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WSU 2015 Week 1 Meal Plan

Welcome to week 1 of the Winter Shape Up, which begins on Monday, January 26, 2015! (Looking for the home base Winter Shape Up page? Click here – it has the answers to any questions you might have about the challenge and links to all the weekly content, too!)

As you know, my friend Gina and I have partnered up to bring you this fun healthy living 4 week challenge to inspire you to kick off the year on the right foot in terms of fitness and nutrition. Gina is a personal trainer, so on her site, you’ll find the weekly workouts for the challenge, including videos. Here on mine, I’ll be sharing the weekly nutrition-focused content, which will feature quick and easy recipe ideas for your meals and snacks.

Winter Shape Up 2015

We’d love to hear how you guys are doing with this challenge! If you share updates or photos on social media, please include #WinterShapeUp and, if you have space, tag both myself (@fANNEtasticfood – follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!) and Gina (@fitnessista) so we can see! :)

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Before I get into the plan, please remember that everyone’s nutrition needs are different and will vary based on activity level, age, gender, height/weight, and more. I am a Registered Dietitian, but this meal plan is not meant to be a substitute for personalized nutrition plans or nutrition counseling (like I provide in my AnneTheRD private practice). Above all, use this as a guide, not a concrete plan, and change it as you see fit based on your own hunger levels, preferences, and dietary needs. I’m not including specific quantities/portion sizes because of this – try to eat intuitively and listen to your body. This guide may be too much food for some of you and too little for others. If you’re getting full, save the rest for later. If the meal or snack wasn’t enough, don’t second guess yourself – listen to your body and have something else. If you’re really hungry and try to deny it, it will only lead to overdoing it later or feeling like crap. Honor your hunger, my friends. And same with the other end of the spectrum – stay mindful during your meals, and stop as soon as you start to get full. If you’re distracted, it’s a lot easier to overeat. Your body knows what to do if you just listen to it! Sound good?

A note on drinks: I didn’t include drinks in this guide, but aim to limit sugar-sweetened beverages. If you’re currently having a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages (soda, sweet tea, sweet flavored water, etc.), try to cut back by 1 or 2 drinks per week until it becomes an occasional treat vs. a daily habit. Focus on drinking lots of water, some unsweetened tea/coffee (if you’re into it), and the occasional wine or beer, if you like.

Regarding dessert, it’s not included in the plan for simplicity’s sake, but indulgence in moderation is certainly part of a healthy relationship with food. The key is to view dessert as an occasional treat vs. letting it become an everyday habit. If you really want something, by all means allow yourself to have it and really savor it. There’s no point in feeling guilty – eating perfectly 100% of the time isn’t realistic or healthy. Just make sure that when you do indulge, it’s worth it. Choose the real thing, not a diet imitation; stay mindful and stop when you are satisfied.

MEALS

To download the week 1 meal plan, please click here.

If you have any problems with it or see any errors, please let me know! It also includes grocery lists (including vegan and gluten free variations). A big thank you to my dietetic intern Jackie for her help in putting these together for you guys!

For snacks, choose a variety each day based on hunger levels. Some days you might need a snack or even two or three, while other days you might not need one at all. Focus on how you feel. Hunger levels change daily based on activity and a host of other factors, so don’t expect to feel the same every day. For snacks, just like meals, focus on a good mix of carbs, protein, and healthy fat to keep you satisfied. 

To download a simple snack ideas PDF, click here. Here are some make-ahead recipes to try out:

And since this week includes Super Bowl Sunday, here are some fun Super Bowl recipe ideas!

SPONSORS

Please say a big thank you to our Winter Shape Up sponsors for making it possible to offer this challenge to you guys for free!

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This week’s featured sponsor is Cabot Creamery, maker’s of the World’s Best Cheddar and a personal favorite of mine, too! They are owned & operated by 1,200+ farm families throughout New York and New England, and they are happy to provide 5 lucky Winter Shape Up participants gift boxes of their award winning cheddars. Rich in calcium, Cabot’s Cheddars are a tasty (and lactose-free!) way to add a protein-packed punch to your Shape Up snacking routine. I highly recommend the Seriously Sharp variety, which is my favorite. :) Great with crackers or veggies – as well as in a bunch of the recipes in this week’s meal plan!

