So this week I'm focusing on healthy eating and I've enlisted some recipes from Lauren Conrad's 7 days to skinny jeans re-boot plan 2014! You can also use the recipes from her original 2012 post.
My goal with this plan is to have no processed foods, chocolate or crisps and no wine for 7 days.
This goal was not only inspired by my mini marathon goal and the fact that I need to stand beside my beautiful friend on her wedding day as maid of honour in June, but I am also a chronic IBD sufferer. I used to be able to munch whatever I fancied, now even a grain of white rice, particularly my favourite basmati, popcorn or red meat can have me in the foetal position within minutes of digesting.
So I am on day two now and I'm feeling great. I prepared one of the busy girl dinners at the weekend so I would be ready for the week, Courgette (Zucchini) Lasagne. I also cooked a massive pot of Vegan Chilli last night, which contains 8 portions and is perfect for popping in the freezer! It was so quick and easy to prepare. Also, don't be afraid to sub some of the ingredients, I couldn't find black beans at the weekend, so I used 2 cans of Chickpeas, 1 can of Black Eyed Beans and a can of mixed beans.
You can check out my meal choices below for Day 1 and 2:
Day 1 - Monday
1 tsp Honey
100ml of Aplro Soya Milk Light
Spicy Tomato Soup
2x Bunalun Organic Corn Cakes
Little Gem Lettuce leaves, Mixed baby leaf spinach & rocket
Day 2 - Tuesday
150g Strained Greek Style Yoghurt 0%
1 tsp Honey
Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
Ground Black Pepper
1 slice McCambridge Wholewheat Bread
1/2 Medium carrot
Mashed Potato and Turnip
125g Grilled Cod Fillet
I have a feeling this is going to be a positive exercise!
PS: If you're planning on taking the challenge, let me know how you're getting on!