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Breakfast: Polenta With Nuts & Fruit

From C&J Nutrition

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
    1/4 cup coarse cornmeal
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 cup chopped orange segments
    2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
    1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
    2 teaspoons chia seeds

Directions

  1. Bring almond milk to a boil in a small saucepan and whisk in cornmeal. Lower heat and simmer, stirring until mixture has thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract and cinnamon.
  2. Remove from heat and top with orange segments, pistachios, coconut, and chia seeds.

NUTRIENT TOTALS
Calories: 359.5
Protein: 9.835 grams
Carbohydrates: 44.2 grams
Dietary Fiber: 11.7 grams
Total Sugars: 11.7 grams
Total Fat: 17.3 grams
Saturated Fat: 2.754 grams
Sodium: 251 milligrams

Lunch: Kale-Carrot Salad With Steak

From C&J Nutrition

Notes

  • Use leftover steak from Day 6.
  • Ingredients

    1. 1 cup chopped kale
      1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
      1/4 teaspoon salt
      1 cup shredded carrots
      1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes
      1 teaspoon mustard
      2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
      4 ounces sliced cooked beef tenderloin (left over from day 6)

    Directions

    1. With your hands, massage kale with olive oil and teaspoon salt until leaves soften. Add 1 cup grated carrots and 1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes.
    2. Whisk together 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon mustard, and 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar. Add dressing to the salad and toss to coat.
    3. Top with sliced steak.

    NUTRIENT TOTALS
    Calories: 431
    Protein: 37 grams
    Carbohydrates: 19.6 grams
    Dietary Fiber: 5.479 grams
    Total Sugars: 7.216 grams
    Total Fat: 23.5 grams
    Saturated Fat: 5.364 grams
    Sodium: 810.2 milligrams

    Snack: Cinnamon-Vanilla Smoothie

    From C&J Nutrition

    Ingredients

    1. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
      1/2 tablespoon almond butter
      1 chopped medjool date
      1/4 cup diced pear
      1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
      1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

    Directions

    1. Blend all ingredients and a handful of ice in a blender until smooth, about 30 seconds.

    NUTRIENT TOTALS
    Calories: 161.1
    Protein: 4.041 grams
    Carbohydrates: 32.1 grams
    Dietary Fiber: 5.304 grams
    Total Sugars: 18.3 grams
    Total Fat: 10.8 grams
    Saturated Fat: .448 grams
    Sodium: 216.2 milligrams

    Dinner: Marinara Tofu Bake

    From C&J Nutrition

    Ingredients

    1. 1/3 of a 14-ounce block of extra-firm tofu, drained and sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles
      1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
      1/4 teaspoon oregano
      1/4 teaspoon dried basil
      1/8 teaspoon salt
      1/8 teaspoon black pepper
      1 tablespoon olive oil
      1/2 cup sliced zucchini
      1 cup sliced cremini mushrooms
      3/4 cup marinara sauce

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Mix together ingredients from garlic powder through black pepper. Press each side of the tofu slices into the spice mixture.
    3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu slices and cook until nicely browned on each side, about 3 minutes each side. Remove tofu and set aside.
    4. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1/2 cup sliced zucchini and 1 cup sliced cremini mushrooms to the pan. Sauté until mushrooms and zucchini are soft and golden, about 5 minutes.
    5. Turn heat down to low and add tofu back to the pan, along with 3/4 cup no-sugar-added marinara sauce. Stir to combine.
    6. Bake for 10 minutes or until heated through.

    NUTRIENT TOTALS
    Calories: 493
    Protein: 31 grams
    Carbohydrates: 17.8 grams
    Dietary Fiber: 4.339 grams
    Total Sugars: 9.266 grams
    Total Fat: 34.2 grams
    Saturated Fat: 4.397 grams
    Sodium: 681.7 milligrams

    Treat: Raw Cinnamon-Turmeric Macaroons

    From C&J Nutrition

    Ingredients

    1. 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
      1 tablespoon chopped pistachios
      1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
      1/8 teaspoon turmeric
      2 teaspoons honey

    Directions

    1. Mix coconut with pistachios, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon turmeric.
    2. Stir in honey and form into 3 balls.
    3. Freeze for 20 minutes or overnight.

    NUTRIENT TOTALS
    Calories: 169.4
    Protein: 2.271 grams
    Carbohydrates: 21.7 grams
    Dietary Fiber: 2.373 grams
    Total Sugars: 18.5 grams
    Total Fat: 9.581 grams
    Saturated Fat: 5.829 grams
    Sodium: 4.41 milligrams

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