This way of eating does not have to be labor intensive by any means. The key to success is the planning. If you have your food ready to go for the week, you don't have the "think" about what to eat.
Roast a batch of potatoes, white and or sweet, it doesn't matter, maybe roast some chickpeas since you already have the oven on for the potatoes, (to roast chickpeas all you have to do is drain, rinse, and put them in a ziplock bag, put whatever seasoning you like, shake them up and pop them in the oven with the potatoes--of course they won't take as long so watch them so they don't burn), and while you're roasting the potatoes, cook up a batch of rice or quinoa.
Put the potatoes in a ziplock when cooled, you can also do the same with the chickpeas and rice. Take a look at the buddha bowls above and throw everything together. It's really simple. Chop up some vegetables, drizzle a dressing over everything or put a dollop of hummus in the middle of the bowl and you're done.
Or, just take a potato that's already roasted, open a bag of frozen veggies, while you reheat the potato in the microwave, heat up or steam the frozen veggies, put them on top of the baked potato, pour a sauce on top and dinner is done.
Remember, we are trying to eliminate all processed foods, meat and dairy for 30 days. The closer you can stick to these guidelines, the bigger the results you will get.
Remember, try and start your lunch and dinner with a big salad or loaded vegetable soup. The more vegetables you eat, the more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and FIBER you will be getting as well as you will be filling up with the lower caloric foods. This is how you EAT MORE FOOD AND LOSE WEIGHT!!
Here are some ideas for this week:
Overnight oats with fruit
Cream of Wheat with fruit
Green smoothie (Greens, ripe banana, berries and water or Almond Milk)
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I hope you are trying some new recipes--I encourage people to find 5 or 6 recipes they really like and just rotate through them. Remember, there is no calorie counting, weighing or measuring foods when you eat this way. Eat when you're hungry and stop when your full. Listen to your body--there is NOTHING more intelligent!
Have a wonderful week--and remember, any questions or concerns, drop me a line!