1.5.16

Healthy Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps



Since I am doing a Sunday and mid week prep I thought I would share some of my favorite recipes I have tried and now stick to. This one was/is fantastic (rave reviews). The meat mixture is pretty versatile as well.  

Ingredients
1 teaspoon olive oil 
1 pound extra lean ground beef (95% lean) or turkey
1/2 diced white onion
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce  
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 
1 tablespoon light brown sugar 
2 –3 teaspoons chili-garlic sauce or hot sauce
1 c shredded carrots 
2 diced green onions 
8 large romaine or butter lettuce leaves 
Brown rice
Directions
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook, stirring often, for 3 mins, add diced white onion and cook 2 more minutes or until crumbled and browned. Add  carrot,  cook 1 minute.
Combine soy sauce, lime juice and brown sugar in a small bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir into beef; cook 1 minute until heated. Remove from heat. Stir in green onions, and chili sauce.Spoon beef mixture into center of each lettuce leaf with or without brown rice (my husband used rice, I skipped it).

*I tend to add my carrot right after I add  my sauce because I like my carrots more firm and crunchy.
21 Day Fix: Equals 1 Red, 1 Green

14.4.16

21 Day Fix Day 2, 3, and 4!

Although I would have loved to post individual posts for each day I am on the Beach Body 21 Day Fix, that is not going to happen! I am a busy girl who works, has kids and attends DePaul...so here is a recap of days 2, 3, and 4.

So far so good, I have not cheated once...even though my husband sent me a pic of Oreos and texted to tell me the Toasty Cheese Truck was at the boys LaCrosse practice.  There have been temptations but my determination to get into my smaller clothes is stronger. A few peeps I know are starting the 3 day challenge, just to dip their feet into the waters. I thought I would post some of my daily meal plans here, to show it is easy and the food does not have to be boring. Here is day 1, 2, 3, and 4:

21 Day Fix - Day 1
Breakfast 
1 tortilla = 1 yellow
2 eggs scrambled = 1 red
Tomato/onion = 1 green
Cheddar  = 1 blue
Snack
1 apple = 1 purple
1 tsp PB
Lunch
Sliced turkey breast = 1 red
Romaine/diced cucumber/diced tomato = 1 green
Mustard = free
Snack
2 cuties = 1 purple
Dinner 
Chicken – 1 red
Broccoli = 1 green
1 corn on the cob = 1 yellow
After workout 
Shakeology w 1 tsp PB, ½ banana, Almond Milk = 1 red, 1 purple, 1 yellow

21 Day Fix - Day 2
Breakfast 
1 slice whole wheat toast = 1 yellow
2 eggs scrambled = 1 red
Snack
1 banana = 1 purple
2 tsp PB
Lunch
Ground turkey = 1 red
Romaine/diced tomato/Onions = 1 green
Brown rice – 1 yellow
Snack
1 apple = 1 purple
Nuts – 1 orange
Dinner 
Shredded chicken – 1 red
Broccoli = 1 green
Cheese = 1 blue
After workout 
Shakeology w 1 tsp PB, ½ banana, Almond Milk = 1 red, 1 purple, 1 yellow

21 Day Fix - Day 3
Breakfast 
1 mini bagel = 1 yellow
1 tsp PB = tsp
2 eggs scrambled = 1 red
Snack
1 apple = 1 purple
Lunch
Shredded chicken = 1 red
Cucumbers/Broccoli = 1 green
Brown rice – 1 yellow
Splash of Soy Sauce
Snack
Canteloupe = 1 purple
Sunflower seeds – 1 orange
Dinner 
Pork Roast – 1 red
Broccoli = 1 green
Whole grain pasta = 1 yellow
After workout 
Shakeology w 1 tsp PB, ½ banana, Almond Milk = 1 red, 1 purple, 1 yellow

21 Day Fix - Day 4
Breakfast 
Overnight Oatmeal:
Steel cut oats, strawberries, greek yogurt, almond milk
= 1red, 1 purple, 1 yellow
Snack
2 tsp PB
Lunch
Sliced turkey breast = 1 red
Cucumbers/tomato/raw spinach = 1 green
1 tortilla – 1 yellow
1 laughing cow cheese spread = 1 blue
Snack
Blackberries = 1 purple
 Dinner 
Chicken – 1 red
Lettuce/Veggies = 1 green
Dressing = 1 orange
After workout 
Shakeology w 1 tsp PB, ½ banana, Almond Milk = 1 red, 1 purple, 1 yellow

11.4.16

21 Day Fix

Well, I survived my first day of the 21 Day Fix by Beach Body. I was pleasantly surprised that I was full after each meal and both snacks were satisfying. No cravings today and I did not miss anything, except my second cup of coffee!! I did my workout at 6 p.m. and it was tough, but felt good (I was already a pretty active person). I topped off my workout (and night) with the recommended Shakeology. My drink included ice, chocolate shakeology mix, 1/2 a frozen banana, and a shot of pure vanilla extract (from the Dominican Republic). It was like a fantastic chocolate shake, and I was sad when it was gone. 

Tomorrow, day 2. 

21 Day Fix -The Magical Mystery Tour

So, today I start yet another new journey, and thought, what a great time to get back to my blog. So, I will share with you the next 21 days of.....changing my eating habits.......how difficult it will be to do a 30 minute workout while working, going to school (DePaul), and taking care of kids and a house....changing my attitude.....and working on that will power I let drop! I will update each evening after I am done with the day, you know, when I am cranky and tired and stuff. Ready, set, go....

Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. 
Jack Ma