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21 Day Fix Meal Plan

 

I am so excited to be starting the 21 Day Fix program and meal plan on Monday! I completed this program about a year ago and had great results so I have decided to go all in once again.

 

As most of you know I had a complete hysterectomy in April and at the time I heard from so many people that everyone gains 10 lbs after this type of surgery. Of course, all along I kept thinking to myself yea, but not me! Boy, was I ever wrong! I not only gained 10 lbs, but I am now 15 lbs away from my goal weight!

 

After several months of absolutely no activity and bad eating habits I am ready for a change! The 21 Day Fix Program is just want I need. The workouts are only 30 minutes a day and each day is different so there is a variety of types including: cardio, upper & lower body, Pilates and yoga. This is perfect for me because I tend to get board with the same type of workout very easily and I have to admit cardio is not favorite. I only like cardio in small doses!

 

A big part of this program and what really helps generate the biggest results is the nutrition guide. There is an entire guide that helps you determine what types of food and how much of each type you should be eating each day. Also, included are portion control containers so you will never overeat.

Each day I get the following:  3 green (vegetables), 2 purple (fruit), 4 red (protein), 2 yellow (carbs), 1 blue (fats and cheeses), 1 orange (seeds and oils), and 2 teaspoons (cooking oils and nut butters).

All spices (except salt), fresh herbs, vinegars, mustards, garlic, ginger, lemon and lime juices, tabasco and flavor extras are all considered “free foods” so use these as much as you want.

I will be following the nutrition completely and drinking Shakeology daily!

 

 

I just spent quite a bit of time researching the guide, my past recipes, and on Pinterest to come up with 2 weeks worth of family friendly, 21 Day Fix approved recipes and meal plan! Since I am the cook in the family whenever I decide to eat according to a certain plan the entire family “gets” to jump on board and join me. 😉 I hope you check out these recipes and enjoy them as much as we do!

 

If you would like more info on the 21 Day Fix or want to join me take on the 21 Day challenge please contact me. I will have a private FB group set up with a group of several other ladies and we will all be taking on this challenge together.

 

Breakfast: 

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Shakeology

Shakeology

Egg Muffins

 

 

Snacks:

Fruit & Veggies

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Shakeology Brownie Protein Bites

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

 

 

Lunch:

Grilled Chicken Wrap

Minestrone Soup

 

 

Dinner:

Mexican Lasagna

Baked Ziti

Sweet Potato, Bacon, Turkey Burger – I plan to eat mine with lettuce, tomato, avocado without the bun or maybe just half the bun.

Pork Carnitas

Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Chicken Bake

Pork Chops with Sauteed Spinach

Baked Fish, Sweet Potatoes, Veggies

Chicken Quesadillas

Lasagna Roll-Ups

BBQ Chicken, Wild Rice, Veggies

Crock Pot Lemon Chicken, Pasta & Veggies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New week, New meal plan!

The time has come for me and my family to get back on track with eating clean. Since my surgery, 6 weeks ago, we have pretty much ate whatever we wanted. Of course, as a result we have all gained a little weight, have less energy and just don’t feel as great. It is really amazing what good food can do for your body and how different you can feel when you get off track.

 

I have planned a brand, new meal plan for the next 2 weeks and just finished a HUGE grocery haul!

 

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Most of the recipes listed below can either be found here on my website (under the Eat Clean tab) or pinned on my Pinterest account (here).

 

Breakfast:

I stick to Shakeology every, single day! Absolutely love it and can go without it 😉

 

Lunch:

Roasted Veggies

Quinoa Avocado Spinach Salad

Taco Salad

 

Snacks:

Smoothies

Boiled Eggs

Apples with Peanut Butter

Fruit Salad

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Dinner:

Turkey Avocado Burgers and Cantaloupe

Beef Stew with Carrots and Butternut Squash

Roasted Pork Loin, Red Potatoes, and Green Beans

Chicken Stir Fry with Spaghetti Squash

Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad

Lemon, Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, Asparagus

Fish Tacos

Shepherd’s Pie

Baked Chicken, Potatoes, Veggie

Fish Taco Bowls

 

 

I am extra excited because lots of the veggies are coming FRESH from our garden, including the spaghetti squash! We have also been fishing a lot lately so the fish is fresh as well. We are getting closer, closer to living off the land!

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Southwest Stuffed Peppers

I have an awesome new recipe for you today!! Southwest Stuffed Peppers!! Mexican food lovers will especially like this recipe!!

 

This recipes is super easy and really makes a lot of filling!!

 

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Brown the turkey then add taco seasoning and salsa.

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Next, add corn and black beans

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Combine together and cook until heated through

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Clean and slice peppers. Coat with olive oil and bake for 25 minutes.

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Add cooked brown rice to filling mixture.

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Fill each pepper with filling and top with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake until cheese is melted.

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Messy, but good!!!

Southwest Stuffed Peppers

Olive Oil
1 lb lean ground turkey breast
1 cup chopped onions
1 package taco seasoning
2 cups of cooked brown rice
4 organic bell peppers, halved and seeds removed
1 can of black beans, drained & rinsed
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½ cup of organic frozen corn
1 (15 -16 ounce) jar of salsa
Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat the peppers with olive oil and roast in a baking dish about 20-25 minutes just until cooked thru. Remove the peppers from the oven and allow to cool until you can handle them.

While peppers are in oven, cook the ground turkey and chopped onions over medium-high heat. Once cooked, add taco seasoning, black beans, corn, cooked rice and jar of salsa; mix well. Cook an additional 10 minutes.

Carefully spoon the turkey mixture into each half of the bell peppers and place back into the baking dish. Cook the peppers for another 15-20 minutes or until the peppers are cooked all the way thru. Before removing from the oven sprinkle the tops of each pepper with shredded cheddar cheese. Place back into the oven just until the cheese has melted.

Enjoy!

Chicken Zucchini Penne

As we started the New Year I could feel my body literally craving vegetables! I had eaten so much junk over the holidays; it was time to start cooking and eating CLEAN again.

 

This recipe came to mind because it is so easy to prepare, full of veggies and whole goodness! Plus it tastes DELICIOUS!! I have really come to love the taste of warm cherry tomatoes just as they pop open.

 

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Start by cutting up all of the chicken.

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Add whole wheat penne pasta to boiling water, cook until soft.

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Saute the chicken with garlic and red onion with olive oil.

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Cut up the zucchini and prepare to saute.

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Cook together until zucchini is soft and tomatoes have popped.

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Serve over whole wheat penne pasta.

 

 

Chicken Zucchini Penne

Serves 4

4 chicken breasts – cut up

2 zucchini

1 red onion

Container of grape tomatoes (I used 2)

2 cloves of garlic

2 cups of whole wheat penne pasta

Boil water and add pasta. Saute 12 oz chicken in 2 tsp olive oil with 2 zucchini, sliced,  1 red onion sliced, container of grape tomatoes and 2 cloves of garlic. Serve on wheat penne pasta.

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