One of the keys to weight release is incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Maybe it's an OCD thing or maybe it's a healthy habit I've created, but when I sit down to eat my meals, I fill up on the produce – the fiber – first, then move to the protein, and finish my meal with any grain (if we have one).
There are many benefits to increasing fiber in your menu plans. 1) Fresh produce has high energy and therefore will give you more energy. 2) Fiber takes your body some time to break down, so it will keep you feeling full longer. 3) Fiber is a great tool to get things moving along if you know what I mean, so it will aid in creating that healthy figure you're going for.
This week, we have plenty of fiber options to menu plan around! See what produce I'm planning around in my Bountiful Baskets post. I have a big challenge ahead because I have yet to find an eggplant recipe I like. Wish me luck!
I wanted to share what I made tonight for dinner because it was a big hit. We don't get home from church on Sundays until 2, so we eat right after that and I don't always want to cook a big meal for dinner since it feels like we just ate. Tonight, we simply had egg sandwiches with bacon on them as well, corn on the cob, and a delicious juice I made. The juice consisted of fresh squeezed oranges (8 of them), pomegranate seeds (from 2 pomegranates), and a few drops of stevia and crushed ice. It was so delicious!!
On Monday, I'm experimenting in the kitchen with two of my new contributors. We're creating a multi-grain bread recipe. Clients have been asking me for one for years! Wish us luck!!
||oranges, smoothies||Sandwiches||apples, peanut butter||Taco Salad|
||Banana Stuffed French Toast||Leftover Taco Salad||carrots, Greek yogurt Ranch dip
||Italian Chicken Sausage, Steamed Broccoli, Asparagus|
||Omelets||Crispy Eggplant Bites served with Spaghetti Squash & Marinara||bananas, peanut butter||Chops and Pineapple and Chili Slaw
||Raspberry Coconut Baked Steel-Cut Oatmeal
||Kidney Bean, Cabbage, & Feta Salad
||apples, almonds||Pork Roast with Carrots, Potatoes|
||Leftover Oatmeal||Leftover Roast||pears & cottage cheese||Cream of Celery Soup with Bacon