Today I want to share with you that it is NOT faster to go eat out and that you CAN create healthy, nutritious meals from home and maintain a well balanced diet and not spend a fortune.
This morning, I made the following for breakfast, following the 21 Day Fix meal plan.
If you would like to try this program, I can help you get started.
1 red: 1 serving of Strawberry Shakeology
1 1/2 purple: 1/2 an apple + frozen strawberries
Blended with 10 oz. cold water
Dinner: (hands on time 30 minutes)
Black Bean Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries and Faux Mashed Potatoes
(Dinner was 2 yellows + 1 green Fudged on my allotted servings – as the black bean & sweet potato burger counts as a yellow and the sweet potato fries — so got in 1 extra yellow today.)
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400*
Step 2: Bake 1 (1 lb.) Sweet potato for 30-40 minutes until soft
Step 3: Cut 1 1 (1 lb.) Sweet potato in 1/4 X 2 1/2″ sticks and toss with 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil and 1/2 tsp. chili powder. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes (depending on how crispy you want the fries)
Step 4: Rinse and drain 1 (15 oz) unsalted organic black beans
Step 5: Combine the flesh from the (1st) baked sweet potato, black beans, 1/4 c. chopped cilantro, 1/2 tsp. Himalayan Salt, 1/2 tsp. chili powder, 1/4 c. whole wheat panko bread crumbs, 1 egg and mash well with a potato masher.
Step 6: Form into 4 – 1/2″ thick patties (indenting each one in the center with finger to insure that the patties cook evenly). Smash each side of the pattie into a plate lined with 1/2 c. whole wheat panko bread crumbs.
Step 6: Brush non-stick skillet with 1 1/2 tsp olive oil and cook patties for approximately 4 minutes per side.
Made regular burgers for Ryan and Rebel!
To make the Faux Mashed Potatoes:
Step 1: Cut up a whole head of cauliflower into bite size pieces
Step 2: Toss with a few tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder
Step 3: Roast for 20-25 minutes
Step 4: Place in blender or food processor until smooth and add in a few tablespoons of plain Chobani Greek Yogurt. Top with chives (optional)