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Eat Clean Meal Plan 5

My personal meal plans are in the process of evolving along with me. So, you may see tweaks and changes each week as I continue to experiment.

But as always I will be following my usual guidelines for meal planning.

Must be easy.

Must not use a bunch of crazy ingredients.

Must not make me want to throw all of my pots and pans through the window when meal prep is over.

You know, those things that keep me from absolutely loosing it.

I have gotten in over my head with some meal plans where I absolutely feel the need to break something after. It’s really not pretty. So, knowing what I know…I generally keep my own meal plans in check. I have a few MAIN recipes and the rest I sort of keep the same.

Less work in the kitchen equals a happier Jenn. I am already in there way too much as is.

Eat clean meal plan 5

Eat Clean Meal Plan 5

Eat clean meal plan 5

Lunch:

Fiesta Lime Chicken

Dinners:

Zuppa Toscana Soup

Barbacoa

Chicken Enchilada Chili

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

Enjoy! I know I did. A few things were changed along the way, but overall it was a good week!

Barbacoa

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Jenn Fehrenbacher

Clean Eating Meal Plan 4

Why do I stray from the plan?? I have no idea.  But I can tell you this: the weeks that I go into with know clue what we are going to eat do not end well for any of us.  I spend more at the grocery, we eat random things, we snack too much and at the end of the week I’m never quite sure what the heck we just did.  It’s ugly.

On the flip side, when I start the week with a plan it is completely different.  I am not wondering what the heck I am going to cook.  I am not snacking while trying to figure out what to eat (because I am so hungry).  And here is the big one, I spend less at the grocery because I only purchased what I know we need rather than purchase several items that I MIGHT need to use.  It’s a big difference.

So, here we go.  Another week of planning ahead and trying to keep this crazy family on track with clean eating.  I of course felt like it was time to bring back the chili lime chicken fajita salad lol.  One of my favorites!

Clean Eating Meal Plan 4

Clean Eating Meal Plan 4

Recipe Sources

Lunch: Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Fajita Salad (I use honey instead of brown sugar in the marinade)

Dinners:

Chicken Zucchini Poppers

Chicken Enchialda Soup

Shrimp Sausage Skillet

Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

Clean eating meal plan #1

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Clean Eating Meal Plan 3

I’m loving having a plan for the days to come! Do you find that you mindlessly graze while actually cooking? It doesn’t help anything when I am hungry, trying to stay on track AND trying to figure out what the heck to eat. Bad combination. I reach for whatever is available which tends to not be the best choices.

I’m enjoying have meal plans put together to keep me on track. But, I am also happy to share them with you all. My goals with these meal plans are to follow clean eating rules as much as possible. You will find that they closely resemble Paleo meal plans and even can evolve into 21 Day Fix meal plans. What does this mean? While they may not be perfection, for the most part they are clean and real food ingredients for you to try! Paleo means that it is more of a grain free version of clean eating (working toward less beans) and 21 Day Fix throws portion control into the mix. If you are looking for specific support with the 21 Day Fix, don’t hesitate to contact me. That is one of the main things I do!

Well, without further talking from me…here is my clean eating meal plan 3. Enjoy!

Clean Eating Meal Plan 3

Clean Eating Meal Plan 3

The Recipes:

Lunch: Loaded Veggie Salad with Chickpeas and Black Beans

Monday Dinner  Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole + shredded chicken

Tuesday Dinner  White Chicken Chili

Wednesday Dinner Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

Thursday Dinner  Barbacoa Taco Bowls

Friday Dinner… Your choice!

And there you have it! I know some like to follow meal plans exactly while others like a little freedom. I have several friends who follow these more over a two week span rather than one. I currently run a 5 day clean eating jump start group every single month complete with meal plan and workouts. Would you like to join? You are welcome to come and enjoy the new recipes and participate however you are comfortable. Just email me and we can get you in there! (jennfehrenbacher@gmail.com)

–must not be currently working with a coach, I don’t want to step on any toes!

 

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Jenn Fehrenbacher

Eat Clean Meal Plan 2

I learned a tough lesson last week. I had just completed one round of the 21 Day Fix and I wanted some freedom. I thought that I could handle just eating Paleo and being able to control my portions. It just didn’t happen. Period. I had a road trip added into the mix with a lot of driving in just a few days and it was just more than I could handle.

While it’s disappointing, I at least KNOW what I need to do. And that is a very big step for me. So, it is back to the 21 Day Fix for me this week. I’ve got my tracker app reset and my containers back out. Once I finally decided to get my containers back out, I realized that I am actually at peace with it. It is what it is. I FEEL better when I’m doing it. I am proud of myself for not giving up and I know it works. Simple as that.

