Meal Prep Monday- Snacks

I have always wanted to post a blog entry about the famous hash tag #MealPrepMonday but I have never gotten around to it. So I figured there is no time like the present.

I have recently discovered  the greatness that is Youtube and I have been using to find ideas for my meal prepping needs. I have shared videos from the channel Fit Couple Cooks before and I have to say that these videos have changed the way I meal prep. They make it look so easy and I love how good the recipes are and how informed they are about questions from the audience.

My favorite thing to do in this world other than coupon, run , and be an amazing father is snacking. I love to snack and when I decided to try meal prepping I always wondered how I was going to make it from meal to meal or when I have those long meetings.

Needless to say Fit Couple Cooks must have heard my cry and made the video below.

I can’t wait to make those bar.

What is on your  meal prep menu?

Cold Day? Try Some Potato Soup!

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Ever since I made potato soup during that crazy snow storm, I have had a lot of people ask me for the recipe. So I decided to post it on the blog for everyone to see. I am always in a hurry so instead of using baking potatoes, I like to save time by getting a bag of frozen cubed hash browns. I also like to save myself a mess and use microwave bacon instead of frying it in a skillet. Also, I try to make it a little healthier by using light sour cream and reduced fat cheese. Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 bag of frozen cubed hash browns
8 oz of light sour cream
1 bag of reduced fat cheddar cheese
5 cups of whole milk
1 package of mircowave bacon
1 stick of butter
1/3 cup of flour

Directions

1. In a stock pot melt one stick of butter on about med heat
2. Add flour while stirring with a wisk. Stir for about 1 minute until mixture is brown.
3. While stirring, add milk and continue stirring for about 2 minutes or until thick.
4. Slowly add frozen hash browns and bring pot to a boil.
5. Once to a boil, bring pot to simmer and add sour cream and half bag of cheese.
6. Cook bacon as directed. Once cooked you can either add it in the pot or keep out to garnish later.