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Comment below up to once per day (starting on Monday) with how thing are going for you during the challenge and each comment will count as an entry! I’ll randomly select the winners after the week is over (Monday morning) and notify them directly by email. Good luck!

Comments

  1. 1
    Faye Holloway says:

    Hi Anne,
    I can’t wait to try the vegan chickpea and kale recipe! I was wondering if this would make a good leftover? If I made it for lunch the night before would that work?

  2. 3

    Love the grocery lists…so easy!

  3. 4

    Can’t wait to try some of those dip recipes for the SuperBowl. Thanks for the ideas, Anne.

  4. 5

    I made the cinnamon raisin almond balls and they’re awesome! Great recipe! Thanks!

  5. 6

    love the meal plan and can’t wait to try some of these meals! especially the tuna salad lunch for today! I always forget how much I <3 tuna. thanks Anne!

  6. 7

    Workout 1 (3 times through) complete and I was able to meal pre yesterday with the Mexican lasagna, baked oatmeal, and corn flake chicken tenders. I’m feeling great about the challenge today and just entered my 23rd week of pregnancy. Whoo hoo!

  7. 8

    The Super Bowl recipes look so good! Thanks!

  8. 9

    Your meal plans are great. I prepped for the week, made a giant batch of vegetable soup, your Mexican lasagna and baked oatmeal. Planning on making No bake Peanut butter bars after work & my workout today!
    getting ready for the Blizzard!!!!

  9. 10

    Going great so far, planning on making some of your Oatmeal Raisin Balls for a pre-workout burst of energy!

  10. 11

    Can’t wait to try some healthier bowl recipes!

  11. 12
    Sandra F. says:

    I LOVE, love, love the microwave banana oatmeal. I’ve been eating this since the Summer Shape Up. It is my favorite breakfast! I had it this morning with peanut butter and coconut. YUM.

  12. 13
    Laura Turner says:

    I have all my meals planned for the week and am ready to go. My only problem is the impending Nor’easter we are getting tomorrow. Fingers crossed we do not lose power because then all my meals planned go right out the window! I will have time to get a good workout in, beside shoveling more than 12″ of snow that is predicted! I love Cabot Cheese! I am currently working through their horseradish cheddar. So yummy!

  13. 15

    Had a bowl of Kashi cereal for breakfast, but I’m going to check out the meal plan this week too!

  14. 16

    Day one has begun! Looking forward to the challenge!

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    Melissa S. says:

    The microwave banana oatmeal and baked oatmeal is my jam :)

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    Allison Galassie says:

    I’m excited for this! I love the banana oatmeal

  17. 19

    Meals and snacks are prepped and packed for lunch! Ready to start!

  18. 20

    making an effort to eat mindfully today!

  19. 21

    Just had the perfect microwave banana oatmeal topped with berries and cashew butter!

  20. 22

    Currently enjoying my Kale and Mushroom breakfast burrito, complete with homemade tortillas! They were SO easy to make, and I’m really glad I tried it. I don’t think I can ever go back to store bought.

  21. 23

    Had a green juice followed by microwaved banana oats for breakfast. Added in egg whites for more protein and made it with homemade almond milk. Topped with strawberries, blueberries and unsweetened coconut. Brought broccoli soup, a hard boiled egg and a yogurt for lunch. Dinner is in the crockpot already… Skinnytaste’s Balsamic Pork Tenderloin + green beans. Day 1 is off to a good start :)

  22. 24

    Strong start

  23. 25

    Am starting off strong with banana oats for breakfast and coffee!

  24. 26

    At a conference and risked it to start with the continental breakfast, but it paid off – started with a feast of fresh berries and scrambled eggs. And a piece of bacon.

