Monday, 25 June 2018

Morning Food Prep


There was a time when I was very conscientious and I did my meal prep every weekend. Then I got bored with the food.

Then I turned back to this :


This :


This :


and occasionally this :


And then I got bored with those. Haiz....  Besides the chap fan food was not as good as it used to be.

So I decided to get back on the food prep wagon. But not bulk cooking because I admit, freshly cooked food taste best. 

This is what I did :


I buy chicken thighs and marinate the whole lot and stick them in the freezer. Yeah, pretty much like what I did here.

I cut the broccoli in big florets so that they don't overcook. That would be 180C for 25 minutes.


About 5 minutes before time, I add French beans.


Looks like a decent meal. Since I am taking this to the office, I use my kitchen scissors to debone the chicken and cut the vegetables smaller.


Besides chicken thighs, I also use marinated pork loin. 


Same modus operandi


Nicely packed to go. Obviously the packed meals you see here were cooked during the weekend (for illustration purposes) since I would not have time to take photos in the morning.

So far, I am quite happy with these home cooked meals. I hope to keep up.

Is it a hassle? Diplomatic answer - no, honest to God answer - yes. It all depends on your attitude.

32 comments:

  1. I love to cook this for my lunch and dinner too! Easy, simple and delicious :D

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    1. Very good for weight control too!

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  2. Thumb up to your home cook meal... Nowadays, I anyhow eat for lunch, my dinner will be assorted mushroom only, without rice or noodle, etc...

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    1. I am thinking of adding mushrooms to my food.

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  3. If that glass container is the same one as I have, then I k now it's not very big in size...and that would mean the portion will not be enough to fill me up especially since there are no carbs like rice or potatoes. I think I may need three portions...haha! ;)

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    1. Yup, those are small containers and true enough they are not quite adequate for a super tanker like me hah...hah.... If I have a heavy breakfast, they fill me up fine.

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  4. I'm eyeing the pork. Oooooo....drooling over that layer of fat! :D

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  5. What a cleber lady!

    You always make cooking to look easy peasy.

    I will definitely do this since I just need to squeeze out my Heinz's BBQ sauce over the chicken and pop it into oven with lots of cauliflowers & carrots! I think I will loose 5 kgs in one week.

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    1. This is good for weight management. But I do get hungry and I cheat when I cannot tahan LOL!

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  6. So your food prep mojo is back but not in bulk! Hehe

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    1. Yup, not so tiring cooking one meal at a time hah...hah...

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  7. Thumbs up to you for the effort. Your lunch boxes look so good and healthy - well balanced between meat and vegetables but will you be full after eating this for lunch? If I ever ever suddenly magically turned diligent, I will use lamb, beef, egg or fish for the meat and the same vegetables as yours. So tasty!

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    1. I can be full if I have a proper breakfast. If not, I get hungry a few short hours later hee..hee....

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  8. Your kitchen scissors is so strong and sharp to cut through all the pork and chicken. Can you please show us a photo of it?

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    1. I don't cut through the bone, only the flesh. My kitchen scissors are those ordinary ones.

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  9. I'm always so pleased with myself when I've planned my meals in advance. A little effort now pays off big time later.

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  10. Balanced diet with no carbs... works for me! But then honestly, I am Lazy.. nowadays I take heavy breakfast and then try... I say again... try... to eat just oats with nuts in the evening.. I hope I can do that for at least one week... or two days in a week... hahahaa..

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    1. If I take a heavy breakfast, then I can skip lunch. But dinner have to eat lah LOL!

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  11. You're so hardworking to bring food to the office, dear! Such healthy food! xoxo

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    1. I am trying to keep my weight in check hee..hee...

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  12. Hahaha. Love your answer. Yes and No.

    Your pre-cooked meal looked delicious. Sometimes I also bored with chap fan as almost same dishes every day.

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    1. hah..hah... takes a bit of effort but worth it.

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  13. You are so diligent especially in the morning! I can prepare this way for dinner but not in the morning.

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    1. Well, since I can't face chap fan anymore, I have no choice hah..hah..

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  14. I like your food prep with the chicken thigh, broccoli and french beans but I don't think I will be full eating that, I must have rice! Hard to lose weight like that lah

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    1. Yes, very hard to lose weight as you will see in my next post.

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  15. Oh everything looks very yummy
    xx

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  16. I wonder why my roasted chicken always release so much juices on the baking tray, yours looked perfectly dry. :(

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    1. There was some juice released after I marinated it, maybe that's why it was dryish.

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