Note: Serves 2
Also Note: Breakfast and lunch are fairly repetitive and boring. Make your life exciting, keep it simple and if you want to make something fancy, make it for dinner. No need to over-complicate things.
And I was not thinking when I started titling these posts, but it’s May. I’m still going with April week 4 🙂
Week 4 Menu
Drink 3 quarts of water daily!
Prep on Sunday: Quinoa for lunches (I use a rice cooker), tempeh bacon https://www.noracooks.com/smoky-baked-tempeh-bacon/, seitan bread loaf http://www.myveganplate.com/low-carb-high-protein-bread/, 2 recipes worth of the seitan from Friday’s menu (and then freeze those)
Breakfast – 1/4-1/2c dry of quick oats. Double that amount water. 1/2c frozen blueberries. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until thick. Stir in 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, sprinkle with cinnamon and eat. OR throw it all in a dish the night before and pop in the fridge for overnight oats.
Post workout – plain yogurt, handful frozen strawberries, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Lunch – BLT’s + 1/2c quinoa + lettuce salad with balsamic drizzle
Snacks – raw cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, radishes, protein shake
Monday – Seitan Chorizo Crumbles with thinly sliced sauteed cabbage and pinto beans.
Tuesday – Mongolian Beef Soy Curls + rice for the husband, served over lettuce for me, with sauteed red bell peppers (2) and black beans.
Wednesday – Field Roast Italian Sausage sliced and sauteed, served in Field Day Spice Arrabbiata sauce over noodles for the husband and over zoodles for me (I like to saute my zucchini noodles in a small amount of olive oil with fresh minced garlic, with a side of cannelini beans.
Thursday – Buffalo Soy Curls note that I use dried herbs for the ranch-style dressing. Serve with steamed broccoli and cannelini beans.
Friday –BBQ Seitan Skewers served with black beans.
Saturday – Sweet Chili Tofu Bowl over rice.
On this day also throw a frozen banana in with 2 scoops protein powder for your mid-morning snack. Eat an extra serving of quinoa at lunch, and have a couple slices of toast if you feel like it!
Sunday – Curry Seitan “Chicken” Salad served with steamed broccoli and either a batch of dal (I’ll make some in the Instant Pot and freeze leftovers) or whatever legumes you might have.