  25. 27

    Did workout #1 three times and then ate a healthy bowl of old-fashioned oats cooked in almond milk and added 1 tbs of almond butter! yum!! Excited for a day of healthy eats with lots of produce and protein!

  26. 28
    Grace Gillis says:

    Workout #1 x3 complete! And High Protein Oatmeal for breakfast. So excited for the Winter Shape up!

  27. 29
    Cindy Childers says:

    Started off this awesome shape up with Oatmeal this morning! Even my three kiddos are all now on the oatmeal bandwagon :)

  28. 30

    Going great so far! I had a protein shake for breakfast made with Raw Fit marley coffee and Califia’s almond milk iced coffee, just blended with ice. Delish!

  29. 31

    Had the banana oatmeal for breakfast with added fruit and it was good. Just put the carrot muffins in the oven now for snacks during the blizzard!

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    Nicole Gardner says:

    Love the oatmeal! Perfect fuel for two hours of food shopping (so many lines) in preparation for a huge snowstorm here on the east coast.

  31. 33

    Day 1 is off to a great start! Thank you for all of your hard work on this and for partnering with Gina to bring us such a great shape up!

  32. 34

    Almost ate cereal for breakfast this morning then remembered how little it fills me up… Made your microwave banana oatmeal instead, much better!!!

  33. 35

    mmmmmmmm….. love me some 7 layer dip :) and love cabot cheese!

  34. 36

    I’m eating your packed lunch Mexican inspired burrito for lunch with a side of tangelo. It’s delicious!

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    Michelle Rae says:

    So excited to try out some new healthy recipes this week!

  36. 38

    Last night we made the mexican lasagna with lean ground beef (what I had in the freezer) and avocado on top instead of cheese. So delicious!!! I can’t wait to try the carrot cake muffins as well.

  37. 39

    Started my morning with an egg and a green smoothie.

  38. 40

    My goal for this week is to cook all of my meals, except for Friday’s dinner!

  39. 41

    Thanks so much for including a grocery list! That part makes it soooo much easier!

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    Christina says:

    Snow day for me today means prepping all my vegetables for the week!

  41. 43

    Checking in day 1!

  42. 44

    Looking forward to starting this and THANK YOU for the vegan option which I’ll be following!

  43. 45

    I did meal planning and prep on Sunday! Breakfast cookie breakfasts, HB eggs, banana muffins, salads with chicken burgers and some leftovers! I plan to make the cornflake chicken this week and the banana oatmeal tomorrow when I am snowed in :)

  44. 46

    Can’t wait Tom Akey the veggie and quinoa bean bites tomorrow! Had pumpkin banana oatmeal this morning since I had an open can of pumpkin!

  45. 47

    Thanks for the delicious recipes. I think I might try making those cinnamon raisin almond bites tonight. This looks like a great, easy and tasty plan! It’s going well :)

  46. 48

    Hooray for WSU! Checking in for Monday! I made overnight oats last night and had them this morning!

  47. 49
    Amy Ramos says:

    Meal prepped all week so I was ready to start Monday (and all week) the healthy way.
    I am so excited for the Mexican Lasagna. I made it yesterday for our lunches and dinners for the week.

  48. 50

    I remember loving your Cheesy Coconut Sauteed Chickpeas and Kale! I’m not sure how I let that one get away from me for so long, but it’s definitely time to bring it back!

  49. 51

    When I made the tuna salad for lunch I replaced the tuna with white beans + added some spinach on top. It was delicious! Can’t wait for the Mexican Lasagna tonight :)

  50. 52

    So excited for the challenge, and would love to try this cheese!

  51. 53

    i made the tuna slaw salad today for lunch and it was sooo good! I’m going to have to start packing that in my lunch more often!

  52. 54

    So excited to have healthy meals planned out!

  53. 55

    made the quinoa bean veggie bites they are great for lunch!

  54. 56

    Thanks for the ideas. Made my version of tuna salad today.

  55. 57
    Lindsay Haney says:

    Mexican Lasagna is in the oven! I had these for the first time last winter shape up and they’re been a favorite ever since! Yum!

