We all have those moments. You’re eating healthy, you’re pretty consistent, and you feel damn good about yourself. And then, life happens. You wake up late and don’t have time to pack a lunch. Or you work late and end up too tired to even TRY to decide what you’re going to eat for dinner, let alone cook it. We want to help.
Part of the Unconventional Guide To Livin’ The Good Life Series is a mini meal plan. We don’t want to tell you every morsel to put in your mouth daily because we want you to take control. BUT we want to help give you ideas for various situations you might find yourself in. So we created one full day of meals and snacks for the work week, and one full day of meals and snacks on the weekend (aka a “cheat day.”) If you have any specific questions, situations, etc that you need help with, reach out to us and we’ll figure something out for you!
WEEKDAY MEAL PLAN
For breakfast, I like fruit. But you also need some protein so I throw a banana, peanut butter, and a small amount of unsweetened cocoa powder into a bowl. Tastes a bit like a sundae and it’s easy. However, if you have this for breakfast, make sure you have a mid morning snack too so that you are satisfied and keep yourself from feeling hungry.
For a summer lunch, chicken fajitas are great and you can also make extra and freeze these for quick lunches throughout the week. Saute up your favorite veggies (add whatever spice you want for additional flavor!), grill some chicken, and wrap it all together in a whole wheat tortilla. For vegetarians: leave out the chicken all together or add in some tempeh for protein.
For dinner, try a fajita pizza! Take some of the extra veggies and chicken you made for lunch this morning and use it as a pizza topper! Try using hummus or pesto instead of the traditional pizza sauce. You can experiment with flavors here and get wild! 😉
For snacks throughout the day, greek yogurt with granola, kale chips (or veggies chips), or fruit.
WEEKEND MEAL PLAN
Since you have a little more time on the weekends to make your meals, try Protein pancakes for breakfast. Bonus tip, make extra and stick them in the freezer for fast, healthy breakfasts during the week! Take a scoop of protein powder, 1/2 a banana, 1/2 Tbs of skim milk or almond milk, 1/4 cup of egg whites, and then whatever additions you want to add (fruit, seasoning, etc) and mix it all together to create your batter. Then whip out a skillet and start creating!
During the summer, it’s likely you’ll find yourself on a road trip. It’s hard to eat healthy sometimes while you’re at the mercy of gas stations and other passengers. Try picking up a GoPicnic box. They have plenty of variety (including vegetarian options) and are great for meals on the go.
Still on a road trip come dinner time? Find a diner on the way. In the south, you’ll find Waffle House’s all over the place. Whatever diner you find yourself at, they probably have a BLT (bacon, lettuce, and tomato) which is usually pretty low in calories. If they’re fancy you can try swapping the bacon for turkey bacon which will help lower the fat content. You could also ask them to hold the mayo if desired. I usually just eat the sandwich but if you’re extra hungry, you could ask for a side salad with oil and vinegar dressing to round out your meal. Make sure to drink plenty of water! It’s easy to get dehydrated on road trips! For vegetarians: try swapping the bacon for avocados.
Great road trip snacks include, trail mix, oranges, string cheese, and beef jerkey. Make sure to watch the sodium content though. You’ll be full, fit, and healthy no matter where your travels take you!
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