Food For Thought


Last week, I asked on my social media pages if anyone would be interested in seeing what a week’s worth of food for me typically looks like – and lots of people said that nutrition is their biggest area of struggle and they would love some ideas on clean eating – so, I present you with a Monday-Friday view of my meals.

What you’ll see is that I’m pretty consistent with the same foods. It saves me the stress of planning for lots of new and exciting things, time in prep, and money at the grocery store. I know this is an area that makes lots of you cringe, the idea of eating the same thing over and over again. I felt the exact same way in the beginning – but the truth is that it’s become more important for me to feel and look my best than have a huge variety in my meals. Dinner is my “surprise” meal of the day – it’s always something different, but other than that, I’m comfortable with my basics and like I said, it makes life MUCH easier.

Enough rambling – here’s a work-week worth of meals, broken down. If you follow the 21 Day Fix meal plan, or you’re interested in learning more about how it works, the container colors are also listed for each day.

Monday
Breakfast: Egg white sandwich with 1/2 cup blueberries (1 Y, 1/2 R, 1 G, 1/2 B, 1/2 P)
Snack: Greek Yogurt with 1 cup strawberries (1/2 R, 1 P)
Lunch: Chocolate Shakeology with pb2 and frozen strawberries (1 R, 1/2 P, 1 tsp)
Snack: Toast with PB (1 Y, 1 tsp)
Dinner: Acorn Squash with chicken sausage (3 G, 1 R, 1/2 Y, 1/2 B, 1 tsp)
Snack: Apple, greek yogurt, almond butter (1 P, 1 R, 1 tsp)
Totals: 2.5 Y, 4 R, 3 G, 1 B, 3 P, 4 tsp

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Tuesday
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with frozen strawberries and PB2 (1 R, 1/2 P, 1 tsp)
Snack: Cottage cheese with 1/2 cup pineapple (1/2 R, 1/2 P)
Lunch: Egg White Wrap with 1/2 cup blueberries (1/2 R, 1 Y, 1/2 B, 1 G, 1/2 P)
Snack: Hummus and broccoli + baby carrots (1/2 B, 2 G)
Dinner: Turkey meatloaf, brown rice, brussel sprouts (1 R, 1 G, 1 Y, 1 tsp)
Snack: Apple, greek yogurt, almond butter (1 P, 1 R, 2 tsp)
Totals: 4 R, 4 G, 2.5 P, 2 Y, 1 B, 4 tsp

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Wednesday
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with 1/2 frozen banana and PB2 (1 R, 1 P, 1 tsp)
Snack: Egg white wrap (1/2 R, 1 Y, 1 G, 1/2 B)
Lunch: Protein Pancakes with 1/2 cup berries (1 R, 1/2 Y, 1/2 P)
Snack: Zucchini Chips (1 G, 1 tsp)
Dinner: Turkey Burger with grilled veggies (1 R, 1 Y, 1/2 B, 2 G)
Snack: Apple, greek yogurt, almond butter (1 P, 1 R, 2 tsp)
Totals: 4.5 R, 2.5 P, 1 B, 4 G, 2.5 Y, 4 tsp

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Thursday
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with 1/2 frozen banana (1 R, 1 P)
Snack: Gluten-free bagel thin with peanut butter, greek yogurt (1/2 R, 1 Y, 1 tsp)
Lunch: Cottage cheese and pineapple (1/2 R, 1/2 P)
Snack: 1/2 sweet potato, steamed broccoli, ground turkey (1/2 Y, 1 G, 1/2 R)
Dinner: Chicken cobb salad (1 R, 1/2 Y, 1 B, 3 G, 1 tsp)
Snack: Apple, greek yogurt, almond butter (1 P, 1 R, 2 tsp)
Totals: 4.5 R, 2.5 P, 1 B, 1 G, 2 Y, 4 tsp

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Friday
Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with 1/2 frozen banana and PB2 (1 R, 1 P, 1 tsp)
Snack: Cottage cheese and pineapple (1/2 R, 1/2 P)
Lunch: Spinach salad (1 R, 2 G, 1/2 B)
Snack: Apple, greek yogurt, almond butter (1 P, 1 R, 2 tsp)
Dinner: TREAT MEAL!
Snack: Treat Dessert!

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There you have it – what a typical week for me looks like! I try to follow the 21 Day Fix meal plan pretty consistently, because I believe it’s the basis for good nutrition. Lots of people look for “diets” but I really see this program as a way to create a lasting lifestyle change. By following the containers daily, I make sure that I’m not eating processed or chemical-filled foods, that I’m eating enough and a variety of different food groups, and that I’m still staying on track with my goals.

If you’re not following a plan and you’re in need of some guidance and accountability, let’s talk! This plan has helped thousands of people see the results they’ve always wanted, in a healthy, satisfying, and easy to follow way. Read about my upcoming challenge group and how to get involved!

Whatever path you’re taking to get to your healthiest, happiest self – keep it up – it might seem hard now, but there’s nothing more important that loving the skin you’re in! 

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