Slique Challenge 2015: Weekly Plan and Grocery List

We are 2 days away from the beginning of the Slique Challenge 2015!  I have to admit that I am not as prepared as I would like to be, but I always work better under pressure anyway:))  I got to spend an overnight with hubby to start fresh for the New Year and we spent a few hours at a book store so he could finish a book for his new job (yay!  more on that later) and I could make our week 1 plan!

First, I wanted an easy way to remember when to use what product in the Slique program.  I work better with lists or visual reminders…how about you?  So, I created this daily plan.  Since I am doing the entire plan, I included all the products…if you are just doing some of the plan you are welcome to make changes that will work best for you.  Just click on the link under to download an editable word document:)

Not So Crunchy Mom Slique Challenge 2015 Daily Product Plan

Slique Challenge 2015 Daily Product Plan Template

Next was the hard part…the food plan!  Am I the only one that sort of dreads creating the weekly food plan…but knows how much it helps and really is the KEY to SUCCESS!  My plan is a little different because I have to include my entire family.  Although none of them are going to be using the Slique products (because my hubby just finished losing 50+ lbs and I don’t want him to blow away 🙂  and my kiddos will have enough of a challenge with the food changes).  I work better when everything is on one page…so, you will notice that I created our plan for the week in a one page format that includes all products that I will be using, options for Breakfast, Lunch and snacks (not specifics per day because I work better with options) and a dinner plan for 7 days (again, not a specific commitment to that day, but options:)).

Not So Crunchy Mom - Slique Challenge  -Weekly Detail Plan

Not So Crunchy Mom - Weekly Grocery List

Slique Challenge Weekly Plan Details – BLANK

Now it is your turn to get your plan ready!  You can use the document link above to download a blank form similar to mine, or I made one that is more of a weekly format that you can use in a blank format as well:)

Slique Challenge - Weekly Plan Blank

Slique Challenge Weekly Grocery Plan - BLANK

Slique Challenge Weekly Plan and Grocery List – BLANK

You can click the link and use the word document to create your very own weekly plan!  Now, get started and let me know what are some of the meals on your weekly plan:)

Don’t forget, it is NEVER too late to start and you can join our 60 day challenge whenever you would like…comment or email me at notsocrunchymom@gmail.com if you would like more information on joining the Slique Challenge 2015 or Young Living Essential Oils.

Share: facebookpinterestmailfacebookpinterestmail Follow: facebookpinterestinstagrammailfacebookpinterestinstagrammail
Continue Reading

Whole 30: Week 5 Day 29-30!!!

Week 5!  Or should it be called…THE FINAL DAYS!!  I really can’t believe that there are only 2 more days.  I have mixed emotions…one side says…yay…I can choose to have a little honey or flavored creamer in my coffee if I want!!  The other side is scared and doesn’t really know what the next step is…what do I do now?  I don’t want to mess up all that I have worked for in the past 30 days!

I did some reading to see what was recommended and Whole 30 recommends adding back in the different groups each week (I think for one day each week and then 6 days break) to see how your body reacts and feels when you have those things.  Then you can recognize what symptoms you have and what can be causing them.  They also recommend that after that, you stick with a plan similar to the whole 30, but don’t have to be SUPER strict with things like a little added sugar in meat or possibly making some gluten free pizza crust and on special occasions, choose to eat homemade cookies.  For us, we started this journey to not only reset our bodies, but also to hopefully lose some excess weight and gain more health and fitness.  So, we plan on sticking to the program with a couple little tweaks (mainly adding a little sugar in & maybe making some gluten free treats every once in a while).  If we get too out of hand though, we will have to get right back on track!  Here are our last 2 days!

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-29.jpg

Day 29

  • Breakfast:  Fried egg, fried shredded sweet potatoes and tomatoes
  • Lunch:  Natural beef hot dog with turkey lunch meat, sauerkraut, olives, carrots and celery
  • Dinner:  Chicken sausage, sweet potato chips and spinach salad with tomatoes, olives and homemade ranch dressing

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-30.jpg

Day 30

  • Breakfast:  Fried eggs, spinach, onion, bell pepper & sweet potato scramble (I have to admit, I am a little OVER the scramble for a little while)
  • Lunch:  We didn’t have any left overs or lunch meat, so I used canned white chicken and make chicken salad (homemade mayo, white pepper, salt) over tomatoes and cantaloupe
  • Dinner:  Our LAST official meal…we made our very favorite!  Plantain nachos from Well Fed 2 with guacamole.  Seriously…SO GOOD!

Stay tuned…next up…FINAL RESULTS of our first WHOLE 30!!

