Finally it is not so hot here in Virginia. It’s funny to think that 80 degrees feels cool, but I guess after temps that felt like 105 and humid, 82 feels like perfection.
I am super excited because this week marks week 2 of my challenge group, Mission-Slim Possible. The ladies in the group have been killing it! They have been completing there daily challenges, working out to there tapes, and following there foods guides, loosing weight and getting lean. They inspire me so much to stay on track, especially when all I want to do is drink wine and eat chocolate. I am co-leading the group with Coach Andrea, who picks up slack my my little one decides to get so sick I have to take her to the emergency room. I am so grateful to have these ladies to keep me accountable.
I put this meal plan together to inspire my challenge group with some fun meals for the week. I know we all get busy and can’t even think when it comestime to finding healthy meals the whole family will enjoy, so here you go!
-Oatmeal with berries along side 1 egg scrambled with egg whites and spinach. I like to cook up my oatmeal with some 21 day fix free foods like vanilla and cinnamon. I add a touch of coconut milk or almond milk, along with a tsp of real maple syrup then top with whatever you like, berries, banana, nuts, shredded coconut
-Veggies omelet with sprouted grain toast
-Greek yogurt with berries and granola. I will be making a new granola recipe and sharing soon!
-21 day fix approved french toast. Mix 1 egg with a few egg whites, cinnamon, vanilla. Add sprouted grain bread and let sit for a minute each side. Sear in a pan with a little melted coconut oil. Top with more cinnamon, real maple syrup, and berries or bananas
I am only allowed 2 yellow carb containers a day. I really enjoy having my carbs in the morning after my workout and in the evening with dinner. I know its better to have your carbs before 4 or 5, but it is what it is.
For lunch I normally stick with 1 red (protein) container and 1 green (vegetable) container. Some times I add my blue (healthy fat) container of avocado or hummus if I’m more hungry than normal.
In the beginning of the week I’ll make a big batch of chicken or ground turkey to have on hand and add it to a salad with some fixate balsamic salad dressing.
Fixate balsamic salad dressing:
- 6 Tbs. balsamic vinigar
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup
- 2 tsp. dijon mustard
- 6 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
Combine everything in a bowl except the oil. Mix together, slowly add the olive in.
For some extra flavor check out the fixate seasonings on page 45 of your eating plan. It really helps to perk up the flavors of your protein without adding calories.
Another thing I always do for lunch: leftovers! Its a great way to use up food from the night before. Cook once eat twice!
Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast http://www.skinnytaste.com/crock-pot-balsamic-pork-roast/ and steamed green beans with parmesan
Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables http://www.skinnytaste.com/balsamic-chicken-with-roasted/
Zoodles with turkey sausage and pesto
Zoodles is a vegetable that you cut or spriralize into a noodle shape. You can buy them in the produce section at Whole Foods or you can make your own if you have a vegetable spiralizer. This meal is super simple and quick. You can buy the zoodles and the pesto. Heat them up and sear the the sausage. Done. I like to use fresh herbs and make my own pesto. That way I know there are no funky ingredients in it. I normally do basil, parsley, and whatever other herb I have on hand with 2 tbs. of freshly grated parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup EVOO, juice of 1 lemon, 1 garlic clove, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper, and if I have them on had some pine nuts.
Hummus crusted chicken http://melaniemitro.blogspot.com/2014/12/hummus-crusted-chicken-recipe.html with quinoa and green beans
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