You may have seen Brittany’s and my posts about our May fitness challenge.  You can read my first update here.

As I’ve mentioned, I want to lose quite a bit of fat.  I haven’t had my body fat measured in  a while, but when I weighed less than I did now, I was teetering at around 31% body fat which is a smidge too high for women.  (Women should have a body fat percentage of 14-30% and men should be between 6-25%).  So to get myself on the right track, I’ve been lifting weights every other day and (trying!) to eat leaner and cleaner.

Here are three meals I’ve cooked over the week to help me reach my fitness goals:

*Note that I tend to overestimate nutrients in order to help me stay on track*

1. Stir Fry Chicken

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This recipe was thrown together by my husband and me one night after our gym workout and we didn’t know what we wanted to make.  So we chopped up our veggies (bell peppers, broccoli, and potatoes) and chicken tenderloins and threw them in a skillet with a small amount of olive oil to make stir fry.  I added quite a bit of cayenne pepper to spice it up as my husband and I both enjoy spicy foods.  It turned out incredibly delicious and very filling.  Definitely my favorite dish of the week.

Calories: 542
Fat: 17.8g
Carbs: 34.9g
Protein: 57.7g

2.  Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken

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This recipe I pulled from the site, Six Sisters’ Stuff.  It turned out to be so yummy and was a hit with my husband.  They suggest grilling the chicken, but I just baked it instead.  The chicken ended up being just the right amount of sweet and spicy.  To complete the dish, I roasted some carrots, green beans, and red potatoes in a small amount of olive oil.

Chicken Nutrients:
Calories: 339
Fat: 11.5g
Carbs: 23.5g
Protein: 37.2g

Roasted Veggie Nutrients:
Calories: 300
Fat: 16.4g
Carbs: 32.8g
Protein: 4g

3.  Bacon Cheese Omelette

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I get so sick of chicken that I thoroughly look forward to my omelettes in the mornings so that I can enjoy crispy bacon.  This omelette is tasty, lean, and low on carbs much to my delight.  The dish is simple: two eggs, one strip of chopped bacon, and a sprinkle of cheese.

Calories: 273
Fat: 19.6g
Carbs: 2.7g
Protein: 21.1g

I hope you are inspired by my amateur dishes to create some of your own.  Please share your own lean recipes with me in the comments below!  If you’re on a weightloss/fitness journey as well, add me as a friend on MyFitnessPal, @MeaganMakeover, if you have an account!  I cannot recommend that app enough as it truly opened my eyes as to how many calories I was consuming.

I’ll see you guys next week!

With love,

Meagan


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