5-Day Clean Eating Challenge

We’re about a month and a half into 2016 and a few days into the Lenten season – it’s the perfect time to hit the reset button on my health and nutrition goals. (I’ve been spending more time at the donut counter and less time eating real food!)

Starting Monday, February 15, I’m joining a 5-Day Clean Eating Challenge with the hard-working crew over at 2FabFromFat Fitness. A motivated group of women will be encouraging each other to stick to the week-long meal and exercise plan. Accountability, teamwork, and a little healthy competition has always helped me stay on track and I can’t wait to get started. If you’d like to join, message Lara Curry on Facebook and let her know you want in!!

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Part of the challenge is to meal-plan in order to avoid unhealthy snacking or fast food runs. The organizers offer suggestions for every meal and snack throughout the week, for example:

Breakfast: Shake OR 2 egg/4 Egg White Omelette with veggies
Morning Snack: Plain Greek Yogurt and fruit
Lunch: Salad with veggies, Whole Grain Bread and a Salmon burger
Afternoon Snack: Baby Carrots and Celery, Hummus
Dinner: Ground Turkey Tacos
Late Night Snack: 1/2 Banana or Apple and PB

There is also an approved food list for substitutions and a shopping list. I love that most of the “think work” is done, you just have to do the shopping and preparing (and eat delicious, clean food all week!)

I did my shopping today. I’m also trying to go meatless for my challenge – and since I work an odd night shift schedule, I have to tweak my meal times. Here’s my plan for the week:

Breakfast: Egg Omelette with Veggies
Pre-work Snack: Greek Yogurt and fruit
Lunch: Green smoothie and nuts
Dinner: Taco salad w/ soy smart ground
Roasted Portobello & Red Pepper bowl with Quinoa and spinach

I’m so excited for a week of clean nourishment for my body, mind and heart and to encourage other women along the way. I’ll check in to show you how it’s going. And let me know if you have any clean eating tips or favorite recipes!

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