It’s time to cycle those carbs again! Yay. (insert sarcasm here). Now, I’m not giving up carbs completely, I’m just eating less carbs per day and consuming them before 2 PM. In theory, this should help me drop a little more weight during these final weeks of the 100k Challenge. I will just have to savor my morning protein muffins and my lunchtime rice a little bit more for the next couple of weeks.
Instead of making the whole family suffer through a noodle-less, bread-less existance in the evenings this week, I made myself a zucchini lasagna with some crispy kale chips to mimick that crunch I miss so much when carb cycling. Here is a complete list of the meals I made for our food prep day!
- Farfalle with Sausage, Cannellini and Kale
- Wild Rice
- Blanched Green Beans
- Zucchini Lasagna
- Italian Sausage Lasagna with Whole Wheat Noodles
- Banana Berry Protein Muffins
- Kale Chips
Since Justin will be home this week, I left a couple dinners out of my prep day to make fresh the night we have them. By special request, one of those meals will be some amazing Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops, with Green Beans, and Roasted Apples, Onions & Sweet Potatoes. I’ve made this dish a few times this month, here’s a look at last week’s version…
I baked a ton of chicken during last week’s food prep, so I put a few portions in the freezer. So my lunches are pretty much taken care of. Here is what my full daily menu looks like.
4:00 AM | 2 Banana Berry Protein Muffins and Pre-Workout Drink
6:00 AM | Protein Shake (Optimum Nutirion Gold Standard Whey and 8 oz. Water)
9:00 AM | 1 whole soft-boiled egg and 3 soft-boiled egg whites with dry Food for Life Sesame toast
12:00 PM | Chicken Breast, Wild Rice, and either Green Beans or a Spinach and Arugula mix
3:00 PM | Protein Shake (Optimum Nutirion Gold Standard Whey and 8 oz. Water)
6:00 PM | Zuchini Lasagna and Kale Chips or Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops and Green Beans
10:00 PM | Bedtime (this may switch to 9, I have a feeling I’m going to need the extra sleep!)
Wish me luck on my cycling. I’m going to need it!