Healthy Recipes & Fitness Tips

Thursday, January 9, 2014

24 Day Challenge: Clean Eating Sample Menu, Part 2

Day 8 of the 24 Day Challenge and I am feeling awesome!! Sometimes you don't even realize how tired you are when tired is your norm. It is like sitting outside on a beautiful spring evening reading your favorite book. As the sun begins to set, your eyes adjust and you continue reading in the dim light. It isn't until someone else joins you outside and says "how are you able to still read when it is almost dark out," that you realize how low the sun has set in the sky. For so many of us we have adjusted to the dim light. We go through the day on our hamster wheel not realizing that the light is no longer on. Well, my light is back on, I am seeing clearly, I have energy and focus! Thank goodness for the Challenge!

Now that you are ready to turn your light back on...Start your day with some fresh green juice. My favorite combination is Kale, Cucumber, Parsley and Pear. On the side (or as a snack later in the day) have a lean and clean PB and Banana snack.
Mid-morning enjoy a twist on the childhood favorite "Ants on a Log" You can make this kids classic into a sophisticated adult treat by making it with almond butter and dried cranberries (sweetened with fruit juice)

 
For lunch try Tuna with a Twist! In a food processor, blend a can of tuna with an avocado and 1 tbs of spicy brown mustard.

In the afternoon enjoy some yummy Summer Rolls. In order to make this 24 Day Challenge friendly switch out the rice wrappers for some yummy romaine lettuce leaves!

For dinner try Quinoa Taco Bowls. You can keep this challenge friendly by skipping the cheese and the greek yogurt. Check out Part 1 of my Clean Eating Sample Menu for more great ideas to keep it lean and clean!


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