MY MEAL PLAN

January 18, 2019

I find January hard to get into after indulging in December so to help myself I write out a meal plan to get back into the swing of things. For me, this is the easiest way to regain energy and to lose a couple of pounds I’ve gained over the festive period.  I’ve gone vegetarian for January (I’m pescatarian ) which hasn’t been hard because I usually only eat fish when I’m out for dinner, so this meal plan is veggie based – just add meat or fish to suit your preference.

The best way to stick to a clean diet is by having new recipes and making meals fresh each day/night. Create a Pinterest board and start building your own healthy recipe book online – check out mine here.

Everyday:

  • Drinking 2 litres of water throughout the day (I buy a 1.5 litre bottle and take it everywhere with me)
  • Hot lemon water in the morning – before eating to detox & cleanse
  • No eating/drinking before 8am or after 8pm (this is a good trick to avoid late night snacking)
  • Drink 3 cups of green tea a day

Breakfast:

  • Smoothie – my go to is my strawberry & avocado smoothie (recipe here) but switch up the flavours so you don’t get bored
  • Eggs whites, half an avocado and steamed spinach
  • Veggie egg white omelette (peppers, onions, spinach, mushrooms)
  • Acai bowl (purchase the acai powder here)
  • 50g oats (made with water or almond milk) topped with berries, seeds/nuts and 1tsp almond butter (usually have this when I have a long day ahead/ if I know I’m not going to have lunch until later)

Lunch:

  • Soup with hummus rice cakes
  • Soup with chopped vegi’s & hummus
  • Fresh salads with homemade dressing (there’s loads of healthy dressing recipes that are easy to whip up and store in the fridge)
  • Rice cakes with smashed avocado
  • Veggie bowls – quinoa, grains, beans and roast vegi’s (usually when eating out – my favourite cafe’s in Glasgow are Martha’s, Sprigg and Eusebi’s deli counter)

Dinner:

  • Roast veg with quinoa salad/steamed greens
  • Veggie stir fry with homemade sauce
  • Veggie omelette/ frittata
  • Veggie lasagne (no carbs – love this recipe)
  • Lentil pasta with pesto or with vegi’s and olive oil
  • Veggie tray bake
  • Falafel in spinach wraps or mixed through salads

Snacks:

  • Apple slices with almond butter
  • Green juice or smoothie
  • Coffee (almond or oat milk latte- makes for a good sweet treat)
  • Fruit – apple, banana, grapefruit, blueberries (don’t eat too much fruit – lots of natural sugars which are good in moderation!)

(make sure your meals are filling enough so you don’t have to snack, or if you want to avoid snacking all together brush your teeth after eating lunch or dinner).

 

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