It’s been 15 weeks since I started counting macros and well I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. It’s been a total game changer — flexible eating/dieting is a lifestyle I can sustain long term. Hello, I still eat chocolate, bread, cheese, etc. Did I mention I’ve also lost 15 pounds! I feel good and don’t feel like I’m depriving myself of the food I enjoy.
I’ve talked about what I eat before, but today it’s all about those staple meals. To simply put it the meals I make almost every week. Yup, during the week I keep things really simple and repeat a few of the same dishes.
I do this for a few reasons. First, because I don’t have to give meals much thought. Secondly, because I already know they’ll fit my macros. If you follow me on IG then you already know what I’m eating, but here’s a little breakdown.
|BEST SALAD BOWL – EVER! | SIETE CHIPS – NACHO (pictured)|
Like coffee, I have eggs every morning for breakfast. While breakfast might look a tad different day to day you can always count on there being eggs. Recently, due to counting macros, I’ve switched to egg whites. Why because I don’t what to waste 5g of fat eating the yolk.
3 quick and easy Breakfast ideas + plus coffee with creamer 🙂
+ Sourdough toast with butter, 2 egg whites, and salsa
+ Breakfast Burrito: 1 Joesph’s Lavish Flat Bread with fat-free cheese, 1 egg white and one slice of bacon
+ Kodiak Pancakes or Van’s Waffles topped with butter/honey and 1-2 egg whites on the side
|NEW FAVORITE CREAMER – NUTPODS|
Working from home makes lunch super easy, but all my lunches can easily be prepped the night before so you can grab and go in the morning.
3 quick and easy Lunch ideas
+ Salad: Meat of choice (Typically it’s chicken or ground turkey), spinach, bell peppers, cucumbers topped with Bolthouse yogurt dressing and maybe a few chips on the side.
+ Wrap/Pita: Chicken Salad or shredded chicken with a sliced pickle, mustard, and spinach. I use Joesph’s pita or nuco coconut wraps
+ Two lightly salted rice cakes topped with chicken salad and a small sliced apple with PB2 on the side
|BEST DRESSING – BOATHOUSE FARMS | LATE JULY CHIPS|
This is where I keep things as simple as possible and a big bowl is usually involved. Additionally, I like to save the majority of my macros for dinner (and snacks).
3 quick and easy Dinner ideas
+ Potato bowls – Red or sweet potatoes topped with roasted veggies, shredded chicken, and salsa
+ Cauliflower Pizza topped with your favorite sauce and toppings
+ Spaghetti squash with extra lean ground turkey and homemade/organic tomato sauce
If you’re a snacker, like me, don’t worry I’ll write an entire post just about snacks, treats and protein shakes since these are included in my daily meal plan!
|CAST IRON SKILLET|
Whew, are you still with me?! That pretty much sums up how I eat during the week. Check back soon to see how I work in snacks, etc. Anyone interested in my putting together a seasonal meal prep for download?