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Weekend Food Prep (Slim-Down Edition)

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Next week I want to reduce calories and carbs. Now that I've successfully transitioned to primal eating (4 weeks and almost 10 lb gone! ... most of it fell off in the beginning, and now I'm stalling), I am going to try to incorporate more vegetables, fewer carbs, and fewer overall calories to hopefully boost my weight loss (I've been eating on average about 100-150g of carb per day... aiming to stay about 50-100g next week).

I'm also focusing on lower-sugar fruits for snacking... raspberries have hit Whole Foods and I've been gobbling them up; so good, so low in sugar--I can eat 2 cups of them for less sugar/calories than an apple... and no, I'm not saying apples are bad or anything, but LOOK at this, Look at the fiber!: tinyurl.com/cm928
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I'm going to try to make berries a part of my daily breakfast. I need to stop eating so many bananas, too... they are OK once in a while, but they have so many carbs... I delude myself into thinking I need them sometimes, but the truth is, I will get plenty of potassium from meat, veggies, berries, low-sodium v-8, and coconut water for a much lower carb cost.

Here's what I've got planned for foods next week:
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Primal Chili & Avocados tinyurl.com/ck6ye
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(using butternut squash instead of zucchini)

Maple Dijon Salmon w/ Broccoli tinyurl.com/c2vh2
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(I love this recipe so much! My fav salmon recipe by far)

Greek Lemon Artichoke Chicken, Roasted Asparagus & Sweet Potatoes tinyurl.com/caemw
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Tamarind Lamb Kebabs tinyurl.com/bwxpd
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(No relish, add mushrooms, peppers, and zucchini to skewers)

Thai Chicken Skewers w/ Almond Satay Sauce
(I'm grilling both skewers at the same time to save time!) tinyurl.com/bvrrr
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Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes w/ Beans & Avocado tinyurl.com/d4cas
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Chicken Makhani tinyurl.com/82zgw
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w/ Cauliflower "Rice" tinyurl.com/bl4q2
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(Using coconut oil instead of peanut, ghee instead of butter, ground cashews instead of cornstarch, chicken breast instead of thighs)

Grain-free Raspberry Sour Cream Muffins tinyurl.com/cq6g3
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This weekend's food prep includes: washing berries (I bought blueberries, strawberries, and 4 cartons of raspberries...freezing some for smoothies), cutting up some veggies and making hummus, hard boiling 1 dozen eggs, making the muffins, making the cauliflower "rice," and making the chili.

Goal for next week: no ordering out at all. Stick to the meal plan!
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