Meal planning is a big part of keeping me on track. I have food to eat and different ideas so that I am not left wandering what to cook and eating chips while I’m wandering. You know how you just feel better about things when you have a plan?

Here is my eat clean meal plan 2 for you to try out. I loved the healthier version of General Tsos Chicken from Beachbody. Great over cauliflower rice!

Eat Clean Meal Plan 2

Eat clean meal plan 2

Recipe Links:

Mexican Brown Rice Bake

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas

Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl

Healthier General Tsos Chicken

Lunch: Greek Chicken Bowl

Come join me on the 21 Day Fix journey! We can do this together.  Don’t hesitate to contact me about joining in on my next round.  The plan is laid out for you and I will help with the support and the food plans!

21 Day Fix plan

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Jenn Fehrenbacher

Clean Eating Meal Plan #1

Our upcoming 5 day clean eating jump start is fast approaching. It really made me start thinking. If I look forward to this 5 days so much, why in the world am I not creating some meal plans for the rest of the month?  For one week, I have new recipes and meals already laid out for me. It’s really nice!  And then the rest of the weeks, I’m not sure what happens. I just lose it! I end up eating plain chicken and vegetables that get very boring or there are days where I am not even sure what the heck we ate.

Why don’t I have a plan more often?  I created a simple plan for last week and I have to say it was really nice! No trying to figure out what to cook or eat. And, I had a SPECIFIC list for the grocery store. That was also nice as I spent less for once. I’m going to share it with you all! It was simple and easy and there were repeat meals ON PURPOSE. I was really trying to keep things as easy as possible. The goal is to balance trying new foods but also spending less time in my kitchen if possible.

Clean eating meal plan #1

I do have some specific criteria for my meal plans. I am going for simple, some new recipes, clean foods, as well as mostly Paleo and 21 Day Fix friendly. This means if I am not on strict 21 Day Fix, it may not be exact but it can be modified! Here you go and check out these recipes. I had very luck with these.  They are definitely keepers!

Clean Eating Meal Plan #1

Clean Eating Meal Plan #1

Recipe Links

Chili Lime Salmon

Balsamic Beef 

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Fajita Salad

Chicken Torilla-less Soup

Chicken Salad I used the base of this idea, but used Greek yogurt instead of mayo due to our food allergies.  I also added some Klaussen pickle juice and chopped pickles to the mix.

Meal Prep Ideas

Meal Prep Session:

-Cook Monday night meal (chili lime salmon)

-start to marinate chicken for the fajita salad, if there is time cook chicken and vegetables for this. I let my marinate until the day I cooked it and ate it

-cook chicken for chicken salad, prepare rest of mix, refrigerate chicken until cook and then mix together

-Make sauce for balsamic beef and store, you could trim beef and store in a container in fridge until placing in the crockpot with sauce that morning

Clean eáting meal plan

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Jenn Fehrenbacher

21 Day Fix Extreme: For those who Struggle

Well, here it is summer and I’m struggling! One of the main times of the year where I would really like to be able to zip my shorts for example.  What the heck? I thought a lot about this post and whether or not to share. But, I think there are probably a lot of people out there that struggle just like me. You are not alone.

It was a combination of issues really that left  me lacking motivation with my food choices. I have been eating clean and laying off sugar still…which is huge. But, for me and my body anyway that is not enough. I struggle with portions and moderation and I tend to overdo it even if it’s healthy food. At this point I’m guessing that will be a life long battle of mine.

I have been been dealing with several health issues and major dietary changes for one of my children and we just got super busy. (Taking care of sick kids is hard and sad at times 😢) What do I do when I’m struggling mentally? I eat, because that’s what I can do. I’m trying to break that cycle, again. I’m usually ok, but it snuck up on me this time! I didn’t realize I was struggling until it was too late. I had also stopped doing the things that keep me on track…meal prep, planning, portions, accountability. I don’t even know why.  Just got busy.

Time to get back on track. I have learned a lot of lessons and a lot of things about me and how my mind works through all of that. My head is back in the game, it’s time to take care of me too.

21 day fix

Important Realizations

1.) It has been very hard for me mentally to come to grips with the fact that I really do need to lead a portion controlled clean eating lifestyle. (Not just a clean one…think overfilling the gas tank here. Something you need, just not too much).

