Sunday, October 12, 2014

Week 41 - 21 day Fix Week 2

I love the 21 day Fix!!!  Honestly, I'm all about health and fitness and have been for a long time (okay, well at least the last 10 years or so).  I would never promote something that I didn't believe was rooted in proper nutrition and safe exercise.  If you are looking for something new, or if this is your very first time getting on the health and fitness bandwagon, this it the program for you!

So far, I have gotten rid of all my usual digestive discomfort and bloating that happens when I'm not eating clean.  I also have an increase in my energy levels and feel stronger already.  Plus I'm down 2 lbs!  What?!?!  We are heading in to week 2 - below you will find my meal plan.  I will need to adjust here and there, but I made notes next to each recipe as to how you adapt it the the Fix.

Have a great week and enjoy this beautiful fall weather!

Happy Cooking!
My fridge is stocked with lunches and snack for the week
Week 41 - October 12, 2014
Sunday - clean eating football foods (recipes to come) 

Monday - Vegetable, Beef, and Bean Chili

Again, tougher to measure, but I would venture to guess that 3 cups is 1 green, 1 red, 1 purple (tomato sauce), and 1 yellow…add one blue if you top with cheese and avocado

Tuesday - Baked Turkey Meatballs and Sauce

measure out 1 yellow (whole wheat pasta), 1 red (meatballs) and 1 purple (sauce).  Eat with a side of sautéed green, salad, or steamed broccoli to round out your meal. 

Wednesday - Balsamic Glazed Salmon with Snap Peas and Edamame

1 red, ½-1 green, 1 yellow, 1 tsp (you may need to add more veggies on the side, or more veggies to your stir-fry)

Thursday - Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

I like to eat mine as a bowl with lettuce, some brown rice, some beans (my kids love to eat rice & beans for dinner, so its works for us).  Measure out 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green – 1 blue if you add cheese and avocado, part of a purple with some salsa or pico de gallo .  Be sure to count 1 tsp (as some olive oil was used in baking the chcken – use cooking spray and you don’t have to count a tsp)

Friday - Homemade pizza (either with whole wheat bagels or English muffins) and salad

Saturday - Greek Chicken with Lemon Potatoes

I served mine with roasted brussel sprouts.  Measure out 1 red (chicken), 1 yellow (potatoes), ½ cup of tomato, olive, feta mixture counts as 1 blue  and a little bit of a green…add your serving of brussel sprouts or other veggie and you have 1 green J

Week 40 - Fall Fit Fest

So my fall fit fest begins this week and I'm so excited!!!  We have a group of 10 challengers doing 30 minute workouts and eating clean together in a community on Facebook.  Most of us are drinking Shakeology and we are all following the 21 day Fix program - it's awesome!  Ive posted about it before and I just can't stop talking about how great it is.  I hope everyone has as much success with it as John and I have had. 

Below you will find the meals I shared with the group for our first week of the Fix.  Have a great week!

Happy Cooking!

Week 40 - October 5, 2014
Sunday- heading to a friends house for dinner

Monday –grilled or baked chicken with the 21 day Fix all-purpose seasoning (making a double batch for leftovers for lunch), Fall lentil salad w/arugula, brussel sprouts, and butternut squash – make your ratio of lentils to veggies 1:3 and eat 3 cups of the salad   (1 yellow, 1 red, 2 green, 2-3 tsp)

Tuesday- ground turkey tacos or taco salad with lettuce, tomato or salsa, diced avocado, greek yogurt (mix it with salt, pepper, lime juice & cilantro for a great sour cream substitute),  steamed or roasted broccoli  (I use cooking spray so I don’t have to count it as tsp)   (1 yellow, 1 red, 2 green – just use the food charts and color containers to portion it out)

sautéed spinach, whole wheat couscous  (1 red, 2 green, 1 yellow)

Thursday-  Greens and Beans with Turkey Sausage (I plan to make it all in early afternoon and put in my crockpot,  I’m also making extra sausage for pizza night)  and 1 -2 cups of salad or your favorite veggies
(1 red, 2-3 green, 1 yellow)

Friday – homemade pizza night using whole wheat English muffins or pitas, (be sure to add a lean protein such as turkey sausage or leftover sliced chicken breasts from Monday),  served with a big salad or a bunch of your favorite veggies  (1 yellow, 1 red,  1 blue, 2 green, either 1 orange or 1 tsp for dressing)

Saturday  leftovers or take out