Today I decided to jump back on the meal planing train. In my early post baby weight shedding days, I followed a meal plan to a T and saw amazing results. Since those days, the intensity of my training has increased but nutrition somehow started to slide off the priority list.
Somehow I started to think that just because I squeezed in a quality sweat session five times a week, that’ll magically eliminate the need to watch my food intake. Wrong! Haha. Nutrition is truly responsible for the majority of your progress. In fact, it’s quite possible to slim down with very little exercise by following the right nutrition plan (more on that HERE).
And the opposite is true. If you mindlessly consume processed carbs and sugary treats, all the high intensity exercise in the world will not turn you into Heidi Klum. You truly can’t out-exercise a bad diet.
So back to my good habits today and here’s what’s on the menu for next week.
GF brown rice toast topped with organic peanut butter, strawberries, honey and coconut flakes (creature of habit)
Scrambled eggs with spinach and sweet potato hash
Dark chocolate Kodiak pancakes with fresh berries on the weekend
Healthy Cobb salad with easy homemade dressing from Fixate book (I boiled eggs and sauteed/chopped lean turkey bacon for the fixings, then prepped the salad dressing for the week and chopped romaine lettuce)
Kitchen sink salad after Cobb salad runs out. I love to throw together whatever greens I find in the fridge for a quick and easy lunch option (usually it’s greens, chopped cucumbers, bell peppers, avocado, feta cheese, nuts, turkey lunch meat, etc)
Turkey Zucchini Noodles (with mash potatoes for the kids) topped with Feta cheese
Salmon patty from Costco with leftover zoodles and cherry tomatoes
Raw broccoli + hummus
Chopped cucumbers and bell peppers (my kids LOVE this snack!)
Protein shake with spinach and almond milk
More on meal planning:
It’s possible I might have to add or change a few things here and there but the core of my meals for the week is prepped. I don’t mind at all eating the same lunch or dinner for a few days, if it means less time in the kitchen and more time spent wrangling my little rascals 🙂
So what are you up to this weekend? Any new favorite recipes you tried? I’m always excited to hear your suggestions!