With Timmy in school Monday has become my new grocery shopping day. Works out for me so I can start my meal planning at the beginning of the week and by Sunday we usually get delivery anyway (derby day)…Anywho, I’ve been trying semi-hard to jump back onto the clean eating wagon. I do relatively well but I’m a horrible grazer. I don’t think it’s a bad thing except I choose the half of Timmy’s fudge poptart over any kind of healthier option. That’s no good.
I’ve been in the gym since June-ish. I’ve built up quite a bit of muscle but am seriously lacking in the cardio/good diet areas and I need to get that under control. My thighs. are. huge. When you build tons of muscle under your fat it means your jeans don’t fit. I don’t care if it IS muscle I still need to fit in my pants. Since I’m super great at planning ahead (not) I am sitting here Monday morning with no grocery list or menu plan or anything for the week. Oops. So I’m going to go to my trusty back up…Pinterest. I found this pin not long ago and am glad I did. I KNOW what I need to be eating. It’s nothing new to me. I love that this grocery list is written and organized for me though. DONE.
Proteins: Chicken Breast (or an entire chicken roaster), grass-fed ground beef or turkey, nitrate-free bacon, fresh fish at the seafood counter—usually salmon or cod, “clean” sausage (like Applegate brand), eggs, almonds, almond butter, natural peanut butter, coconut (anything, as long as it’s not processed), almond milk.
Veggies: Asparagus, carrots, sweet potatoes, fresh broccoli, brussel sprouts, zuchinni and summer squash, green beans, mushrooms, red and green peppers, onion, garlic, kale, broccoli slaw, mixed salad greens, olives, scallions.
Fruits: Bananas, berries, apples, peaches, pineapple, avocado.
Nuts/Seeds: Almonds (usually Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods brands). Gerb’s Superseed mix.
Herbs & Spices: Cilantro. And more cilantro. And maybe some cilantro. (Dill, basil or thyme are great to add to almost everything, too.) Cinnamon.
Dairy: Greek yogurt (we use Chobani or FAGE), full-fat cottage cheese, sometimes shredded cheese.
Other Carbs (aside from what’s in already-mentioned foods): Quinoa or brown rice, steel oats, black and garbanzo beans, good granola, local honey.
After the list she even shares some sample meals to make through out the day. Good stuff! Now to bust out a gym day and commissary trip and try not to be too hard on myself later tonight when I have nothing chocolate in the house to eat.