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Fiesta Lime Chicken & Cucumber Noodles

chicken&cucumberIf you’ve been keeping up with my Instagram and Facebook page, you know I’m trying some new methods and tactics to achieving my fitness goals. Basically, you’ll be seeing more low-carb paleo recipes from now on and soon enough I’ll write a post about my current routine and how it’s been working for me. No information on that quite yet but I’m really REALLY excited about it. I also have some amazing things in the works that are taking the front seat of my life right now, with graduation around the corner. My future is coming together exactly the way I’ve always wished it would and I’m counting my blessing and hoping to continue trekkin down this fresh path:)

Speaking of fresh. Cucumber and lime, anyone?

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Fiesta Lime Chicken and Cucumber Noodles

Ingredients:
4-6 oz chicken strips/chunks
1 cucumber
2 T lime juice
1 T Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning

Directions: In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook your chicken however you like. If you know me, you know I bulk prep chicken for the whole week so I already had mine prepared. Still, i threw about 5 oz chicken in a skillet with my lime juice, braggs and seasonings. While it was warming up, I whipped out my spiral vegetable slicer and started to “spiralize” my washed cucumber. I left the skin on for additional nutrients. If you don’t have a spiral veggie slicer, you can use a mandolin or vegetable peeler. But I highly suggest you get one! After I sliced open my finger, threw an unnecessary fit and constructed a homemade band-aid, I spiralized my beautiful cucumber, tossed it in a bowl with an additional dash of paprika and threw in the chicken. It’s a great paleo, spring-time dish and you can fully enjoy knowing it’s low carb. Enjoy! 2013-04-10 01.22.10 2013-04-10 01.21.22

Oh and can’t forget to share what I had for dinner. Homemade taco salad! 5 oz longhorn (grassfed beef), 1 tomato, 1/2 avocado, shredded lettuce, sauteed onion, 2 T salsa and paprika.

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Easy Clean Meal Plan

For some of you, eating clean is a whole new concept and quite frankly, it can be very confusing to figure out how to stick to a clean diet. With social temptations such as parties, drinking, restaurant outings and “special occasions” occurring every weekend, it’s difficult to stir up the will power to reject it. But let me tell you- it CAN be done. The key ingredient to sticking to a clean diet it dedication. WIthout having a truly dedicated heart, there is no hope. You will find plenty of excuses and reasons to put down the dumbbell and pick up a donut.

BUT

If you really and truly desire to start living healthy, it is possible. There will be sacrifices and there will be times where you will feel judged. I cannot tell you how many people have looked down on me for not going out for a drink at midnight because I need to “rest up for my early workout.” Or the times that I simply said “no thanks” to a group outing to a pizza parlor. I’m not saying that I completely deprive myself. I do have cheat meals every once in awhile to satisfy my craving (usually its sushi or an organic burger!) but I still stick to portion control. Everything in moderation!

For those of you that are looking for an easy meal plan, I’ll give you a look at mine. Hopefully you’ll find it of some use!

Meal 1– “Overnight Oats” (at night, I put 1/2 c oats, 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk, 1/8 c egg whites from a carton, 1 packet truvia, dash of cinnamon and vanilla exract, 1 scoop protein powder and a handful of blueberries all inside of a tubberware. Let it soak overnight and eat it first thang in the morning!)

Post workout– 2 cups spinach, 1 scoop whey, 1/2 banana shake

Meal 2– 2 turkey meatloaf muffins and 1 cup broccoli (muffin recipe can be found on bodybuilding.com)

Meal 3– 1 cup greek yogurt OR 4 oz chicken and veggies

Meal 4– Egg white omelet with spinach and tomatoes

Meal 5– Casein “pudding” (1 scoop vanilla casein and water mixed till it reaches a pudding consistency)

Other meals I frequently have:

-4 oz tilapia with asparagus

-1 can tuna packaged in water with avocado

-1/2 c ground turkey with 1/2 c quinoa and bell peppers

– 4 oz salmon and zuccini

-4 oz chicken, brown rice and veggies

My breakfast is usually always overnight oats OR protein pancakes. And my last meal is usually always casein. It’s the three in between that I like to mix up and experiment with. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! Eating clean will be an amazing change in your life and there’s no need to start this journey alone!

^ My most recent pancake concoction. NOM NOM NOM. Courtesy of Little b. Check out her blog here: http://www.littlebshealthyhabits.com/