12 Weeks Meal Plan | Week 9

Food/Recipes, Lifestyle

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Taco Sweet Potato and Spinach Egg Bake

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  • 3 small (12 oz) sweet potatoes, coarsely grated
  • 6 large eggs or 3 large eggs + 1 cup egg whites (my choice)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 1/2 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup any milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup any cheese, shredded (I used full fat white cheddar)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno, seeded & minced (for kid friendly I used 1/2 tbsp)
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • Cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line 8 x 8 square baking dish with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.*
  2. In a large mixing bowl add eggs, salt, pepper, taco seasoning and whisk for 30 seconds. Add milk, cheese, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno peppers and whisk to combine.
  3. Add sweet potatoes and spinach, mix, transfer to prepared baking dish and bake for 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve hot, warm or cold.
Storage Instructions: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 – 4 months.

Notes

*You could also use a non-stick muffin tin, just make sure to spray it REALLY well with cooking spray or use BPA-free silicone baking cups. I also like to double the recipe, bake in 9″ x 13″ baking dish and freeze for later. Please note, baking time will increase by about 20 – 25 minutes, depending on your oven.

Avocado Boat

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Cut an avocado in half, the long way. Remove the pit. Get creative and stuff with your favorite salad, cuisine, or an egg.

Here are couple of options:

Pico De Gallo: Chopped tomato, red onion, garlic granules, jalapeño, cilantro, Himalyan sea salt, and lime juice.

Turkey BLT: Off the bone turkey breast, nitrate-free bacon, chopped tomato, fresh spinach.

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12 Weeks Meal Plan | Week 7

Food/Recipes, Health/Body, Lifestyle

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Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

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  • 6 large eggs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 English muffins, split
  • 12 slices deli-sliced ham
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly oil six 10-ounce ramekins or coat with nonstick spray and place onto a baking sheet.
  • Add one egg to each ramekin, beating slightly; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place into oven and bake until egg whites are cooked through, about 12-14 minutes.
  • Place one egg over the muffin bottom. Top with 2 slices ham and 1 slice cheese, and then cover with another muffin top to create a sandwich. Repeat with remaining English muffins to make 6 sandwiches. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in the freezer.
  • To reheat, remove plastic wrap from the frozen sandwich and wrap in a paper towel. Place into microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through completely.
  • Serve immediately.

Skinny Chicken Avocado Caesar Salad

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12 Weeks Meal Plan | Week 5

Food/Recipes, Lifestyle

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Bell pepper egg-in-a-hole

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  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 4-5 large eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  1. In a large, non-stick skillet, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium/high heat.
  2. Cut peppers into ½” rings and remove the seeds and centers. Place sliced peppers into the pan and let them saute for a minute.
  3. Crack one egg into the center of each bell pepper slice. Start pouring the egg in slowly; it prevents the egg from leaking and forms a nice seal.
  4. Sprinkle salt and pepper over each egg. Saute for 3 minutes, then flip it over carefully.
  5. Top with a generous amount of Parmesan cheese. If you want your yolks to be juicy (over easy), cook another minute.

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12 Weeks Meal Plan | Week 1

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Aaaand it’s finally here.. At the beginning of this year, I promised to make and upload a meal plan for you guys. And here it is – Meal Plan Week 1. Every week on FRIDAY I’m going to upload a meal plan for a week, that way over the weekends you can get all your groceries and start cooking on Monday.

For the entire month of January, I tried out new recipes. Some of them you will find in my meal plans, some of them I’m not going to cook again. My Family and I (me, my husband and 2 kids..well, 1 kid..another one is too small to eat real food) started to follow the meal plans that I’m going to post here in January and so far we’re really enjoying this process :-)).  Also, because I have 2 little ones, I don’t have much time being in the kitchen, following looooong recipes that can take an hour or more to cook, so I stick with easy recipes, and with ingredients that we all know and are familiar with, and that are very accessible. So I really hope you like this meal plan, because I tried my best to make it good… Also, it’s not all 100% clean eating meals, you’ll see pizza and hamburgers here and there, but it’s homemade and definitely healthier than the ones you buy at the restaurant.

P.S. If you want to share some delicious recipes with me, I’d like to try them out. You can either email or tweet (@SohnBearden) them to me, or use hashtag #livingwithjane_mealplan …

Below is the meal plan that you can download to your computer if you want and print it out, or you can pin it, if you’d like!! ↓

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12 Weeks Body Makeover: Final (Thoughts, Results etc)

Health/Body

A week ago I finished my 12 weeks body makeover challenge. I don’t think I need to say anything about results..it’s pretty obvious… Again, as I mentioned before, my goal was not losing weight, but just to tone up my muscles (I still lost a little weight though..I’ll talk about numbers later in this blog). My overall thoughts on this challenge: I LOVED IT!! I’m not a fan of diets…but that’s the first thing we do when we want to lose weight. We starve ourselves or eating only fruits and salads, but by doing this we are setting ourselves for failure, because diets never last, eventually we go back to our lifestyle, eventually we start to eat what we ate and drink what we drank… And we have results for short period of time.. And it takes a lot of self-discipline to really stick to a strict diet. Or some people take pills and different powders, and maybe that’s fine when those pills are all natural and stuff, but I’m bad with pills, I don’t like to take something that I don’t 100% know what it is, even if it will bring the results. On the other hand this challenge doesn’t require you to starve yourself or take any pills, but you just need to have a desire to change your body and take some actions. I know a lot of people who want to lose weight but they don’t want to take actions. Losing weight or toning up muscles is a hard work, and nothing happens overnight, this is the reality. People have to understand. If you think that you will see results the next day, or that you can eat healthy for a month, get results, go back to old habits and still have a beautiful body, you will be disappointed. I did this challenge for 3 months, and I’m not perfect and I’m not a robot.. I ate ice creams here and there and I drank coke sometimes, I allowed myself eating sandwiches and burgers, pizzas, but it wasn’t every day, and I always got back on track and ate healthy. Continue reading “12 Weeks Body Makeover: Final (Thoughts, Results etc)”


12 Weeks Body Makeover: Week 8 – Week 9

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So here’s my photo for week 8. I’m on a week 10 right now, but because I was sick last week and I didn’t workout and ate only chicken soup, I figured there is no point for a photo. But anyways, on week 8 I was better at drink a lot of water. And I’m not a fan of water. I can’t drink it in a big amounts like I’m supposed to. I don’t like the taste of it, it’s bland, and tastes like..mm water… Adding different fruits helped me a lot. Continue reading “12 Weeks Body Makeover: Week 8 — Week 9”


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