“Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle.”
For those of you who are participating in the 28 Day Reset Challenge like me, I know it can be a struggle coming up with new ideas on what to eat! Seeing how we are excluding dairy, gluten, added sugar, processed foods, and alcohol from our diet…the dinner menu can feel like it is growing a bit sparse for some of us. Am I right?
BUT have no fear!
If you are feeling this way about your new commitment, I am right there with you!
When you try something new like this, many people do not want to do their homework before starting. Instead they jump right into all the excitement and figure it out along the way! However, this can be tricky. You end up scrounging around the kitchen every day or caving and eating what you already have instead of running to the grocery store. I totally relate!
In fact, the only reason I’m prepared this time is because my mother already eats SUPER similarly to this challenge and since I just moved back home I haven’t had time to grocery shop my way into bad eating habits yet! HA!
She is actually the one (because she is doing it with me) who made sure we took a grocery trip specifically for the challenge before it started! Maybe she noticed her bread and cheese disappearing and assumed that’s what I had been living off of…which she would have been right about! Haha! OOPS!
So…being the prepared person I am (thanks to my awesome roommate mommy), I’d like to share a few simple meal secrets of mine that have been working so far!
- Accessorized Chicken Salad
1 Chicken Breast (grilled/baked) seasoned how you like it
2 cups spring mix leafy greens
1 small roma tomato diced
10 grapes diced
1/2 avocado diced
1 baby red onion diced
1/4 cup walnuts or pecans
1 tbs balsamic vinegar (for dressing)
1 tsp olive oil (for dressing)
I like to season my chicken breast with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and salt! It compliments my dressing that I make out of basalmic vinegar and olive oil.
Obviously all your accessories can be mixed and matched and replaced with ones you like. Sometimes I will put diced cucumbers, carrot shreds, or diced apples and strawberries! Make it yours! Make it delicious!
Chicken salad is always a great go to meal for healthy. Just make sure you aren’t piling on the dressing and that you’re making a hearty amount of chicken to go on it so you get your protein along with those fruits and veggies!
- Turkey Burger Breakfast Bowl
1 turkey burger patty (homemade) with a dash of cumin, mustard powder, garlic powder, and salt for seasoning! Mm!
1 cup leafy greens (cooked or uncooked)
1 fried egg seasoned with salt and chili powder
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Lightly season your greens with the balsamic vinegar for a little extra flavor. Stack the fried egg on top of the patty and lay it in your bed of greens!
Season the patty however you’d like, these are just the seasonings I’ve tried and enjoyed! Plus making the patty homemade can prevent you from eating mysterious ingredients. I like my fried egg to be nice and runny so that when I cut into it, the yolk runs on the greens beneath the burger. It adds extra flavor! Delish!
- Mini Lunch Meat Wraps
2 slices turkey (nitrate-free)
2 slices ham (nitrate-free)
1 cup leafy greens (I like spring mix)
Lay out your meat slices on a plate and sprinkle greens on top of each piece. If you’d like to add a little more flavor you can add your favorite humus, salad dressing (check label), or hot sauce! Roll your meat up around the greens and voila! The perfect meat and veggie snack! Add some fruit on the side and you’re all set!
- Classic Chicken, Rice, and Broccoli Bowl
1 chicken breast (grilled/baked) seasoned how you like it!
2 cups steamed broccoli
1 cup cooked brown rice
This is one of my go-to clean meals. It’s got your veggies, carbs, and protein and can be meal prepped very easily! Just dice up some chicken and broccoli, put it over rice, add a little salt or seasoning and you are good to go!
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
1 cup cooked oats
1 tsp cinnamon
One of the easiest breakfast ideas around! Simple cook yourself a serving of oats, slice up half an apple, and add cinnamon! I don’t like a lot of cinnamon so feel free to adjust the measurements.
These are just a few of my favorite healthy meals!
More great recipes for the 28 Day Reset can be found by purchasing the full meal plan (link below) or inside Cassey’s book “Hot Body Year Round”. The book features some of her classics like 2 ingredient pancakes! I also love her homemade applesauce recipe! These are two great ways to get yummy ideas!
If you enjoyed the recipes I shared, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to share more with you. Also, feel free to adjust any measurements. I usually cook without measuring cups and just go for it! So they may be a little up or down!
Good luck with the reset POPsters! I believe in you!
Remember, eating healthy isn’t a punishment, it’s a privilege. You are treating your body right! You are making yourself look and feel so good! What a treat!
P.S. Fruit ALWAYS makes a great desert! Natural sugars! Sweet!
28 Day Reset
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