  56. 58
    JaNiece Price says:

    Oh this is so fun and exciting. Looking forward to jumping and and having a nutritious time. Thanks for your ideas and efforts.

  57. 59

    meal prepped for the first time this week! good for the snow storm…

  58. 60

    So excited for this! The food is amazing

  59. 61
    Michelle A. says:

    Meal prepped and ready! LOVE the healthy 7 layer dip recipe for Sunday!

  60. 62

    Had chicken salad instead of tuna for lunch with a big salad!

  61. 63

    Thanks for great menu. Day 1 off to a great start! Thanks for including gf options.

  62. 64

    I had healthy tuna salad for lunch! One of my fave recipes!

  63. 65
    Alexandra says:

    I made the Mexican lasagna tonight! Awesome recipe!

  64. 66

    Love the cinnamon almond balls! So easy and so yummy!

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    Christina C says:

    Lots of water today, feeling good!

  66. 68

    I find that my week goes much better when I meal plan and prep food over the weekend!

  67. 69

    I completed the workout 3 times. Rough!! I had the banana oatmeal for breakfast and it was delicious! I made the Mexican lasagna tonight with ground turkey and added some of my own taco seasoning and it turned out great! Thank you so much for this plan!

  68. 70

    I had a great first day.. I worked all day but brought healthy food! Kale salad with chicken for dinner with an apple and yogurt on the side!

  69. 71

    Wow! The food has been great so far! I was able to stick to your plan and feel completely satisfied :) I have noticed that when I pull up the meal plan on android the links for the recipes don’t work…if I switch to my laptop it works fine. I’m not sure if anyone else has encountered that. Thanks for the great menu!

  70. 74

    Started my day with an egg sandwich on an English muffin!

  71. 75

    Lunches are packed for the week! Leftover seared Ahi tuna steak with brown rice and veggies!

  72. 76

    I stared off my day with some oatmeal and am doing a big salad for lunch. After I got the dreaded stomach bug last week I could only face eating soup and got out of my salad for lunch habit, but I’m starting it up again!

  73. 77

    Thinking of making you almond raisin balls today and the flourless protein pancake for breakfast! Thanks Anne!

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    Allison Galassie says:

    It’s a bit different from the suggestion, but I made some healthy enchiladas, so I’m working on finishing those up today

  75. 79

    Mmm pancake was so good! I’ve tried similar ones using protein powder and not been very impressed…this was so much better!!

  76. 80

    Had to switch workouts yesterday and today (blizzard!), about to do workout 1 hope it hurts so good!

  77. 81

    Going to try the sweet potato dip for Taco Tuesday and cannot wait – like it’ll be on my mind all day (:

  78. 82

    Prepped some roasted butternut squash for dinner! healthy bowl of oatmeal and almond butter for breakfast today… amazeballs for snack time later!

  79. 83

    Just polished off my second breakfast burrito! So delicious. Added some blueberries and avocado on the side.

  80. 84

    Snow day today for me so lots of time to make some yummy food

  81. 85

    I just found this site and I’m excited about trying all the monthly meal plans; thanks so much!

  82. 86

    yogurt and nuts for breakfast!

  83. 87

    Made oatmeal with melted almond butter on top and some coffee for breakfast. YUM!

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    Chelsea H. says:

    Monday I stayed on track…cottage cheese, raspberries & macadamia nuts for breakfast, healthy tuna salad in whole wheat pit for lunch and then made the Mexican Lasagna. Man, was that tasty! For today, same breakfast & lunch as Monday and tonight will most likely be leftover lasagna.

  85. 89

    Cornflake crusted chicken sounds delicious, can’t wait to make that tonight!

  86. 90

    Made more banana oatmeal this morning and loved it!

  87. 91

    Anne – would the protein pancake be good if I made it at night and stuck it in the fridge until morning? I leave for work super early and basically run out the door so I don’t have time to make it before I leave…but I can definitely do it on days I don’t work.

  88. 93

    I really love that you promote intuitive eating. I am trying to embrace that concept this week!

  89. 94

    Made the Quinoa & Bean egg muffins and they are hit in my house!! My roomies have all been stealing them :).

  90. 95

    I just finished my delicious leftover Mexican Lasagna for lunch! I love that stuff. I feel like I could eat it every day. Also added some avocado on the side! I am seriously so glad to be doing this Winter Shape Up. I feel so great, even after just 2 days.

  91. 96

    So far, doing pretty good on the Winter Shape Up. I struggle using the meal plans because my husband is a pretty picky eater, but we’re really good about creating a dinner menu each week that is full of healthy food. And I eat a packed lunch at the office every day. So, we’re not doing too bad. We actually forced ourselves to eat at home Sunday even though we wanted to eat out! That’s definitely success in my book!

  92. 97

    Working hard and completing this challenge.

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    Samantha Tarcy says:

    I made the Mexican Lasagna and it was great! My husband enjoyed it as well = )

  94. 99

    Had Banana Oatmeal w/Egg Whites for breakfast, Gina’s SP Chicken Burger for lunch, going to have a HB for an afternoon snack and Chicken Chinese Zoodles from Skinnytaste for dinner!

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    Daphne Turner says:

    I am not into this program fully yet but have spent a lot of time this afternoon reading both blogs and acquainting myself with the two women and their efforts to create and maintain this health plan for all of us. I am afraid of the time constraints I guess, but I will follow it the best I can. This week’s recipes intrigue me and may get a try.

  96. 102

    I have had the banana oatmeal the last 2 days…it’s my go-to breakfast!

  97. 103

    can’t stand bananas in things, so I’ve been making my oatmeal w/out! So far it’s been the perfect cold-day lunch food w/ a scoop of peanut butter stirred in!

  98. 104

    The healthy tuna salad recipe is wonderful! I skipped the pita and it was delicious on a bed of greens. Thanks!

  99. 105

    made sure to add produce to meals and snacks–makes a difference!

  100. 106

    Made sure to add a banana and berries to my food–got have produce, too!

  101. 107

    I do not follow the meal plan to a T (mainly the lunches, as I pack one for work), but I love using it as a guide! It’s especially helpful as a reminder to not eat the same thing every day (I could eat banana microwaved oatmeal for a month straight and never get sick of it)..so this morning was an egg and veg wrap, soup at lunch and a maple-dijon crusted salmon with sweet potato and peas for din. I LOVE Anne’s PB Power cookies if anyone is looking for an easy and delicious (my picky bf even likes them) snack!

  102. 108

    Loved the amazing veggie/bean quinoa bites! What a great and easy to carry work lunch!

  103. 109

    I loved the Mexican Lasagne last night.. I also made the tuna and oatmeal with banana..YUM

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    Sandra F. says:

    Had 2 eggs for breakfast and half slice French toast with almond butter. Lunch was the veggie grilled cheese (yum!) and chicken stir fry for dinner. Treated myself to one chocolate chip cookie ;)

  105. 111

    Another packed lunch burrito + tangelo for me today!

  106. 112

    today I had to skip the meal plan and eat leftover homemade slow cooker chicken curry that has been staring at me in the fridge. It is a clean recipe so I’ll count it as a win!

  107. 113

    Had some delicious cornflake crusted chicken fingers tonight, along with roasted sweet potatoes and zucchini! Yum!

  108. 114

    Steady state for 50 minutes today and had some great meals. I struggled a little with the cardio today but still feeling good about the challenge.

  109. 115

    yogurt and berries and trail mix this morning, lots of grapes, a banana, and homemade morning glory muffin for snacks, dinner was a huge salad with extra veggies on top and fish. Got my fruit/veggies in for today!

  110. 116

    Tried egg burritos today. And amazeballs

  111. 117

    I cannot get enough of protein pancakes for breakfast and tuna salad salad for lunch!

