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Karyn’s January Challenge: Food Prep For The WIN!

To be completely honest, I totally forgot about my January Challenge until last week. Initially I was incredibly disappointed in myself… until I realized that I unknowingly completed it!

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My original challenge was to prep my food ahead of time so I wasn’t constantly eating junk food and spending money that could’ve been used for something much more important. I imagined myself at least one night a week in the kitchen prepping food for the days to come, making lists (I LIVE FOR LISTS) of what recipes I would be using and the ingredients I need and all that jazz. Instead it turned out completely different, but the end goal remained the same.

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Work right now is mad hectic, but in the best possible way. I’m loving my job, being busy as fudge and getting stuff done, while having a blast. That being said, busy Karyn’s brain completely forgot about her food prep challenge. Until one day at work I was talking to my managers about how we buy food for our staff for lunch/dinner. We buy food from the same four places and it can get kind of monotonous. That day I actually made a sweet meal of salmon, greens and mashed potatoes and brought some in to share. My subconscious mind must have been working overtime because I suggested that instead of buying our meals I would make them!

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I would make our army of staff a home cooked meal for our busiest days so we could save money on eating out and people would be eating healthier at the same time. So now I was actually meal prepping for 13 people instead of one! Though that may seem like an ordeal and a half, it was actually awesome!

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This forced me to make food for myself, write ALL THE LISTS (guh love it) and make sure I’m sticking to a budget ($30 or less). This also forced me to be creative since we did have some dietary restrictions at my work and making food for a slew of peeps.

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Though my challenge is over, I’m still going to continue to make huge amounts of delish noms for the magical people I work with!

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Next on the menu… salad, cheesy mashed potatoes and sausages!

 

LET’S DO THIS THANG.

-K

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