Friday, January 17, 2014

Project Lean and Clean, Part 1

Howdy, friends.

I thought it would be fun to do a quick round up of the first part of my self-imposed January challenge that I call Project Lean and Clean.  I have been posting these pics every weekday in January on my Instagram to help me with eating healthy, balanced meals full of all the good stuff.

*Keep in mind that I may have had an ice cream cone or occasional glass of wine after some of these food collages took place...I'm human ;)

I will include links to any recipes I used.

January 1

Breakfast: Egg Beater scramble with spinach, deli turkey, side of strawberries (unpictured-coffee..goes for all of these)
Snack: Fruit smoothie (frozen banana, frozen berries, almond milk, honey)
Lunch: Salad of mixed greens with peas, reduced fat cottage cheese, hard boiled egg, sunflower seeds, beets, hummus
Dinner: Salmon in parchment with peppers, onions and zucchini, sweet potato & broccoli, cauliflower

January 2

Breakfast: Banana pancakes strawberries, sugar free syrup
Snack: Apple and fiber bar
Lunch: Mini salad replica from the day before, but with leftover salmon and peppers
Dinner: Turkey meatballs on spaghetti squash with homemade sauce and kale on the side (blech--not a fan)--here's a similar turkey meatball recipe (not the same, though)

January 3
Breakfast: Egg Beaters, toast, strawberries
Snack: Pear, pistachios
Lunch: Another loaded salad with leftover turkey meatballs, peas, hummus, beets, cottage cheese, & peppers
Dinner: Spinach Tortellini Soup (except I added zucchini and mushrooms)

January 6
Breakfast: Egg Beater omelet with spinach, half English muffin, strawberries
Snack: Zucchini muffin, apple
Lunch: Smoky White Bean Chicken Chili, Cornbread Waffle
Dinner: Veggie Enchilada Stack

January 7
Breakfast: Raisin Bran (Aldi brand), banana
Snack: Fruit shake (frozen banana half, frozen cherries, spinach, almond milk)
Lunch: Leftover veggie enchilada stack on a salad
Dinner: Roasted Red Pepper ChiliCornbread Waffle

January 8
Breakfast: Spinach Egg Beater omelet with 1/2 English muffin and strawberries
Snack: Pear
Lunch: Subway buffalo chicken sandwich with all the veggies, carrots, cookie
Dinner: Tilapia cooked in parchment, roasted cauliflower, sweet potato

January 9
Breakfast: Raisin Bran (Aldi brand), banana
Snack: graham cracker with peanut butter and banana, soy chai latte
Lunch: Big salad with leftover cauliflower and tilapia
Dinner: Buffalo chicken tenders with whole wheat (gobetti shaped) pasta covered in my "faux-fredo" sauce, broccoli

January 10
Breakfast: Quaker date and walnut oatmeal made with almond milk, strawberries
Snack: Apple
Lunch: Leftover chili
Dinner: Chicken taco salad..inspired by, but kind of different from THIS recipe

January 13
Breakfast: Spinach Egg Beater omelet with 1/2 English muffin and strawberries
Snack: Orange
Lunch: Salad of romaine lettuce topped with a leftover turkey burger, cottage cheese, grilled onions and tomatoes...and a pumpkin brownie
Dinner: Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potato

January 14
Breakfast: Pumpkin flourless pancake, strawberries
Snack: Apple, rice cake with peanut butter
Lunch: leftover Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potato, pumpkin brownie
Dinner: Grilled salmon and grilled veggie couscous

January 15
Breakfast: Smoked salmon and spinach egg white omelet
Snack: Fiber bar, orange
Lunch: Leftover white bean chili, hot chocolate for dessert!
Dinner: Grilled shrimp with whole wheat (gobetti shaped) pasta covered in my "faux-fredo" sauce, spinach
See, wasn't that fun?!

Ha ha!  Well, I will post the round up of the second half of January pretty soon.  Time is a'flyin'!

Have a great weekend :-)

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