Happy Monday friends! I thought the holidays were busy, but February is killing me! Between engagements, weddings, birthdays, baby showers, holidays, I feel like I haven't stopped for a second! Being in the middle of prepping for my photo shoot doesn't really make things any easier, but it does force me to create a schedule and stick to it which is always good. With all the events going on lately, I've eaten out quite a bit. When trying to lean out I much prefer making all of my own meals, but sometimes you just gotta deal with what you're dealt so I wanted to share some of the clean eats I've had while out.
This was my Valentine's Day dinner (aka B's birthday dinner #1) from the Keg. Grilled chicken breast with peppers and a side of asparagus. I asked for everything dry- no butter or oil, but obviously the peppers had oil of some sort on them. I just stuck to the chicken and asparagus, and it was great!
I met a friend for lunch on Saturday at a new healthy to-go place in Scottsdale called Chop Shop. It's pretty amazing and has lots of healthy options- I went with the shrimp protein bowl that came with veggies and Forbidden black rice. Only downside is all the meats were pre-marinated so, I just had to deal with that. This was really good too!
They also juice at Chop Shop so I tried one with 1/4 apple, kale, ginger, celery, and parsley. I haven't been a big juicer in the past, but this could be something I get used to!
And lastly, B's birthday dinner #2 was at City Hall and I got the seared ahi with a side of asparagus. This was soooo awesome and a huge portion! I think I made it through about half and shared the rest :)
Then of course, I spent a few hours in the kitchen prepping yesterday...
In the mix- hard boiled eggs, ground turkey, turkey fajitas, cauliflower bites, roasted veggies, grilled chicken, mushroom turkey burgers, and yams and brown rice for carbs. Like last week this was fairly painless and I think I had everything done in about 2 1/2 hours, including a quick break for some cottage cheese and peanut butter toast. Today marks 5 weeks from the shoot date and week 2 of the James Wilson plan. The plan kicks up a notch this week, and I'm so ready for it!
Make it a great week!!
What are your go-to meals when you eat out? Do you order things specifically with no butter or oil, or do you just go with it?