MENU B

Grub

Monday: Omelettes and Turkey Bacon

Tuesday: Taco Salad

Wednesday: Leftover Taco Salad

Thursday: Vegetable Stir-fry over Brown Rice

Friday: Tomato Basil Chicken over Wheat Pasta with Green Salad

Groceries

Produce:

Spinach

Cilantro

Tomatoes

Avocados

Mushrooms

Bell Peppers

Lettuce

Broccoli

Yellow Squash

Zucchini

Onion

Basil

Cucumber

Meat/Dairy:

Ground turkey

Eggs

Chicken breast

Mexican blend cheese

Turkey bacon

Other:

Black beans

Brown rice/quinoa

Recipes 

Vegetable Stir Fry: Chop broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini, onion, and mushrooms. Sautee with olive oil in large fry pan on medium/high heat. Season with soy sauce, ginger powder, onion powder, salt and sriracha for a little kick. Serve over brown rice or quinoa

Delicious Desserts!!

I have been searching for and testing some healthy dessert options for you guys! And these ones are my favorites! Enjoy and tell me what you think.

Cookie dough yogurt (I omit the honey and use vanilla greek yogurt)

Fruity frozen yogurt (Again I omit the honey, use vanilla greek yogurt and you can use any type of frozen fruit)

Guiltless chocolate chip cookies (the idea seems weird but chad and I gobbled these up! Add some vanilla extract, cinnamon and just a pinch of salt!)

Menu A

Grub

Monday: BLTA with steamed vegetables

Tuesday: Mexican Quinoa

Wednesday: Leftover Mexican Quinoa

Thursday: Easy Peasy Chicken Veggie Bake

Friday: Mozzarella Chicken Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Green Salald

Groceries

Produce:

Lettuce

Spinach

Tomato

Cucumber

Avocado (x2)

Choice of vegetables to steam monday

Choice of vegetables for chicken bake (I like to do a few red potatoes, green beans, yellow squash and carrots)

Jalapenos

Cilantro

Meat/Dairy:

Mozzarella cheese (shredded)

Turkey bacon

Chicken breasts

Other:

Can of fire roasted tomatoes

Can of black beans

Can of chicken or vegetable stock (low-sodium)

Frozen corn

Quinoa

Wheat bread

Jar of sundried tomatoes (get the kind marinated in olive oil and herbs! Trust me!)

RECIPES

Mexican Quinoa

Easy Peasy Chicken Vegetable Bake (I use two TBS melted butter and THIS blend of spices also be sure to LOAD up on the veggies!)

Mozzarella Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes (I use the olive oil from the sundried tomatoes to cook with, YUM!)

Week 4 Menu, Groceries and Recipes

Monday: BLTA with side of steamed broccoli

Tuesday: Easy peasy chicken vegetable bake

Wednesday: Mediteranean spaghetti squash

Thursday: Vegetable soup

Friday: Chicken mozzarella pasta with sundried tomatoes

GROCERIES

PRODUCE:

Lettuce

Spaghetti squash

Tomatoes (1-2)

Avocado

Yellow onion (2)

Carrots (8)

Potatoes (3)

Red potatoes (3)

Parsley

Green beans

Yellow squash (1)

Zucchinni (3)

DAIRY/MEAT

Turkey bacon

Mozzarella cheese

OTHER

Bread

Canned chicken/vegetable broth (4)

Frozen corn

Jar of sundried tomatoes

Can of artichoke hearts

Small can of sliced black olives

RECIPES

Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash

Vegetable Soup

Chicken Mozarella Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes

Chicken and Vegetable Bake 

This recipe could not be any easier! Click HERE for instructions. I use 2T of butter and THIS blend of spices instead. Feel free to try different vegetables too! I have tried yellow squash and it was scrumptious! Other ideas are carrots, asparagus, or broccoli.

Week #3 Menu and Groceries

Alright this week is a collection of my favorite dinners, and you already have the recipes for everything we are having! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Monday:

-BLTA (bacon lettuce tomato and avocado sandwich)

-steamed broccoli

Tuesday: 

-Mexican Quinoa

Wednesday: 

-Omelettes and turkey bacon (make sure to stuff them full of veggies and top with avocado for extra yum-factor)

Thursday:

-Taco Salad (use lettuce and spinach to vary your nutrients)

Friday:

-Tomato basil chicken over wheat noodles

Groceries 

Produce:

Lettuce

Spinach

Tomatoes (make sure to get enough! We are using them every night!)

