Menu Plan Monday - Carb Cycling #2

Sunday, January 4, 2015

 
Getting ready to start week 2 and get back into routine! Although, I love the holidays and having the kiddos and Mike home and all the relaxing we have done, I am ready to get back into our routine. I think this program will be even easier to follow when we are back to waking earlier and being home at most of the meal times. This week was kind of all over the place as for meal times.
 
I will say, I am really not having cravings anymore. I know! Quick right? I am not sure that I am out of the woods yet. But as I write this, it is reward day and I really haven't given much thought to food that I would love to have. Things got a bit changed up today as far as schedule and so my meal plan for the day hasn't happened. Instead of pancakes this morning, I had an egg white omelet. Yes, on my reward day, I ate the same meal I have had all week because it is good and I really like it and I didn't care to have pancakes. Hmmm...what is happening to me?  Mike and I decided to go out tonight and we were going to eat at home and then go to the movies, but the weather isn't supposed to be good, so instead we are sticking close to home and eating dinner at a restaurant around the corner and coming home early to watch a movie on the couch! So my reward meal will be dinner out and probably a beer and maybe dessert??!! Then I will be back at it tomorrow!
 
 

WEEK of JANUARY 4th 

SUNDAY (LOW CARB)
Protein + Fat + Veggies
 
Breakfast (meal 1) - Egg White omelet w/Monterary Jack cheese with jalapenos, veggies and Mrs. Dash
Meal 2 - Chocolate Protein Shake
Lunch (meal 3) -  Greek Turkey roll up from Organize Yourself Skinny
Meal 4 - Protein Shake w/handful of almonds on the side or a scoop of natural peanut butter mixed in
Dinner (meal 5) - Leftover grilled chicken on a salad with Olive oil and balsamic.
 
 
MONDAY (HIGH CARB)
Protein + Carb + Veggies
 
Breakfast (meal 1) - Overnight Oats with blueberries and a scoop of protein powder (trying again) 
Meal 2 - Egg Whites on Half an English muffin and a tomato
Lunch (meal 3) - Turkey Veggie Medley** - experiment with different flavor mix ins
Meal 4 - Protein Shake with either a side of fruit or blended into the shake
Dinner (meal 5) - Apple Cider Chicken** (We ended up not having it last week, so I am moving it to first thing this week because it sounds really good! Can't wait to try it!)
 
 
TUESDAY (LOW CARB)
Protein + Fat + Veggies
 
Breakfast (meal 1) -  Overnight Oats or Cottage cheese with pineapple depending on how my overnight oats experiment goes!
Meal 2 -  Egg White omelet w/Monterary Jack cheese with jalapenos, veggies and Mrs. Dash
Lunch (meal 3) - Greek Turkey roll ups - click here for recipe 
Meal 4 - Protein Shake w/handful of almonds on the side or a scoop of natural peanut butter mixed in
Dinner (meal 5) - Blue Cheese cube steak served with side salad and veggies
 
WEDNESDAY (HIGH CARB)
Protein + Carb + Veggies

Breakfast (meal 1) -  Overnight Oats or cottage cheese with pineapple.
Meal 2 - Egg Whites on Half an English muffin and a tomato slice
Lunch (meal 3) - Turkey Veggie Medley 
Meal 4 - Protein Shake with either a side of fruit or blended into the shake
Dinner (meal 5) - Apple Cider Chicken served with Brown Rice and veggie or side salad***Today I am packing this to go as I will be at dance during dinner time.
 
THURSDAY (LOW CARB)
Protein + Fat + Veggies
 
Breakfast (meal 1) -  Overnight Oats or Cottage cheese and pineapple
Meal 2 -  Egg White omelet w/Monterary Jack cheese with jalapenos, veggies and Mrs. Dash
Lunch (meal 3) -Greek turkey roll ups - click here for recipe 
Meal 4 - Protein Shake w/handful of almonds on the side or a scoop of natural peanut butter mixed in
Dinner (meal 5) - Honey Vanilla Pork**served with side salad and veggies
 
FRIDAY (HIGH CARB) (WEIGH IN)
Protein + Carb + Veggies
 
Breakfast (meal 1) -  Overnight Oats or Cottage cheese and pineapple or a new experiment which you will hear about next week if I like it!
Meal 2 - Scrambled egg whites with breakfast potatoes and veggies
Lunch (meal 3) - Turkey Veggie Medley 
Meal 4 - Protein Shake with either a side of fruit or blended into the shake
Dinner (meal 5) - Leftover Honey Vanilla Pork served with Sweet Potato and veggies
 
SATURDAY (REWARD DAY)
 
Breakfast (meal 1) - Protein Shake with Peanut butter mixed in
Meal 2 - Pancakes (Whole wheat for me) served with maple syrup and fruit, if I want it, if not I will stick with the egg white omelet
Lunch (meal 3) - Italian from Amatos ( moved from last week)
Meal 4 - Apple with Peanut butter
Dinner (meal 5) - Mongolian Beef served with Brown Rice and veggie (moved from last week)

For my reward day, I am sticking to the 5 meals. I will keep portion sizes in check. Since this week I didn't care to make the pancakes, I will give myself the option again next week and see what happens. I really still want an Italian so I will move that to next week and the dinner meal is in my freezer and just needs to go in the crock pot. So it will be a nice simple Saturday!


**Marked recipes can be found in either Choose to Lose or Choose More, Lose More for Life books by Chris Powell. Recipes that I enjoyed from last week will start popping up in the Choose to Lose posts! Look out for the Turkey Burger recipe from last week, in this weeks post!
 
Missed the Choose to Lose Posts, find them here

Linking up today with the Laura's! Looking for more menu ideas, check them out at
Mommy Run Fast and I'm an Organizing Junkie

Tomorrow, come on back to find out what my 2015 resolutions/goals are!

I hope everyone has a great week!


7 comments :

  1. Glad the carb cycling is going well! The Greek turkey roll up sounds really good!

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  2. love your recipes!!! can't wait to see what else you do!!! :)

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  3. You're doing awesome! I find the same thing with my reset groups- when you're eating high quality foods (with enough protein and fat) the cravings disappear. Excited for you!

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    1. Thank you, Laura! I feel really good so far!

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  4. Your meal plan is so detailed Great Job! Do your kids eat the same thing as you for dinner?

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  5. Some nights I make something else for them, if I know they won't like it, but most nights they have what we have or some variation. Monday instead of a grilled chicken salad, they had grilled chicken with raw veggies and fruit on the side. Thursday they will have the pork with us. Tuesday there ended up not being enough steak for them so I made something else, but had there been, I would have given them steak but left off the blue cheese topping. Fridays we have done pizza and movie night forever and the kids love it. So I will still make them a small pizza for dinner to have while we watch a movie. I try really hard not to have to make all kinds of different meals each night, so this system works for us! Thanks for stopping by!

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