Convention Prep Part 2… follow up

Well this is less of a prep post then a follow up.

I had prepared my foods and packed them. Now here are some things to consider.

Breakfast casserole was a great idea and it’s still yummy cold. Ice was available at the hotel so no problem in keeping the cooler cool. I also had grilled Chicken. cherry tomatos, apples, measured out protein shakes, I brought my own coffee creamer and almond milk. I also had measured out Cashews and Lentil Chips.
My main foods were Salads in a Jar.

I made a couple of mistakes… first off I did not put the snacks in my back pack, sometimes during the convention things got hectic and I wasn’t able to get back to the room and grab a bite. Also I did not get enough water, even thou I had my water bottle with me.

Also I definitely would pack more chicken.

But other then that I did well, I got a lot of walking done and I didn’t bring much food home. All in all it was a very successful weekend.

This was all the food I packed, pre packed. 
Breakfast was egg casserole with a protein shake
My awesome picture with Jared.

Weekly Meal Plan #4

Friday:
Salsa Chicken

Saturday:
Trout with Pasta and Asparagus

Superbowl Sunday:
Having friends over, making Chilli, Buffalo Cauliflower, Hummus and cut up Veggies, Zucchini Brownies. Chips and Salsa

Monday:
Zucchini Boats

Tuesday:
Chicken Stir Fry

Wednesday:
Spaghetti

Thursday:
Egg Roll in a bowl

Here is a picture of the weekly grocery haul.

Weekly Mealplan…

Here what I am making this week :

Thursday:
Crockpot Chicken
Cause our week last week was a bit skewed I am repeating this meal.

Friday:
Vietnamese Vermicelli Bowl, 
Now I will use Zucchini noodles for myself.

Saturday:
Beef Stew

Sunday:
Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus and Mushroom, served over Caulifower Rice

Monday:
Eggroll in a Bowl

Tuesday:
Lentil Soup

Wednesday:
Blackened Tilapia Taco Bowl
The linked recipe is the inspiration, I will def. Change a few things to fit better with my dietary needs.

Thursday:
Chicken Stir Fry

Peanutbutter Protein Pancakes

This makes Approx. 6 Pancakes, I ate them all for lunch yesterday.

Ingredients:
2 eggwhites or the equivalent of liquid eggwhites beaten stiff
2 tbsp PB2 prepared
1 scoop of Sun Warrior Vanilla Protein Powder ( love this protein, it’s Vegan and it’s low calorie and low sugar)
1/2 cup of Oatmeal grind to make flour
1/2 cup of fresh Blueberries

Beat the eggwhites to a stiff foam then add all the other ingredients and very gently mix and then cook like pancakes.

I use So Delicious cultured Coconut Milk Yogurt instead of butter and Syrup now. And it is really good.

Nutrition:
388 Calories, 6g fat, 45g Carbs, 10g sugar, 40g protein

Meal Plan for this week…

Thursday:
Eggroll in Bowl

Friday:
Chili recipe will be posted

Saturday:
Salad Bowl,
It’s my daughter’s Birthday Party and they are having cake and Pizza.

Sunday:
Curry Stew

Monday:
Foil Pack Pesto Salmon

Tuesday:
Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Wednesday:
Crockpot Chicken, Veggies and Rice
I did not buy a whole chicken, I bought 4 Drumsticks and 2 Breasts, still on the bones.

Mustard Salmon with Caramelized Onions, Brussel Sprouts and Carrots…

This was a on the fly Recipe…

Ingredients for the Salmon serves 4:
1lb. of Salmon (I use Sockeye all Natural)
3 Tablespoons of Dijon Mustard
1 Tblsp of Olive Oil
and a dash of Pampered Chef Dill Mix ( you can add just plain Dill)

Preheat the oven to 350, line a baking sheet with foil, place the Salmon on it. In a small bowl mix, mustard, oil and seasoning and then slather over the fish. Put in the oven for 20mins.
Serve immediatly

Nurtition:
206 Calories, 12g Fat, 2g Sat. Fat, 0 Carbs, 24g Protein

Ingredients for Veggies:

1 bag of shredded Brussel Sprouts
3 med. Carrots, Peeled and julianned
1 Large Onion, cut into half slices
1 Glove of Carlic
1/2 tbsp Coconut Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat the Coconut Oil, and put the onions in and let them caramelize, then add the garlic let it cook for a minute then add the sprouts and the carrots and cook for about 10-15 mins until soft.  I put a lid on it to steam the veggies for 10mins with stirring over medium heat add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Nutrition:
50 Calories,  1g fat, 9g Carbs, 3g Sugar, 2g Protein

Egg Roll in a Bowl

I  adapted this recipe to my families needs.
This made 6 servings

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons of olive oil or coconut oil
1lb. of ground turkey
1 med. head of Cabbage thinly sliced
2 big carrots peeled and shredded or julianne, makes about 1 cup
1 medium onion finely diced
3 gloves of carlic finely diced
1 tea spoon powdered Ginger (you can use fresh)
1/4 cup of Bragg’s Amino
3 Green Onions
Salt and Pepper

I served this to my family with brown rice fettuccine.

Instructions:

Brown the turkey in a wok style pan until fully cooked.
Turn down heat to medium and add the onion and oil. Cook onions until slightly brown.
In a bowl mix the Aminos, garlic and ginger and add to pan.
Immediately add the cabbage, stir frequently. I put a lid on the pan and steamed the cabbage. Then add the carrots and cook for a couple of minutes.
Turn off the heat and add green onions, season with salt and pepper to taste, stir and serve.

It smells and tastes exactly like the inside of an eggroll. Delicious.

Nutrition:

168 Calories,  3g Fat, 11 Carbs, 4g Sugar, 22g Protein

Zucchini Boats

3 Zucchinis
1lb. ground beef (you can substitute with Turkey)
Fresh Mozzarella
3 Tomatos
Salt & Pepper
Basil and Oregano
1 Glove of Garlic

Sautee the garlic in a tsp of olive oil, add the ground beef and brown. Season with salt and pepper.
Cut the Zucchini length wise in half and cut of the ends. Then take a spoon and scoop out the seeds.

Place in glass pan, or a on a baking sheet.

Once ground beef is cooked, pour into the zucchini if it over flows it’s ok.  Preheat oven to F350.
Slice the tomatos and place on top of the ground beef.

Then cover with Cheese, I use fresh Mozarell and used about half a block. And then sprinkled a little bit of shredded Italian Cheese mix on top. Season with Basil and Oregano. (sorry about the fuzzy picture)

Put in the oven for 40mins.

Then cut and serve… ( my family eat this over rice, I just forgo this)

Enjoy !!!

Spaghetti Squash with Chicken Marinara Sauce

I love easy recipes… so here it goes…

2 Chickenbreasts
1 Jar Marinara Sauce ( I use Central Market organic)
1 Spaghetthi Squash
Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper, basil and oregano

Preheat oven at 350F.

Cut Spaghetti Squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Then put face down on a cookie sheet. I put foil on the sheet. Bake for 40 mins or until fork tender.

Sauce,

Heat about a tsp of olive oil, cut the chicken breast into half inch pieces and cook in the heated olive oil. Once cooked thru, add Marinara Sauce. Season with salt and peper and Basil and Oregano to your liking. Simmer for 15-20mins.

Serve with Parmesan Cheese.
This is low carb, low fat.