I am almost 4 months in and I am loving my new lifestyle. I am continuing eating the 21 day fix plan. Since the last time I posted I completed 2 cycles of the 21 day fix workouts, completed cize and am currently busy with PiYO and halfway done – Loving it.
The biggest struggle I hear about from people is the food of being on a diet. You think it is the working out but it is not – it is the food. You don’t want to feel like you are on a diet because you want to follow your plan for the rest of the plan. One month in and you are dying for some fried chicken and chick-fil-A fries. When I started this I knew it was going to be an issue for me so I am constantly trying new things, deciding what I like and what I don’t like and when I do make my favorite recipes I make sure that I put the best things in there – Ingredients that is going to give me the nutrition that I need and not harm my body as well as get me through my workouts and when I go to bed at night I know I did not feel deprived that day.
I started making fried rice right from the beginning and I love this – it is versatile and quick to make if you prep like I do twice a week. I love that it is a one pan dish and you can really pack in a bunch of gooooooood stuff in there and make it flavorful. When I am in doubt I make Fried rice……
For Vegetables I would use pretty much anything I have prepped in my containers in the fridge. My favorites for fried rice is like above and you are going to fill
2 green containers with veggies
- bell pepper
You are going to need 1 egg (1/2 red container)
another protein to fill the other 1/2 of the red container ( in this instance I used salmon – I use whatever I have on hand. I will cook either some salmon/lean beef on my prep day and I always buy a rotisserie chicken at the supermarket and get all the good stuff in a container on prep day)
1 yellow container Rice ( I really like the whole grain sprouted brown rice but you can use your favorite rice/quinoa – This is another thing that I cook twice a week and have it ready in a container in the fridge.)
1 tsp of coconut oil/EVOO or any approved tsp to cook with
1/2 blue container of parmesan cheese(optional)
few drops of 21 day fix approved hot sauce ( check your labels for no added sugar and salt)
2 sprays of Brachs liquid aminos
- I like to cook my onions and red peppers in coconut oil for 5-7 minutes( I like it almost caramelized) then I add the rest of my veggies and cook for another 5 minutes(or however you like them done)
2. whisk the egg and move your veggies to the side and add the egg to the pan and cook just like an omelet, when you see it is started to cook through scramble it around till done.
4. Add your precooked rice and meat/fish/poultry.
5. Spray some liquid aminos, add some hot sauce and parmesan and ENJOY!