Sunday, August 16, 2015

21 Day Fix: What I Ate-Week 4

At the end of week three, I was down 8 lbs and 9.5 inches! I was excited and ready to start another round of the Fix.

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs (Red) with Diced Ham (Red) and Kale (Green)
Snack: Sliced Peach (Purple)
Lunch: Lettuce Wrap-Romaine Leaves (Green) with Leftover Pork (Red) and Sunflower Seeds (Orange)
Snack: Triscuits (Yellow) with Peanut Butter (2 t)
Dinner: Asian Meatballs (Red) with Brown Rice (Yellow) and Cucumbers (Green)
Snack: Pineapple Whip (Purple and Blue) So yummy!

Breakfast: Oatmeal (Yellow) with Peanut Butter (2 t) and a drizzle of honey and Turkey Bacon (Red)
Snack: String Cheese (Blue)
Lunch: Brown Rice (Yellow) Topped with Leftover Pork (Red) and Baby Carrots (Green)
Snack: Sunflower Seeds (Orange) and Peanut Butter (2 t) It occurred to me after dinner that I had eaten the wrong breakfast which threw my counts of for today. Tuesday and Wednesday will balance each other.
Dinner: Slow-Cooker Mexican Chicken (Red, Yellow and Green)
Snack: Flat Belly Smoothie (Red, Purple, Green and a drizzle of honey)

Breakfast:Yogurt (Red) with Raspberries (Purple)
Snack: Carrots (Green)
Lunch: Sweet Potato (Yellow) with Ham (Red) and Cucumbers (Green)
Snack: Grapes (Purple)
Dinner: Leftover Night- Lettuce (Green) with Pork (Red), Cheese (Blue) and Sunflower Seeds (Orange)
Snack: Tropical Fruit Smoothie-Mixed Fruit (Purple) with Plain Yogurt (Red) with a drizzle of honey

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs (Red) with Ham (Red) and Kale (Green)
Snack: Peach (Purple)
Lunch:Lettuce Wrap-Romaine Leaves (Green) with Pork (Red) and Sunflower Seeds (Orange)
Snack: Triscuits (Yellow) with Peanut Butter (2 t)
Dinner:Easy One Pot Pasta (Red, Yellow and Green)
Snack: Oranges and Grapes (Purple)

Friday and Saturday we had company visiting and I strayed from the eating plan. I tried to make good choices when I could but I wanted to enjoy the weekend. We made Beignets for my dad's birthday and I honestly felt like garbage after eating them. The deep fried goodness wasn't worth the misery. The Mexican food splurge was a different story. It's a good lesson to see what is worth splurging on and what is better left uneaten.

Breakfast: Oatmeal (Yellow) with Smashed Banana (Purple)
Snack: Sunflower Seeds (Orange) with Peanut Butter (2 t)
Lunch: Steak Salad-Romaine Lettuce and Cherry Tomatoes (2 Green) with Cubed Steak (Red) drizzled with hot sauce
Snack: String Cheese (Blue)
Dinner: Pot Roast- Meat (2 Red), Carrots (Green) and Potatoes (Yellow)
Snack: Tropical Fruit Smoothie-Mixed Fruit (Purple) with Plain Yogurt (Red) with a drizzle of honey

It's time to make up for those two days with another great week!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

21 Day Fix: What I Ate-Week 3

I love to cook and try new recipes all the time. I would go crazy if I had to eat the same thing everyday. That has been part of the adventure with the 21-Day Fix. I've had some delicious surprises and some disappointments. It's been cool being more conscious of the foods I eat and realizing all of the things I was mindlessly eating before I started the Fix. I am on Day 21 and am getting ready to take my measurements to see what I've accomplished during these 21 days.

Breakfast: 1/2 Piece of Toast (1/2 Yellow) with Peanut Butter (1 t) and Turkey Bacon (Red) The rest of my family had doughnuts for a First Day of School Treat. I cried a little on the inside.
Snack: Blueberries and Apple Slices (Purple)
Lunch: Salad- Assorted Veggies (1 1/2 Greens) with Pork (2 Red) and Creamy Herb Dressing (Orange)
Snack: Carrots (Green)
Dinner: Broccoli Mac and Cheese (1 1/2 Yellow, 1 Blue, 1/2 Green)
Snack: Banana Smoothie- Plain Yogurt (Red), Frozen Banana (Purple) with a drizzle of vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon Plus Peanut Butter (1 t)

