Love Your Body Challenge Meal Ideas
I like to keep my food prep simple and tend to eat the same thing for several days in a row. Here are some suggested meals but feel free to create your own using the guidelines provided https://www.prwithcr.com/blog/2017/11/13/meal-planning-made-simple
Day 1- 5 oz cashew chicken (recipe is at the end), 1 cup roasted zucchini, 1/2 cup roasted sweet potatoes
Day 2- Use 5 oz of the leftover cashew chicken to make a salad with 1 cup mixed greens, 1/2 cup red bell peppers, 1/2 cup cucumbers, 1 tbs salad dressing
Day 3- Cleanse Day!
Day 4- Spicy Garlic Shrimp Cauliflower Rice from Clean Food Crush https://www.pinterest.com/pin/275775177166772359/
(Save time by buying Riced Cauliflower)
Day 5- Cauliflower Fried Rice. Heat 1/2 tbs sesame oil, saute 1/2 cup chopped carrots, and scramble an egg. Add the left over rice from yesterday and 1 tbs coconut aminos or soy sauce.
Day 6 and 7- I realize it's Valentine's Day weekend. Follow the guidelines to create your own meals. If you are going out, ENJOY it! Pick what treat is worth it to you- for me it would be the dessert, maybe it's wine, a good pasta, etc. Balance it out with vegetables and lean protein and don't feel guilty about having a good time!
Day 8- 5 oz ground turkey, 1 cup steamed spinach, 1 cup mashed sweet potato with 1 tbs grassfed butter. Sprinkle cinnamon on it if you want it as a dessert.
Day 9- Taco salad with 1 cup spinach, 5 oz ground turkey, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 cup salsa
Day 10- Cleanse Day
1 lb chicken breast
2/3 cup crushed cashews
Salt, pepper, garlic powder, to taste
Mix cashews and spices. Coat chicken with egg then coat with the cashew mixture. Bake on 375 for about 40 minutes.
Makes 3 servings
Tips to simplify food prep:
- Season meat with salt, pepper, and garlic so that you can use it more than one way.
- Pick vegetables that you can eat more than one way- such as spinach that can be raw or steamed, sweet potatoes can be baked, or mashed.
- Add variety with no/low calorie items like herbs, spices (I love FlavorGod), or mustard.
Feel free to share any food pictures!