How to Eat Healthy All Week

After cleaning and finishing laundry, I did my weekly meals preparation.  I like to have easy access to protein, grains and veggies so I can through together easy, nutritious lunches and snacks during the upcoming week.  Here’s my bounty for this week:

I poached a couple of chicken breasts in chicken broth and a 21 spice no salt seasoning from Costco. I would have made a lot more chicken, but this is all I had.  I saved the broth to add to a dinner later this week.  I boiled up some eggs, great for breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Cut up and washed some romaine for easy lunch salads.

A pot of brown rice. I like to add grains to my salads, too.

And of course something for my sweet tooth:

Wonderful cinnamon sugar donut mini muffins from Jordan at Bella’s Bistro. I made them in a mini version and I only had 1/2 cup of milk, so I substituted with my caramel flavored coffee creamer.  They turned out wonderful.  I contemplated using those little papers, but it just called to grease the muffin pan.  But I had a little trouble getting them out.  Next time I’ll use the papers.  Of course I snacked on a few of these.

My other eats include a bowl of Cheerios with banana for breakfast.  A turkey sandwich with carrots and tomatoes for lunch:

Dinner looks like it will be leftovers, maybe with some pasta from Rossi.  We’ll see.  Catch ya later.

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Settling Back Into Reality

I’m back from my vacation “home”.  I had the best time, I got to spend time with my family and let’s face it, that’s the most important thing in life.  I got to eat all my hometown favorites and brought lots of goodies back.

Today, Monday, marks the start of my weight lifting regimen.  My friend Jean set me up with the program she does.  Let me tell you, this is going to be hard!  Today I did chest and calves and then hit the treadmill for 30 minutes (5 minute warm up, 20 minute run, and 5 minute cool down).  Then I came home and showered and had a hard time lifting my arms up to wash my hair.  Tomorrow should be interesting.  Ouch Jean, what did you get me into?

I started the morning with oatmeal and a hard-boiled egg:

I got some Apple Butter in Amish Country so I added a dallop to my oats with PB and banana.  Then I went to the gym.  My stomach was growling while I was there.  I came home and immediately ate leftovers:

A salad and chicken tikka masala, made from this excellent spice pack:

I worked in the afternoon getting things in order for the fall weddings.  Then I came home and prepped lots of healthy eats for the week.  I made a big pot of brown rice and chicken to have for meals and snacks throughout the week.  I also made dinner and packed hubby’s lunch for tomorrow.  Here’s dinner:

Salad with spinach, romaine, grape tomatoes, carrots, brown rice, with a warm honey Dijon dressing.  I seasoned the chicken breasts with creole seasoning and pan-fried them in a little olive oil.  Yum!  Now, I’m off to rest, more weights tomorrow. G’night.