Weekly Roundup #7

We just wrapped the 21-Day LEAN FOR LIFE Masterclass and it always makes me feel pretty amazing.

We get our bodies off the sugar rollercoaster and on to cleaner fuel. I feel more energy, sleep better and have a clearer mind. Oh, and my clothes fit better too.

But the best part is doing it with such a great group of women (and a few good men!). Some have done the program with me 3 or 4 times now. It’s a great way to keep checking back in to our body and continuing to get a little better every time because as we all know, a healthy lifestyle is a forever process!

The next LEAN FOR LIFE will run in January. Stay tuned for the details!

Alright, on to this week’s menu plan…and it’s a good one. (I know I say that every week but it’s true. ;-))

Here is your weekly roundup!

WEEKNIGHT THAI COCONUT SHRIMP WITH CAULIFLOWER RICE

My mouth starts watering whenever I think about the Thai coconut sauce in this recipe…so good!!

This is a healthy and satisfying dish all in one bowl. Serve with a salad and you’re set.

GREEK SEASONED GRILLED PORK CHOPS

I don’t make a lot of pork chops around here but sometimes you need a break from the chicken…ya know what I mean?!

Put the chops in the marinade the night before and you’ll have a quick meal the next night.

You can grill these or bake them or make on your stovetop in a grill pan.

Serve with some roasted vegetables and soup or salad. And enjoy!

EASY GRILLED SWEET POTATO PIZZAS

Thought I’d sneak this one in before the snow flies when the grill gets minimal use (at least here in MN).

I am a huge fan of pesto and always have some prepared pesto in my fridge. It is one of my go-to ingredients for quick meals so I was excited to find this recipe.

This one is vegetarian, and pizza to boot…winning!

This could also be a really great appetizer if you slice the sweet potatoes the short way.

CROCK POT CHEESEBURGER SOUP

I’ve been looking for a cheeseburger soup, thinking it will be the one that the whole family will eat.

Unfortunately, many recipes include Velveeta. And while I was a big fan at one point in my lifetime, now…not so much.

So, I was thrilled to find this recipe! And can’t wait to serve it up to all;)

FATHEAD ROSEMARY GARLIC FLATBREAD

I always feel better when my soup comes with a side of bread. Just me?

This rosemary garlic flatbread looks amazing. (I love Fathead pizza so I’m thinking this will be no different.)

YAY for the low-carb recipes that satisfy that itch for bread and complete the meal!

GREEN BEAN SALAD WITH HEARTS OF PALM, OLIVES, RED PEPPER AND FETA

Have you tried hearts of palm yet? If not, put it on your list this week…

This salad would be a great meal all by itself. Or pair with the pork chops (above).

Vegetarians, add your favorite beans or chickpeas. If you eat meat, top with shredded chicken or shrimp.

 

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK:

CAN’T CANDY COAT THIS…THIS IS SIMPLY F*ED UP

This is a very short article and is a must-read.

“Americans spend roughly $3 trillion on healthcare annually, about 40% of that spending is used to treat illnesses related to sugar consumption, I’ll do some math for you…that’s over $3k a person a year to treat sugar issues. That’s just sugar.

Less than one half of one percent of all agricultural subsidies went to production of fruits and vegetables in 2017.”


PREVENTIONISTA’S TIP: Always use the highest quality ingredients. This includes:

  • organic, as much as possible
  • wild-caught fish and seafood
  • free-range, organic eggs and poultry
  • grass-fed beef

Now, go forth and take charge in your kitchen.

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Have a great week!

Michelle