Sunday, May 24, 2009

Menu Monday--A Meal Plan Fit for Boot Camp

I am starting a boot camp Tuesday. My weight has suddenly started creeping up the scale and it seems like there is nothing I can do to stop it. So for my birthday, I decided to ask Mike for a four week boot camp membership. I thought it would be lots of running, squatting, lunging and push-ups. But no. 

Turns out the person who runs this boot camp feels nutrition is just as crucial. And I truly believe this also. What's the point of rolling out of bed at 4:30 am if you aren't fully committed? I figured we'd be told to increase veggies, get rid of high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils and most things processed. That would be easy--because that's how I already it. But no.

I just got a detox plan in my in-box. No more bacon, chocolate or even coffee with cream and sugar. Hello meals consisting of protein powder and fruit. Pretty much. 

Thankfully dinners are a bit more user friendly and Fridays include a free hour were I can eat whatever I want. I am not going to waste this hour!

My boot camp starts Tuesday so Monday, Memorial Day, will be my 'last supper'. And on a very positive note, Copper River season has begun so bring on the fresh wild fish :)

Monday: BBQ Chicken breast, grilled (chicken breast marinated in a local BBQ sauce) with multi-grain rolls and spinach salad 

Tuesday: Copper River Salmon wrapped in cedar paper along with mix of veggies (peppers, mushrooms, summer squash) wrapped in cedar paper and grilled, with a sweet potato 

Wednesday: Sauteed Mahi-mahi, pineapples and bok choy with brown rice

Thursday: Bison burger (slider size) with mammoth cheddar on multi-grain roll and spinach salad with cucumbers, carrots and tomatoes

Friday: Rigatonni with Butternut Squash and Kale (this is a fall dish but it is my very favorite dish--and it's super creamy and fattening ☻)

Hmmm....looking at the menu, it doesn't look that bad. Maybe this will be tasty after all?!

For more recipes and meal plans, be sure to check out Jen at Chive Talkin' :)

****Please be sure to take a moment and pray for our fallen soldiers this Memorial Day. They paid the ultimate sacrifice and remind us freedom is anything but free.****


Krista said...

Your menu looks great! yummm

Here are the recipes for the smoothies you asked for:

Hot Pink Smoothie
1 1/2 cup water or coconut water
1/2 beet
1 carrot
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup dates
1 tsp vanilla

Blend all that up then add 1 cup frozen sliced strawberries and blend some more.

Green smoothie

Couple handfuls of greens (baby spinach is good for beginners)
Any fruit you like - 1-2 cups
1-2 bananas

Blend it all up and enjoy!

dani said...

it doesn't look bad at all, lisa!!! i thought you were going to be eating air or wood or something, ha!!!
good luck:D
dani xxxxxx

The Preppy Princess said...

Oh, congratulations on the Boot Camp Miss VBMW4, good for you. And thank you to Krista for the smoothie recipes, yum!

Anti-Supermom said...

I wish my boot camp class came with menu help, not that you need any at all, Lisa.

I can't wait to hear about all your progress, though truthfully you look really great in your photos.

jenna said...

Hey! So awesome about the Boot Camp! Can't wait to hear about your progress and results. I know you will be pleased. Once you get rid of the high fructose sludge you will feel better and will become such a label snob cause it is in everything. LOL. Your menu plan looks amazing... I adore how you cook! Bison burgers... I forgot about them. BTW, I am sorry about Mr. Linky this week. He has been behaving badly and I lost all my links. Hopefully, he'll be on the mend soon. Otherwise, please join in again next week, leaving your link in the comments. I love having you - thanks for inspiring me! Cheers - Jenna

PS Thanks to Krista for the smoothie recipes... always looking for new ones. :-D

Susan said...

I am so proud of you to go through boot camp... the hardest part for me is the diet, it is hard being restricted from certain things... You will do a great job!