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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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FLMOMX2 5/3/2013 6:54PM

    Looks good


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OPTIMIST1948 5/3/2013 6:48AM

    It sounds like you are doing well with the low carb thing - just be careful. I did a stint like that last year and one day I woke up with terrible headache, no energy, crabby mood etc. When I was entering my food into the tracker in the afternoon I realized that I was in my 7th day of short carbs. I really felt the crash. It was awful! I hope that doesnt happen to you!

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LIVINGDEAD_GIRL 5/2/2013 10:47PM

    Seriously you should open up your own primal restaurant. Your food plans always look so good and yummy and make me wish I could come over for dinner! You so got this, good luck with not ordering out this week.

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SHAPINGUP4ME247 5/2/2013 9:42PM

    Wonderful encouragement! What can be better than fine dining at home?

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NEWKATHYNOW 5/2/2013 5:38PM

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KIPPER15 5/2/2013 5:20PM

    Yum, love the choices you have. I too love the salmon. emoticon

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MSLEO88 5/2/2013 5:05PM

    Everything looks so yummy. Those muffins are gonna be so good. Great ideas!!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 5/2/2013 3:40PM

    Does everything ever look good !
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CARMRUN 5/2/2013 12:30PM

    Can I come over?
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BOOKWORM27S 5/2/2013 11:55AM

    Wow, that lamb sounds delicious. I've not had tamarind since the last time I ate at a Thai restaurant 6 years ago. I'll have to see if I can find it around here. I've never cooked with it before, but it is so fragrant.

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