Fit Tip: Plan Your Meals!

  

  
|| PLAN || Meal planning is essential in keeping a healthy diet on track, can encourage weightloss, and saves time and money! Spending just an hour or so every Sunday prepping your meals means you will be less likely to grab junk and fast food when your schedule gets hectic during the week.

An example of what I pack for lunch is salmon, green beans, black beans, and avocado over brown rice (photo above). 

For snacks I like to pack fresh fruits and veggies from my local farmers market like cucumbers, green beans, and tomatoes (photo above).
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FitPro Obsession: Mason Jars

  

Maintaining my lean figure is a result of working out and eating healthy foods. See my latest post on the Splits59 blog about my Mason Jar obsession and a few of my favorite recipes that help to keep me in shape!

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Mason Jar Salad Recipe 2.8

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My mason jar salads have sweet potatoes that are rich in calcium, potassium, vitamin A, and fiber that helps to keep you feeling fuller longer and can contribute to weight loss. Enjoy!

Layer 1 — Cilantro dressing, Greek yogurt.

Layer 2 — Sweet potatoes.

Layer 3 — Tricolor quinoa.

Layer 4 — Black beans, guacamole, shredded cheese, and tomatoes.

Layer 5 — Ground turkey.

Layer 6 — Baby arugula, spinach, baby lettuce, and romaine lettuce.

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Be sure to use lemon juice in your guacamole to keep it fresh for the whole week.

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Mason Jar Salad Recipe 2.3

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This delicious salad has shrimp and black beans which are a good source of protein that is important for healthy hair and nails and building strong muscles. Enjoy!

Layer 1 — Salsa and sour cream.

Layer 2 — Red and green bell peppers, corn.

Layer 3 — Brown basmati rice.

Layer 4 — Black beans.

Layer 5 — Shrimp.

Layer 6 — Guacamole (use lemon juice to keep fresh).

Layer 7 — Spinach and romaine lettuce.

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Mason Jar Salad Recipe 1.25

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My Mason Jar Salads contain sugar snap peas which are low in calories, high in fiber which helps to keep you fuller longer, and vitamin K which contributes to bone health. Enjoy!

Layer 1 — Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper.

Layer 2 — Grape tomatoes and carrots.

Layer 3 — Brown basmati rice.

Layer 4 — Grilled chicken breasts.

Layer 5 — Sugar snap peas.

Layer 6 — Mozzarella balls.

Layer 7 — Spinach.

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Mason Jar Salad Recipe 1.20

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My Mason Jar Salad contains salmon which is a good source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids that are good for your heart. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice per week. Try this recipe at home.

Layer 1 — Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and black pepper.

Layer 2 — Tomatoes, carrots, and cucumbers.

Layer 3 — Green beans, sweet peas, cauliflower, and romanesco.

Layer 4 — Brown basmati rice.

Layer 5 — Baked salmon.

Layer 6 — Baby spinach, arugula, baby lettuce, and romaine lettuce.

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Carry a large bowl to work with you each day for your salad rather than eating it out of the jar for lunch. Enjoy!

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Morning Practice + Healthy Eats 1.13

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Morning Practice:
– 10min seated meditation
– 1hr 15min yoga
– abdominal series
– shoulder bridge x2
– roll up
– rollover
– supine spinal twist 5 breaths
– inversion practice 2min (pictured)
*Fin*

Top: Free to Be bra by Lululemon
Bottom: Flare Chaturanga Tight by Athleta
Nails: Fashion A Bow by OPI Gwen Stefani Collection

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Healthy Eats :
– red quinoa
– turkey meatballs
– kale
– green bell peppers
– sweet peas
– baby Bella mushrooms
– cucumbers
– tomatoes

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