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs (Red) with Diced Ham (Red) and Chopped Kale (Green) drizzled with hot sauce
Snack: Sunflower Seeds (Orange)
Lunch: Lettuce Wraps-Romaine (Green) topped with Grilled Chicken Strips (Red) and a touch of hot sauce
Snack: Peach (Purple)
Dinner:Mexican Lasagna (1 Yellow, 1 Red, 1 Blue I don't really like peppers and onions so I left them out, hence the no green.) with peas and carrots (Green)
Snack: PB and J Cookies (1 Yellow, 1 Purple and 2 t)

Breakfast: Oatmeal (Yellow) with Blueberries (1/2 Purple) and a drizzle of vanilla
Snack: Applesauce (1/2 Purple)
Lunch: Grilled Chicken (2 Red) Topped with Tomatoes (Green), Cilantro and Hummus (Blue)
Snack: Carrots (Green)
Dinner: "Fried" Rice-Brown Rice (Yellow), Pea and Carrots (Green), Chicken (Red) and Scrambled Eggs (Red)
Snack: Sliced Apple (Purple) topped with Peanut Butter (2 t) and Coconut Flakes (Orange)

Breakfast: Plain Yogurt (Red) with Raspberries (1/2 Purple) and vanilla
Snack: Chopped Walnuts (Orange)
Lunch: 2 Corn Tortilla (Yellow) with Sliced Turkey (Red) and Grapes (1/2 Purple)
Snack: Cucumbers (Green)
Dinner:Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet-Ground Turkey (Red), Sweet Potato (Yellow) with Cheddar and Parmesan Cheese (Blue) and a side of Sauteed Brussels Sprouts (Green) all using EVOO (2 t)
Snack: Flat Belly Smoothie-Greek Yogurt (Red), Kale (Green) Blueberries/Pineapple (Purple) Surprisingly delicious. I had my hubby taste it and he asked me to make a double batch next time.

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs (Red) with Kale (Green) and Ham (Red) drizzled with hot sauce
Snack: Sunflower Seeds (Orange)
Lunch: Lettuce Wrap-Romaine Leaves (Green) with Grilled Chicken (Red)
Snack: Tropical Fruit Smoothies-Tropical Fruit Medley (Purple) with Plain Yogurt (Red) and a drizzle of honey plus Peanut Butter (2 t)
Dinner: 2 Slices of Cheese Pizza (2 Yellow and 1 Blue) with Cucumbers and Carrots (Green) I was looking forward to this all week!
Snack: Grapes (Purple)

Breakfast: Healthy Banana Pancakes (Yellow, Purple, Red) topped with Peanut Butter (2 t) and a drizzle of honey These were yummy. Much better than the pancakes I made in Week 1.
Snack: Sunflower Seeds (Orange)
Lunch: Lettuce Wraps-Romaine Leaves (Green) with Sliced Turkey (Red) and a drizzle of hot sauce
Snack: Raspberries (1/2 Purple)
Dinner: Chipotle Salad-Romaine and Pico (2 Green), Pork (Red), Rice/Bean (Yellow) and Cheese (Blue) I was supposed to go out to dinner with family for my nephew's birthday but I have a sick kiddo so I opted for this instead. It was a perfect meal to fill the spaces I had allotted for dinner at Sweet Tomatoes.
Snack: Plain Yogurt (Red) with Frozen Blueberries (1/2 Purple)

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs (Red) with Ham (Red) and Cheese (Blue)
Snack: I slept in and ate a late breakfast so I wasn't hungry.
Lunch: Sweet Potato (Yellow) topped with Ham (Red) and Carrots (Green)
Snack: Orange Slices (Purple)
Dinner: Pork Carnitas- Corn Tortillas (Yellow), Pork (Red), Lettuce/Tomatoes (2 Green)
Snack: Apples (Purple) with Peanut Butter (2 t) and Coconut (Orange)

I'm ready to start another 21 Days! For more recipe ideas, check out my Pinterest board. I'm always on the hunt for new things to try. Do you have a favorite healthy recipe?

