Hello fitties!!! Sorry I'm getting this meal plan posted late. IT WAS FINALS WEEK and I didn't have a chance to post until now :)
This week's meal plan came in so handy because on busy weeks like exam week it feels like there's not enough time in the day.
So without having to think-- I know my meals are set to go!
I have never tried Morning Star's Veggie Sausage patty & I have to say they're quite delicious! I love this addition to my morning breakfast sandwich! I use 3 egg whites, 1 veggie sausage patty, 1 slice of sharp cheddar in between a whole wheat toasted English Muffin and it tastes better than ANY breakfast sandwich I could buy (and so much healthier!). Breakfast... check!
I also started my mornings off with a Power Green juice made with my NutriBullett. I skinned and sliced 1 apple & 1/2 cucumber, a large handful of spinach, parsley, a thumb of ginger, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper! Loading up on the vitamins & greens is essential this time of year!
I was short on time for my lunch prep so I went back to the basics. I preheated my oven to 425 and sliced some broccoli florets, red onion, yellow and red pepper, as well as some mushrooms, drizzled everything with a touch of olive oil and sprinkled some dried thyme and roasted for about 20 min. I cooked 5 chicken breasts with a little homemade marinade of EVOO, balsalmic, garlic, and salt. Super simple but delicious and filling!
I have always wanted to make my own pizza from scratch and I found the perfect recipe for a whole wheat pizza dough and modified it a bit. With just a few ingredients (active dry yeast, whole wheat flour, water, splenda, and spices) you have yourself a much healthier version of pizza! I topped ours with a gluten free, sugar free BBQ sauce, grilled chicken, red onions, and a touch of cheese-- because what's pizza without cheese?! I will be posting a full recipe under "Healthy Eats"soon!
Dinner number 2 was a Hawaiian marinade of pineapple juice, soy sauce, sesame oil & garlic. I let it marinate overnight and simply grilled the chicken with some pineapple chunks! So delicious :) I cooked jasmine rice with lite coconut milk for a coconut rice side dish and it was so easy- start to finish in less than 30 min!