fitness journey – here we go!

 Well, just as I promised I started the Jamie Eason meal/fitness plan today. I’m definitely excited! Last night I went to the grocery store and got my first few days of groceries for the meals. It was $60 and it should be enough for 5 days. Not bad. I am modifying a few meals/workouts and details. I want to make it prep1a success for me and wanted to change a couple of things.

I made some of Jamie’s turkey muffins and they are actually really good. Again, I modified it a little. Recipe below!

  • 1.5lbs of ground turkey
  • 2 strips of celery (finely chopped)
  • Onion (to your liking for the amount, and also finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon of spicy mustard
  • a few pinches of cayenne pepper
  • Green pepper (add to your liking… see a trend here? :))
  • 2 egg whites
  • a pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of cooking oats

*  Mix all together, I used a potato smasher. Spray your pan with canola oil. Bake at 375 for about 40 minutes OR until done. I used a mini loaf tin that made 8 little loafs. Super easy and delish! I think I am going to make a sauce to dip mine in.

My meal plan that I am following will be:

  • Breakfast (eat within an hour of waking up.)
    • Banana & 2 egg white mini loafs
  • Mid-morning snack
    • Turkey loaf
  • Lunch
    • Grilled chicken and sweet potatoes
  • Afternoon snack
    • Carrots/Spinach salad
  • Dinner
    • Grilled chicken + veggies
  • Evening snack
    • 3 egg whites

For the egg white mini loafs, recipe below:

  • Egg whites
  • green/red peppers
  • onions
  • cayenne pepper
  • spinach

*mix together egg whites, spinach, peppers and onions and pour into a muffin tin or mini loaf tin. Sprinkle cayenne pepper on the top. Bake on 375 for 20 minutes OR until cooked completely.

I made 8 and I put them in a ziplock bag in pairs so I can grab & go. Easy!

Enjoy these recipes and I hope this will motivate some of you to join me in this journey!

xoxo

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PS.. checkout the benefits of cayenne pepper! You will notice I use it in a lot of my recipes. 🙂

The Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

 

Anti-Irritant Properties: it has the ability to ease upset stomach, ulcers, sore throats, spasmodic and irritating coughs, and diarrhea.

Anti-Cold and Flu Agent: it aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus. Once mucus begins to leave the body, relief from flu symptoms generally follows.

Anti-Allergen: it is an anti- agent and may even help relieve allergies.

Digestive Aid: Cayenne is a well-known digestive aid. It stimulates the digestive tract, increasing the flow of enzyme production and gastric juices. This aids the body’s ability to metabolize food (and toxins). Cayenne pepper is also helpful for relieving intestinal gas. It stimulates intestinal peristaltic motion, aiding in both assimilation and elimination.

Anti-Redness Properties: Cayenne’s properties makes it a great herb for many chronic and degenerative conditions.

Useful for Blood Clots: Cayenne pepper also helps reduce atherosclerosis, encourages fibrinolytic activity and prevents factors that lead to the formation of blood clots, all of which can help reduce the chances of a heart attack or stroke.

Detox Support: Cayenne is a known circulatory stimulant. It also increases the pulse of our lymphatic and digestive rhythms. By heating the body, the natural process of detoxification is streamlined. Cayenne also causes us to sweat, another important process of detoxification.

Joint-Pain Reliever: very high in a substance called capsaicin, cayenne pepper acts to cause temporary pain on the skin, which sends chemical messengers from the skin into the joint, offering relief for joint pain.

Anti-Bacterial Properties: a great preservative and has been used to prevent food contamination from bacteria..

Supports Weight Loss: great metabolic-booster, aiding the body in burning excess amounts of fats.

Promotes Heart-Health: helps to keep blood pressure levels normalized. It also balances the body of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.

Remedy for Toothache: great agent against tooth and gum diseases.

Info from here!