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 a quick breakfast try cottage cheese, mix in raisins, honey, sliced almonds and cinnamon. Not a fan of the cottage? Swap with plain yogurt of your choice! I love anything with cinnamon in the morning!
Also since going vegetarian and having local produce delivered, I like eating fruit for breakfast. Whatever is in season! Doesn’t have to be fancy! Lately, it’s been 4-5 nectarines or peaches. Only one piece of fruit before a workout though. 😉
For a delicious lunch, have turkey or chicken buffalo lettuce wraps! Cook up some chicken tenders, season them how you like. (s&p, cayenne, red chili flakes, etc) drizzle on hot sauce, wrap in lettuce leaves. I like to use romaine lettuce leaves, as they are larger. Feel free to experiment. To the chicken I added onion and celery for crunch. For the vegetarians: Use tempeh in place of chicken.
A great weekday dinner is chicken stir fry. Grab frozen stir fry veggies at the store. Add chicken, soy sauce, sesame seeds. For the vegetarians: Add more veggies and lentils.
WEEKEND MEAL PLAN
Another breakfast option to eat for the whole week, or to have on the weekends. Seed or nut butter granola bars with chocolate (optional)
1 1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup of seed or nut butter of your choice
3 tbsp of agave, honey or pure maple syrup
2/3 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2/3 rice crisp cereal
some dark chocolate chips, melted to be drizzled on top
Line 2 8×8 pans with foil and spray with cooking spray. In a food processor, place oats, dates, nut butter, sweetener, cinnamon & vanilla. Process until combined. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and mix in cereal, slightly crushing it. Next, gently press mixture into foil lined pans. If desired, because why not..melt chocolate in microwave. Watch carefully and stir until completely melted. Drizzle over bars. Place bars in refrigerator for about 30 minutes and slice. Wrap bars in plastic wrap for easy grab and go! Freeze them and enjoy them throughout next week also.
No summer is complete without a picnic lunch! Have a variety of sandwiches cut up for bite sized grabbing. Mix and match. Also have grapes, peaches or mandarin oranges, or make a fruit salad! I like pickles at picnics, preferably polish dills, thank you.
Get the grill back out for dinner (like we did in week 1) – Grill with friends and have a potluck! Bring a healthy option and that way you know there’s something healthy at the party! Veggie trays or a cracker,olive and fruit spread. For healthy grilling options try bison meat or portabello mushrooms for the vegetarians out there. You can always grill fruit too. Try peaches and figs. And don’t forget the wine! Bring wine, red AND white 😉 #TGLwine
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