Menu this Week!
Along with working out everyday (30 Day Shred), I’ve been doing well with drinking tons of water & not so much soda… I actually almost made it 7 whole days without a single Dr Pepper! That is impressive for me. I wish I hadn’t given in! I still haven’t had nearly as much as I used to though, so YAY!
I’ve decided to revamp our groceries and meals for a week. I hope to make this a lifestyle change, but I seem to do well with starting with structured, short-term goals…baby steps are my friend!
I am cutting soda & alcohol completely out of my diet, along with refined flour (breads & pastas), fast food, fried snacks & sugary dessert type snacks. The hardest parts for me will be soda, ice cream, hitting up the drive thrus & of course my favorite…PASTA! (…okay, so that makes pretty much everything but bread and alcohol a “hard part”, lol…sheesh.)
Here is my plan for this week!
Breakfast: Veggie Omelet w/ side of fruit [OR] Oatmeal w/ fruit
Lunch: Spinach Salad loaded with veggies
Dinner: Chicken w/ brown rice & veggies [OR] Tilapia & sauteed veggies w/ brown rice
Snack/Dessert Options: Baby carrots, string cheese, apples, bananas, greek yogurt topped w/ granola, 75%+ organic dark chocolate bar
Drink Options: WATER, WATER & more WATER! Orange juice (no more than 1 cup per day). Almond milk (Plain & Chocolate…it’s actually pretty good!)
I am snacking throughout the day in between meals on fruits and veggies… so far so good! Little by little, I am really hoping to start replacing all the junk me and my family have been eating with beneficial things. I have a couple of recipes I am going to try too. One I saw on a friend’s culinary blog, how to make your own granola… the second is making your own banana chips! Mmmmm… 🙂
Wish me luck!