Today I started week two of my 21 day athletic conditioning program and this week calls for cutting out a serving of starchy yummy carbs. I'll be honest - I LOVE carbs and all things of that food category - BUT, I am trying to stay diligent with what is recommend for my health and results, so I am working hard to make it happen.
When looking for a dinner that was going to help follow that plan and be delicious, it was a struggle at first - but then I thought about all the foods I COULD still eat, and it out weighed the ones that I had to avoid this week. Foods like fruit, protein, healthy fats, veggies - YUM. Add them all up and you got the Mango Steak Salad that we came up with.
This salad is made up of:
- Grilled Steak (medium rare for us!)
- slivered almonds
- spring mix lettuce (you can add kale for more of a crunch!)
- yellow pepper (or any colored pepper)
- cherry tomatoes
Slice up and dice up - mix all the ingredients together and you have it! This made enough dinner for the husband and I tonight AND lunch for tomorrow - win, win! Any kind of dressing you want can be used on this - but I recommend avoiding anything super creamy if you're focusing on making this a healthy nutritious packed salad. I personally love blue cheese so opted for a blue cheese vinaigrette that was nice and light with an olive oil base.
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Himalayan salt or Bragg Liquid Aminos to taste
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp finely minced fresh parsley
1 tbsp finely minced fresh mint leaves
1/4 large ripe tomato, diced
1/4 large cucumber, peeled and diced
2 tbsp chopped pitted kalamata olives
Toss quinoa with olive oil, salt or bragg liquid aminos, and lemon juice, mixing well. Gently fold in parsley and mint, followed by remaining ingredients. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Serves 1.
Enjoy this lunch with 1/3 cup hummus and a raw vegetable plate. For example, 10 baby carrots, 8 to 10 grape tomatoes, 10 slices red bell pepper and 5 string beans.
1½ Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
curry powder to taste
½ medium cauliflower, remove stems, cut into large chunks
Himalayan salt to taste
1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
2. Combine cauliflower, oil and curry powder in glass baking dish. Add salt if desired; mix well.
4. Bake, stirring gently 2 to 3 times, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender.
Delicious pork roast you can easily cook in the oven. Was a perfect Sunday meal for us over here tonight - simply prepped, threw in oven and was able to finish Sunday cleaning!
All you need is:
- 2 pound pork roast
- minced garlic
- olive oil
- salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 350* Take pork roast and paint each side with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic to taste. Cook in oven about 70 minutes - or until middle is only slightly to no pink.
if you want to add some side dishes to this meal, I sliced red skin potatoes, also drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper and added next to the pork while cooking for the same length of time. Around 1 hour of baking - I cut steamed my broccoli for some greens!
Quick and easy dinner for you and/or the family! 🍴
Let the crockpot do all the work for you – simply throw everything in and you are set. It’s so easy, tender and flavorful!
Super easy 3 ingredient mango salsa crockpot chicken!
YEAH. It's good 😍
---> Recipe can be found over HERE.
Let's face it - when it comes to trying to eat the right kind of foods to help you achieve your ideal body composition, it can be tough. Especially when you're faced with lots of temptation that keeps trying to sabotage your efforts.