Happy Monday! I am feeling under the weather today, so I am taking the time to write some meal plans for clients, updating my blog and getting some rest. I am super bummed that I can't get my workout in, but I know my body needs the rest so I can get back to kicking P90X3's butt! I have been in an awesome groove with my nutrition and I am feeling amazing. My metabolism is revving back up because I am getting hungry every 2-3 hours and fueling my body with whole foods. After vacation, and eating gluten, I have cut it back out and really focused on getting my 3 liters of water in every day. I even bought a glass pitcher that is 1.75 liters and keep it in my fridge, I drink 2 a day and hit my goal with ease, one of the benefits of being at home all day! I have been doing all my own cooking and I love coming up with new things to try. I will share what has been going on in my kitchen with some pics and recipes. Share your favorite recipes with us too! I love to find new things to try.
Proper nutrition is vital to reaching your goals. You can workout as much as you want, but until your nutrition matches you are not going to get the results you want. I have learned this the hard way. I have dedicated March to no cheats. Now, this is short term, I am pushing myself to do something I haven't done before. If you know me, or read any previous posts, you know how much I talk about balance and eating "treats" in moderation. I love my pizza, red wine and chocolate, but right now for my first month of P90X3 I am going cold turkey on these vices. I will add them back in eventually, in moderation, but I am pushing myself out of my comfort zone and challenging myself to eat real whole food. Mind over matter...I know I can do it!
I created this meal out of my love for hummus! I bought some ground turkey, and thought the two would be great together. I cut up carrots, celery and cucumbers to dip in the hummus and then cooked up some feta turkey burgers, and asparagus drizzled with a little balsamic vinegar. I made enough for 4 meals, but next time I think I'll do more so I can have more meals, they were delicious. Here is the recipe:
Clean Eating Turkey Burgers:
1 package Organic Ground Turkey
2 ounces feta cheese
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
Combine ingredients in bowl and mix well with hands, form into patties. Cook in a little olive oil on medium heat until cooked through.
Last night I made this because I had a craving for Cashew Chicken, but I didn't want to eat at a Chinese restaurant so I whipped this baby up. It was so good. If you like cashew chicken give this one a try. I used Bragg's Aminos instead of soy sauce, since I am not eating gluten and soy sauce has wheat). It was great! You can always make quinoa to eat as well, I was eating a little late in the evening so I skipped the carbs. The cashews gave it a great crunch and the different veggies were yummy as well, feel free to add your own veggies in your creation! This made 4 meals as well.
Clean Eating Cashew Chicken
1.5 lbs of Organic chicken breast cut into chunks
2 heads of broccoli
5 celery stalks
3 large carrots
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tsp powdered ginger
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup cashews (unsalted)
2-3 Tbsp Bragg's Aminos (You can add this to your taste preference)
Organic Canola oil for cooking
Cook chicken in a wok (or large pan) with organic canola oil, add seasonings to chicken while it is cooking. Stir and cook all the way though, put on a plate.
Add veggies and a little organic canola oil in the wok, add a little seasoning to these as well. Cook to preferred doneness ( I like mine a little crunchy). Put chicken in with veggies and toss together with Bragg's Aminos, taste and add more if you like) and cashews. Serve and enjoy! Save extras for lunch the next day!
I hope that you like the recipes, and give them a try. Each of these meals took less than an hour to prepare and cook, so clean eating can truly be easy. I was also able to get 4 meals out of each recipe, which means a healthy lunch the next day too! I will share a few more I made later this week. If you have any great ones share with us or send me an e-mail, if you have a blog, I will give you a shout out!
Have a healthy and fit day,