  112. 118

    Workouts are going great, and I’m trying to exercise much more willpower with my eating habits!

  113. 119

    Had a pumpkin banana smoothie today to hold me over until lunch and it was delicious!

  114. 120

    Loving the meals so far!

  115. 121

    This shape up meal plan has definitely made me more aware of what I’m eating. I haven’t been able to make any of the meals/snacks yet, but I plan to spend time this weekend prepping!

  116. 122

    I’ve been doing really well with eating the last few days. Whole, healthy, foods, no added sugars. Hopefully I will keep this up.

  117. 123

    Looking forward to trying some of these recipes. I’m a Friday grocery shopper so I’m going to push each week back one!

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    Allison Galassie says:

    I’ve developed a cold, so I’m going to be eating some lemon asparagus soup tonight. Sounds strange, but healthy and made with chicken broth, so will be very comforting.

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    looking forward to a healthy smoothie after my workout!

  120. 126

    Currently enjoying my delicious banana microwave oatmeal! I added peanut butter, berries, and chia seeds. SO DELISH. It really hits the spot after that killer workout this morning.

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    Ended up making the Mexican Lasagna for dinner last night. It was great but it made so much food that I’m worried I’ll have too many leftovers to try all these other amazing recipes! Time for the freezer!

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    Big salad for dinner last night! Just finished big bowl of healthy oatmeal with smooth cashew butter!

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    LOVE the recipes!

  124. 130

    made pumpkin banana oatmeal this morning, lunch is going to be a veggie wrap and dinner is with my dad

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    Saw some cookies on the counter today… almost ate them in my breakfast post-workout starvation, but didn’t! Success #1 of the day.

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    Morgan Layh says:

    Lots of fresh fruit this week – berries are back in the grocery store!

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    Loving my morning oatmeal!

  128. 134

    Egg-banana pancake for breakfast and the chicken curry is in the slow cooker for dinner..really excited to try it, Anne!

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    I’m planning on having a new broth bowl at panera for lunch since I have $5 off of one…hopefully they’re good!

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    Oatmeal for breakfast!

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    Huge salad with gardein faux beef, lots of veggies & millet. Usually I’m not so into fake products but I go with it once in a blue moon when a craving hits.

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    Had a pumpkin and pear smoothie, along with apple/peanut butter/dried cranberry wrap for lunch. I swear I’m loving these pumpkin smoothies, but sad that we’re out of pumpkin now!

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    Repeat of microwaved banana oats for breakfast topped with strawberries, blackberries and unsweetened coconut.. made with homemade almond milk, chia seeds and egg whites. Lunch was a leftover stuffed bell pepper from dinner last night and a hard boiled egg. Making tilapia with roasted potatoes and brussels sprouts for dinner!

  134. 142

    Family is still loving the Mexican lasagna on day 3! I was going to make the corn flake chicken but I’ll move that to tomorrow. Feeling very pregnant today! Haha

  135. 143

    While I haven’t tried any recipes yet (bc I make a monthly calendar/menu already) I am looking fwd to putting them in Feb’s rotation! THANK YOU for the GF options :)

  136. 144

    Big salad with beans and nuts for lunch. yum!

  137. 145

    Made a salad with nuts and avocado for dinner woohoo

  138. 146

    For breakfast I had a protein muffin, banana and peanut butter. Lunch was lean cuisine pizza (I know – processed – but only one I will have really.) with veggies. Dinner was Portuguese kale soup with a side of stir fry veggies and some brown rice.

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    Meaghan Karanasios says:

    Loved the oatmeal and lasagna! Having fun trying new healthy tasty foods! For lunches I’ve been fixing a salad with pecans, shredded carrot, pecans, cranberries and roasted crunchy chick peas that I roasted with habenaro oil.

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    Checking in for Wednesday! Sauteed spinach and grilled chicken for dinner!

  141. 149

    Thursday breakfast was eggs with a bean and veggie mix (fajita-ish spices) and sriracha in a low-carb tortilla. :) I’m working out of a cafe today, so lunch will be a green salad with grilled chicken, and I’m planning to roast some broccoli with garlic and saute some chicken breasts for dinner tonight.

