I LOVE christmas! I can’t believe it is almost a week away! My life has been crazy, we are trying to get ready to leave for Boston for 2 weeks, which means we have to get all our shopping done and all medical appointments over with.
This coming up week I want you to focus on creating a deficit. You know you are going to indulge a little more than you do on a day to day basis. Make sure you are smart about your cheats, plan them into your holiday. For example, on christmas eve I know I will want to have at least 2 glasses of wine, I am going to save my carbs for wine. I also might choose to do a little longer workout that day.
Follow this meal plan and you’ll be ready to celebrate the holidays!
Protein + Carb +fruit
Oats with berries 1/4 (1 blue) cup dry oats mixed with 1/2 (1 yellow) cup water, cook in microwave for 1 minute. Mix in 1/2 packet of stevia or 1 tsp of real maple syrup, sprinkle of cinnamon, sprinkle of pink sea salt, 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Put back in microwave for 30 seconds, top with berries and almond milk
Scrambled Eggs mix 1 egg with 3 egg whites in a bowl. Add hot sauce and pink salt. Cooking in a nonstick skillet until done to your perferance
Eat this every day for Breakfast, it is the perfect combo of protein and carbs to help fuel you after your workout and get you ready for the rest of your day. We use pink salt in stead of regular salt because it will no bloat you plus its less refined.
Protein + vegetable
I like to make a big batch of ground turkey and a big batch of steamed veggies. All week long I play around with seasoning and salad dressing. I might add avocado one day, balsamic dressing and greens the next, make it your own. It keeps you full and lean. You can substitute any lean protein and non-starchy vegetable.
Protein + Vegetable + Carb
We are going to keep it clean and simple for meals this week. Here are some options for a lighter leaner dinner:
Skirt or hanger steak with mashed cauliflower, side salad, and sweet potato oven fries
Hummus Chicken with steamed green beans and rice, top hummus on top of chicken breasts, bake in the oven
Baked salmon with asparagus and mini potatoes, take a thick piece of salmon, rub it with coconut oil, pink salt, pepper, paprika, and a small amount of coconut sugar. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
Grilled Shrimp with grilled assorted veggies and a baked sweet potato, marinate shrimp with salt, pepper, EVOO, garlic, lemon, and rosemary. Let sit for 15 minutes. Grill, enjoy!
Baked Chicken kabobs with peppers and rice, cut chicken and marinate in 1/4 cup coconut amino, 1 tbs sesame seed oil, 1 tsp grated ginger, 1 tsp grated garlic, sea salt, and pepper. Skewer chicken pieces with cut pepper and red onion, grill or bake. Enjoy with rice.
1 scoop shakeology + 1 fruit + 1 cup water + 1/2 cup milk alternative
Cut raw veggies with hummus
Drink TONS of water and add a extra ab workout to your normal routine! This should help keep you feel good for xmas!