Sunday, August 2, 2015

21 Day Fix: What I Ate- Week 2

finished week 2 of the 21 Day Fix and I'm really feeling great. I've decided to wait until the end of this round to weigh myself and I'm actually excited to step on the scale at the end of next week. I feel like I'm establishing good habits. I look forward to my workouts. I struggled a bit mentally with my nutrition, but I stayed strong and stuck with it. When I was having a hard time as a mom, I really wanted to self-medicate with a handful of chocolate chips. I know that's a habit I need to break if I want to reach my goals. It was also more challenging this week because I went to two restaurants and spent time at my parent's house. My parent's house is usually a place where I act like I'm a kid again and eat tons of snacks and treats. There will be a time in the future where I can indulge in the occasional treat but I know the more I stick to the nutrition plan now, the better results I will see.
Breakfast: Plain Yogurt (Red) with Frozen Blueberries (Purple) and a touch of vanilla
Snack: Sliced Apples and Pears (Purple)
Lunch: Lettuce Wraps-Romaine Leaves (Green) with leftover pork (Red), cilantro and hot sauce Pictured above.
Snack: Baby Carrots (Green) and Sunflower Seeds (Orange)
Dinner: Whole Grain Spaghetti (1 1/2 Yellows) With Turkey Meatballs (1 Red and 1/2 Yellow) topped with Parmesan Cheese (Blue) Served with Cucumbers (Green) Pictured above. These meatballs are yummy! In fact, after dinner, I realized I forgot to meal plan one of my reds so I ate two extra meatballs for good measure.
Snack: Peanut Butter (2 t)

Breakfast: Oatmeal (Yellow) topped with Chopped Walnuts (Orange) with a drizzle of honey and vanilla
Snack: Grapes (Purple)
Lunch: Cucumber sliced lengthwise (Green) topped with Hummus (Blue) and Sliced Turkey (Red)
Snack: 2 Hard boiled Eggs (Red) drizzled with hot sauce
Dinner: Rice Bowl- Brown Rice (Yellow) topped with Romaine and Tomatoes (Green) and leftover Pork (Red) and drizzled with hot sauce with Brussels Sprouts (Green) topped with Turkey Bacon (Red) on the side
Snack: Sliced Apple (Purple) with Peanut Butter (2 t)

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs (Red) with Diced Ham (Red) and Spinach (1/2 Green)
Snack: Sunflower Seeds (Orange) This was a hard one because I was at the movies and I LOVE movie theater popcorn.
Lunch: Quesadillas: 2 Corn Tortillas (Yellow) topped with Cheddar Cheese (Blue) and more of that Leftover Pork (Red) I'm not always a big fan of leftovers but that meat has been serving us well.
Snack: Carrots (Green)
Dinner: Hamburger Patty (Red) served on Romaine Lettuce with Tomatoes (1 1/2 Green) and Watermelon (2 Purple)
Snack: Peanut Butter (2 t) I had meal-planned to have my peanut butter on a piece of toast but I forgot until I was in bed. :(

Breakfast: Plain Yogurt (Red) with Frozen Blueberries (Purple) and Turkey Bacon (Red)
Snack: Carrots (Green)
Lunch: Salad (2 Green) topped with Diced Ham (Red) and Creamy Herb Dressing (Orange) I was at Chuck E. Cheese's with my kids and brought along my dressing and containers. Go me!
Snack: 2 Hard Boiled Eggs (Red) drizzled with hot sauce
Dinner: 1/2 a Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Yellow and 1/2 Blue) with Sliced Avocados (1/2 Blue) and Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes (Yellow)
Snack: Watermelon (Purple)

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal (2 t-Peanut Butter) (Yellow-Oatmeal) (Purple-Banana)
Snack: Walnuts (Blue)
Lunch: Grilled Chicken (Red-I was supposed to have two but I forgot to pack them both) and Cucumbers (Green)
Snack: Sunflower Seeds (Orange)
Dinner: Kneaders Chicken Chop Salad: (2 Green of Veggies) (2 Red-Meat There wasn't quite enough.) drizzled with hot sauce and a Slice of Whole Wheat Bread (Yellow) Sadly, the rest of the salad went in the trash.
Snack: Cherries (Purple)

Breakfast: 2 Scrambled Eggs (Red) with Cheddar Cheese (Blue) and a Pancake (Yellow) topped with Peanut Butter (2 t)
Snack: Watermelon (Purple)
Lunch: Lettuce Wrap-Romaine (Green) and Sliced Turkey (Red)
Snack: Pumpkin Seeds
Dinner:Mini Meatloaves (2 Red, 1 Yellow, 1/2 Green) and Green Beans (1 1/2 Green)
Snack: Grapes (Purple)

Breakfast: Yogurt Parfait-Plain Yogurt (Red) layered with Blueberries and Strawberries (Purple) and topped with Granola (Yellow) Pictured Below.
Snack: I had planned on carrots but I was in the car so I had them with lunch.
Lunch: Quesadillas-2 Corn Tortilla (Yellow) topped with Cheddar Cheese (Blue) and Pork (Red) with Carrots (Green)
Snack: I was at church and didn't pack anything so I added it to my dinner.
Dinner: Chef's Salad- Assorted Veggies (2 Green) with Sliced Turkey (Red) and 2 Hard-boiled Eggs (Red) topped with Creamy Herb Dressing (Orange)
Snack: Grapes (Purple)

Bring on Week 3! I'm ready for you!

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