Mike and I are moving into our second week of E2M, so again, lotsa healthy recipes – no carbs, no sugar and no dairy. We stuck to the plan 100% last week and have seen some great changes already! I did struggle one day with the “detox” process, but it only lasted a day and now I’m feeling very clear and energized! We had our “treat meal” Saturday night – burgers, fries, beer and dessert – and while it was nice to indulge a little, we were both left feeling very sluggish and bloated. So we’re back to the plan and excited to rock another week!
Sunday: Mini Meatloaves, Mashed Cauliflower & Roasted Broccoli
Mix lean ground beef with salt, pepper, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, ground mustard, paprika, an egg and a little ground cashews to bind. Form them into mini meatloaves and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Toss broccoli in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add to sheet pan with mini meatloaves. When finished, top broccoli with a squeeze of lemon, more salt and pepper and some red pepper flakes.
For the mashed cauliflower, I bought a bag of microwave-able cauliflower florets and followed the bag directions. I then pushed the cooked cauliflower through my potato ricer (you could also put it in a food processor or blender. Season with a healthy amount of salt, pepper and garlic powder until flavored as you like!
Monday: NY Strip Steaks* & Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Good steaks don’t need a bunch of marinade. I like to just drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil on the steaks and season with a bunch of salt, pepper, garlic powder and italian seasoning. Grill or broil to desired doneness.
*Just a heads up if you’re on E2M, someone mentioned that when the list says “Lean Beef” that means lean ground beef, not any lean beef SO to err on the side of caution, you may want to sub the NY Strip Steak for a lean ground beef patty or another lean protein source*
Trim sprouts (cut off stem) and cut in half. Toss in olive oil and season with sea salt. Add to the air fryer and cook at 350 for about 12mins. When finished, season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Tuesday: Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
Brown ground turkey over medium heat and season with homemade taco seasoning:
2tbs chili powder
1.5 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1tsp sea salt
a couple dashes of cayenne pepper
Cook until browned. Drain off any fat. Build lettuce wraps with romaine leaves, sliced peppers and avocado.
Wednesday: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Cut chicken, peppers (any color) and zucchini into strips and toss in a little bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and a little cayenne pepper – similar to the taco seasoning.
Preheat the oven to 400 with a foil lined pan in the oven to heat it up as well. Add chicken and vegetables to the pan and cook about 20mins or until done. Remove from oven and squeeze some lime juice on top.
Add chicken to lettuce wraps and top with some avocado.
Thursday: Lettuce Wrap Burgers & Air Fryer Carrot Fries
Season lean ground beef with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and any other spices you’d like! Form them into patties and throw them on the grill or in the air fryer. Wrap in a leaf of romaine lettuce, add half a mashed avocado and some mustard if you’d like!
For the carrot fries, slice carrots into fries/thin sticks and toss in olive oil, salt and pepper and whatever other spices you’d like (cinnamon, ginger, garlic powder, onion powder). Cook in air fryer at 400 for about 20-25 minutes or until crispy. I’m using the rotating basket that comes with my air fryer so they cook evenly.
Friday: Grilled Shrimp and Scallops with Asparagus and Mushrooms
Grill shrimp, scallops, asparagus and mushrooms in a little bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, italian seasoning, minced garlic and red pepper flakes. Easy Peasy!
Saturday: Treat Meal!!!
I think we’ll do Italian or Sushi this time!
FYI: You can also prep a lot of these meals so cooking dinner ends up being under 30 minutes – I know we all love that!
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