Thursday, August 7, 2014

Day 5 Meal Plan

Day 5
Workout:  Alpha lower focus

Breakfast
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Peanut Butter cup Shakeology
1/2 cup water
1/2 unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp all natural peanut butter
1 scoop Shakeology, any flavor
1/3 medium banana, cut into chunks
1/2 cup ice
Place all in blender and blend.

AM Snack
1/2 cantaloupe or 1 1/2 cups cubed honeydew or 1 1/2 cups cubed watermelon.

Lunch:
2 slices whole grain bread
2 tsp prepared pesto sauce
1/4 medium avocado, sliced
2 oz low sodium, nitrate free, lean turkey breast, deli sliced
1/4 medium cucumber, sliced
1 slice medium tomato
1 thin slice medium red tomato
2 romain lettuce leaves, washed and patted dry
Top one slice of bread with pesto sauce, avocado, turkey, cucumber, tomato, onion, lettuce, and second slice of bread.

PM snack:
Tuna and celery boat.  1 medium celery stalk filled with 2 oz drained solid white tuna and drizzled with 1 tsp fresh lemon juice and 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil.

Dinner:
Chef Salad
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2 cups romain lettuce chopped
1 oz low sodium lean turkey breast chopped
1 oz lean ham chopped
1 oz mozzarella cheese
medium tomato chopped
1/8 medium avocado, diced
5 medium black olives
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar

Place all ingredients together and drizzle with dressing.

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Good luck and don't forget to take your pics and measurements to track your progress! 

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Day 4 Meal Plan

Breakfast:  Morning Delight Smoothie
1 cup 100% orange juice
1/3 medium banana, cut into chunks
1 scoop Shakeology any flavor
1 cup ice
Place in blender and blend

Am Snack
Cinnamon Ricotta berries
1/3 cup part skim ricotta cheese topped with 1/4 cup fresh or frozen berries.  1 tsp slivered almonds, and 1 dash ground cinnamon.

Lunch:
4 oz raw lean top sirloin steak
2 cups fresh arugula
10 cherry tomatoes cut in half
1/2 c canned drained artichoke hearts
1 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Preheat grill or broiler to high
Grill or broil sirloin for 3 to 5 minutes on each side or to desired doneness. Remove sirloin from heat and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
Place arugula, tomatoes, and artichokes in a large bowl. Drizzle with EVOO and vinegar and toss!
Place Sirloin on top and serve.

Snack:  Tuna and celery boat.  1 medium celery stalk filled with 2 oz drained solid white tuna and drizzled with 1 tsp fresh lemon juice and 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil.

Dinner: 
Roasted Tofu with Veggies
1 lb firm tofu, drained and cut into cubes
5 cloves garlic, chopped
12 oz green beans, trimmed
1 cup medium mushrooms, cut into quarters
1 medium onion, cut into chunks
3 medium red potatoes, cut into quarters.
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
all purpose seasoning blend, salt free.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Place tofu, garlic, green beans, mushrooms, onion, and potatoes in a glass baking dish; drizzle with oil and soy sauce.
Sprinkle with seasoning blend if desired and toss well
Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring every 20 minutes.
One serving equals 1/4 of recipe.  Refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Day 3 Meal Plan

Breakfast:
Yogo Berry Blast Shakeology
1 cup water
1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries
1 scoop shakeology any flavor
1/2 c ice and blend

Am Snack:
Tropical quinoa snack:  1/3 c cooked quinoa topped with 2 tbsp coconut milk and 4 sliced medium strawberries.

Lunch:
2 large hard boiled eggs, cut in half, yolks removed and reserved.  4 tsp greek yogurt plain, 1 tsp mustard; 1 green onion finely chopped, sea salt and pepper to taste and paprika
Combine egg yolks, greek yogurt, mustard and green onion in bowl and mix til smooth.
Season with salt and pepper and fill eggs and enjoy

PM Snack
1 lage whole grain wheat cracker topped with 1/2 tsp prepared mustard; 1 slice of low sodium nitrate free chicken breast, and 1 slice of swiss cheese.

Dinner:  Lemon Dill Halibut
1 6 oz raw halibut filet
1 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp lemon pepper
1 dash sea salt
1 fresh dill sprig, finely chopped
1/2 up whole wheat couscous, hot
lemon wedges for garnish

Preheat oven to 500 degrees
Brush both sides of halibut with oil.  Place on baking pan.  Sprinkle halibut with lemon pepper, salt and dill.
Bake for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until halibut flakes.
Serve with couscous.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Day 2 Meal Plan

Breakfast:  Silky Almond Smoothie
1/2 c nonfat milk
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup water
1 scoop shakeology, any flavor or 1 scoop of whey protein powder
1 tbsp all natural almond butter
1 cup ice
Blend

Snack:
1 cup red or green grapes

Lunch:
Avocado Veggie Burger
1 veggie burger patty
1 whole grain hamburger bun
1/8 medium ripe avocado, mashed
1 tbsp prepared salsa- I like the black bean and corn salsa from Giant Eagle
1/4 medium apple sliced
Preheat grill or broiler. Grill patty on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes.  Place on bun with avocado, salsa and top of bun.
Serve with apples on the side.

PM Snack:
1 large hard boiled egg, cut in half, drizzled with 1/2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil, sprinkled with 1 dash of ground black pepper.

Dinner: 
Chicken in foil
1 4oz chicken breast, boneless and skinless
Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 medium new potato, sliced
1/4 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 medium onion, chopped
1 fresh thyme sprig

Preheat oven to 375. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place potato slices on a piece of aluminum foil. Top with chicken, bell pepper, onion and thyme; fold foil over and seal edges securely to form a pouch.  Place on a bake sheet and bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle.