Meal prepping as always been a part of my weekend – particularly since I moved into Mike’s. Now that I’m in grad school about 10 hours a day and Mike’s at work sometimes longer, meal prep has become absolutely necessary for us to continue eating healthy and not order pizza every night of the week!
Meal prep fell away this summer, with me being home most of the day, but now that fall is in full swing we are back in action every Sunday evening! As a big Pats fan, Mike has also recently discovered Tom Brady’s new healthy lifestyle book, The TB12 Method. I’m not usually a fan of these fad lifestyle books, but I will say the recipes are pretty great.
Disclaimer: we are not and in no way want to eat vegan! So I’ve been taking his recipes and adjusting them to reflect our very omnivorous, meat-eating lifestyle.
Here’s my version of the TB12 Seasonal Salad with Savory Vinaigrette. I chop all the veggies on Sunday, so that morning assembly only takes a few minutes.
Mustard Caper Vinaigrette:
Recipe will fit in one standard sized mason jar for refrigerator storage.
1/4 c mustard seed
1/4 c capers, including juice
1 c lemon juice
1/8 c walnut oil
1/4 c olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Blend until smooth.
Adjust servings up or down based on desired size.
1 c salad greens (I like spinach and kale mix)
1/2 c baby carrots, cut in half the long way
1/2 c radishes
1/2 c rice
1 handful of mixed microgreens (pea sprouts, fennel sprouts, etc)
1 handful alfalfa sprouts
1/8 c pistachios
1/8 c mixed seeds (I use flax, chia, and sunflower)
1/8 c Mustard Caper Vinaigrette
Has anyone tried the TB12 Method yet? What do you think?
Stay tuned for my blog post on The Importance of Meal Prepping, and weekly meal prep menu posts.