The new year is coming around the corner! I can’t believe it.
Planning out New Year’s resolutions is one of my favorite things to do because I am such a list planner! Can anyone else relate? I love the feeling of starting fresh, achieving new goals, the whole 9 yards.
Many of you have expressed interest in getting healthier the upcoming year. Here’s a low-carb, filling, lower-calorie menu for the first week of December!
GROCERIES FOR THE WEEK (5 DAYS)
2 cups of nuts - any kind you like! And I generally think roasted & salted nuts are fine
1 dozen eggs
2 1/2 cups shredded carrots
20 oz smoked salmon
5 cups shelled edamame
Low-sodium soy sauce to taste
2 1/2 cups dry oatmeal
Cinnamon to taste
5 string cheeses - I’ve been loving the fresh mozzarella string cheese from Trader Joe’s, but any kind will do!
5 cups cauliflower rice, raw
8 cups carrot zoodles - I like to buy pre-zoodled and frozen so they last a long time and I can save on $ and convenience!
5 cups canned, roasted diced tomatoes
2 cups shaved Parmesan cheese
20 oz grilled chicken - I buy it fresh and pre-cooked!
EACH DAY 1430 CALORIES
38% CALORIES FROM FAT; 33% CALORIES FROM PROTEIN; 29% CALORIES FROM CARB
I like the Lose It app to keep track of foods. These are some screenshots - click on an image to enlarge it! If you're interested in my outlook on weight loss and weight management, here's what I wrote on the subject.
Heat 1/2 cup dry oatmeal in the microwave with water
Top with 1/4 cup nuts and cinnamon if you like
Coffee (optional!) - I like adding whole milk!
Stir-fry 1 cup cauliflower rice with an oil spray for ~8 minutes on the stove top
In a bento-box, add 1/2 chopped cucumber, 1/2 cup shredded carrots, and 1 cup shelled (cooked) edamame
When cauliflower rice has cooled, add it and 4oz smoked salmon to bento box
Top with 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
Top with sesame seeds and/or Everything But the Bagel seasoning if you like
2 hard boiled eggs
1 string cheese
In a pot, defrost 1 1/2 cups carrot spirals on medium heat
After it’s heated, add 1 cup diced tomatoes and 4oz pre-cooked grilled chicken and cook for 3 minutes
Top with 1/3 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
Note: I’ve tried to make this meal prep as EASY as possible - so every single day is the same. HOWEVER, if you’re anything like me, it’s quite boring to eat the same thing every day! Please feel free to switch out different protein sources, vegetables, and fats. Also, as with the rest this website, this information is general, not specific to you. You, personally, may need different amounts of calories, nutrients, etc.