Last week my challenge was to think before I eat. I’m so happy to say that this challenge went fantastic. The Naughty Box https://presentlyobsessed.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/the-naughty-box/ helped sooooo much! Having the junk out of the pantry, but still available once a day really helped me to be mindful of my indulgences. Also, prepping all our meals in a day has been one of the greatest things ever! It is so easy to stay on track when all you have to do is grab a meal out of the fridge and heat it up. Today is day 10 of our healthy eating venture and I feel so much more energized than when the hubby and I started. I really feel like I’ve detoxed out all the yuck and actually fed my body. Not to mention I’m feeling less jiggly, always a plus :), especially with our cruise coming up in 8 days 21 hours and 46 minutes! I’m totally not counting down, haha.
Alright, so I made another week of meals on Monday. I went to my favorite, Sunflower Market. Look at all this pretty produce! Plus I bought more chicken since it was on sale. Total…$35 for the week.
First up, Greek salads. Simple, just some lettus, tomato, cucumber, sliced green olives, and feta (2oz). I made 4 in plastic containers. Then when I’m ready to eat I just pour two tablespoons (70 calories) of The Original Vinaigrette (Costco), and enjoy.
Next, I roasted and sautéed lots of veggies. Sweet potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, and asparagus.
Yum, look at those tasty little morsels.
I also made oatmeals for breakfast, brown rice and mexican seasoned lentils for some nice healthy carbs. Hubs likes the rice, I like the lentils. I’ve also been letting him put a tablespoon of teriyaki sauce on his meals if he wants. It’s only 35 calories and it makes him happy.
Protein is chicken again and some salmon and also ham. I got out the grill this week and grilled the chicken. Totally fast and easy, definitely doing that again.
So here are most of the meals all assembled and cute. I went with a calorie count of close to 250 per meal this week. We are still shooting for 4 meals a day, 2 snacks (fruit, yogurt/milk), and a treat. On heavy workout days I will eat an extra meal or have an extra snack to fuel my muscles. I love love love getting a treat everyday too! Every night I go to the box like a little kid and pick out my treat and eat it with a giant mug of water and watch TV, love it.
For our dinner on Sunday I decided to make salmon salads with avocado and roasted peppers. It was the end of the week and I wanted to spice up dinner a little.
And may favorite thing of the week is the Normandy Style veggies from Costco! No chopping, just toss in boiling water and eat. Always keep a bag in the freezer.
I used them to make ham and veggie fried rice. I boiled about 6-7 cups of the veggies. Chopped them up. Chopped up 15 oz of ham. Scrambled 4 eggs plus 4 whites. Then I tossed it all into a big hot pot with 2.5 cups of brown rice. Soy sauce and garlic powder were the seasonings.
To measure our serving sizes I zeroed out a bowl on my food scale and weighed the veggie rice. I then divided the total ounces by 5 since that’s how many servings I was aiming for, and then zeroed my containers and added that amount to each of them. Not too bad. These servings turned out huge too! Tons of veggies, 3 oz ham, 1/2 cup brown rice, and egg. About 300 calories, nice!
Ok, now that we are completely sick of cooking, lets eat!