21 Day Fix Progress & Meals

21 day fix progress 21 Day Fix Progress & Meals

So it’s been a week and a half since I started 21 Day Fix and I am in LOVE just as much, if not MORE, than the first time I did it last year!!! I decided to make it a hybrid and do Turbo Fire with it because I know just how quickly HIITs burn fat. You may not think I need to lose weight, but I have about 10 lbs I would like to lose to get back to my ideal weight.

If you have been following me for a while, you know that when I first moved to Charlotte last year I struggled with binge eating. I ate my emotions and got in to a depression being in a new city. I got a lot better towards the end of 2014, but had a few smaller episodes recently due to emotions. But, luckily I have been on track! I joined a group with my church with other ladies who struggle with eating disorders. And I have also found that if I have something to replace my craving for food (like coffee, hot tea, or gum) and keep myself busy (by praying, walking, calling a friend) then I can overcome the cravings.

So hopefully some of those tips help you, too! But, I wanted to also give you peak in to what I am eating on the meal plan so that you can get some ideas. I usually have a few go to breakfasts and dinners that I rotate. Lunch is usually always Shakeology because it is so quick and easy!

Here are some pictures of the things I am eating, followed by a list of ideas!

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Breakfast

  • Egg whites (red container) with feta (half blue container) and spinach and mushrooms (green container
  • Greek yogurt (red container) with half cup granola (yellow container) and half cup blueberries (purple container)
  • Protein pancakes using Shakeology (red container), 1 egg white (1/8 red container), 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (1/4 cup red container), 1 tbsp almond milk (not enough to count), 1 tsp baking powder, & 1/2 cup oats (yellow container)

Lunch

  • It’s always Shakeology, but here are some recipe ideas
  • Reese’s Cup: one scoop Chocolate Vegan Shakeology (red container), 1 cup almond milk (1/2 yellow container), & 2 tbsp PB (tspn container)
  • Vanilla Milkshake: one scoop Vanilla Shakeology (red container), 1 cup almond milk (1/2 yellow container), 1/2 banana (purple container), & 2 tbsp PB (tspn container)
  • Butterfinger: one scoop Chocolate Vegan Shakeology (red container), 1 cup almond milk (1/2 yellow container), 1/4 package Sugar Free Butterscotch Pudding mix (1/4 yellow container), & 2 tbsp PB (tspn container)

Snacks

  • Apple (purple container) with almonds (orange container)
  • Egg whites (enough for 1/2 red container) with turkey bacon (enough for 1/2 red container)
  • Ezekiel bread (yellow container) with 2 tbsp PB (use the other half of my blue container for this because it’s a healthy fat)

Dinner

  • Salmon (red container) with sweet potato fries (yellow container) and brussel sprouts and asparagus (two green containers)
  • Veggie burger (red container) with quinoa (yellow container) and veggie (two green containers) stir fry
  • Chicken sausage (red container) with zucchini and squash (two green containers)
  • Shredded chicken with hot sauce (red container) with feta (blue container) topped on bed of romaine lettuce with red peppers (two green containers)

Hope this helps you guys, let me know if you have questions! I am excited to be starting 21 Day Fix Extreme next week with my group of ladies!! If you want to join us and you missed this one, I’ll have another group next month icon smile 21 Day Fix Progress & Meals

Please share with any other fellow 21 Day Fixers who this could help!!

Chocolate Shakeology Protein Pancakes

Chocolate Shakeology Protein Pancakes Chocolate Shakeology Protein Pancakes

The past week I have been so inspired by some of the accounts I follow on Instagram to start experimenting in the kitchen. I was overwhelmed by the response on my pictures that people actually wanted the recipe to what I was making. I used to be terrified of cooking & never thought I could make something look so “pretty.” Since so many people have asked the recipes, I decided to do another post! icon smile Chocolate Shakeology Protein Pancakes

 Yesterday I made these delicious Chocolate Shakeology Protein Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce. They’re clean eating, delicious, & easy!  They’re very similar to my Clean Eating Banana Protein Pancakes from a few days ago. Here’s how I made them! icon smile Chocolate Shakeology Protein Pancakes

I blended the ingredients below & then poured them from my blender in to an oiled pan. Just how you would make any other pancake:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 scoop chocolate Shakeology

Then I made up a yummy strawberry sauce to top them with by blending:

  • 6 strawberries
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup 0% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tbsp honey

So, there it is! My Chocolate Shakeology Protein Pancakes with Peanut Butter Cookie Dough sauce layered in between from today is very similar.

Chocolate Shakeology Protein Pancakes with Peanut Butter Chocolate Shakeology Protein Pancakes

These were the same exact recipe for the Chocolate Shakeology Protein Pancakes above.

The Peanut Butter Cookie Dough sauce I made by blending:

  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup natural chunky peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup stevia

I will be sharing my recipes from the past weekend later this week for my tasty spicy mustard marinade from grilling out skewers & also my Clean Eating Blueberry Compote Granola Parfait with Homemade Coconut Ice Cream.

Please let me know in the comments below if you tried out these recipes & what you thought of them! RT & share with those who may enjoy them as well icon smile Chocolate Shakeology Protein Pancakes

Remember to always love yourself,

xoxo <3

Jess

Clean Eating Protein Pancakes

Banana Protein Pancakes Clean Eating Protein Pancakes

I never actually thought of posting recipes on my blog because I don’t think of myself as a talented chef in the kitchen icon smile Clean Eating Protein Pancakes But so many of you asked me for my recipe for these clean eating banana protein pancakes.

These may not look the best, but they were so yummy in my tummy yesterday! One of my friends I met on Instagram, Samantha, makes so many amazingly delicious recipes every day that I’ve joked with her saying that I’m going to hire her to be my personal chef. icon razz Clean Eating Protein Pancakes Please check out her amazing blog with all her yummy recipes.

I used to despise cooking & when I was working full-time I really didn’t do much of it. I used to always think that cooking took forever. But, now that I only work 20 hours a week from home (or wherever), I’ve been experimenting with cooking more. I’ve realized that eating clean doesn’t have to be boring. One of my new hobbies will now be cooking icon smile Clean Eating Protein Pancakes And making these clean eating banana protein pancakes makes me want to try many more versions! I was even able to use my new yummy vanilla Shakeology in the recipe!

Vanilla Shakeology Clean Eating Protein Pancakes

So I blended the ingredients below & then poured them from my blender in to an oiled pan. Y’all know how to make pancakes icon smile Clean Eating Protein Pancakes

  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 scoop vanilla Shakeology

Then I randomly made up a yummy sauce to top them with by mixing:

  • 1/4 cup 0% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tbsp natural crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 tbsp honey

So, that’s it! There’s my secret recipe! Super duper easy, I don’t like complicated icon smile Clean Eating Protein Pancakes I hope you try them out & enjoy!

Remember to always love yourself,

xoxo <3

Jess