Avocado

Cilantro

Basil

Peppers

Broccoli

*Dont forget your fruit for snackage!!

Dairy/Meats:

Turkey bacon

Ground turkey

Chicken breast

Mexican blend cheese

Eggs

Cottage cheese

Grocery:

Bread (wheat)

Quinoa

Frozen corn

Fire roasted tomatoes (canned)

Black beans (canned)

Vegetable stock

Week 2 Menu, Recipes and Grocery List

I’m going to be doing the menu a little differently this week, so give it a try and tell me which way you prefer it. This week I will be planning dinners and giving some suggestions for lunches and snacks. So here we go!

Monday: Easy peasy chicken and vegetable bake

Tuesday: Fruity green salad and turkey wrap

Wednesday: Spinach, chicken, mushroom quinoa with steamed carrots

Thursday: Breakfast

Friday: Tomato basil chicken over wheat noodles

Lunch Ideas 

-Turkey sandwich with cucumber, spinach, and tomato (some sliced grapes give this sandwich a sweet crunch)

-Scrambled eggs with a side of fresh vegetables and dip and a piece of fruit

-Big romaine and spinach salad with some of the following

  • cucumber
  • avocado
  • sweet peppers
  • cooked quinoa
  • chick peas or black beans
  • chicken
  • fruit (grapes, strawberries, mandarin oranges, berries etc.)

Snack Ideas

-fruit and cottage cheese

-edamame cucumber salad (recipe in last post)

-vegetables and dip

-boiled egg

Recipes

Chicken and Vegetable Bake 

This recipe could not be any easier! Click HERE for instructions. I use 2T of butter and THIS blend of spices instead. Feel free to try different vegetables too! I have tried yellow squash and it was scrumptious! Other ideas are carrots, asparagus, or broccoli.

Fruity Green Salad

HERE ya go!  I am just making the salad and not the dressing. If you do make the dressing tell me how it is!

Turkey Wrap

You can really make this any way you please, but here is what I do.

Take a whole wheat tortilla and spread a thin layer of hummus (salsa would be a delicious alternative) add spinach and lettuce leaves, feta cheese, sliced turkey, cucumber, grapes (or dried cranberries) and avocado. Sprinkle on some pepper or chopped cilantro and enjoy!

Spinach Chicken Mushroom Quinoa

Another easy quinoa dish, click HERE. Add chicken for extra protein and filling-power!

Breakfast

Its omelette time! Grab your eggs and plenty of veggies and whip up something yummy. Pair with bacon and a piece of fruit!

Groceries

*these groceries are what you will need for dinners, remember to add other groceries you may need!

Produce

Red potatoes (or whatever veg you are using for the chicken bake)

green beans (or whatever veg you are using for the chicken bake)

lettuce

spinach

mushrooms

red onion

onion

cucumber

roma tomatoes

basil

cuties (little oranges)

avocados

grapes

carrots

Other

eggs

turkey

chicken breast

quinoa

wheat tortillas

Easy Snack/Lunch Recipe

I’m always on the look out for healthy recipes. I stumbled upon this delicious quinoa salad and it is the perfect make-ahead recipe for easy snackage or a quick lunch!

1 Cup Cooked Quinoa*

1 Diced Bell Pepper (I like to use red to add some vibrant color!)

1/2 Cup  Frozen Corn

1/2 Cup Frozen Edamame

1/2 Can Chick Peas (save the other half for salads)

1/2 Cup Sliced Almonds

1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries

1 TBS Olive Oil

1/2 Cup Chopped Cilantro

Juice of 1 Lime

Salt to taste

Just mix everything together in a big bowl and refrigerate. This salad is packed with protein from the chick peas and quinoa and edamame it will leave you feeling full and satisfied!

*To Cook Quinoa add 2 cups water and 1 cup quinoa to pot and bring to a boil and stir, reduce to a simmer and cover with lid. Cook for 20 minutes then fluff with fork.