Monday, January 15, 2018

this week's dinners // 80 Day Obsession approved

there is a saying i've heard that fitness is 20% what happens in the gym and 80% what happens in the kitchen, or something like that. i'm not sure if it's 100% accurate, but i do believe there is some truth to it that exercise and nutrition go hand in hand. well, this week i am starting a new fitness program called 80 Day Obsession and with that comes a new nutrition plan! i considered sticking with Whole30 during 80DO, because i love love love Whole30, but after looking more into the workout program, i realized i'll need to adjust my nutrition so i can stay strong and healthy. the biggest difference will be that i'm adding into my diet very specific portions of healthy carbs and healthy fats.

(if you're interested in or curious about 80 Day Obsession, feel free to reach out to me! click the health+fitness tab or find me on FB to join the free 80 Day Obsession accountability group.)  

with all of that into consideration, here are the dinner plans i've made for this week:

1. cherry pork roast in the crockpot
2. chicken fajitas in the crockpot
3. lentil pasta (modern table was on sale for 49c at target! yeah!) with organic garden vegetable ragu
4. eggwhite omelet 
*recipes are linked

hope you all have a happy, healthy week!  

Monday, January 08, 2018

this week's menu // whole30 dinners

two trend trains i'll gladly jump on any day: menu planning and whole30. i'm kicking off 2018 on both! 

menu planning is a SANITY SAVER for me. when i don't meal plan, i end up at the grocery store several times a week for last minute dinner decisions or random things i need for a quick recipe, and we tend to dine out too often which leads to not so healthy eating choices :-/

whole30 is honestly my favorite and preferred way to eat. it emphasizes whole foods and eliminates sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, soy, and dairy. (sounds harder than it actually is) all it takes is a few days of eating like this for me to feel healthy and clean, and realize how my body rejects and reacts negatively to those things i'm eliminating. it isn't a diet, and i don't feel restricted. instead, i feel like i'm treating my body really well with proper nutrition, and my body thanks me with good sleep, healthy and substantial energy, healthy skin, mental alertness, and physical wellness.

here are the #whole30 approved dinners i'll be making this week, linked to the recipes:

1. crockpot herbed chicken
2. sloppy joe bowls
3. taco bowls
4. breakfast hash
5. hearty vegetable soup
6. grilled chicken salad (no recipe, just simple)

here's to happy, healthy meal planning & eating!