I have mentioned it before, but spending a few hours on a Sunday preparing food for the week ahead really helps me stay on track. You don’t have to plan, bag and box all of your meals for the week, just little steps such as chopping fruit and vegetables and cooking up some grains and boiling eggs can ensure that you have some quick meals on hand if you don’t have time to prepare anything else. If I am short on time, really hungry and don’t have anything prepared, it is too easy to grab something unhealthy.
One thing I always try and make on a Sunday is pulled chicken in the slow cooker (you can also do it in the oven if you don’t have a slow cooker). It is so simple to just throw in and cook and then I have a big bowl of it in my fridge for the week and it is perfect on salads, sandwiches/wraps and in any Mexican dish. I will often just have some with a couple of eggs for a post workout snack too.
- 4 chicken breasts
- Passata/tomato sauce
- 1 tsp chipotle
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- salt and pepper
1) Put the chicken in the slow cooker and put in enough passata/tomato sauce to cover the chicken.
2) Add spices and stir.
3) Cook on high for 4 hours and the using 2 forks, shred the chicken.