I get asked this question all the time…
“What does my week on a plate looks like, especially when I’m traveling, or getting settled into a new place?”
What about the dreaded diet and counting calories?
Nope, none of that. As a matter of fact… I’m about to introduce…a simple no-cook meal plan
To help you stay trim, I’ve decided to write a simple recap on what I eat on weeks when I don’t want to use my blender (have no access to it), don’t want to cook or prepare anything elaborate (i.e. takes more than 20 minutes.)
On Sundays I love to shop at Whole Foods or local farmers market (depending on which city I’m in) to stock up the fridge with organic fruits and vegetables.
Even when I am traveling and have no space/time to cook, I still have time to make salads if I want to eat in.
I also love to stock up with my favourite raw treats such as Urban Remedy’s Cacao Mousse
I like to keep my breakfasts fairly simple, clean and easy to eat.
In the mornings I try to follow the routine of drinking green tea as well as lemon water.
I’m loving organic blueberries (all sorts of berries) at the moment so I’ll indulge in berries.
If I’m feeling hungry 30 minutes later, I’ll grab some raw dehydrated treats such as the No Oatmeal Cookie by Urban Remedy.
I’ll then hit the gym for an hour or so doing cardio, pilates, yoga, weights (whatever suits that day – workout routine to follow).
I will then get hungry after the gym so I may fuel myself with a chia pudding, usually chia seeds soaked in almond milk, mixed with cacao and some sprouted granola. I also love Living Intention’s Raspberry Detox Superfoods Sprouted Cereal.
Lunch / Dinner
My lunch and dinner consists of a very big salad or veggie wraps. I also love to carb it up with quinoa, brown rice or sweet potato to keep my energy levels up especially since I workout so much!
If you eat meat, you can also include some lean meat like wild caught salmon, but make sure you include plenty of fresh organic veggies.
My easy ‘go-to’ dinner at the moment is massaged kale salad with oil-free Balsamic Vinaigrette, wrapped in Sprouted Whole Grain Tortilla and guacamole.
I love buying fresh guacamole from supermarkets because they are usually made of fresh ingredients (which is why they don’t last long in the fridge!)
Saturdays (or other indulgence days)
On Saturdays (or name a day of the week) I like to indulge a little so I may indulge in a restaurant.
Perhaps I’ll order vegan pizza, pasta, or my favourite roasted butternut squash tortillas at Gracias Madre.
Having a sweet tooth I also like to enjoy cashew cream ice cream, raw chocolate brownies…
Well that’s my week on a plate! I keep my meals easy with the freshest, local ingredients and extra delicious with natural herbs and spices.
Nicole Lana’s Tip:
Having the right salad dressing, with sweet, salty, savoury and tangy flavour profiles, makes a big difference to the taste and texture of your salad.