July Week 1 - Weight Loss


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. Ozuke, Bubbies, GTS KombuchaWildBrine OR make your own!!!

Breakfast:

Scrambled Eggs w/Butter
1/2 fermented veggies
Steamed carrots 

Lunch:

Chicken Salad with shaved almonds, cranberries, olive oil and vinegar

Piece of fruit

Dinner:

Grilled Steak (keep left overs!)
Mashed Potatoes w/butter
Steamed Broccoli


Sunday

It's still the weekend, we still have time to prep for the weak! Today is a great day to make this SUPER EASY slow cooker chicken that you will be able to not only enjoy for dinner tonight, but a few lunches this week! Don't be afraid to double the recipe if you need to, and of course adjust your cooking time accordingly!

 

Breakfast: I can be pretty boring and I can eat this same breakfast for weeks because I know it makes me feel good. You can switch this up by adding different types of sauteed veggies to replace the beans. I just find that the beans really work well for me!

Scrambled Eggs w/Butter
1/2 Black Beans
1/2 cup fermented veggies

Lunch:

 

Steak Salad with some of that steak that you have left over from last nights dinner!

If you are really cutting the carbs low,
use less honey than the recipe calls for!

Dinner:

Slow Cooker chicken with the potatoes and carrots that were cooked with it.


Monday

Breakfast: If you are getting tired of the eggs, then you can use some of that chicken or steak from the dinners you made!

Scrambled Eggs w/Butter
1/2 fermented veggies
1/2 Black Beans

Lunch: 

Chicken and veggies from our slow cooker meal!

Dinner

Baked Garlic Parmesan Salmon

Mixed greens salad with light vinaigrette
 


Tuesday

Tomorrow morning is going to be another crock pot day, be sure to check out what we are making so you can do any necessary food prep tonight!

Breakfast:

Scrambled Eggs w/Butter
1/2 fermented veggies
1/2 Black Beans 

Lunch:

Avocado Salmon Salad with Kale

Carrot sticks & cucumber slices

Dinner:

Use leftover chicken to make Chicken Pesto Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Mixed greens salad with light vinaigrette


Wednesday

Midweek, you know what that means? It is time to do some more food prep! In the morning before work, try this simple, Parmesan Honey Pork Roast! 

Breakfast:

Scrambled Eggs w/Butter
1/2 fermented veggies
1/2 Black Beans

Dinner:

Parmesan Honey Pork Roast!

Brussel Sprouts with Garlic Butter

 


Thursday

Breakfast:

Scrambled Eggs w/Butter
1/2 fermented veggies
1/2 Black Beans

Lunch:

Leftovers from last night

Dinner:

Left over Shrimp & Cauliflower Salad!


Friday

Breakfast:

Scrambled Eggs w/Butter
1/2 fermented veggies
1/2 Black Beans

Lunch:

Pork Tacos with Mango Slaw

Use the left over pork roast instead of the pork tenderloin and I recommend using Avocado oil instead of Canola.

 

 

Dinner:

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

"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found." ~ Calvin Trillin