OK y ‘all, I have now lost 6 pounds since starting Plexus less than a month ago. I have been going to the gym and doing workout classes for 2 weeks and some change.
I wanted to share some of the recipes I have come across in case anyone is looking for that type of thing. I had someone recently ask me if it was hard to make the change to eating healthy. Firstly, it wasn’t really a choice. I had to because of all of the allergies I found out I had last month. I found out I was allergic to Earth, pretty much. (Read about it HERE.)
So, let’s be honest…when I found out I have 10,000 allergies I was totally annoyed. I thought I couldn’t eat anything. Now I am finding that while I have had to give up a lot of the things that I have enjoyed my whole life, I can still eat a great deal of things. If I make most anything myself, I can still eat it. Which usually means it’s healthier. It just takes planning and extra minutes to make it. It was a struggle, and still is, when I see something I REALLY want to eat, but it makes it easier knowing that I literally am not supposed to eat it health wise not just because “I want to be healthier”. Now that I am used to it, it’s not that bad at all! I actually enjoy my new diet, as well as, drinking lots of water as opposed to Coke! Those of you who know me know I used to love to drink Coke!
So, on to the recipes!!
- One Pan Lemon Garlic Salmon and Asparagus
This is SUPER amazing, and a definite weekly go to for us. I love it; the kids tolerate it, well. I didn’t have asparagus one week, so I threw in some broccoli, instead. AMAZING! This recipe can be found on GimmeDelicious.com.
2. Sheet Pan BBQ Meatloaf Dinner
THIS was way more delicious than I could have ever imagined! I did have to alter it, a bit, to fit allergy needs, but super amazing anyway. I’m sure if you are able to follow the recipe, it may be even better than mine! This recipe can be found on Budget Bytes.
3. Spicy Chicken and Sweet Potato Meal Prep Magic
If I remember correctly, I messed this recipe up….but it was still delicious! Just imagine when you do it correctly!! The recipe can be found on Pinch of Yum.
I actually found recipes 1-3 on Tasty in the 20 Easy Dinner Ideas for When You’re Not Sure What to Make!
4. 5 Ingredient Zucchini Noodles
I have to leave the cheese off of this one, but it’s defiantly amazing. I would have never thought I would have like this type of thing. I’m a definite noodle gal, but this is delicious and can be found at foolproofliving.com.
5. Un-Stuffed Pepper Skillet
I can eat this for DAYS! I did change the white rice to wild rice (for cholesterol reasons), but I’ve had it both ways and it is AMAZING!! The recipe is on twohealthykitchens.com.
6. Harvest Chicken Casserole
This was super great. It’s even super great if you forget to cook the wild rice. AND if you can’t eat almonds, so you leave them out… Don’t ask how I know. The recipe is on delish.com.
7. Healing Foods: Quinoa, Spinach, and Red Cabbage Salad
You may be skeptical about this one… I have decided I am likely allergic to lettuce, so I wanted to try a salad with things I could eat. THIS is actually DELICOUS! I was pleasantly surprised with how yummy it was. Find the recipe is at jaylajasso.com.
8. Whole Grain Fruit Filled Bars
Absolutely Amazing. When she says use parchment paper, do. Nothing else needs to be said besides MAKE THEM!!! It doesn’t take long, and they can last for a few days—without all the junk fillers. The recipe is on twopeasandtheirpod.com.
9. Frozen Grapes Marinated in WINE (Emphasis made by me.)
Just do it. And don’t be judgey. They aren’t terribly wine tasting, so don’t fret if you’re not a big red wine fan… Just make them. You and your friends will love them! The recipe is at julieblanner.com.
10. BONUS RECIPE- Strawberry Orange Surprise Cupcakes
I haven’t actually tried these, yet. I am making them this week for a friends birthday. BUT they look worthy of the post. I am not 100% sure I can eat them…BUT they are diabetic friendly, so they get the add. The recipe is on eatingwell.com.
***I have edited all of these recipes to fit my diet. (Except maybe #10) All the pictures you see came from the website the recipe comes from. Neither my cooking skills, nor my photography skills look this good.
I hope you enjoy!