2.) What I wish for (to be “normal” and eat whatever I want and when I want and be able to keep it under control) is not going to happen. And really, I wonder how many people even fit that description anyway.

3.) Identify my triggers: whether food or emotional…learn to recognize what is going to send me backwards. And folks, I have healthy foods that are trigger foods. For example, I found this great granola recipe that is totally healthy and clean and gluten free…well the second I start eating it, I can’t stop. (I’m being very serious here..once I let myself think it’s ok to go ahead and eat it, that basically opens the flood gate for me). That would be a trigger food.

4.) I KNOW what I need to do…I just need to buckle down and DO IT. No questions asked. 

And that is exactly what I’m going to do. It’s time to take control again and you can join me. Here is exactly how I got myself prepared.

21 Day Fix Extreme Day: 0

The 21 Day Fix Extreme program is a nutritional and fitness program that utilizes color coded containers to teach portion controlled clean eating.  You basically have a certain number of each container allotted daily for each type of food (for example: fruit, proteins, vegetables, healthy fats etc).  I’m sticking with this because for the long term, I don’t feel like counting calories or recording every single thing I eat.

You can find this program here. If you are brand new to clean eating and fitness, I would recommend going with the original version of 21 Day Fix and not the Extreme version.

1.) Planning:

I had figured out my allotted daily containers and took the time to make myself a daily schedule for them. Basically I spread each type of container out throughout the day. Sometimes I need things very specific with no gray areas…right now in my life would be one of those times. No guess work..I eat one red (protein) and one yellow (carb) amount of food for breakfast and that’s it. Move on. See what I’m doing here? I’m taking the emotion out. Eat, fuel my body, leave the table.

21 day fix extreme

2.) Accountability Check Off:

I have a grid that I made that has 21 boxes. I posted it on my fridge and will mark a big “x” across each day I complete. (Surprisingly very motivational especially when your kids are asking where your check mark is)

21 day fix extreme

3.) Food:

I am keeping things super simple this time around. I did not make major meal plans. I purchased protein, vegetables and fruit.  I don’t even want to have to think about this. I have plenty to choose from and I’m not spending any more time in the kitchen than I already do. I will also be using Shakeology daily for one of my meals.  You really can’t beat how easy is is to use as a meal replacment, but also how good it is! (Chocolate especially)

4.) Meal Prep:

I’m sticking with simple here. I had a meal prep session this morning that was about one hour start to finish.  I steamed sweet potatoes. I oven baked broccoli, cod, and chicken and I have several choices for raw veggies ready in the fridge.  I portioned everything out in my container according to my schedule above. (These are the containers I use)

21 day fix extreme

5.) Walk Away:

Now, the hardest part. Eat the food and walk away. Get “right” in your head that this is going to happen no matter what.

There you have it. I can do it and so can you. If you are looking for help and support on your journey, contact me about joining me on the road to health. I will continue to share each day as I complete it.

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Jenn Fehrenbacher

5 Day Clean Eating Jump Start

It is getting really close to the beginning of the month and I am excited! It means it is almost time for one of my favorite groups…the 5 Day Clean Eating Jump Start!  Why do I like it so much? Because I need it too 😊 It is a great way to start the month off on the right foot with NEW clean meals and recipes. This group in particular has been wonderful for getting me to branch out of my normal cooking boredom and try new things. And guess what was really crazy…I actually really liked the recipes I hadn’t tried before.

5 day clean eating jump start

This totally FREE group is for anyone! Anyone that wants to make a change and try clean eating with the support and help of others or anyone who likes to have a monthly jump start!

5 day clean eating jump start

5 Day Clean Eating Jump Start

1.) Free (you just purchase the food you will be eating)

2.) Meal Plan Provided

3.) Support and Motivation from all of us doing the same thing

4.) Pounds lost: it seems like the average weight loss for people following this plan is 4 lbs…in 5 days!

5.) Recipes to keep and make your own clean eating cookbook

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn what it is like to eat clean and ask any questions along the way. And that is why we aphave made this a monthly group. We officially start on the first Monday of each month, so contact me to add your name to my list of participants. I am getting the meal plans together now and here is what my goal is for this next round of meal plans….

✅ busy mom friendly

✅ crockpot meals included

✅ meal prep tips

5 day clean eating jump start

I want this do-able for the moms out there with not enough time. My goal is for you to start eating and cooking clean…but to NOT be completely stuck in your kitchen cooking and cleaning all day every day (not fun).

Really…you have nothing to lose! Leave your email below, send me an email at jennfehrenbacher@gmail.com or contact me here and we will get you ready to go for next month!

