Hey all! It’s been a long week, but so far I’ve stuck to my goals! I feeling good (and sore…because so much yoga) and still feel motivated to keep running and sticking to my meal plan. My first race of the year is on Saturday and I’m getting nervous and excited! I managed to get out for three runs this week even though it was cold as balls! I literally had to wear two full layers of clothes…worst ninja ever!
Here’s what’s cooking in my kitchen this week!
- Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bowls from Skinnytaste
I was feeling like something sweet this week and this quinoa bowl sounded interesting. It has a full serving of fruit in addition to a quarter of my fiber for the day. I’m using 2% milk instead of almond milk because I already had it in my fridge and pecans in place of hemp seeds.
1/2 of the recipe made with 2% milk and pecans has 255 calories and almost half of your vitamin C for the day.
- Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins from Ambitious Kitchen
Gluten free is not something I’m concerned about, but these muffins sound so good that I’m going to give them a try! Again, I’m using 2% milk instead of almond milk because I already have it in my fridge. These muffins will serve as both breakfasts and snacks during the week and I’m so excited about them! These are a little more indulgent that I usually choose, but I think I deserve a treat the week before my first race!
1 muffin has 200 calories, a full serving of grains and a full ounce of protein.
Lunch and Dinner
- Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats from Skinnytaste
If you read my favorite food blog post, you know that Skinnytaste is my favorite, so don’t be surprised if you see a lot more recipes from there!
I had never attempted spaghetti squash until a year or so ago with another Skinnytaste recipe ended up on my menu plan, and now I’m in love. It’s so easy to prepare and so tasty! The size of the squash makes it perfect for filling up with this turkey taco mix. With 25 grams of protein, this dish will keep you satisfied for hours.
Half of a squash with taco filling has 300 calories, 25 g of protein, and tons of vitamins and minerals.
- Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Stew from Center Cut Cook
There is nothing more satisfying that a big bowl of soup when it’s freezing outside. And one of my favorite things is walking into my apartment after a long day at work to smell dinner cooking away in my slow cooker. This protein packed soup is going to be an awesome, cozy dinner after my last cold training runs before my race!
1/4 of the recipe has 200 calories, 23 g of protein, and half of my vitamin A and B6 for the day.
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