12 Weeks Meal Plan | Week 12

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Egg, Bacon and Avocado Quesadilla

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  • 3 rashers of streaky bacon, chopped
  • 4 flour tortillas (Note 1)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 large avocado, halved and sliced
  • ½ cup grated cheese (I used cheddar)
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Heat a skillet over high heat. Add the bacon and cook until cooked to your liking. Remove bacon onto a paper towel lined plate.
  2. Drain excess fat from the skillet and wipe away/scrape off any black bits. Return to the stove over medium heat.
  3. Place a tortilla in the skillet. Place avocado slices around the rim of half the tortilla and thinner slices across the middle to form a “ring” to hold the egg – as per the photo below. Squish the pieces close together to seal them so egg does not leak.
  4. Crack an egg into the centre, sprinkle with bacon, cheese and season with salt and pepper. Fold the tortilla over and cook for 4 minutes or until golden and crisp. I usually cook 2 in the skillet.
  5. Flip, turning over the folded edge (i.e. slide the flip under the curved edge and flip over the folded edge). Cook the other side for 3 minutes or until golden and crisp. Remove from the skillet. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  6. Serve immediately, while hot!

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12 Weeks Meal Plan | Week 7

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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 6

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I can’t believe that we are already half way through. I’m really enjoying putting this meal plans together. And I hope you guys find it useful and this meal planning helps you 🙂

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1. Heat oil in a frying pan until pretty hot and saute chopped kale (center ribs removed) for 2 minutes with a little salt. Set aside kale and wipe out pan.

2. In a bowl, beat one egg and season to taste. Add oil to frying pan. Pour beaten egg into pan and let it spread thinly. Lower the heat. Once the omelet is cooked, use a rubber spatula to gently fold the omelet into quarters.

3. Stack kale and egg on toast. Grate cheese on top. Place toast back into warm pan and cover for 30 seconds to melt cheese.

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12 Weeks Meal Plan | Week 5

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Bell pepper egg-in-a-hole

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  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 4-5 large eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ÂĽ 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 4

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Meal Plan Week 4 is UPPP!!!!! 🙂

RECIPES:

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Amish Baked Oatmeal

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted (I used salted)
  • 3 cups rolled oats (quick oats works fine too)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8 by 8-inch baking dish, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together eggs. Add in brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla and salt and whisk until no lumps remain. Stir in milk and melted butter then mix in oats. Pour into prepared baking dish and spread evenly (at this point you can refrigerate overnight if desired or bake immediately). Bake in preheated oven 30 – 40 minutes until set.
  • Cut into squares and serve warm with fresh fruit, nuts, milk, a little cream or half and half, maple syrup or honey if desired.
  • Recipe source: adapted slightly from food.com

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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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My New Year Resolutions

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Usually, I’m not the person who makes New Year resolutions every new year 🙂 When I want to change something in my life I try to change it right away…not starting from Monday or next month, or after New Year… But this year the changes and improvements that I want to make in my life happened at the end of the year, so I thought why not to write a “My New Year Resolution Goals”. I really had to think and prioritize the goals I want to achieve in 2016. It’s just because there are so many things that I want to do and I want to become, and often I think I have so little time and that I need to rush and every second of my free time I must do something. But I also know that when you do 100 things at once, you will never be good at any of them. I mean I know it in my head, but now I should follow my own advice to prioritize and focus. Sometimes it seems like I have a chaos in my head, I have too many ideas and desires, like: I want to be a better wife, a better mother, I want to travel, and I want to blog more, I want to study photography, and I want to study makeup, I want to read more, and I want to learn a foreign language, to scrapbook, to paint etc. …and it’s just a small percentage of what’s going on in my head. So I decided to make the list of my resolutions for 2016 to be able to focus on just a couple of things and not to be distracted by so many others. So here it is:  Continue reading “My New Year Resolutions”