I like meal plans but they are plans so they have one inherent flaw. Whenever I am faced with adversity, my plans tend to fall apart.
So what can we do to help fight against plans that fall apart? I like to create a framework for creating meals. A framework increases your success at creating healthy meals during those moments when you are left with just one choice: improvise.
Here is basic framework that I’ve used for years. It is NOT ‘exciting keto’, but whenever I eat it, I definitely see better results than my ‘off the wagon’ diet. Ofcourse, I eat way more variety than this whenever I can, but this framework is often at the top of my mind when I’m putting together a grocery list.
Please consider this my Standard – sometimes boring – diet.
2 eggs, cheese, 2 tblspoon of flax seed. prepared as a muffin.
smoothy:whey powder, 1 serving of milk or yogurt, water,ice, 1-2tblspn of fat, ie flax, cold press olive oil.
mid morning: coffee or tea
Vegetable salad with fat and protein added to it or on the side.
- salad with cottage cheese, nuts
- salad with homemade chicken bone broth
- salad with feta cheese and olive
- salad with soup made from broth and vegies.
Eat with my family. Replace starches
example1: on their fish and rice night, I will substitute the rice for steamed veggies
example2: on their pizza night, I have a Sheppard’s pie that is crustless and the potato is replaced with cauliflower.
Snacks: veggies and dip, or pork rinds,