Yes, You Can Still Eat!

I have received several FB messages asking about what I am eating while transforming to this healthy lifestyle. Remember this is NOT a diet;) I am blessed to be married to a great cook who is also on this journey! Football season is just around the corner, so I'm about to be the full time chef again. Easy food preparation is currently at the front of my mind. Just like a friend of mine recently posted: If you are failing to plan, you are planning to fail.

Mike and I have hit up several websites, books, and experimented! We have been making small changes gradually since January, but actually just recently decided to step it up a notch. Small changes helped weaken the blow of major changes! For today's post I thought it would be great to share some of our resources and then give a sample day's menu with all recipes included, or course;)

Online Recipes
Spark Recipes
On this free site you can even create your own cookbook of healthy recipes by adding your own or searching and adding from their database! Spark Recipes even has an app;)

Beachbody ClubThis is a paid service, but include a weekly meal plan! You answer a few questions and then it creates a plan for you. You then skim through the plan and switch recipes you don't want for others in the database. It is totally printable! It cost $40 per 3 months. They really need an app;)

Cookbooks
Betty Crocker the 300 Calorie Cookbook
Tony Horton's Power 90 Fat Burner Food Plan
Thin Kitchen Recipe Book

Blogs

The Daily Spark
Mom's Cooking Club
Cheap Healthy Good
Healthy Indulgences

Great Food Finding
Marketside Produce from Walmart
It has already been washed, so you can poke a few holes in the bag and steam it in your microwave. 100% Natural and what we have purchased so far comes from Arkansas. This is GREAT tasting vegetables!!!

Bragg Amino Acid
If you have cut out any form of soy sauce due to sodium, this is the product for you! Typical soy sauce has 600mg or more per tbsp. Braggs Amino Acid has 120mg and it is strong, so you don't use much! This helps make the best stir fry (recipe coming later this week).

--------Sample Daily Menu--------

Breakfast
Mixed Berry Smoothie
1/2 package of Yoplait Triple Berry Smoothie mix (in the frozen section)
1 - 1 1/2 cups of 1% milk
1/2 scoop Jullians Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

Mid Morning Snack
2 Wheat Thin Crackers Flatbread
1 slice of Deli Turkey Meat
1 ounce Sharp Cheddar Reduced Fat

Lunch
Toasted Wheat Turkey Sandwich (no dressing)
Baked Lays


Mid Day Snack
Repeat of Mid Morning Snack
Depending on hunger level, I might double it.

Supper
Teriyaki Chicken Spinach Wrap
Steamed Snow Peas

Teriyaki Chicken Spinach Wrap
300 calories and feeds around six

1 package of thin sliced chicken breast (16 oz)
3 tbsp Kikkoman Teriyaki
2 tbsp extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped white onion
3 small fresh mushrooms
1 cup organic baby spinach
6 ounces Cabot - 75% Reduced Fat Sharp Cheese
6 Tia Rosa - 100% Whole Wheat Tortillas - Soft Taco Size

Slice
chicken into strips. Cover w/teriyaki. Mix to cover chicken. Saute olive oil, garlic, and onion. Add mushrooms and half of spinach. Continue to saute. Add chicken. Use
one tbsp of marinade to sprinkle on mixture add remaining spinach. Cook 10
min, or until chicken is done. Place mixture in tortilla and top w/ 1 oz of cheese.

Optional: You can add a few fresh spinach leaves to the tortilla mixture.


OK, now it is your turn! What favorite recipes or resources have you found?

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1 Response to "Yes, You Can Still Eat!"

  1. Lindsay Thurman says:
    July 28, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    I love this post! The title is so true...we are eating wonderful food without all the bad stuff. I'm always looking for more recipe resources, so I can't wait to check out all of these links. Thanks for linking my blog :-)

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