Share: facebookpinterestmailfacebookpinterestmail Follow: facebookpinterestinstagrammailfacebookpinterestinstagrammail
Continue Reading

Whole 30: Week 4 Day 22-28

Week 4!  I cannot believe we are over half way done.  This week was better in some ways than week 3…we have kind of gotten into the habit of cooking every meal and feel comfortable with what we can and cannot have.  Emotionally I was a little better this week, but still had moments where I had to think about why I was feeling the way I was feeling.  This is the first week that I felt like I was starting to see a little bit of physical change too…and A LOT of physical change for my hubby!  I think he even put on a shirt one size smaller…those crazy men:)

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-22.jpg

Day 22

  • Breakfast:  Frittata with fruit
  • Lunch:  Salmon cakes from Well Fed 2 (leftovers), green olives and tomato and cucumber salad with balsamic vinegar
  • Dinner:  Plantain Nachos with lettuce, tomatoes and jalapenos also from Well Fed 2

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-23.jpg

Day 23

  • Breakfast:  Frittata and fruit
  • Lunch: Well Fed 2 Ruben Roll Ups with roast beef instead of corned beef, salad and Well Fed 2 russian dressing
  • Dinner:  I can’t find it, sorry! 🙁

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-24.jpg

Day 24

  • Breakfast:  Frittata and fruit
  • Lunch:  Left over sauerkraut from yesterday’s reuben roll ups, turkey lunch meat, sweet potato fries and olives
  • Dinner:  Chicken sausage (from Costco), steamed carrots and salad

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-25.jpg

Day 25

  • Breakfast:  Frittata and Strawberries
  • Lunch:  Ate lunch out with Mom after taking the boys to the movies…where again I didn’t eat popcorn 🙂  We ate at Cafe Express and I had to go through the whole thing and ended up with Salmon with steamed broccoli and green beans with a relish (all compliant)…my only complaint was there was WAY to much olive oil…but, not too bad for eating out…and it was AMAZING because I didn’t have to cook it!
  • Dinner:  Tomato meat sauce (homemade and yes…no sugar) with zucchini for noodles.  We have tried spaghetti squash and now we have tried zucchini.  They were harder to slice/shred (whatever you call it), but overall they tasted better than I thought that they would.

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-26.jpg

Day 26 (Fourth of July)

  • Breakfast:  Fried egg, chicken & apple sausage (not my favorite) and spinach, sweet potato, mushroom & bell pepper scramble
  • Lunch:  We had family in town to celebrate the 4th of July, so we had grilled (turkey/beef) burgers, vegetables (they had dressing to dip) and fruit kabobs.  It was SUPER yummy!
  • Dinner:  Dinner we had to eat on the way to the ballpark, we were going to watch a game and see fireworks and we didn’t want to mess up our plan.  We had chicken sausages, steamed broccoli & carrots (and one fruit kabob).  We made it through feeding our children and all the awesome food around us…without eating it!!

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-27.jpg

Day 27

  • Breakfast:  We were meeting family early, so my hubby packed me a fried egg, a chicken sausage (that I didn’t eat) and a bag of carrots.  I forgot to take a pic because we were SUPER rushed and I was having a hard enough time getting everyone out of the house 🙂
  • Lunch:  We ate out with my family and I had to be the person that asked a million questions, but I had a chicken salad with some grilled veggies and avocado.  They didn’t have any salsa or dressing without sugar, so I just squeezed a lemon on my salad…and it was SUPER tasty!
  • Dinner:  We ate at my parents house and my mom made grilled chicken (just herbs to season), sweet potato fries, salad and fresh green beans with olive oil.

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-28.jpg

Day 28

  • Breakfast:  Fried eggs, spinach, mushroom, bell pepper, jalapeno scramble and watermelon
  • Lunch:  OH MY GOODNESS!  I had bought wings to make for my hubby for the holiday weekend and he decided to make them since I wasn’t feeling that great.  He used Megan’s Buffalo Chicken Wings recipe…and they were SO delicious!  Seriously…so good!!  Way to go Megan and thank you for sharing!  And to top it off…we finally found a Whole 30 compliant Ranch Dressing from Paleo Grubs (seriously…almost tastes like the real thing)
  • Dinner:  We were back at my parents house and she made fajitas for everyone and we had the fajita meat on salad with some fruit for dessert.  (sorry i forgot to take a pic)

Share: facebookpinterestmailfacebookpinterestmail Follow: facebookpinterestinstagrammailfacebookpinterestinstagrammail
Continue Reading

