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

 

Cashew chicken

1 lb chicken breast

2/3 cup crushed cashews

1 egg

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!