To live this healthy-eating lifestyle, this week I have implemented stay-strong practices in these three areas:
- The Grocery Store
- Eating Out
The Grocery Store
Write a list and stick to it! I finally listened to this sage advice because I had to following my Thanksgiving binge. The conveyor belt has never looked so impressively healthy!
Batch cooking will save your life and waistline! Check out Batch cooking for Beginners for more information and recipes. This time I even took it a step further and did what I said I thought I’d never do – batch cooked breakfast! This honestly turned out to be my tastiest omelette to date.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
Serves: 6 with approximately 13g protein per serving
- 7 eggs
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil (I use Vita Coco)
- Approx. 120g turkey slices – chopped
- 1.5 chopped peppers (red & yellow)
- 1 bag of spinach (400g) – chopped
- ½ chopped red onion
- 50g grated cheddar cheese (about ½ cup)
- Seasoning to taste: parsley, black pepper, Himalayan salt
Directions: Heat the coconut oil on a medium heat in a large frying pan. Add the red onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Throw the eggs, turkey slices, peppers, parsley, Himalayan salt and spinach into a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with a fork. Add the mixture into the frying pan. Mix the red onions and the mixture fully. Add the frying pan to the oven for 15minutes. Using oven gloves or an oven mitt remove the frying pan from the oven and sprinkle with the cheddar cheese to cover. Return the frying pan to the oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove cooked omelette and lightly season with black pepper. Leave to stand for 2 minutes then slice into 6 equal pieces. Add the remaining slices into a container, store in the fridge, and for a quick, easy and healthy breakfast, reheat each slice for 90 seconds in the microwave on high.
What else did I cook?
Baked spicy salmon – Just over 1lb of salmon equated to 4 servings of salmon fillets! ($7.50 at Sprouts)
Baked chicken – 1 chicken breast fillet & 1 chicken quarter serves about 4 portions. In the last 15 minutes of cooking, I chucked in about 2 servings of broccoli.
Beef & Mixed Beans Spicy Stew – this is one of those close-your-eyes-and-throw-in-any-random-ingredient-you-have-in-the-house-and-hope-for-the-best situation. I love cooking – it really is a bit of a creative experiment. I couldn’t give you every ingredient for this, nor would I be able to recreate this exactly, but it was a taste explosion. I haven’t made this specific stew before now (I usually use tinned tomatoes for the base), but I will be trying to recreate this dish and hopefully write down my flow next time to share with you! This serves about 3-4 portions, and since it is good to try to eat red meat only once or twice a week, you can separate each portion and freeze for future use.
5-6 servings of roast veggies using:
- 1 large yam
- broccoli – 1 large or 1 bag
- cauliflower – 1 large or 1 bag
When you get it right at home, it will make it easier for you to stay on track with your new and improved healthy eating lifestyle. I’m speaking from experience!
Oh, and one more thing about batch cooking – buy containers of all sizes!
Avoid eating out until your resolve is titanium solid! I avoided it this week at all costs. (This saved my pocket and my abs.) I do have a birthday dinner I shall be attending tomorrow evening though… A good strategy in a social situation is to share you mission and goals with a friend so that person can encourage you to eat the healthier options rather than allowing you to ruin your focus with a soda and fries!
I hope this helps!
For more healthy-eating ideas, check out The Fabulous Foodie series.
Thanks for reading. Until next Fabulous Friday…