Good morning friends! The first two days of the Tone It Up 5 Day Slim Down (#5dsd on Twitter!) are done and in the bag. Overall…Success! I forgot at one point that I was following the plan and started chowing down on a puffy mint. Not necessarily the worst thing ever, but it does make me think about how mindless eating can easily happen.
Here is a quick peek at my eats for Monday and Tuesday on the 5 Day Slim Down minus a fun smoothie.
My food isn’t as interesting as some of the recipes that are included in the Beach Babe version of the plan but that is simply because I haven’t had much time for cooking this past week/weekend.
I start the day off with some fruit, greek yogurt & my meta-d drink. I eat a piece of fruit a little later in the morning followed by lunch, which is typically a big ol’ salad with some type of protien. Smoothie snack in between! Dinner is normally a real meal like chicken breast or black bean burgers, but I just haven’t had the time so big salads and I are BFF. Last night I had a mixture of black beans (that were supposed to be a burger), sprouts, veggies, lettuce, and a few splashes of balsamic vinegar. I usually wash it down with a coconut water later in the day after some form of working out.
See that little sad photo in the middle left and on the top right? That is my turkey hummus roll-up. These are a similar version of my stuffed mini peppers , but even lazier. I’ve been working on my ability to be as lazy with meals as possible. In this area…I’m doing a great job. I’m a big fan of taking things that are easy, jazzing them up a bit and then thinking it is gourmet.
Jazzed Up Hummus -1 Tribe Roasted Garlic Hummus, snacker sized (or about 1/4 cup)
-Herbs of your choice (I used chives and lemon basil)
-1 tbsp olives, chopped
-1 roasted red pepper, chopped
If you are so inclined you can make your own hummus. However, as mentioned above, I don’t have time for that right now. This is the next best thing! These Tribe snackers are perfect for on the go.
I mixed in some of my fresh herbs from my garden. Right now I have an abundance of chives and lemon basil so I picked a few of those, chopped them up, and mixed them into the hummus.
I also added in about 1- 1 1/2 tablespoons of chopped black olives and 1 chopped roasted red pepper (not in oil). If there had been some kalamata olives in my fridge I definitely would have used those instead. I love that salty taste they have!
From there I laid out 3 slices of cracked pepper turkey (about 1 oz) and smeared 1 tbsp of the hummus mixture over it.
Creamy and chock full of goodies.
Simply roll up the turkey to create a small cigar looking treat. I made two of these roll ups, sliced them in half and added them to the top of a salad or just eat them straight up.
These little roll-ups pack a nice protein punch for a snack or make for a nice addition to any mix of greens.
I’ve now eaten this exact same roll-up for 3 different meals in 3 days. How about that for consistency?!
I’m now onto Day 3 of the 5 day plan and I’m feeling great. The goal for Day 4 is to actually MAKE a meal. Fingers crossed!
Do you eat the same thing day after day or switch it up all of the time?