozen eggs
1 large jar of your favorite salsa
True Protein WPI90 Whey Protein
Almond butter
Extra virgin olive oil
Basil pesto
Rolled oats 
Spices such as salt, pepper, paprika, etc.

 

Recipes

Crock-pot Salsa Chicken

Ingredients

570g skinless chicken breast

3 cups of your favorite salsa

1 tsp of black pepper, paprika, sea salt to taste

 

Directions

1.   Clean, trim and pat dry the chicken 

2.   Place chicken in a crock-pot

3.   Cover with salsa and toss around coat chicken evenly

4.  Cover and cook for 4 hours on High or 7 hours on Low

5.   Shred the chicken in the slow cooker and toss with the remaining salsa and juices until well-mixed

 

Pesto Basil Zoodles

Ingredients

4 large zucchini

4 tsp of basil pesto

 

Directions

1.   Clean, trim and spiralizer your zucchini.

2.   Bring a large pot of water to rolling boil.

3.   Blanch zucchini for 60 seconds.

4.   Place in a strainer, shock with cold water, rinse and drain.

5.   In a large bowl combine zucchini and basil pesto, and mix well.

 

Bacon Capsicum Egg Muffins 

Ingredients

6 whole eggs

12 egg whites

1 cup diced coloured capsicum

4 slices of turkey bacon cut in 1 ½ cm pieces) 

Pinch of salt and pepper

 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 190°C.

2. Mix eggs and egg whites with spices.

3. Spray muffin tins with olive oil.

4. Evenly distribute bacon and pepper to each muffin pan hole.

5. Pour egg mixture evenly throughout (not all the way to the top).

6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the eggs are set.

 

Turmeric Kale Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients

½ diced onion

1 large head cauliflower

1 tbsp olive oil

3 cups kale (stems removed and cut into roughly 2-3 cm pieces)

1 Tbsp turmeric

Pinch of salt and black pepper

 

Directions

1. Wash and dry cauliflower, remove all greens and cut into few even sections (like 4).

2. Use grater (medium sized holes) or a food to grate the cauliflower into rice, leaving the stems out.

3. Place in paper towel and squeeze the water out if the grated batch.

4. In a large pan sauté your dices onion on oil until gold, add cauliflower and cook cauliflower for about 5 minutes covered mixing occasionally. 

5. Add spices and kale, mix well and cook until kale wilts and softens to your desired preference.  

 

Mango Salsa Meatballs

Check out this meal prep for the recipe! 

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