GROCERIES FOR THE WEEK (5 DAYS)
3 bags lettuce – using mixed greens here, but use whatever variety you like!
10 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
5 avocados & 5 single-serving packets of guacamole
5 oz pecans – or use any nut you like! And, generally I think roasted, salted nuts are fine!
15 oz fresh mozz balls
1 bottle balsamic vinegar
3 bunches asparagus
1 lb & 4oz (20 oz total) grilled chicken – I’m using pre-cooked grilled chicken strips
3 cups grapes
5 100-150 calorie chocolate bars or pieces – I’m using the Trader Joe’s 100-calorie chocolate bars here
3 cups dry oatmeal
5 string cheeses – I like cheddar, but use whichever kind you like!
EACH DAY 1559 CALORIES
50% CALORIES FROM FAT; 19% CALORIES FROM PROTEIN; 31% 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!
1/2 cup oatmeal (cook with water in the microwave!)
1/2 banana, sliced
1/4 cup pecans
Make oatmeal first in the microwave with water. Top with banana, pecans, and cinnamon if you like!
2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
3oz mozz cheese balls
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
100 calorie amount of chocolate
Make Caprese “bites” with toothpicks as in the picture! Dip into balsamic vinegar. Find the lunchbox I use here!
1 cup baby carrots
1 single-serving packet guacamole
1/2 cup grapes
1 string cheese
2 cups lettuce
4oz grilled chicken slices
1/2 bunch asparagus
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Cook asparagus in the oven at 425 degrees – cook on a cookie sheet lined with tin foil & spray with an oil spray for about 15 minutes.
Calories for the meal: 461
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.
If you are looking for the EASIEST and most realistic weight loss program – that works for the LONG term (it incorporates weekly meal plans, how to stop stress & boredom eating, AND an accountability group) – check out my program HERE!