PREPARE FOR SUCCESS.

The most important thing about keeping a healthy lifestyle is preparing for it. Set aside time on a day that works best within your schedule (for me, that's Sunday) to meal prep for the coming week. Think about what your menu would be - something that will stay fresh - but also delicious and healthy foods that will actually get you excited about meal time!

I mostly need to prep my lunches since that the most hectic part of my day. This week's lunch menu is quinoa and turkey burgers! My family discovered the most amazing turkey burgers while watching The Chew, and they have become a staple in my diet. Not only are these easy to make,  but turkey is a great protein alternative to chicken, which can sometimes get boring - let's be real.  To make this a full meal, I paired this with 1/2 cup quinoa, side of mixed greens and 1/4 avocado. Delish!

Being as busy I am, breakfast and dinner are always up in the air. To ensure I make the right choices, I start my day with an Isagenix Creamy Dutch Chocolate Shake (after I work out!) as breakfast and dinner is usually something I have prepped at home. This week, it's a rotisserie chicken. Snacking is also super important -- think a handful of cashews or almonds, a banana with 2 tablespoons of almond butter, grape tomatoes, carrots and hummus -- the healthy possibilities go on and on. 

To see a picture of my full meal prep, you can view my Instagram here. I've included the The Chew's Turkey Burger recipe below. Try it! 

xxRachel

Turkey Burgers
1 Lb Ground Turkey
1 Onion (grated)
2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
1 Egg
1/2 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon Cumin
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)

Directions:
Preheat grill pan over medium-high heat. Grate onion. In a large bowl, combine turkey, onion, Dijon mustard, egg, panko, cumin, salt, pepper. Mix to combine. Mold mixture into small patties. Grill patties for 3 minutes per side. 

*Side note: I use Kosher Empire White Ground Turkey.

http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/turkey-sliders-clinton-kelly