Meal plans are the way to go if you want to avoid eating junk food.
It’s a great way to insure that you won’t give in to food cravings. If there is no junk in your house, you won’t eat it.
I spent a few days last week in Clearwater, FL doing some advanced Nutrition Response Testing(SM) training. I ate out 3 times a day while there. It can be rough on the system, unless you know what to eat. I stick to a grain-free diet even while traveling. Training is rigorous and I have to be at my best!
Here is what a typical travel weekend looks like for me: Breakfast were always green juices with a protein. I had tuna salad one day, chicken the next. Lunch was always a salad with either chicken or gyro meat. Dinners consisted of lamb, octopus, lobster, and snapper, with a lot of veggies. All of these foods were very reasonably priced, cooked fresh, and very delicious. Even if I can’t get everything organic, I make choices that minimize pesticide intake. You CAN eat well on vacation (or on business trips). I have a food log all written out with everything I ate all week.
This week, think fresh and think ahead! Look through the breakfasts and notice that there are a lot of veggie hashes. I don’t always follow a recipe exactly and really enjoy changing hashes to whatever I have available. I often through in whatever meat we had for dinner the night before in place of eggs, or I put in a few yolks. Chop the veggies for the week the same day and store them in separate containers. This way, breakfast is so easy. Just heat up some good fat in a pan and toss in your cut veggies. Add the meat or eggs, cook through, season, and serve. Simple, delicious, and nourishing!
Remember: waffles, muffins, granolas, pancakes…they are once-in-awhile foods. You are not going to get nourished very much from them. In fact, all flours, even the alternative ones like coconut and almond turn to sugar in the body. Sugar causes inflammation. For some, there may even be too many sweet potatoes for the week. Pay attention to your body and what happens from the time you eat to the 3-5 days following. Food reactions can take between 3-5 days to show up, and sometimes up to 1o days.
The root of almost all health problems are due to food.
Don’t be afraid to substitute ingredients!
Breakfast – Vegetable Hash with Poached Eggs (or just toss in some meat, fish, or chicken)
Breakfast – Chorizo and Poblano Breakfast Skillet (just use egg yolks if whites are a problem)
Dinner – Taco and “Rice” Bake
Breakfast – Yam, Celery Root, and Bacon Hash
Lunch – Paleo Salad
Dinner – Lamb and Beef Kofta
Breakfast – Rainbow Hash
Lunch – Paleo Greek Salad
Dinner – Paleo Burgers
Breakfast – Spaghetti Squash Hash with Bacon and Kale
Lunch – Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad
Dinner – Zucchini Pizza Bites
Be healthy. Be happy.