Weekly Meal & Fitness Plan Dec 31st:
Starting the New Year off Right
This weeks meal plan:
- Monday : New Year’s Eve: Appetizers at Jenny’s House
- Tuesday : Skillet Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Spinach Hash
- Wednesday : Crockpot shredded BBQ with Stubbs BBQ Sauce: Stubb uses only finest natural ingredients. That’s why Stubb’s line of sauces, marinades and rubs are all natural, gluten-free, and contain no high fructose corn syrup.
- Thursday : Chicken and Shrimp Stir Fry with Brown Rice
- Friday: Breakfast (Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?)
- Saturday: My Work Party
- Sunday: TBA
- Monday: Gym with my sis- Cardio & Biceps
- Tuesday: Gym with my sis- prob work on legs & Cardio
- Wednesday: Crossfit
- Thursday: Crossfit
- Friday: Gym- Not sure what I will work on yet, depends on what we did in crossfit
- Saturday: OFF
- Sunday: Crossfit
Sunday night for Dinner we had turkey burgers with a fried egg on top, with homemade sweet potato fries, yuuuum!
After dinner I made a cheese ball that I am taking to our friends house for NYE along with all the sweets I made, such as Red Velvet Cake Pops (or balls, since they aren’t on a stick) and cookies.
I got the cheese ball recipe from Becky and it looks awesome. I can’t wait to try it. It has to chill in the refrigerator overnight, and gets rolled in chopped pecans later.
Not my Grandma’s Cheeseball 😉
- Makes 1 Cheeseball
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 10 ounces Old English Cheese (I only had 5 ounces, so that’s what I used)
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
- 1/4 cup onion, minced
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 12 ounces pecans, chopped
Mix all ingredients (except for pecans) in a mixer (I used a hand mixer) until well-blended and creamy. Wrap in saran wrap and store in refrigerator 6 hours or overnight. Roll in pecans and serve with whatever you like!
After chilling overnight:
This is what it should look like with crackers when its all said and done:
For dessert I had some blackberries and blueberries, topped with cool whip.
If you didn’t know, I have been trying to watch my carb and sugar intake so a sweet treat with little sugar is cool whip. 2 tbsp only has 3 grams of carbs and 1 gram of sugar! You can use this as a topping on fruit, or anything really! (Since I already killed the sweets department with cookies and cake pops)
Healthy Point of View (POV): No-Sweat Metabolism Booster:
EAT MORE PROTEIN
A study from the Journal of the American Medical Association found that people who were fed a low- carb, high-protein diet burned 300 calories a day more than those on a low-fat diet, even though they were consuming the same number of calories. This is what I try to include some protein in every meal and snack 🙂
Good Sources of protein:
- Red meat
- Nut Butters
- Milk products
Even on my “OFF” days I still like to drink a protein shake or include protein in my meals because my muscles are still recovering and rebuilding from the previous days at the gym.
This morning before I hit the gym I attempted making a veggie omelet. I feel like I was skimpy on the veggies yesterday so this morning I had to make up for it.
In it was 2 eggs, 2 egg whites, cheese. broccoli, turkey bacon, and orange pepper. On top: rosted tomatoes, and avocado. Delicious! It made enough for two people, so I saved some.
1/2 of a grapefruit on the side.
PS. Grapefruit is sooooo good for you! This fruit is a metabolism booster and the compounds in it aid in FAT BURNING! One large grapefruit has only 53 calories!
I hope everyone has a good New Years Eve! Does anyone have any crazy plans?