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This Blood-Sugar-Balancing Meal Prep




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Hello Beauties!!

This is a great 3 day diet to get your food cravings of sugar and bad carbs a bay. No breakfasts. So I suggest to Intermittent Fast. Make your first meal at 12 and your last at 6p. Not only is it beneficial to fast for your sugar but for your over all health. I have not done this yet. I might sub in a few things that I do not eat much of. But this is doable for any substitutions that you have on hand. Enjoy!
~Tiffany💗

Lunches

  • Day 1: Taco bowl with quinoa, black beans, spinach, avocado, and ground beef
  • Day 2: Burger salad with kale, burger patty, avocado, asparagus, cabbage, and carrots
  • Day 3: Mediterranean bowl with quinoa, chicken, cucumber, olives, spinach, avocado, lentils, and chicken

Dinners

  • Day 1: Salmon with broccoli, sautéed spinach, and asparagus
  • Day 2: Turmeric roasted chicken with Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and sautéed kale
  • Day 3: Veggie and egg scramble with spinach, broccoli, and mushrooms

Snacks

  • Day 1: Plain, unsweetened yogurt with blueberries and cinnamon
  • Day 2: No-bake coconut tahini cashew bars
  • Day 3: Choice of previous two days

The prep work

Make the quinoa (to use in the Mediterranean bowl and the Taco bowl).

Ingredients
  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of salt
Method
  1. Rinse the quinoa well.
  2. Place the quinoa in a pot with water and salt, cover, and bring to a boil over medium-high.
  3. Once boiling, lower to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 20 minutes or until quinoa has absorbed all of the water and is cooked through. Uncover and fluff with a fork.

Roast the veggies (to use in the salmon dinner, turmeric chicken, and the egg scramble).

Ingredients
  • 1 bunch asparagus (about 12 stalks)
  • 1 large head broccoli
  • 8 to 10 Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ½ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Halve the Brussels sprouts lengthwise. Cut the broccoli into florets. Cut the woody end off the asparagus.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the vegetables on the pan and toss them with the oil, salt, and pepper until they're well-coated. Redistribute in an even layer.
  4. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Cook the beef (to use in the taco bowl and the burger salad).

Ingredients
  • ½ pound grass-fed ground beef or lean ground turkey is just as good
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning of choice
  • ½ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
Method
  1. Divide the ground beef into two halves.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium and add half the ground beef to it. Cook, breaking apart with a wooden spoon, until almost brown and done, then add taco seasoning, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and a generous shake of pepper. Continue to cook until meat is done, about 10 minutes in total. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Take the other half of the ground beef, mix it with ¼ teaspoon of salt and remaining pepper, and form it into 2 burger patties.
  4. Wipe out the pan and return it to medium heat. When it's warm, cook the patties until cooked through, about 15 minutes, flipping once halfway through.

Roast the other proteins (to use in the salmon dinner, Mediterranean bowl, and the chicken dinner).

Ingredients
  • 1 salmon fillet
  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Place salmon on one baking sheet and generously coat with red pepper flakes, ¼ teaspoon of salt and pepper.
  2. Place the chicken on another baking sheet and generously coat with turmeric, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and freshly ground pepper. Add both pans to the oven.
  3. Cook the salmon for about 10 minutes, until it flakes easily with a fork. Remove from oven and set aside.
  4. Cook the chicken for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked to around 165°F, with no pink the center. Remove from oven and set aside.

Prepare the other vegetables (to use in the burger salad, Mediterranean bowl, and the veggie and egg scramble).

Ingredients
  • ½ head purple cabbage
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms
  • ½ large cucumber
Method
  1. Thinly slice the cabbage.
  2. Chop carrots into small disks.
  3. Chop the mushrooms into ½-inch pieces.
  4. Peel the cucumber if not organic, and chop into ½-inch pieces.

Prepare the beans and lentils (to use in the taco bowl & Mediterranean bowl).

Ingredients
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can of black beans
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) cooked lentils
Method
Rinse beans and lentils well, then pour into separate containers to put in the fridge.

Day 1

Lunch: Taco bowl

Sauté 2 cups of spinach in 1 tablespoon of avocado oil over medium heat until wilted. Mix in half of the prepped quinoa, all the black beans, the cooked ground beef, and 1 avocado.

Snack: Top unsweetened yogurt of choice with berries and cinnamon.

Dinner: Salmon

Sauté 2 cups of spinach in 1 tablespoon of avocado oil over medium heat until wilted. Plate with salmon, ⅓ of the prepped broccoli, and half of the prepped asparagus.

Day 2

Lunch: Burger Salad

Chop 4 large leaves of curly kale into bite-size pieces, then massage them with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and ¼ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt. Mix with half the prepped asparagus, all the chopped cabbage and carrots, and ½ an avocado (reserve the second half for Day 3). Top with 1 burger patty.

Snack: No-bake coconut tahini bars

Dinner: Turmeric Chicken

Chop 4 large leaves of curly kale into bite-size pieces, then saute over medium-high in a large pan with 1 tablespoon of avocado oil and ¼ teaspoon of fine-grain sea salt until wilted. Plate with 1 chicken breast on top, with all of the Brussels sprouts and ⅓ of the broccoli on the side.

Day 3

Lunch: Mediterranean Bowl

Sauté 2 cups of spinach in 1 tablespoon of avocado oil over medium heat until wilted. Mix with the remaining half of the quinoa, remaining chicken breast (cut into pieces), ¼ cup of olives, remaining ½ an avocado from Monday, all of the chopped cucumber, and all of the prepped lentils.

Snack: Tahini bars or coconut yogurt

Dinner: Veggie & Egg Scramble

Whisk 3 large eggs until homogenous. Add ¼ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt and a generous pinch of freshly ground pepper. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of avocado oil. Add 1 cup of spinach, remaining broccoli, and mushrooms. Warm through, then add eggs, and cook, stirring frequently, until set.

Comments

  1. do u have a recipe for the no bake coconut tahini bars? thanks

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