I hate meal planning. I detest it. I abhor it….but, it is necessary, if I am going to be successful. I think what makes meal planning so hard nowadays is that I am not cooking for a family of 5, or even two or three. Nope, it’s down to pretty much, just cooking for myself. Plus, I am not a big fan of leftovers. Grabbing something to go at ChickFilA is so much easier too.
But… I must meal plan. I must follow nutrition guidelines this time. So, this is how I plan…
For breakfast: I usually have a smoothie with a 1/2 cup of fruit, maybe some almond butter, 1 tbsp of chia seed or flaxseed, a handful of spinach, and two scoops of the Dtox protein powder. Then I add some almond milk or flax milk (unsweetened with vanilla). IF I am getting tired of smoothies, I will make some chicken tenders and 1/2 cup of sweet potatoes.
Then I head off to the gym armed with my preworkout drink.
I usually don’t have a morning snack – since by the time I get done working out it is time for lunch!!! Yeah!!!
Sticking to Dtox guidelines, for lunch, I eat a salad, with spinach, romaine lettuce, baby spring mix, and other veggies, celery, peppers, radishes, carrots, cucumber…. whatever strikes my fancy. And I add some protein to it… I really like using the shredded chicken from the deli at Kings Sooper.
After eating a salad for lunch – trust me – I am so ready for a snack around three o’clock.
For Snack: I make myself another smoothie… with another 1/2 cup of fruit, almond butter, post workout and 1 scoop of vegan max and 1 scoop of collagen peptides.
Or I might have celery and almond butter, an apple, beef jerky (nitrite and nitrate free) or more radishes. I love radishes.
Which brings us up to dinner – which I try to eat before 7 pm
For Dinner: I look forward to dinner every evening… it’s my last meal of the day and I want it to taste good. I try to stick to a schedule of chicken on Mon, Wed and Fri. Taco bowl on Tuesday and fish on Thursday. On Saturday – I like to cook something from the Dtox recipes (like Orange Chicken, Chunky Chili or Sutffed Green Peppers). Veggies at every meal and not more than 1/4 – 1/2 cup of carbs like quinoa, brown rice or a sweet potato. My downfall is getting so busy with working or running errands that I stop and eat out… (a habit that I need to break).
I’ve got this… right? Yea? I’ve got this. I can do this… just follow the plan…
And always be
Here’s a video of my first Dtox Grocery Haul and a Chalk Couture project. Crafting keeps me from eating out or eating junk…. Like, Share, Comment and Hit the Subscribe Button and the little notification bell – so you can watch all my videos when I post one on You Tube.