5 day clean eating jump start

 

**we just ask that you are not a Beachbody coach and not currently working with a coach

Jenn Fehrenbacher

The Easiest Way to Meal Prep

I am going to share my meal prep secrets with you. And guys…it is nothing profound. But, I feel like that is the magic really. It is the one reason why I actually stick with it and actually make it work in my life. Are you ready? Here it goes……The easiest way to meal prep is to Keep it Simple.

That’s it. Trust me….whether you are just starting out or you are clean eating pro, my best advice especially for those of us who are super busy is to keep things at a level you can handle. Otherwise you will not do it.

A few weeks ago I had this grand plan to have an amazing meal prep that included several awesome new recipes. On paper…the meal plan looked wonderful. I could not wait to make and eat everything!  I got my stuff together, made a plan and about 3/4 of the way thru my meal prep…I realized that I was in the midst of a nightmare. Here I thought I was going to share all of these great steps with you all….and I will never show that one. Why? Because I will NEVER do that again. See…you have to find what YOU will actually stick with.

Easiest way to meal prep

Here is what I will stick with…simple, easy, minimal clean up. I can handle about 2 hours tops with meal prepping (including cleanup) and prefer shorter if possible. I just can’t seem to get any more involved than that. I don’t like spending money on extra ingredients that I use one time either. So, I’m going to lay out exactly what works for me and exactly how I turn these into different meals throughout the week.

The Easiest Way To Meal Prep for Clean Eating

STEP ONE

Bulk Foods:  I have three main food items I keep in mind when meal prepping MEAT, VEGETABLES, FRUIT 

This keeps meal prep short and sweet with minimal clean up and minimal thinking 😊👍🏻  But, it also gives a large amount of food to use during the week  

MEAT: I get this going first because I don’t really have to prepare it…I just start cooking

-I cook several chicken breasts at one time (at least 8) I am really liking cooking my chicken on the stovetop and I usually cook some of it in coconut aminos and then some with the 21 Day Fix southwestern seasoning. This way I have different flavors to use later.

-I also brown ground meat (venison, beef..whatever you use).  I leave this plain and use it later in the week

VEGETABLES: I start working on this next, because there is some prep work involved and some of it needs to be baked.

-Cooked: I prep the veggies I am going to bake first and then get them in the oven ASAP. This is usually baby carrots, frozen broccoli, frozen cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts (mostly items at this point that I don’t really have to do anything with as far as cutting, the Brussels sprouts are the about only item at this point I actually cut). I cook almost all of my veggies the exact same way…toss with some light olive oil and sea salt and spread out on my big trays with parchment paper and bake them in my oven. I usually bake at 400 degrees and start checking for desired “done ness” around 25 minutes.

-Raw veggies: next I will prepare any raw veggies that I may use. This would be things like bell peppers or cucumbers

FRUIT: I save fruit for last because I start cleaning and cutting it while everything else is cooking.

-Fruit: I wash and cut any fruit that I choose at this point. Strawberries, any melons, pineapples etc. Then I have fruit like bananas, apples and clementines on hand for when needed (depends on what is in season)

Easiest way to meal prep

STEP TWO

Find a way to incorporate these bulk foods into your week.  There are some meals where I actually cook them that night.  But most is made during my meal prep. I use the raw fruits and veggies for sides and snacks.  Breakfast is usually Shakeology or leftovers and here are several meal ideas for lunch and dinner.

**are you on the 21 Day Fix...perfect!  Just measure out your portions and keep it within your daily container allotment.

5 Minute Meals: Fiesta Lime Chicken, Mexican Chicken, Bacon Avocado Tuna Salad

Taco Bowl: just reheat the meat and add 21 Day Fix southwestern seasoning, use any chopped veggies you have on hand for toppings (lettuce, peppers, tomato, jalepenos), avocado, shredded cheese if desired, I have added baked cauliflower rice to this mix as well (21DF R,G,B)

Spaghetti: reheat the meat on the stovetop with spaghetti sauce, you could bake spaghetti squash during your meal prep as well (21DF: R,G)

Crockpot chili: get the crockpot out, add your desired chili ingredients and your cooked ground meat and let it do the work for you (21DF: R,G,Y if using beans)

Chicken Fajitas:I sauté some onions and peppers in my wok. And then I cut my chicken (the chicken with the southwestern seasoning) into strips and add to the mix (21DF: R,G,tsp)

Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry: I use the chicken with coconut aminos, cut and reheat in my wok with the broccoli I had already baked.  I may cook some rice to add to the mix or use baked cauliflower rice that I could have made during meal prep, add some more coconut aminos when eating (21DF: R,G,tsp,Y if using rice)

Salsa Unstuffed Cabbage: (21DF: R,G)

Mexican Chicken Mix: (21DF: R, G, Y)

Chicken and Veggies: (21DF: R,G,tsp)

Loaded chicken baked potato: dice the cooked chicken and put that and broccoli on a baked potato, optional shredded cheese, Greek yogurt (21DF: R,G,tsp,Y)

Taco Salad: just reheat the meat and add 21 Day Fix southwestern seasoning, use any chopped veggies you have on hand for toppings (peppers, tomato, jalepenos), avocado and place it on lettuce (21DF: R,G,B)

Salad with chicken and veggies: lettuce, chopped veggies, and either flavor of chicken, dressing (21DF: R,G,O)

Buffalo Chicken Mix: cut chicken (southwestern seasoning) with corn, black beans, tomato, and avocado…add some Franks Hot Sauce (21DF: R,Y,B)

Taco Soup: add pre-cooked ground meat to your favorite crockpot recipe

See?  The possibilities are endless.  You must have to get creative and have an open mind!  You can do it 😊.  And remember….keep it SIMPLE.

Bacon avocado tuna

*21 Day Fix: I gave you a head start with equivalents, but it depends on what you choose to add to them!

For those who are looking for support on their 21 Day Fix journey…contact me and I will help you out!

New Year's Resolutions

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Jenn Fehrenbacher

Simple 21 Day Fix Meal Planner

Clean Eating is a lot of work. There…I said it. Sometimes I think there are clean eating professionals that act like it is just all rainbows and unicorns and blah blah blah. But, seriously…it takes a lot of time and there really isn’t much getting around it unfortunately. I have days where I wake up totally motivated and ready to clean eat and cook like crazy (never clean though…I never wake up motivated to do dishes). And then some days I really go through a super slump. Like the kind where the last place I want to be is the kitchen and I kind of just wish my mom would cook for me again (or a personal chef, you know whoever).

But, as I’m a grownup now…I guess I’m left taking care of my family by myself lol. Because nothing’s getting cooked and no dishes are getting washed if I don’t do them. If I can’t figure out a way for people to cook for me, you can bet that I am on a constant mission to make this easier. And guess what? I had a breakthrough last night on meal planning. Forget the bells and whistles and pretty recipe cards and all of that busy work. I think I came up with something pretty great. I have had two really great breakthroughs with clean eating.  Figuring out Clean Eating Meal Prep was one (here are my exact steps…I’ll teach you how) and this Clean Eating Meal Planning Schedule is the second.  That is how excited I am about it..

Cookbooks

First, I did take the time to get out my favorite healthy cookbooks. I needed some inspiration and I’m determined to try some new things this year (remember, I said I was bored). I made a list of recipes including favorites, recipes I want to try, breakfasts, dinners etc that all fall into clean eating and 21 Day Fix guidelines. And I’m going to make it super simple for myself. I’m just typing a paper with one recipe after another and a list of ingredients for each to the side. I want each recipe to basically take up one line and that’s it. I’m putting it in a plastic sheet protector and keeping it on my desk as a super quick reference each weekend when I meal plan. I am also going to separate the meals into categories such as breakfasts, soups/stews, sides, condiments/sauces/dressings, Italian, Mexican etc. And by the way, if you are looking for specific 21 Day Fix Snacks…here you go.  Check this out for a great list that is already separated by containers.

21 day fix

Here is the best part. My meal plan schedule. I really don’t think it gets any easier than this. I have completely taken the guesswork out so that I am no longer sitting there thinking “I wonder what I should eat this day?”  That really gets me nowhere and is counterproductive…like they say “ain’t nobody got time for that.”  This is the most simple schedule I have ever made and I honestly think I’m going to end up with the biggest variety of food. Instead of mindlessly just eating whatever is around the house, I’m going to get out my recipe reference paper and just slide down the list to actually pick out recipes that sound great.

Simple 21 Day Fix Meal Planner

(This is clean eating! Just portion controlled)

**click the schedule and make it BIG…screen shot it and you are set!

21 Day fix meal plan

 

My meal plan schedule allows for variety (thank goodness!) and it also is super simple for the 21 Day Fix because you just use your containers along with it to portion control the food.  All of the recipes I chose for my master list are clean and compliant, so no worries. Well…enough is enough.  Here it is!  I think you should give my new system a try.  I really think it is going to solve a lot of problems over here 😉 (I will just have to keep waiting for my dishwasher).