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    I bought a new veggie hummus yesterday that I’m looking forward to trying. I like to use hummus for my salad dressing. yum!

  143. 151

    Another day of planned healthy eats! I just finished some oats which I can’t get enough of.

  144. 152

    Healthy food planned for today! dark chocolate in there too!

  145. 153

    Lots of leftovers today – mexican lasagna for lunch and cornflake chicken for dinner!

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    Checking in!

  147. 155

    Forgot to check in last night, so this is a double whammy. We had lentil soup (amazing) for dinner along with some guacamole (weird combo, I know, but the avocados were at that perfect ripeness). I’m eating leftover cornflake chicken fingers for breakfast. NO REGRETS!

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    Allison Galassie says:

    Checking in!

  149. 157

    I LOVE that you included healthy Super Bowl snack/foods!!! I know it seems silly but that was a big deal to me (internal struggle between wanting to eat right & enjoy Super Bowl yumminess). Best of both worlds right here! Thank you!

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    glad its a rest day! still sticking to healthy food though!

  151. 159

    Dinner last night was butternut squash with lima beans topped with an egg over easy, delicious and full of healthy protein and fiber! Lots of color too! Just ate my favorite usual breakfast, oatmeal with vanilla almond milk and 1 tbs of almond butter!

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    The banana oatmeal (topped with fresh strawberries) was such a treat this morning!! My 11 year old asked for a bite and then asked if she could have it for breakfast tomorrow!
    The Mexican lasagna was a family hit and the chicken fingers last night rec’d compliments. Thanks, Anne!

  153. 161

    Greek yogurt, berries and granola for breakfast.

  154. 162

    My breakfast was yogurt, blueberries, almond butter and granola. Lunch was leftovers and dinner will be out with the girls for dinner club – I’ll keep it pretty clean :)

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    Devilled eggs for breakfast…well and coffee :)

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    Sandra F. says:

    Breakfast was a banana and your french toast with almond butter. Sooo good. Lunch was Mexican lasagna (my first time having this and it was fantastic!!) with some spinach on the side. For dinner, I think I’ll eat the lasagna again! lol why not? I’ve been doing great with snacks too, so it’s been a great week so far :) Thanks, Anne, for the great recipes!

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    Repeat of whipped banana oats this morning. Added in egg whites and topped with some peanut butter. Homemade chicken tortilla soup for lunch and Peanut Butter Runner’s Armenian Lentil Soup with Eggplant and Apricots for dinner. Lots of soup this winter!

  158. 166

    Just about to start the crockpot chicken! So excited :)

  159. 167

    Ate out today at Chipotle but kept it lighter and had their chicken salad with lots of veggies and beans!

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    Veggie and fruit heavy today which isn’t a bad thing. Still reheating the Mexican lasagna which hasn’t lost its flavors at all. :)

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    greek yogurt, with renola and cashews and a banana and almond butter for breakfast, no crackpot in our house but we are trying a recipe for coconut shrimp and veggies for dinner! plus a sweet potato for me

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    Meaghan Karanasios says:

    started the day with a banana and a protein shake. Had a yummy salad with roasted chickpeas and maple vinaigrette for lunch and some greek yogurt with muesli as a snack. For dinner we’re making salmon with lemon and dill and roasted veggies!

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    Desert tonight was frozen bananas, vanilla protein powder, and cinnamon from the Yonana machine = )

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    Ate some delicious leftover lentil soup for dinner! I think I could eat lentils every day. So filling and so hearty. Mmmmmmmm…

  165. 175

    Another day of healthy eats! I’m really enjoying this challenge :)

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    I just made another batch of baked oatmeal for an easy on-the-go snack/breakfast. So good.

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    Scrambled eggs with greens and mushrooms this morning.

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    Checking in after my breakfast of oats topped with berries!

