July 18, 2014

30 Day Slimdown Grocery List + Favorite Recipes

It's been a solid 12 days of sticking to our simple, healthier eating plan, and my energy is out the roof!
I am down 5+ lbs. and Adam has rocked it out at 7+ lbs. lost.

This easy plan works!

After posting our 30 Day Slimdown Challenge eating plan last week, I've received messages from many of you asking about what type of foods we purchase at the grocery store in order to set ourselves up for success.

So since you asked nicely with extra sugar on top, I am here to deliver the inside scoop!




Our Guidelines

1) Minimally processed, nutrient-dense, whole foods
2) Extremely limited dairy (if any)
3) No caffeine, sugar, white flour, fried foods, etc.
4) Focus on lean protein + vegetable/fruit


Produce:

mini carrots
celery
cucumbers
bell peppers
sweet potatoes
broccoli (frozen or fresh)
brussels sprouts
mushrooms
spinach
lettuce 
tomatoes
apples
bananas
grapes
berries


Healthy Fats:

avocado 
almond butter (Justin's all-natural nut butter)
dry roasted cashews
dry roasted almonds
dry roasted edamame


Proteins:

chicken breast (we prefer organic, antibiotic-free Smart Chicken)
chicken tenderloins (Smart Chicken)
ground chicken (Smart Chicken)
ground turkey (Jennie-O 99% lean)
fresh salmon
flank steak
deli turkey breast (from deli counter)
eggs (farm fresh, if possible - yum!)
canned tuna in water
hummus
mozzarella cheese stick 


Other Complex Carbohydrates:

brown rice
quinoa
whole grain english muffins (Orowheat double fiber)
whole grain tortillas - if needed (local Kansas brand)
steel cut oatmeal
black beans


Spices/Other:

low sodium taco seasoning
low sugar salsa
italian seasoning (I purchase ours from a spice merchant at the Farmers Market)
cinnamon 
unsweetened vanilla almond milk
low sugar tomato sauce


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Our Favorite Meals

Breakfast:



Lunch / Dinner:



Snacks:

Tuna Stuffed Eggs
Egg Muffins
Kale Chips
Turkey Cucumber Roll-ups
Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips
Rosemary & Sea Salt Baked Sweet Potato Chips


Dessert:

Baked Almond Butter Banana 
Banana Ice Cream
Grilled Peaches & Cinnamon
Grape Sorbet

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For more insider information to our 30 Day Slimdown Challenge eating plan, check out this post!
To see my food and exercise journal, add me on MyFitnessPal!


Here's to a healthier + happier you!

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6 comments:

  1. So many great recipes! I'm going to have to remember this for later :) you are such a rock star!

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    1. Yes, definitely try them out - so good!! Thanks lady! :)

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  2. This is a great list and is definitely very helpful, thank you for sharing!

    -Rosy
    A Joyful Kind of Life

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    1. Oh good, I am so glad it's helpful for you!

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  3. Thanks for the look inside your shopping cart! I feel like diversity of foods is key to not losing steam and you definitely have that. Go Meg, Go!

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  4. Good for you guys! Love the shopping list. I think that's the hardest part about knowing what to eat is what to buy! Good luck. Look forward to hearing how it's going. Have a great day.

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