This Healthy You Diet recipe combines vegetables and protein in a single dish (woo-hoo!) and offers a variety of flavors and textures. I enjoy raw vegetables, but I really love incorporating them in a healthy, cooked meal. Additionally, this stir-fry recipe makes for the perfect weeknight meal as it is fast, easy and can serve as few or as many as you’d like!
Other great vegetables to add to the recipe include mushrooms and/or yellow, orange & red peppers. Don’t be afraid to mix and match your veggies – you can never have too many!
The 14-Day Healthy You! Challenge is right around the corner I’m super excited to have you all joining me in the challenge. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I will be here for you through the entire 14 days (November 4-17). Please do not hesitate to post questions or comments on the Healthy You Challenge event page or my main Facebook page. Your questions and comments will help everyone along the way.
As we prepare for week 1, the Elimination Phase, I wanted to provide you with all the recipes. Below please find the Elimination Phase meal plan and all accompanying recipes. I hope this helps with your planning and shopping.
I know that most, if not all, of us are extremely busy. Remember that the plan can be made flexible. Chapter 14: Be Realistic, gives tips for making the program work in any situation. If you don’t enjoy a certain food or meal, don’t eat it just because it’s on the plan. Pick another meal that you’ll enjoy—just make sure that you’re not adding back one of the eliminated foods. For example, if you don’t like cranberry and quinoa salad, you can have the brown rice pasta salad again.
Also, if you know you are going to have a busy day and there is no way you will be able to make dinner, make a double helping of lunch and have it again for dinner or make a double helping of dinner from the night before and have it again. I love the three bean salad—it’s one of my favorite recipes on the program—so I’ll make extra and eat it two days in a row for lunch or I’ll replace one of the dinners with it. (Make it once – eat it twice is my motto).
The program needs to be something that works for you. The flexibility allowed in the program should make this an easy program to follow. Not to mention the recipes are incredible! :)
Day 1 (Eliminated Items: Sugar)
Breakfast: Healthy You! Very Berry Smoothie
Lunch: Turkey & Avocado Sandwich
Snack (optional): Low-Fat String Cheese & Medium Apple
Dinner: Grilled Herb Chicken with Steamed Broccoli and Side Salad
Day 2 (Eliminated Items: Sugar and Wheat)
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Fresh Berries and Milk
Lunch: Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Snack (optional): Fat-free, Sugar-free Vanilla Yogurt and 10 Raw Almonds
Dinner: Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry over Steamed Brown Rice
Day 3 (Eliminated Items: Sugar, Wheat, Dairy)
Breakfast: Healthy You! Super Green Juice
Lunch: Three Bean Salad
Snack (optional): Medium Apple or Pear
Dinner: Ginger-Soy Salmon with Steamed Broccoli and Brown Rice
Day 4 (Eliminated Items: Sugar, Wheat, Dairy, Highly Processed Foods)
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Oatmeal with Almond Milk)
Lunch: Grilled Salmon and Citrus Salad
Snack (optional): Healthy You! Strawberry-Banana Smoothie
Dinner: Angel Hair Primavera
Day 5 (Eliminated Items: Sugar, Wheat, Dairy, Highly Processed Foods, Diet Sodas and Artificial Sweeteners)
Breakfast: Healthy You! Radiant Red Juice
Lunch: Vegetarian Chili
Snack (optional): Banana and Strawberry Medley
Dinner: Lime-Marinated Flank Steak over Mixed Greens
Day 6 (Eliminated Items: Sugar, Wheat, Dairy, Highly Processed Foods, Diet Sodas and Artificial Sweeteners, and Red Meat)
Breakfast: Veggie Omelet and ¼ Melon
Lunch: Pasta Salad
Snack (optional): Medium Apple and 1 Tablespoon Natural Peanut Butter
Dinner: Grilled Halibut with Tomato-Mango Salsa, Asparagus & Brown Rice
Day 7 (Eliminated Items: Sugar, Wheat, Dairy, Highly Processed Foods, Diet Sodas and Artificial Sweeteners, Red Meat, and Alcohol)
Breakfast: Spinach, Tomato and Basil Frittata with Fruit Salad
Lunch: Cranberry and Quinoa Salad
Snack (optional): Hummus and Vegetables
Dinner: Chicken Soft Tacos
Nothing warms the heart (and body) like a nice, good-for-you soup! This Healthy You!-approved recipe hits the spot on a chilly day. Next time you are looking for a healthy soup recipe for lunch or dinner, make sure you give this one a try.
Are you wondering how tacos can be considered part of a healthy diet? It’s possible. Remember, it’s about making smart and thoughtful choices. This recipe is incredibly tasty and part of the 14-Day Healthy You Diet meal plan. Enjoy!
Quinoa is gaining in popularity and for good reason! Quinoa is a healthy wheat alternative and can be made in a variety of ways. I love pairing quinoa with a slightly sweet fruit. Try this delicious Cranberry and Quinoa Salad – the taste will leave you with a feeling of a both spring and fall!
Looking for a simple way to add vegetables to your breakfast? The classic omelet is just asking for a veggie addition! Pair it with a melon slice and you have yourself a nutritious and filling meal.
Red meat can be part of a healthy diet as long as you select lean cuts and keep the serving size to 4oz or less. Flank steak is a great way to alleviate your craving for red meat. Adding a a great marinade and garnishing with mixed greens makes this meal a must-try!
Note: On the program, you will eliminate red meat toward the end of week one and throughout the entire second week. After the two weeks end, should you decide to incorporate red meat back into your diet, choose cuts with the least amount of fat (sirloin, tenderloin or T-bone) and keep the serving size to three to four ounces for women and four to six ounces for men. I suggest eating red meat no more frequently than once a week.
This simple snack will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of the afternoon.
Have you been looking for a juice with the perfect mixture of fruits and vegetables? Search no more. This Radiant Red Juice offers an ideal combination that also tastes great!
Smoothies can make for great breakfast or afternoon snack! Not only can they get the day started right, but they can be the perfect afternoon pick-me-up between lunch and dinner. Additionally, smoothies for breakfast or snack give you a delicious opportunity to reach your daily fruit quota. This “Healthy You” version of the classic Strawberry-Banana Smoothie will alleviate morning and/or afternoon hunger and leave you smiling :)