5/3/2021 – Learn more about Plan Prep Pack Plate; and me, Alexis

Let’s talk about resetting and restarting life. It’s scary and invigorating. It’s fulfilling and unsteady. It forces us to face our truth, and tests us to find our authentic self.

A few months ago, I left a place that I thought was comforting and secure, after experiencing a betrayal that rocked my already lacking ability to trust and made me question my self-worth. I took the time to start the work (because let’s be honest, the work is never done) to find my way back to the person I want to be and lost along the way, hopefully a bit more aware than before.

I created Plan Prep Pack Plate as a vehicle to help others, because I find my purest joy and calm when making others lives easier in some way, shape or form. Meal planning and food prep is one of the tangible ways I helped myself and can now help someone or a family save time and money cooking at home, and creating memories around the table, whether a quiet Tuesday night at home or a weekend BBQ with friends and family.

I began meal planning and food prep because I needed structure to stick to my budget and make consistent healthy food choices after a few years of working crazy hours, and eating too much restaurant take out at my desk. My journey and commitment to meal planning helped me create weekly menus, shopping lists and kept me accountable to make the appropriate and long-lasting changes.

Shockingly, it worked! Five years later, what I used to consider big and unattainable changes are now just how I live my life. That includes: preparing and cooking all meals and snacks; eating a restaurant meal no more than two times a month; no longer drinking soda more than five to six times a year vs. daily soda intake, being active 60-90 minutes a day and increasing my hydration.

My journey has been a roller coaster of success and road blocks; of loyalty and disappointment; balance and extremes. I don’t expect that will change. But, how I approach each situation and challenge or goal and my desired outcome is shifting. I am in control of what I do, and I have the tools to help me get back on track when I fall off the path. I now understand and embrace that I love harder than most, that I care more than I should in many situations, and that sometimes you have to embrace the fear and find a way to overcome it, so that you can face your next test.

Let me help you focus on your life and goals by helping you meal plan and food prep (see options below, or in your first email when you sign up for my email list), join me in weekly workout plans and results as I reintroduce larger fitness goals into my daily routine, learn more about the products and services that I rely on for meal prep, fitness and bringing people together.

Reach out to me to learn more about the meal planning and food prep services I offer. All new clients will receive the first PLAN session free (60 minutes, $50 value), and 25% off the first service/package over $200. Let me know what you think about the recipes posted, products shared and your goals. There’s something to be said for working on our goals together.

I leave you with what gets me through each day:
If you’re ok, then I’m ok. And if you need help to be OK again, let’s figure it out together.


Week 17 Meal Plan

This week we have warmer temperatures here in the Chicagoland area. Can’t wait to get grilling and less dishes in the kitchen. As usual, I’m pulling from some of my favorite chefs to use this week’s grocery haul and freezer pulls, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook for my in the moment results, adjustments and ideas!

Salmon Shawarma Salad/Bowl, from What’s Gaby Cooking. Grilled Salmon, fresh vegetables and unique toppings.

Chicken Tzatziki Pita, this one from What’s Gaby Cooking again, but from her 2nd cookbook, What’s Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food.

Ginger-Soy-Garlic Chicken Thighs, from Katie Lee Biegel’s new cookbook, It’s Not Complicated.

Pulled Pork Pizza, inspired by the Pizza section in What’s Gaby Cooking’s 2nd cookbook, What’s Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food. (same as above!).

Happy Hours and Family get togethers, check out my Instagram and Facebook pages for what we decide to serve.

Greek Yogurt with Fruit and Honey
Egg Sandwiches

Chicken Wraps

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