Dec 1, 2017

What's on the menu?

This week I had a moment - very similar to the moment I knew it was time for a change. My niece was visiting and on a whim/weakness, we ordered Portillo's midday. It was after the 3pm chili cheese dog and onion rings (yes, I had eaten lunch earlier) that I decided it was time to get back on track.

A few things usually stand in the way of making that 'back on track' mentality a reality. For me, it's planning easy, tasty meals and pushing play on my workout 5 days a week (3 days of weights alternating with 2 days cardio). I'm reeeeeallllly bad at the 'pushing play' part, but have some awesome friends who visit to be sure we all tackle the tough cardio days together.

As for the nutrition part, here is our family's meal plan for this week. Most of these are great 21 Day Fix legit recipes AND eaten by my picky 7 year old. Our family also uses a grocery delivery service, which makes it easy for me to order all the ingredients I need online while skipping the cookie aisle.

Pork Loin with Flaky Biscuits
Teriyaki Hawaiian Bowls
Herbed Chicken Noodle Soup (recipe coming soon)
Caprese Chicken with Roasted Potato Wedges
Chili (you do you on this one - meat, beans, noodles, tomatoes)
Crusted Pork Chops with Roasted Asparagus
Italian RollUps with Salad (recipe coming soon)

BREAKFASTS to Start the Day (this meal gets your metabolism going)
Hearty Oatmeal
Eggs (2) with Ezekiel Raisin toast (1)
Greek Yogurt with 1 tsp agave - add blueberries!

I default to easy bag salad topped with meat (rotisserie chicken or deli meat), grape tomatoes, and easy ranch dressing. Meat and cheese rollups are great as well as LEFTOVERS!

Shakeology (with fruit post-workout or around 3pm as a pick-me-up)
Red pepper
Greek yogurt with agave and chocolate chips

As you can see, the menu doesn't have to be fancy or time-consuming to be healthy. Make it work for you! 21 Day Fix is my baseline guide - it really is the program that keeps on giving. If you are needing help with the support and accountability part of your journey, reach out and say hello. I always have a free group you are welcome to join. Have a great weekend!


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