Wow! Can’t believe I am already posting week three meals! I made it to day 14 without cheating. Today I had a cheat meal and it was less than stellar. Chips and salsa were good but the meal was cold and unimpressive! Kind of sorry that I cheated. Anyways, I am really excited that so many of you are joining me on this journey. I am happy to say I am on a roll right now and so are many others. Gotta stay strong and say no to sugar and preservatives. I know a handful of girls that have already lost 4-6 pounds just by eating clean for 14 days. That is amazing. Here are some fun menu items to try next week!
Also, on a side note, I saw a new crockpot that I really want! It has a cast aluminum insert that you can use on the stove to saute veggies and meat first and then just put into the base to finish cooking. Genius!
Meal 1: Southwest meatloaf – Clean Eating Magazine
2 poblano peppers
1 jalapeno pepper
1 white onion sliced
2 lbs lean ground beef or ground turkey
1/3 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 clove garlic
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
Pinch of sea salt
Preheat over to 350. In pan blacken all peppers and onions on both sides. Dice onions and set aside. Move peppers to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside for 10-15 minutes. When cool enough to handle, remove the blackened skills and dice peppers.
Combine all ingredients in bowl and form into a loaf. Bake for 1.5 hours.
Meal 2: Jambalaya - This recipe is from www.allrecipes.com. Very tasty! I made it for my family that came into town this weekend and the whole pot was gone! I made the following revisions:
1. Eliminate the sausage
2. Saute veggies and chicken in pan before putting in crockpot
3. I also added my brown rice to the crock pot. I added 3 cups broth for every cup of rice. I think I added in total 6 cups broth and 2 cups rice. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4.
Meal 3: Cilantro lime Chicken - Revisions are
1. use clean salsa – I make my own
2. use clean taco seasoning – They have some of this at Trader Joe’s or use this recipe!
Love to hear feedback on these recipes!