A very productive afternoon indeed!
I prepared omelet fillings for 6 breakfasts (maybe more if we stretch the filling over two days) and pulled together some grab and go snacks for the hubs and I for the next few days.
I took about an hour to chop and cook up all the ingredients separately (using the same pan) and about 5 minutes to package it all together. Totally worth it and I’ve got breakfast prepped for tomorrow morning! During that time, I also made a batch of cream of brocolli soup with the extra stem and florets – lunch for tomorrow too!
I had the following – sauteed onions, peppers, spinach, mushrooms, chopped ham, blanched brocolli florets.
I had fun dividing the veggies up into combos for future breakfasts, my goal was to have variety so that the hubs doesn’t get bored too quickly with this.
I froze four batches – one spinach and mushroom, we’ll add feta cheese to that on the morning of cooking (or maybe swiss)
one ham, brocolli, onion – we’ll add cheddar
one ham, peppers, onions, mushrooms and spinach – we might add cheese, it might not need it.
one ham, peppers, onions – probably will add cheddar or swiss to this.
For ease and convenience – the filling needs to be pulled out of the freezer and put to defrost in the refrigerator a day before we plan on eating it – otherwise we might never use it. Also, I have baggies of shredded cheese in the freezer, ready to grab and sprinkle. I’m not mixing the cheese in these freezer cups so that I can saute the filling again before adding the eggs and cheese. If the cheese was already in the mix, it would make a huge mess in the pan.
For tomorrow’s breakfast I have a bowl of ham, peppers, onions and brocolli. I also have a small dish of just peppers and brocolli that I might use for a mini quiche for lunch for me in the next day or two.
I also made containers of pre-cut celery sticks and carrots sticks for munching on. These pair nicely with the fresh peanut butter I picked up today and/or the cheese sticks and roasted almonds I bought. Hopefully the hubs will find it easy to choose these foods to snack on rather than reach for something high in sugar (not that he’ll find anything like that in this house – it’s all been eliminated to remove the temptation).
Just in case any of you are wondering what our freezer looks like:
We have no excuse to not eat healthy once the baby comes!