Plan your daily healthy eating plan, and then work your plan. Having a target to hit makes aiming much easier.
Make a delicious smoothie, complete with undenatured whey protein. It provides your body everything it needs to get rolling in the morning. Energy, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein. It's also quick, and easy. Here's one of my favorite breakfasts for your daily healthy eating plan:
3/4 Cup Pomegranate Juice
1/2 cup blueberries (frozen)
handful of almonds
1 scoop undenatured whey protein.
Throw the first 4 ingredients in the blendtec, and press the smoothie button. (or in any other type of blender, blend for a minute or so). The add the whey, and pulse once or twice, or just stir it in with a fork. Sometimes I throw in some frozen strawberries, or raspberries.
I like it thick and cold, to eat with a spoon, so play with the amounts until you get the consistency you like.
Unlike a processed breakfast that leaves you hungry an hour later, this tends to stick with you until lunch. (If you find yourself hungry though, grab a piece of fruit)
If you like your protein, you could add a piece of meat from last nights supper (no, not to the blender - ewww..., just eat it separately)
The next step on your daily healthy eating plan - Let's try a tasty spinach salad. Green Leafy veggies, nuts, berries:
1 cup fresh baby spinach
2 cups fresh strawberries (sliced)
1/2 cup pecan halves
1/4 cup cheese (optional)
Put them all in a bowl, and toss them together, then add dressing:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp agave syrup
1 clove garlic (diced)
1/2 tsp dry mustard
Put it all in the Blendtec and press the dressing button, or place in regular blender, and blend for 1 minute, or until smooth.
Fill your bowl, and dig in. Don't use a little salad plate, use a big bowl, and fill yourself up!
How about some baked chicken, salad, and some lightly steamed veggies?
Preheat oven to 350. Take a Whole Chicken - cut up - and put it in a baking dish. Spread some butter on the pieces of chicken (optional) Rub with Montreal Chicken spice, or make your own rub with some sea salt, rosemary (and other herbs of your choice) and pepper.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, then turn chicken over. Continue baking for another 25 minutes until chicken is no longer pink in the middle.
If you want to cook the chicken whole, then use a 450 degree oven and cook for 10 - 15 minutes, then lower the temperature to 350, and roast for 20 minutes per pound.
While the chicken is baking, cut up 1 cup broccoli florets, 1 cup carrots (about 3/4" long) and 1 cup cauliflower. Start steaming the carrots first for 5 minutes, then add cauliflower, and broccoli. Steam for 5 more minutes.
Serve with some steamed rice, or a salad!
Drink plenty of water as you go through the day (6-8 glasses) and snack on nuts, fruit, or veggies if you find yourself hungry.
You now have a complete daily healthy eating plan! Bon Appetit!
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