Whole 30: Week 3 Day 15-21

We made it to Week 3!  Week 3 was harder than week 2, but more for emotional reasons versus withdrawals 🙂  I realize for me, being a girl that a lot of my food issues are related to emotions.  If you think about it…we celebrate…with eating, if you feel bad…you eat…if you go out with friends…you eat…if there is a holiday…you eat…you see what I am saying!  A lot of social things revolve around food and I noticed this week that I missed eating some of my “favorite bad foods”…specifically in the afternoon or after dinner when I would usually “reward” myself with an indulgent snack.  There were a couple of days that I allowed myself a small snack…like nuts or fruit, but mostly I just reminded myself that what I am striving for is SO much greater than what I want right now (the food or snack).  That is HUGE progress for me! not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-Well-Fed-2.jpg

Another reason Week 3 was hard…I was tired of eating the same thing!  It wasn’t REALLY the same thing…but coming up with different vegetables EACH meal is a lot of vegetables.  I did go ahead and purchase Well Fed 2 by Melissa Joulwan and that has helped SO MUCH!  We have made so many of her recipes in her book and they are all SO good!!  Seriously…SO GOOD!!

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-15.jpg

Day 15

  • Breakfast:  Fried egg, Turkey lunch meat, tomatoes, carrots and watermelon
  • Lunch:  I can’t remember…and can’t find the picture 🙁
  • Dinner:  Plantain Nachos from Well Fed 2 with guacamole (THESE ARE AMAZING!!)

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-16.jpg

Day 16

  • Breakfast:  Frittata with Fruit
  • Lunch:  Turkey lunch meat, sauerkraut, sweet potato with ghee, olives, horseradish mustard mayo sauce and fruit
  • Dinner:  It was a Girls Night Dinner and Event, so I packed my own Taco Salad to eat with them at the restaurant (because I was still too scared to order out) and fruit and nuts to have in case I was tempted by the cute & sugary snacks that were bound to be there 🙂  But, good news, I didn’t even need my fruit and nuts…it was totally fine!

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-17.jpg

Day 17

  • Breakfast:  Frittata and fruit
  • Lunch:  Taco Salad with Lettuce and Mango
  • Dinner:  Turkey Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries (one of our favorites), condiments (sauteed onions, tomatoes, pickles, olives and avacado

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-18.jpg

Day 18

  • Breakfast:  Frittata and fruit
  • Lunch:  Turkey burger with mustard, sauerkraut, olives, cucumber and tomato salad with the Tessemaes Raspberry Vinaigrette (which was pretty good)
  • Dinner:  Well Fed 2 BBQ Beef, sauteed onions, sweet potato fries and cole slaw (which is really hard to make without sugar)

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-19.jpg

Day 19

  • Breakfast:  Frittata with fruit
  • Lunch:  Well Fed 2 – Reuben Roll Ups…except with Turkey lunchmeat (SERIOUSLY SO TASTY), steamed carrots and olives
  • Dinner:  Chicken Sausages with Spinach and Red Bell Pepper from COSTCO, sweet potato fries and steamed broccoli

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-20.jpg

Day 20

  • Breakfast:  Fried Eggs, Mushroom, Spinach and Bell Pepper Scramble, fruit
  • Lunch:  Turkey lunch meat with onions sauteed with Tessemaes BBQ sauce (which was pretty good…very vinegary…but that seems to be a theme with their whole 30 sauces)
  • Dinner:  All natural beef hot dogs, sauerkraut, grilled onions and squash with Well Fed 2 homemade ketchup (which is SO GOOD) and store bought mustard
  • Sauce:  Homemade Whole 30 Mayo

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-21.jpg

Day 21

  • Breakfast:  Fried Eggs, Mushroom, Spinach and shredded Sweet Potatoes
  • Lunch:  Well Fed 2 Plantain Nachos (OUR FAVORITE) with Mangos and Jalepenos
  • Dinner:  Well Fed 2 / Whole 30 Salmon Cakes, homemade tartar sauce and steamed broccoli (They were SO yummy!)

Share: facebookpinterestmailfacebookpinterestmail Follow: facebookpinterestinstagrammailfacebookpinterestinstagrammail
Continue Reading

Whole 30: Week 2 Day 8-14

Week 2 of WHOLE 30!!  We made it through the first week…made it through another weekend of prepping for week 2.  Day 8 was “on-the-go”, so we had to be prepared.  We had VBS at church in the morning for the first 3 days…which means that I come home at 12:30 starving and exhausted.  I have to confess that I picked something up for my kiddos and had my lunch pre-made so I could just eat it when I got home.  On Day 8, we had another family get together to celebrate my father in law and we brought our own food:)  It wasn’t too bad 🙂

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-8.jpg

Day 8

  • Breakfast:  The Breakfast Frittata with Fruit
  • Lunch:  Taco Salad and Fruit
  • Dinner:  Chicken Sausage with Spinach and Red Peppers, Steamed Carrots and Broccoli

