As I continue to try to zap my belly fat, I am working on creating a healthy daily menu plan. I am not good at piecing a whole week together and then sticking to it, so I’d rather share ideas as I actually use them myself. My goal is to eat nutritious food that also contains fiber, protein and the right kind of fats.
2 eggs scrambled
2 slices whole-wheat toast (margarine optional -I spread raw honey on mine)
1⁄2 cup mixed fruit and 1⁄2 cup Greek yogurt
Organic carrots (about 2 cut into strips) with 1 tablespoon hummus
1 cup chicken noodle soup
4 whole-wheat crackers
Mixed green salad with 1 tablespoon grated hard cheese (cheddar for me) and 5 sliced olives tossed with 2 teaspoons olive oil and vinegar
11⁄2 cups watermelon chunks
4 ounces grilled lean steak
1⁄2 cup mashed potatoes (can be made with margarine but I used Greek yoghurt)
1 cup steamed broccoli with 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese
I have to watch portion sizes as I have a tendency to keep eating even when I am full…just a bad habit I need to constantly watch. I do find, however, that having to stick to a recipe is helping. Perhaps I need to stop being so creative with my experimental meals and crack open the cookbooks!