July Week 1- Maintenance


SATURDAY

Food preparation for the week is key! Today, cook up a good ol' batch of black beans in the crock pot. Beans are a good, balanced source of protein and carbohydrate. If you are afraid to eat beans because of the toots, check out these digestive enzymes!

If you are trying to go really low carb so you can shed pounds as quickly as possible, you can replace the beans in the meals below with sauteed veggies instead. But remember, you do need some carbohydrates for energy! It is all about balancing your blood sugar levels, eating beans with protein in the morning is a great way to start your day.

I always try to cook extra meat and veggies when I cook dinner so that I have left overs for lunches the next day!

Fermented foods are SO IMPORTANT; here are a few of my favorite brands. OzukeBubbiesGTS KombuchaWildBrine OR make your own!!!

Breakfast:

Scrambled Eggs w/Butter
1/2 Saurkraut
1/2 Black Beans 

Lunch:

Chicken & Arugula Pasta Salad - Grill/prepare extra chicken for tonight's dinner

Dinner:

Broccoli Slaw with Chicken - Make extra!


Sunday

Whip up this simple Slow Cooker Baked Ziti recipe! 

Breakfast: 

Scrambled Eggs w/Butter
1/2 Saurkraut
1/2 Black Beans

Lunch:

Chicken & Arugula Pasta Salad

Dinner:

Slow Cooker Baked Ziti & Green Salad


Monday

Breakfast:

Scrambled Eggs w/Butter
1/2 Saurkraut
1/2 Black Beans

Lunch: 

Broccoli Slaw with Chicken

Dinner:

One-Pot Salmon with Snap Peas & Rice    - I would at least double this recipe so you have leftovers for lunch!


Tuesday

Breakfast: 

Scrambled Eggs w/Butter
1/2 Saurkraut
1/2 Black Beans

Lunch:

Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

Dinner:

Chicken & Arugula Pasta Salad or Broccoli Slaw with Chicken 


Wednesday

Try out this delicious Herbed Chicken with Beets & Brussels!

Breakfast:

Scrambled Eggs w/Butter
1/2 Saurkraut
1/2 Black Beans

Lunch: 

One-Pot Salmon with Snap Peas & Rice  

Dinner:

Crock pot dinner!


Thursday

Breakfast:

Scrambled Eggs w/Butter
1/2 Saurkraut
1/2 Black Beans

Lunch:

Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

Dinner:

Use yesterday's chicken to make Roasted Carrot, Chicken and Grape Quinoa Bowl


friday

Breakfast:

Scrambled Eggs w/Butter
1/2 Saurkraut
1/2 Black Beans

Lunch:

There aught to be plenty of leftovers to pull together for lunch today. 

Dinner:

Go out to dinner with friends and/or family or enjoy a buffet of delicious food from the fridge!