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-9.jpg

Day 9

  • Breakfast:  Frittata and fruit
  • Lunch:  Taco Salad again 🙂 (although I did realize that we could use salsa for dressing…which made my hubby SO excited!!)
  • Dinner:  Baked Tilapia, fried plantains, guacamole and mango

We tried fish for the first time and it was pretty tasty…but a little fishy:(  So we will have to try something different next time!  But, I am proud that we branched out and tried new things:)

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-10.jpg

Day 10

  • Breakfast:  Frittata and Fruit
  • Lunch:  Taco Salad “ish” again…I told you…rough first 3 days of the week 🙁
  • Dinner:  Grilled Chicken with spaghetti sauce (no sugar) with Kale chips and Sweet Potato fries and tomato/cucumber salad

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-11.jpg

Day 11

  • Breakfast:  Egg scramble with spinach, chicken sausage with red bell peppers and spinach and fruit
  • Lunch:  Grilled chicken with mayo and white pepper on top of lettuce, cantaloupe and a few almonds
  • Dinner:  Tilapia with Almond Meal baked, fresh green beans, steamed carrots and tarter sauce (the fish was WAY better this way:))

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-12.jpg

Day 12

  • Breakfast:  Two fried eggs with spinach & mushroom scramble
  • Lunch:  Grilled chicken over lettuce, cantaloupe, sliced apples and almonds
  • Snack:  I found out we could have dill pickles (w/o sugar), olives, nuts…so I had a few after lunch (So yummy!)
  • Dinner:  Cauliflower Pizza crust thanks to Just Jessie B, marinara sauce, browned turkey, mushroom, onions and red bell peppers that were sauteed and added to the top of the pizza

The crust wasn’t as crunchy as I had wanted, but it was super tasty!  I know that it is “frowned upon” to re-create things that you loved before Whole 30 with a replacement.  But, I felt like it was okay since we were having family night and needed a little variety!

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-13.jpg

Day 13

  • Breakfast:  Egg scramble with chicken sausage and red bell peppers
  • Lunch:  Grilled chicken, avocado, lettuce and spinach with salsa (no sugar)
  • Dinner:  Lettuce tacos with taco meat, tomatoes, carrots, jalapenos and salsa

not-so-crunchy-mom-whole-30-meal-plan-day-14.jpg

Day 14

  • Breakfast:  Fried egg, avocado, tomato and jalapeno with cantaloupe
  • Lunch:  We made Well Fed’s Reuben Roll ups with Roast beef because we couldn’t find corned beef with out sugar.  It is SO tasty and even changed my husband’s dislike of sauerkraut!  We added green olives and had a spinach and strawberry salad with Balsamic Vinegar dressing.
  • Dinner:  Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Well Fed’s meat balls and spaghetti sauce (without sugar)

Share: facebookpinterestmailfacebookpinterestmail Follow: facebookpinterestinstagrammailfacebookpinterestinstagrammail
Continue Reading

Whole 30: Week 1 Rules, Goals, Meal Plan and Grocery list

One thing that I have learned so far from the Whole 30…YOU MUST PLAN!  You have to make a plan for what you are going to eat and you have to go and buy the supplies in order to be successful.  It is not the most fun part, but it is a MUST!  Something you will learn about me is that I really like things to look pretty…so, I created a few things to use for the four weeks (AND probably more weeks for me:))

Goals:

So, my hubby hasn’t had enough time to read the whole book and sometimes I can’t always remember everything that I read…so, I decided to make a one page reminder for easy reference.

Not So Crunchy Mom Whole 30 Goals and Rules

 Meal Plan:

The meal plan is the most important in order keep on track and make a good grocery list 🙂  Of course, it is just used as a guide…we usually move things around based on how our week plays out…but helps us remember what the different options are for the meals.  Here is Week 1 Meal Plan…(you will notice in our pics we didn’t stick to it…and there was a big learning curve)

Not So Crunchy Mom Whole 30 Meal Plan - Week 1

Grocery List:

Lastly, there is the grocery list…which is one of my least favorite items because it means that I have to actually GO to the grocery store!  Initially, let me just say that if you are trying to stay on a budget of some kind, you will have to visit multiple stores to find all the “special” items that you will need (i.e., Ghee, Coconut Spray, Almond Meal, etc.)  But, I found the best way is to make one list and then decide where you need to go…and mine still has a special section for the kiddos because we haven’t changed them over fully 🙂  Here is Week 1 Grocery List:

Not So Crunchy Mom Whole 30 Week 1 Grocery List

I have provided a PDF that you can use to fill out your very own Meal Planning and Grocery Template🙂  Let me know if you will be joining us on our journey!!

 

Share: facebookpinterestmailfacebookpinterestmail Follow: facebookpinterestinstagrammailfacebookpinterestinstagrammail
Continue Reading