Sunday, August 11, 2013

My Weekend in Meals

So who said eating healthy had to be boring?  Not this girl!!
A little preparation goes a long way, and yes while life throws you curveballs and unexpected situations having some healthy meals prepared and snacks for on the go can make all the difference.

Friday


Started my day off with my little magic powder, Shakeology.  As usual I had the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake recipe which is something I really look forward to.  It is amazing the energy this drink gives me.  Probably the thing I've noticed the most difference in is how I feel throughout the day.  My mind feels sharper and my mood is happier and I in large part give this drink credit for that.  Plus, aside from all the nutritional value packed into this gem of a drink it feels like I'm having dessert for breakfast, what could possibly be wrong with that!



For lunch at work I had Taco Turkey Casserole and my afternoon snack was Roasted Chickpeas.  Thursday night I had stayed up later than I would have liked and felt very tired in the morning so I forgo my early morning workout for some extra sleep.  I knew I'd have time to do it Friday night.

Friday I took some time to prep my meal plan for the following week so I could pop into the grocery store after work and get my shopping done early.  I love when my trolly looks this colorful, a good sign I've shopped pretty well for the week!


While I was shopping I made sure I drank my Energy & Endurance formula.  I always find afternoon workouts a little harder to get motivated for and gather the energy for and this just gives me the little extra boost I need to get my butt into gear and ready for what I'm about to put it through!  15 minutes before your workout and you are golden.  I really notice a difference.

I was in a bit of a Mexican mood for dinner so I made some pretty clean Chicken Fajitas which were delish!!



Saturday


One of the greatest joys of my weekends is the ability to sleep in and not be woken by an alarm clock (also one of the great reasons I enjoy no longer having to make it to a class to workout).  I can get up at my leisure and believe me I take full advantage.  Saturday I got up and immediately got my workout in!  No excuses.  Pushing play everyday!




I decided to switch my breakfast up today and instead of having my shake made healthy eggs benedict.  This is absolutely a favorite breakfast of mine and it's nice to chance things up every once in a while.

I still had my Shakeology but for a snack instead.

I attempted to make Almond Parmesan Crusted Tilapia for lunch but realized I didn't have almonds or almond meal and the grated parmesan cheeses.  Instead I improvised and ground up some peanuts with romano as an alternative.  I also threw in a little Italian Seasoning, just for kicks!  The results was surprisingly delicious!  I served it with wild & brown rice and broccoli.

Finally for dinner I had Chicken Fajitas again while I watched the Steeler Game!  Go Steelers (although, not a great way to start things off this year boys!)


Sunday


Gotta love lazy Sundays!  Sophie and I enjoyed another sleep in today!



Kicked my day off with my Shakeology in bed watching some "Say Yes To The Dress".  Love Sunday marathons especially since they collide with my "Rest Day".


Made Mini Pita Pizzas for the first time for lunch and my goodness were these little suckers good!  I can't wait to have them again this coming week.  Highly recommend if you are having a pizza craving!




This afternoon I decided to go over to my friend Darius's restaurant "Cuisine 16" for a little birthday celebration.  One of my very best friends and our birthdays are 3 days apart.  His on the 9th and mine tomorrow on the 12th.  We celebrated with a couple of glasses of red wine (literally just 2 for me) and some delicious Tilapia and Black Rice.  Highly recommend this dish if you are visiting his place!

 

When I got home my appetite had kicked back in again.  My eating schedule is a bit off today from sleeping in!  I decided to have a steak salad.  I needed to use up the steak and I didn't want to have any more carbs that close to bedtime.  It was truly delicious.  I made my own balsamic vinaigrette and I don't think I'll ever go back to store bought (I haven't found a healthier version that I like anyway and this was super simple to whip up!)



So that's my weekend in meals!  I hope if you are stuck for ideas this will help you figure out some and not only that but to realize that yes, eating healthier can taste well.  My meals may not be 100% clean yet but they are light years better than what I was eating and I feel all the better for it.

On that note, I'm waking up tomorrow a year older and this gal needs her beauty sleep!  Goodnight y'all!





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