Meal Plan: Week of September 21

Hi Friends! Happy Sunday!

I’m back! Sorry I took a bit of a blogging hiatus while I was on the beach vacation but I needed to completely unplug and relax. We ALLLLLL need that once in awhile! It was certainly worth it as I feel so relaxed and refreshed! I’ll share a few snapshots of my beach vacation in tomorrow’s “Marvelous In My Monday” post.

Vacation is over so that means lots of clean meal prepping for the week ahead. I’m completely cutting out oats from my diet for a few weeks because I believe that to be a major root of my IBS issues lately but I’ll make sure to do a post recapping that soon.

Fermented Veggies via Britt's Blurbs

I prepped two batches of fermented veggies for the week. These take about 3 days to ferment so they’ll be ready to enjoy for the end of the week and throughout next week. Fermented veggies are great for digestive health!

Meal Prep via Britt's Blurbs

I prepped:

  • Chopped Cantaloupe– for lunches
  • Grilled Organic Chicken Legs– for lunches
  • Sweet Potato Wedges– for lunches
  • Egg, Turkey Bacon and Spinach Cups– for breakfasts
  • Quinoa– for dinners

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This Week’s Dinner Menu:
Sunday: Ground Turkey, Sweet Potato Curry Cabbage Rolls
Monday: Stuffed Quinoa Bell Pepper
Tuesday: Grilled Steak, Roasted carrots & onions, spinach salad
Wednesday: Chicken & Pepper Stir-Fry over Quinoa
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Out to Eat

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Shopping List:

  • Spinach
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Red Peppers
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Avocado’s
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Organic Ground Turkey
  • Organic Chicken
  • Raw Almonds
  • Organic Turkey Bacon
  • Black Pepper
  • Sea Salt
  • Coffee
  • Almond Butter
  • Eggs

Grocery Haul via Britt's Blurbs

*My shopping list does not include everything needed to make the above meals. Just what ingredients I needed and items for other meals and snacks.

 

Suja Essentials Review

Disclosure: I was sent the Suja Essentials line to review from Suja Juice free of charge. However, as always, all opinions are my own.

Suja Essentials Review via Britt's Blurbs

When I was contacted by Suja to see if I’d give their new Essentials line a try I was SO excited! I’ve seen the Classic Suja Juices in Whole Foods before but haven’t had the opportunity to give it a shot. The Essentials line are organic, cold-pressed juices geared towards people who need nutrients on-the-go. The Essentials line carries about 20% less sugar than other brands and no artificial ingredients or coloring’s. All of the sugars that do remain in the juice are natural sugars from the product itself.

So now that I have you excited, let’s dive right in discussing the flavors…

Suja Essentials Review via Britt's Blurbs

Berry Nana

This contains apples, orange, strawberry, banana and camu camu. Camu Camu is a fruit that is found in most rain forest regions. It’s full of vitamin-C (which is great for gum health) and contains anti-viral properties that can help with the common cold.

Suja Essentials Review via Britt's Blurbs

Berry Goodness

Berry Goodness contains apple, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, orange juice, blackberries, lemon and chia seeds. This one is thick like a smoothie so I really enjoyed having it in the afternoon with a handful of soaked nuts for the protein!

Suja Essentials Review via Britt's Blurbs

Green Delight

I love love loved this one! It’s made of apple, banana, mango, spinach, lemon, kale, spirulina, chlorella, barley and alfalfa. It’s the perfect mix of greens and fruit plus a few powerful ingredients thrown in for good measure. Spirulina is a natural algae that’s high in protein and nutrients, in fact, spirulina is 65% proteins and amino acids including the essential fatty acid GLA.  Chlorella is another natural algae that has high detoxification properties to help eliminate toxins from your body.

Suja Essentials Review via Britt's Blurbs

Mango Magic

Contains apple, mango, orange, pineapple, banana and ginger. This one is VERY fruity and you can definitely taste the ginger. So if you’re looking for something packed with Vitamin C this is it. It’s a great morning juice to get your day started on the right foot!

Suja Essentials Review via Britt's Blurbs

Sweet Beets 

Contains apple, carrot, orange, beet, banana, pineapple and tumeric. This one is pretty heavy on the beets so if you’re looking for another smoothie juice with the benefits of beets this is it. Beets lower your blood pressure, boost  your stamina, fight inflammation, contain anti-cancer properties, are rich in valuable nutrients and fiber and contain detoxification properties. Tumeric is the spice that gives curry it’s yellow color and is high in curcumin which is a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. (Don’t worry this doesn’t taste like curry!)

Suja Essentials Review via Britt's Blurbs

Mighty Greens

Contains apple, celery, cucumber, kale, collard greens, lemon, peppermint tea, spearmint tea, spinach, ginger, spirulina, chlorella, barley and alfalfa. This is a MEGA powerful juice that gives you a HUGE boost of natural energy. Great to incorporate on the weekends or busy week days when you’re too rushed to sit down and eat all of your nutrients.

Overall, I LOVED the Suja Essentials line. I felt like I was drinking fresh juice right from my juicer at home every time I opened a bottle. This is a product I would certainly buy and drink often since I am always on the go for work and my personal life. If you’re a parent wondering if your kid will like it I can almost guarantee they will. Even the green juices contain some fruit to naturally sweeten them.