Trying to be Creative

So I have recently started my 21 Day Fix program, yet again.  I’m hoping for some really good results this time around.  My biggest problem  with this meal plan, is that I don’t get creative with my meals. I am going to keep a food diary here for the next 21 days, to show my food.  If anyone ready this has any 21 day fix approved meals, please share.  I would love to see some desserts also.

The 1st picure consist of shrimp 1 red, Spinich 1 Green, and brown rice 1 Yellow.

2nd pic, my morning breakfast goto.  Turkey Bacon wrapped around eggs 2Red, quiona 1 Yellow, banana 1 purple, with cinnamon on top, this is my oatmeal..lol.

3rd pic Spinich Salad with Mushrooms and Onions.

 

 

 

Healthy Quick Egg Breakfast

Today I have decided to restart my diet.  With the Thanksgiving Holiday finally over and all of my sweets (Cakes and Pies) are almost gone, I have decided to hit the restart button YET AGAIN.  This morning I am starting off with a really healthy breakfast using Mixed Greens, Mushrooms, Onions, and Turkey Sausage, and 2 Eggs.  This is a really wholesome and  healthy breakfast, and really gives a lot of energy to carry you thru the day.  Hope you enjoy this short video.

 

Egg Salad with Avocado

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Being on the 21 Day Fix Program is really amazing, Im learning how to eat healthy with certain foods.  Im a person who really loves to cook, but cooking healthy is not my thing.  When it comes to breakfast I am a really a basic eater.  I love pancakes, but not really able to eat pancakes on this plan, unless they are whole wheat pancakes.  So I spotted this really delicious meal and I have been hooked on it for the past 2 weeks.  Its really healthy and filling.  I pair it with apples or another fruit and im filled up for the rest of the morning.  Its quick and simple.  Read further for the recipe.

  1. 2 hard boiled eggs  (Red Cup)
  2. Half a cup of Avocado  (Blue Cup)

Boil your eggs, once boiled and cracked put in a bowl and mash together with the avocado, add a little sea salt and onion if you like, and your done.  I put this on a whole wheat English muffin and I am ready to eat a hearty filling breakfast.

Egg White Scramble

Well… I have started on yet another Diet Journey.  The past month I have been using the Beachbody fitness program.  The program Im using is the 21 day fix paired with Shaun T’s Insanity Max 30, and love it, until my back took a  turn for the worse 2 weeks ago.  Although I was on the last week, of the 1st month of Max 30, I still was able to keep up my clean eating program with the 21 day fix.  Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to start my exercise routine back, and continue to loose a few more pounds before Christmas, and MAYBE, Just Maybe I will be able to fit into those size 14 jeans by Christmas.  im going to post a few of my favorite new recipe’s that I have come up with, using the 21 day fix diet plan.  There are so many options that you can choose, and I really do love this plan.

This is a simple but hearty breakfast that will leave you really full and I always accompany this with a fruit such as grapes or a small apple.  Here are the steps for this.

What you will need:

  • Spinach and Kale
  • 3/4c Egg White Egg Beaters
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • 2 Slices of Turkey Bacon

Now if you are using the 21 Day Fix , I normally pack my Green Container full with the Spinach and Kale, and add the Mushrooms and Onions on top, that will count as 1 Green.  Sauté that over 1-2tsp of Olive Oil, once that has cooked down, add your Turkey Bacon, and let simmer for about 1-2 mins, on low heat.  Your greens will begin to shrink.  Once all of the veggies and bacon have combined together, add your Egg Whites to the mixture, and start to scramble once the eggs have set.

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The way I tally this meal…

  • Egg Whites and Turkey Bacon (1Red)
  • Spinach, Kale, Onions and Mushrooms (1Green)
  • Grapes or small apple (1 Purple)

The bottom Picture is not a really good Picture of this wonderful meal, try and it and see what you think.

Quinoa Stir Fry

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I have been trying to stay on a Health Kick and make sure I eat the right foods.  I’ve researched a lot of different foods and kept coming across Quinoa and the wonderful benefits it offers your body.  Finally on yesterday I decided to purchase a box and see what all the hype was about.  I looked in my freezer and saw some frozen stir fry veggies, and then decided to make Quinoa Chicken Stir Fry….😋.  I must say after all of my negative thoughts, on this delicious grain, it was really, really good.  Here’s what I did:

  • Bag of Stir Fry Veggies
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Tyson Grilled Chicken Strips
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • Stir Fry Sauce (Any brand of your choice)

Cook Quinoa as suggested.

Heat Olive Oil in pan.  Sauté  garlic in pan for about 2 mins.  Add veggies to pan, and cook for 5-10 mins.  Next add onions, and chicken and cook for additional 5 mins.  Once the vegetables and chicken are cooked, pour in your stir fry sauce, and fry for 3 mins.  Remove from stove and stir in Quinoa , and enjoy.

 

My Low-Calorie Morning Breakfast: Green Eggs No Ham

WIN_20141021_085123So I had to share this delicious recipe that I made this morning. I always try to eat a healthy breakfast, but get tired of eating the same ol thing. This morning I decided to try something different. I have been reading a Blog called http://watching-what-i-eat.blogspot.com/ well she has a lot of creative ideas.  So this morning I decided to make my own version and I will call this Green Eggs No Ham😉.  My pictures are not all that great, (Must invest in better camera)

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I used Spinach, Kale, Onions, Garlic, and Mushrooms and cooked this in a little bit of Olive Oil, with the top on the pot.  Once my greens had shrunk, and  were to my likening I cracked an egg on top, and covered for about 2-3 mins, to get that poached egg effect.  This is a must try, the garlic and onions give this dish a wonderful flavor.