It has been awhile since I’ve shared with you a weeks worth of workouts and healthy meal ideas.  So since today is Monday and Megan is hosting the Week in Review link up, what better time to talk about two of my favorite things!  This past week I tried a few new recipes and since I just finished a round of the 21 Day Fix Extreme I tried to write up some of my own workouts incorporating a few of my favorite moves from the program with other exercises to switch it up.  Please feel free to share in the comments below what workouts you completed and healthy meals you cooked last week.  I would love to hear all about them!

Weekly Workouts and Healthy Meal Ideas 2

Healthy Meal Ideas

Sunday:  For Breakfast I had a smoothie bowl with almond milk, spinach, Vanilla Shakeology, half a frozen banana, and some strawberries blended then topped with almonds and Purely Elizabeth Granola.  Too pretty not to share.  For dinner we had Grilled Jerk Chicken Sandwiches.  I used this rub recipe and marinated about three pounds of chicken in some EVOO, 1/3 cup soy sauce, and fresh lime juice.  Served with some grilled pineapple on a whole wheat bun with some veggies, perfect summer meal!  And the leftovers were used for my lunch salads for the week.

Smoothie Bowl

Monday:  Skinny Orange Chicken from Add a Pinch, this was the first time I’ve made this recipe and my husband and I both really enjoyed it!  It was super quick and I served it with brown rice and veggies.

Skinny Orange Chicken

Tuesday:  Taco Tuesday of course.  I made this Quinoa Enchilada Bake from Cooking Classy, but skipped the black beans and corn and added about four boneless skinless chicken breasts in the crockpot.  Topped with cheese, lettuce, avocado, and hot sauce with a few Late of July Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips.  Sorry no pictures, I devoured this right away because it’s one of our favorite meals!

Wednesday:  Brinner.  I made this  Zucchini, Ham, and Cheese Quinoa Cups recipe into a Frittata, minus the quinoa.  Nothing wrong with the cups, I just like an easy frittata on a busy weeknight.  I also used canadian bacon.  This has become a new sneaky way for me to sneak veggies into a meal, you don’t even taste the zucchini!

Zucchini, Ham, and Cheese Frittata

Thursday:  Kung Pao Chicken Meatballs from Fit Foodie Finds.  I love making meatballs, because I can make extra and throw them in the freezer for a busy weeknight.  These were delicious and I even added a few hot peppers to the meatballs because we like spicy food.  Served these with brown rice and veggies, mostly leftover from Monday.

Kung Pao Chicken Meatballs

Friday:  Chipotle.  I had an 8th grade field trip and we got back late, so I picked up Chipotle on the way home, I even had a BOGO coupon, SCORE!  I had brown rice, double chicken, fajita veggies, black beans, mild, a little bit of cheese, lettuce, and guac on the side.  I ate half and had the other half the next day for lunch.

Saturday:  I made my mom’s Veggie Lasagna Recipe, I’ll have to ask her permission before I share 😉 I used broccoli, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, and onions as the veggies.  You can really use any lasagna recipe and any veggies.  Just sauté the veggies a bit in some EVOO before layering.

Weekly Workouts

Sunday:  Yoga Fix Extreme from the 21 Day Fix Extreme Program

Yoga

Monday:  30 minutes of Plyo and Strength Training exercises followed by a 10 minute AB session

Plyo Workout

Tuesday:  40 minutes of upper body exercises

Wednesday: 40 minutes of interval training on the treadmill

Thursday:   Lower Fix Extreme from the 21 Day Fix Extreme Program and went to a BodyPump class after work because I LOVE it so much!

Friday:  Tabata Bodyweight workout.  I didn’t do a traditional Tabata, I did 10 exercises, 50 seconds work, 10 seconds rest, for 3 rounds

Saturday:  My Total Body Cardio and Strength Training Circuit Workout

And in case you missed this one on my Instagram, I usually always keep a Quest Bar in my bag when I’m on the go.  Since I recently became a Quest Ambassador I literally have a pantry full of Quest Bars and can’t get enough of them.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is obviously my favorite along with the rest of America as it was recently voted America’s FAVORITE Protein Bar!  Way to go Quest!

Quest Ambassador

What are some of your favorite healthy meals you’ve been cooking lately?

Do you prefer Cardio or Strength Training when working out?

6 Comments on Weekly Workouts and Healthy Meal Ideas

  1. Heather @ Polyglot Jot
    May 23, 2016 at 11:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Yum! I’ve been enjoying oat pancakes and parfaits for dinner…i love breakfast for dinner!
    I definitely prefer strength training but often feel awesome after a tough cardio session!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      May 24, 2016 at 10:40 pm (3 years ago)

      Love brinner! We used to do pancakes but haven’t in awhile, I think I need to start incorporating them again ; )

      Reply
  2. Jessica @ Semi-Sweet Tooth
    May 26, 2016 at 2:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Ermahgah – that smoothie looks unreal!

    I actually put a recipe on my blog today for some delicious egg muffins and I think they would make for a GREAT frittata! I’ll definitely have to try that out. 🙂

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      May 26, 2016 at 11:07 pm (3 years ago)

      I love egg muffins too! Such an easy meal to prep and have throughout the week. I love adding lots of veggies and a little cheese to eggs, so yummy!

      Reply
  3. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    May 28, 2016 at 5:48 pm (3 years ago)

    I never get tired of looking at food pictures. So many good eats!!

    Thanks for linking up.

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      May 29, 2016 at 1:42 pm (3 years ago)

      Same!

      Reply

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