This post is a day late (and maybe a dollar short!), but it was a long weekend so, oh well! I hope everyone had a nice Easter, mine was filled with of lots of eating! (Check out my amazing Homemade Banana Pudding Trifle! It’s based on this Carla Hall Recipe, love her!)
This week I’m truly dedicating myself to really getting back on track. Since coming back from vacation I was able to jump right back into my exercising, albeit with lots of soreness, but getting back to healthy eating has been a struggle. I think the weight gain made me meal prep very healthy food that I ended up not wanting to eat. Does this happen to anyone else? I go into the week with the best of intentions and then when it comes to eating that prepped food, it turns my stomach! This is when I know I have to shake up my meals.
Last week I didn’t do terrible sticking to the foods I prepped, but my cheat day, became cheat days, which became cheat three day weekends…the struggle is real, but I’ve done it before so I know I can do it again! I am going to focus on tracking everything I am eating this week, and staying within my point range Monday thru Friday. Saturday will be a cheat meal, not an entire day of eating everything I want.
For meals this week, I’m sticking with my Caesar salads for lunches, with the Marzetti’s Simply Dressed Caesar dressing and my homemade croutons. It’s simple and tasty, which meant minimal prep, so seems like a win to me! For dinners this week, I am doing simple chicken with my mango salsa and cauliflower rice (I used the frozen cauliflower rice, so easy!). Also, I am trying this Chicken Pesto Parmesan Skillet that is a one pot meal, which I bulked up with even more veggies and used a multigrain pasta. I am fascinated with these one pot recipes! The easy clean up alone has me loving life!
I always find breakfast to be difficult, particularly because I’m not a lover of eggs which is the go-to healthy breakfast. I have been trying out baked Oatmeal for a few weeks and have found it to be an easy and filling breakfast option! I have made several but I found that this recipe from Emilybites.com is delicious and lower in points than most. It makes 12 and I’m actually having one for breakfast with some fruit and another as a snack! It’s like having a muffin but it’s all Oatmeal! Easy to grab and go!
Later this week I will be sharing my recipe for a dish I fell in love with while in the Caribbean!