Welcome to my Full Day of Eating + Meal Planning series. I hope this resource helps you meal plan for your week and give you ideas for a full day of healthy eating. I will keep up with these all throughout the challenge to better help you get to those goals.
If you’re following the ConfidenceKini Challenge, you know this is launch week. During launch week, I allow some time for all the women who want to participate in the challenge to sign up, download their plans and get ready. The challenge officially begins on Monday, May 6th. If you haven’t yet signed up, join in HERE!
EAT YOUR WAY LEAN MEAL PLAN:
Many of the recipes that I will reference in these eating + meal planning posts can be found in my Meal Plan.
I HIGHLY recommend this plan to those women who want to see results through food. It’s an easy-to-follow eating approach that teaches you macro combinations, portions + even optimal timing. Yet, you’ll still be eating your favorite foods like pizza, pasta, cookies, chips and chocolate (seriously!)
or, if you’d like to opt for the Premium Challenge Bundle, the meal plan is included
Here is a sample of what I will be eating this week throughout the entire day.
MY DINNER TRICK: I like to cook a fresh, different dinner each night. This approach is magic because…
- I actually get to enjoy a just-made delicious dinner (that’s quick to make, typical LG style)
- my cravings kick in at night and having a delicious dinner helps curb my PM cravings + snacking
- I double the recipe so that I always have leftovers for the follow day’s lunch
Like I mentioned, I cook a fresh dinner each night. Here’s what I’ll be cooking this week. If you’re following my approach, don’t forget to double your serving while you cook to have a healthy, reheatable lunch option for the next day.
Just a reminder that recipes I reference below are found in this Meal Plan.
I would like to tell you that my Monday nights are super productive but the reality is that after a long (yet fun) weekend, I usually only have so much to give on a Monday. I dedicate all that energy to work and my family, so I need a quick dinner option when I am running on E.
THIS Chicken Pesto Panini is one of my all time favorites and a favorite in the LG community
Taco Lasagna is a recipe in the Meal Plan (it’s located in the Warm + Toasty Cookbook). I am sure you’ve seen 100s of posts of this recipe because this one too is a hit among you ladies.
I like that I can prepare this one when I have time and then pop it in the oven to bake right before we are ready to eat.
Cheeseburgers! I want to enjoy 1 night of grilling and a patio dinner this week, so cheeseburgers are an easy, family-friendly option.
Here’s how I prepare ours for 1 burger…
- 4 oz lean ground beef or ground turkey
- seasoned salt (this is so good + the only seasoning I need/use)
- 1 slice cheddar cheese
- caramelized onions
- 2 tbsp BBQ dressing
- 2 slices Dave’s Killer Bread (used as a bun)
Chicken Fajitas – from the Meal Prep Plans. This meal never disappoints and is great for a reheat for the follow day’s lunch.
Baked Chicken Tenders- this recipe is found in the Fall 2017 Cookbook
I like this one because on Friday, we are a bit all over the place. I can make these for my son to eat and dip in ketchup (his fav), my husband will probably throw this into a bowl with who knows what mix ins (probably, rice and some veggies) and I may enjoy this over a salad. I love how versatile these can be.
TREAT MEAL! I use Saturday night as a time to enjoy treats – go ahead and enjoy! Share what you’re indulging in on social and tag me because I am all about it haha.
For my big treat this weekend, I am thinking Chicken Alfredo from the Olive Garden.
Up until recently, I had not eaten at an Olive Garden in 5+ years. A new one just opened up not too far from us, so we stopped in for lunch before I had Beckham. I ordered Alfredo pasta and added their crispy chicken… it was unbelievable! No joke, it was the best I ever had!