Welcome to my weekly meal plan aka the blueprint for what I am cooking and eating this week. As I mentioned last week, I am repeating the Weight Training Plan 2020. I feel like my workout game is on point, and I’m continuing to make nutrition consistency my next goal. This week features meals that are ultra satisfying to help make the process a bit easier.
WHAT IS MEAL PLANNING?
Meal planning is exactly as it sounds: planning your meals ahead of time. For me, I plan out all my dinners and then just think of some breakfast and snack options.
I plan it out exactly as you’ll see below. I check what i have on hand and i’ll grocery shop for any necessary items.
LG 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. As part of my meal plan, I send weekly cookbooks out each week of the challenge, so this is how I am incorporating those recipes into what I am eating this week.
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!)
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
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.
CHICKEN SAUSAGE + SHORTCUT MEAL – if you follow along with me on these weekly posts, you know I love my chicken sausage. I try to keep Sunday a day where I don’t really cook and can just whip up something fast with whatever is around the house. Here’s what to do – simply cut up 5-10 links of chicken sausage and cook in a pan (this will be a great protein option throughout the week). I am going to use what I call a “Shortcut Meal” – this is anything you can pop in the oven or microwave and enjoy with a service of the hacker sausage (ex: trader joes oven casseroles, Amys organic meals, etc.)BELL PEPPER NACHOS – I have had a craving for nachos lately and this recipe hits the spot. Same great tastes and flavors of cheesy nachos just over a crunchy bell pepper instead of a chip.
recipe found in The Summer Cookbook
CHICKEN TACO ALFREDO – finally! a pasta dish you can enjoy GUILT FREE. The greek yogurt helps make this alfredo dish yummy and healthy.
find the free recipe HERE
GARLIC BUTTER STEAK BITES – these steak bites covered in a garlic onion butter are to die for. Not to mention these are superrr easy to make.
recipe found in Fall Cookbook 2019
TUNA PATTIES – a light and protein packed meal. If you don’t like tuna – do NOT count this meal out. It will take you by surprise and its one the LG community favs!
recipe found in The Eat Your Way Lean Cookbook
SAUSAGE AND RICE CASSEROLE – I love putting together casseroles on a Friday because it usually doesn’t require much work. This casserole may be even easier if you have the leftover sausage from Sunday’s meal.
recipe found in Fall Cookbook 2019