Sunday, January 1, 2012

[CLEAN Challenge] WEEK 1: Are You Packing?

The time has start cooking your food and packing a lunch!  Below you will find a sample week 1 menu and some items that are great to have on your shopping list.  We usually make 3-4 items each Sunday and reheat them all week for lunch and dinner.  Here we go...

DAY 1, 3, 5, 7 [WEEK 1]
Breakfast Smoothie with frozen pineapple and mango
2 cups Quinoa Pilaf (reduce to 1 cup and a piece of chicken or fish)
1/2 apple with 2tbsp of cashew butter
2 carrots with hummus (be sure to read the ingredients on hummus, we buy Mediterranean Chef - Grandma's Hummus)
1-2 cups of Pea, Mushroom & Turnip Chowder
1/2 cup sautéed collard greens
1/2 avocado

DAYS 2, 4, 6 [WEEK 1]
Breakfast Smoothie with frozen cherries and peaches
1 1/2 cups of brown rice with 1/2 cup of black beans (we buy the 365 spicy black beans at WF)
-or- 6 oz of chicken/fish with a large spinach salad w/oil and vinegar dressing
1 pear
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
Handful of cashews or almonds
1-2 cups of Creamy Carrot Soup
Sautéed green beans
1/2 avocado

3-4 yellow onions
3-4 apples
3-4 pears
3-4 large turnips
3-4 avocados 
3 cups of mushrooms
4 cups of carrots
Green beans
Collard greens
6-8 cups of spinach
Fresh dill/parsley
Coconut Oil
Cashew or almond butter
1 1/2 cups quinoa
2 cups long grain brown rice
Canned spicy black beans (we buy 365 brand)
Flax seed meal
Cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds
Chicken/Fish (optional)
Frozen peas, mango, pineapple, cherries, peaches
18 cups vegetable stock (5 - 1 quart cartons)
2 cartons of Rice Milk
Psillium husks
Red Pepper Flakes
Ground pepper
Fennel Seeds (dried)
Protein powder (we use Alive Pea Protein)

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