As I am enjoying day 3 of my clean eating lifestyle, I am planning ahead for next week. That is one of the biggest downfalls diet’s: people do not plan ahead. We all want to grap food go and of course if we don’t have something prepared we grab what’s in a bag or box because it’s convenient. In order to be success with your eating, think ahead! Let’s look at next week and start buying the food that we will need. Breakfast and lunches will remain the same or you can do some research on clean eating breakfast and lunches ideas. My friend Amie tried the onion dressing from the salad and dressings link in the previous post and said that it was delicious! One other thing that I would like to address is the statement that “clean eating is bland”. It can be unless you use more natural seasonings: garlic, onions, pepper, etc. I love flavorful food so I always add more than it calls for!
Week 2 menu plan
Meal 4: Kung Pao Chicken (clean eating magazine – you need to get this magazine!) side dish, fresh fruit salad or lettuce salad
12 oz chicken breast cut into cubes
1/4 cup raw unsalted peanuts
2 green onions diced (I add more for flavor)
2 tsp rice vinegar
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (add more if you like spicy)
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 clove garlic (I add more!)
1 tsp fresh grated ginger root (I add more of this too!)
In a wok or skillet, heat oil on medium high. Add pepper flake, chicken and peanuts and cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Stir in 1/4 cup water, soy sauce, garlic, giner, onions and vinegar. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside. Serve with or over top of brown rice.
I double this recipe for leftovers!
Meal 5 – Fish tacos - Thanks to my friend, Pam, for finding this one!
Meal 6 – Nut crusted chicken with fresh green beans and red skin potatoes (I cook these in a pan with olive oil, red onion and fresh garlic) Yum!!!!!
Now I want to hear, how is it going? Post comments please!