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    Breakfast today was on the run and I hadn’t prepared, so sadly I just had half a Quest bar and some coffee after my workout this morning. Lunch was a bunch of leftovers, including sautéed spinach, mashed sweet potato, turkey bacon, and vichyssoise. Random, but delicious. Getting some iced coffee now and dinner will be out at an Ethiopian restaurant!

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    checking in!

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    Allison Galassie says:

    Checking in again!

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    Healthy dinner last night and a delicious healthy bowl of oats for breakfast this morning! Start the weekend off right!

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    loving this! your meal plan is the best!

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    Can’t wait to try the PB bars who doesn’t love PB!

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    thanks for doing this!

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    Checking In – TGIF!
    Trying to plan healthy recipies for our Super Bowl parties…..

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    Roasted veggies and spinach Mac and cheese for lunch

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    Salad with lentils and chick peas for lunch today. Things are going great this week!

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    Sandra F. says:

    This morning I had the banana microwave oatmeal (my ultimate fave). Lunch was leftover Mexican lasagna and headed out for a get together tonight but will eat intuitevely ;) I’ll definitely be indulging in an alcoholic beverage!

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    Finished the last of my pumpkin/pear smoothie yesterday to tide me over until lunch. So yummy.

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    roasted veggie wrap and green juice for lunch :)

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    Huge salad for lunch using leftover chicken finger recipe, broccoli slaw, spinach and a few other produce in the fridge! Delicious!

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    yogurt and berries with nuts and granola this morning again, dinner is coconut shrimp made at home and lots of veggies!

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    This is FANTASTIC! I’ve been trying to meal plan on my own and this is great! Tonight we had quinoa with sauteed onion, garlic, mushrooms, plus wilted spinach and pesto and sundried tomatoes stirred in and topped with chopped fresh tomato, parsley, and feta. It was tasty! I’ve been hitting green monster smoothies or oats with berries and walnuts each morning. So glad to have more guidance!

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    Quinoa bites are my favourite this week.

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    adding more produce to snacks :)

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    I definitely want to try the cheesy chickpea and kale recipe! It looks so good! This week was pretty good.although I made some salted caramel crumb bars that needed to be sampled :)

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    Going to make the cinnamon almond raisin balls this weekend. The problem is that I will have trouble stopping at just eating a couple!

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    Shopping for healthy football snacks today. Staying on track!

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    I’m excited to have some free time to spend in the kitchen today.

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    I’m hoping to do some meal prep this weekend for the upcoming week!

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    This morning I had a delicious brunch of kale, some leftover rice, and eggs all thrown together with some chili garlic sauce and low sodium soy sauce. Such a great savory healthy fried rice “recipe”.

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    Had an orange for dessert at a buffet today–and am weirdly satisfied (in a great way)!

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    Chicken chili for dinner–yum!

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    ready for week 2

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    sleep in a bit this morning after babysitting until midnight last night! Had homemade protein banana muffins with almond butter and cherries for breakfast, lunch I was craving cereal so I went for love grown chocolate power o’s with blueberries and green powder mixed in with almond milk and some greek yogurt for protein. A big glass of silk chocolate milk was my snack and some trial mix. Then dinner was a big salad with roasted root veggies, leftover homemade baked coconut shrimp and a sweet potato with coconut butter! Not a bad day in my books :)

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    Not the best eating day but it wasnt bad either

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    The hubs and I split a chicken parmesan while eating out tonight (after I ate a spinach salad) – not the best option, but it’s an improvement for this gal!

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    Fell off the wagon yesterday a bit but ready to redeem myself today!

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    I have to make some dishes to impress for tonight’s game! I’m gonna try the pumpkin bean dip and a few other healthy things = )

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    Protein pumpkin muffins for breakfast!

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    Brunch out with my husband. I love weekends!

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    made sweet potato nachos as our Super Bowl meal! With thin sliced sweet potatoes, black beans, tomatoes, parsnips, morning star beef?less crumbles, mozzarella, guacamole and salsa!

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    Made a batch of baked breakfast cookies for the week ahead :)

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