2017 Meal Planning, Meal Planning

Meal Plan Week of May 6

I’ve got some new things on the menu! And I’m working with you in real-time now so I’ll have to add some photos in later.

Week Starting May 6

Let’s start with the weekend. Do you ever crave donuts or muffins for breakfast? I know I do. Sometimes I cave into those cravings, which is ok. But I do love a healthier alternative. This week I went to Pinterest, as I often do, for some inspiration and new recipes. One of those recipes is for a Blueberry Oatmeal Greek Yogurt Muffin. I can’t wait to make these! I’ll let you know how it turns out.

**UPDATE: The muffins were great! I used steel cut oats instead of rolled and subbed maple syrup for the honey. I also threw in about a half a cup of raspberries bc the cup of blueberries didn’t seem like enough. Oh and if you use the non-stick parchment muffin wrappers/cups-there will be no sticking issues. What a yummy breakfast that was—not too sweet and filling. Here’s a breakdown: 156 calories/2.1 g fat/26.9 carbs/7.7 g sugar/6.8 g protein

Now to the meat of the week. You’ll notice that I have color coded this week’s menu. Is it my OCD? Perhaps. Or I am trying to better show how I create my meal plans and ease into that whole colored container thing I’ll be starting soon. As I have mentioned before, I try to build meal plans based on a number of servings of each:
Protein-4
Veggie-3
Fruit-2
Grain/Carb-1
Fat-1

But what is a serving? I have one week left of Beachbody’s Hard Corps workout program. Then I am starting 21-Day Fix Extreme. The meal planning for 21-Day Fix involves using colored containers and follows almost exactly what I posted above in terms of posting with variances made depending on your current weight. Each container is color coded and holds the equivalent of a serving. I am hoping following this meal plan, which may mean no or less cheat meals for a month, will help me get off the plateau I am currently riding. I ordered my containers from Amazon. They can be purchased from Beachbody as well. So that color coding-it matches the container colors.

Turkey Bento Box

Banana Bento Box-I’m changing this one up a tad and adding a veggie and hard-boiled eggs for added protein.

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

The rest is pretty self-explanatory. Hit me up with any questions, comment or recipes!

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