*Are you a Paleo person? Us too!! Notice the cookbooks?  Seems like it works best for all of our food restrictions over here.  And it is totally possible to do the 21 Day Fix Paleo Style 😀

If you are looking for help on your journey to get healthy, contact me or email me at jennfehrenbacher@gmail.com.  Let’s talk about how I can help support you best.  I run monthly 21 Day Fix support groups that you are welcome to be a part of (as long as you are not already a coach or already have a coach…I don’t want to step on any toes!)

New Year's Resolutions

 

 

 

Jenn Fehrenbacher

Eat Clean Holidays

Eat Clean Holidays. Ok…giving myself a pep talk here. I can do this!! We can do this!!  Here is what I’m thinking.  Will I be 100% perfect? Probably not.  But, I am making the decision to make good decisions where I can.  Although I am not at goal weight, I have come too far mentally to slip up now.  (Meaning no sugar and chocolate craziness Jennifer!!)  It seems like it is such a mental struggle and I have been feeling too good to go back to misery with sugar headaches (reminding myself of why I’m doing this here).

Here are my plans and recipes to keep me happy AND healthy. I’m also going to include steps of exactly how I’m going to do it.

**21 Day Fix Disclaimer: These may not be 21 Day perfection because I do use grass fed butter in places.  However, they are pretty darn close and I will be using my portion control containers (rather than eat the entire pan of mashed sweet potatoes) Adjust amounts as needed to suit your needs.

My first plan is to host a Turkey Turbokick class of course. I have a group of buddies coming over to burn some calories to some great music early Thanksgiving morning before any festivities. I’m super excited, I even have a Turkey Trotter headband to wear actually.

Eat Clean Holidays Menu 🍗🌲

Eat clean thanksgiving

Oven Baked Turkey

I like to use my Oven Roasted Chicken Recipe for my turkey. The only addition is that I like to put a a whole turkey in a plastic turkey baking bag with some slits in it. Also, I follow the instructions on the turkey for baking times and turkey temperature completion.

21 Day Fix: Red, tsp

…..and yes, I will make my husband gravy with the drippings because that makes him happy

Oven roasted chicken

 

Green Beans

Ingredients: 1 onion (chopped), few slices bacon (chopped), canned green beans

Directions: sauté onions with bacon, when onions are soft add green beans and heat through

21 Day Fix: green, (very small amount of red)

Green beans

 

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients: Sweet potatoes (I had about 6-8 small potatoes), 3 Tbsp butter, 1 cup coconut milk, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, pinch sea salt

Directions: Peel potatoes and then boil until soft, blend/mash/mix as desired, add butter/coconut milk/cinnamon/salt and continue to mix

21 Day Fix: yellow (the grass fed butter is what doesn’t quite fit in..but it’s not much! I’ll leave that up to you on how perfect you plan to be.)

Mashed sweet potato

 

Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients: Brussels sprouts (wash, cut in half, cut stem off bottom), light olive oil, sea salt

Directions: line a baking pan with parchment paper and toss the Brussels sprouts in a little oil, spread across pan and sprinkle with some sea salt.  Bake 400 degrees for 20 minutes (or to desired amount of “done ness”)

21 Day Fix: green, tsp

Brussels sprouts

Pumpkin Pie

This is one of my most recent creations and it is tasty!  Here is the no baking needed recipe. If you are a pumpkin pie person, try eating this right after you blend it. So good!

21 Day Fix: sorry, not for this one

Paleo pumpkin almond butter fudge

 

Pumpkin Pie Shakeology

So, we all know I like to over do it.  This Shakeology baby is large and in charge 😊

21 Day Fix: Red, 2 yellow, purple, tsp 

 Pumpkin Shakeology

Baked Apples

Ingredients: 5 apples (peel, cored, chopped), 2 tbsp butter, 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Direcitons: place apples in a small glass baking dish, place butter on top, sprinkle on cinnamon, Bake 350 degrees 20-25 minutes, then stir

21 Day Fix: purple (and then again the butter…you decide!)

Baked apples

 

And there you have it!  Lots of tasty choices for the big day that will keep you happy and on track instead of miserable!!

Eat clean thanksgiving

If you are looking for support on your journey…my next 21 Day Fix portion control clean eating group starts soon!! Contact me for more details. We still have time to do something great before the next major holiday!!

Jenn Fehrenbacher