Week 2 Day 2

Breakfast: Almonds, banana, leftover pork roast

Lunch: Burger + avocado, sweet potato fries, homemade ketchup

Dinner: Chicken thighs, green beans, leftover sweet potato fries

While I was training for my competitions, I was eating a lot of the same foods over and over so I got used to eating weird combinations or I wouldn’t warm things up before eating because I didn’t care anymore and I just wanted to get the food into my body. This has somewhat carried over into the off season, as I don’t really think about what foods I’m having together or if they are “supposed” to go together. I like easy going mornings so having leftovers for breakfast is the best. I have almonds almost every morning with my coffee, and bananas are an easy carb source.

A burger patty topped with avocado is one of my favorite combinations. No need for condiments and so satisfying. I make sweet potato fries by cutting the potatoes into a fry shape and then put into a bowl of cold water to soak for a couple of minutes, then dry with a towel and toss with coconut oil, salt and pepper. I like to use parchment paper anytime I use a baking sheet so I know for sure nothing will stick, so onto a sheet the potatoes go and in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, flip half way. I found this recipe for ketchup on Pinterest, it was my first time making my own ketchup and even though (of course) it’s not like bottled ketchup it still tasted good with fries. You definitely have to let it sit in the fridge for a while to make sure it’s completely cold. Nobody likes warm ketchup, right?

I like to buy chicken thighs that are boneless and skinless. I used my cast iron grill pan, seasoned the chicken with Tuscan seasoning, and when almost done cooking I added red peppers and onions to the pan. Once they were soft I added spinach to the pan too. Spinach takes two seconds to wilt so thats why I save it for the very end. I used frozen Prince Edward medley green beans and carrots from Aldi and leftover sweet potato fries from lunch, this was easy to put together and is one of my favorite meals.

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