Core de Force Meal Plan Week Five

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Last few days of Core de Force!! I cannot decide what to do next so I am going to continue with my favorite workouts from the program. For a printable version of the above meal plan DOWNLOAD HERE

Some of the highlights are:

Grain Free Cereal

Egg Cups

Sloppy Joes

Taco Skillet

 

I will blog the Chicken Sheet Pan, Buffalo Chicken Meatballs and Paleo Pork Tacos later on this week!

 

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Chipotle’s Online Meal Planning Tool

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So its the new year and you are trying to eat __________ fill in the blank (vegan, paleo, dairy free, etc.) But you LOVE Chipotle. It’s YOUR LIFE 😉

 

Well you are in luck because today Chipotle launched a special online tool so whether you are lower calorie, lower fat, lower sodium, lower carb, high protein, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, Paleo, or no added sugar you can see at a glance what is a “GO FOR IT” or  “NO GO”

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There is even a nutrition calculator that you can use to build your item so you know exactly the nutrition info for your unique Chipotle fix.  So what’s your favorite? And yes, I know the guac is extra! 🙂

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21 Day Fix Extreme Meal Plan Week One

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Today starts Day ONE of the 21 Day Fix Extreme! I am super excited to get back into it and to complete a strength training program! It has been a really long time since I have picked up weights and I miss them. I have decided to use a countdown to competition meal plan which is a form of carb cycling that I will do along with intermittent fasting. It is lots of yummy and simple food but does not cut out grains completely which keeps me sane! You can download a version of my PDF meal plan HERE 21-day-fix-extreme-meal-plan-week-one

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Instant Pot Paleo Cabbage Roll Soup

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The best thing I’ve made in the Instant Pot ~ BUT you can also make this in the crockpot!

It seriously was AMAZING ~ below the recipe is a fun live demonstration I did on Facebook!

Ingredients

1 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1/2-1 lb spicy ground pork (if you don’t like things spicy just use regular)
2 c. of cauliflower crumbles or rice (or 3/4 c. of brown rice)
1 medium cabbage, core removed and diced into bite size pieces
2 (14.5 oz) can diced fire roasted tomatoes, un-drained
2-4  tbsp tomato paste
4 cups beef broth
2 t garlic powder
2 t onion powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp oil

Instructions

Turn the pressure cooker on to the “saute” method. Wait until the display reads “hot”
Add a tbsp oil  add in the ground pork and beef and brown Then and the onions. Sauté about 2 minutes or so and add the garlic.
Add the rest of the ingredients: Cauliflower (or rice), chopped cabbage, tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth, seasonings
Stir together to mix well, put the lid on and seal the valve… Set for 12 minutes on manual (or 20 min. if you use brown rice)
I did a quick release of the pressure after 12 minutes and it was perfect!

NOTE: If you want to make this in a crockpot simply brown meat, onions and garlic on the stove top and then add all ingredients to the crockpot and cook on high for three hours or low for six hours

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