Thursday, October 12, 2017

Staple Meals for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

It's been 15 weeks since I started counting macros and well I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. It's been a total game changer -- flexible eating/dieting is a lifestyle I can sustain long term. Hello, I still eat chocolate, bread, cheese, etc. Did I mention I've also lost 15 pounds! I feel good and don't feel like I'm depriving myself of the food I enjoy.

I've talked about what I eat before, but today it's all about those staple meals. To simply put it the meals I make almost every week. Yup, during the week I keep things really simple and repeat a few of the same dishes.

I do this for a few reasons. First, because I don't have to give meals much thought. Secondly, because I already know they'll fit my macros. If you follow me on IG then you already know what I'm eating, but here's a little breakdown.

BEST SALAD BOWL - EVER! | SIETE CHIPS - NACHO (pictured)

BREAKFAST
Like coffee, I have eggs every morning for breakfast. While breakfast might look a tad different day to day you can always count on there being eggs. Recently, due to counting macros, I've switched to egg whites. Why because I don't what to waste 5g of fat eating the yolk.

3 quick and easy Breakfast ideas + plus coffee with creamer :)

+ Sourdough toast with butter, 2 egg whites, and salsa
+ Breakfast Burrito: 1 Joesph's Lavish Flat Bread with fat-free cheese, 1 egg white and one slice of bacon
+ Kodiak Pancakes or Van's Waffles topped with butter/honey and 1-2 egg whites on the side

NEW FAVORITE CREAMER - NUTPODS

LUNCH
Working from home makes lunch super easy, but all my lunches can easily be prepped the night before so you can grab and go in the morning.

3 quick and easy Lunch ideas 

+ Salad: Meat of choice (Typically it's chicken or ground turkey), spinach, bell peppers, cucumbers topped with Bolthouse yogurt dressing and maybe a few chips on the side.
+ Wrap/Pita: Chicken Salad or shredded chicken with a sliced pickle, mustard, and spinach. I use Joesph's pita or nuco coconut wraps
+ Two lightly salted rice cakes topped with chicken salad and a small sliced apple with PB2 on the side

BEST DRESSING - BOATHOUSE FARMS | LATE JULY CHIPS

DINNER
This is where I keep things as simple as possible and a big bowl is usually involved. Additionally, I like to save the majority of my macros for dinner (and snacks).

3 quick and easy Dinner ideas 

+ Potato bowls - Red or sweet potatoes topped with roasted veggies, shredded chicken, and salsa
+ Cauliflower Pizza topped with your favorite sauce and toppings
+ Spaghetti squash with extra lean ground turkey and homemade/organic tomato sauce


If you're a snacker, like me, don't worry I'll write an entire post just about snacks, treats and protein shakes since these are included in my daily meal plan!

CAST IRON SKILLET
Whew, are you still with me?! That pretty much sums up how I eat during the week. Check back soon to see how I work in snacks, etc. Anyone interested in my putting together a seasonal meal prep for download?

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