Chorizo & Brussels Sprouts! – Meal Plan #10

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Hello! This week the meal plan is a little short because we have a lot of leftovers from last week and the weekend. But anyway, let’s talk food theory for a little bit.

Fitness is comprised of two factors: diet and exercise. Everyone should know this but conventional wisdom doesn’t like to advertise it. It’s not diet or exercise. It takes both! A good quote that I hear often goes “You can’t outrun a poor diet.” Many people try to put in hours at the gym but shove full sleeves of thin mints down their throat and are then surprised when they get preventive health-related illnesses. You may think a person is fit and healthy because they are muscular and athletic but the truth is health is on the inside. Outward may give us some indication but don’t judge a book by its cover. I’ve seen plenty of people that “look healthy” on the outside but have to take 12 different pills every day because they kept choosing fries over kale.

Of course, the other side is true, too. A good diet won’t make up for hours spent sitting on the couch binge watching Making A Murderer. A good diet isn’t going to allow you to walk  from the Shire to Mordor. It takes both, a nutritional diet and proper exercise, to live a healthy life, to live the full human experience. Being in a ready-state means that your health and body doesn’t keep you from doing the things in daily life that come up regularly or even irregularly. Are you in a ready-state?

Anywaysss, here is some meal plan ideas for the week including a crock pot recipe that I’m excited to try!

-Tom Eats


Meal Plan #10

Breakfast:

Eggs and bacon – I made a batch of Chorizo and Brussels Sprouts and mixed it in with the eggs and some spinach for a high protein meal when it’s tough to add greens.

Lunch:

Leftovers from dinner the night before and add some carrots and almond butter and some fresh fruit!

Dinners:

Paleo fish tacos – This is a great recipe to impress some friends or neighbors who aren’t drinking the paleo-ade yet. Serve them up a delicious meal and then tell them it’s all paleo! (Then drop the mic and walk away)  Also, this recipe calls for paleo tortillas but since this is already a pretty involved recipe, I’m just going with lettuce wraps.

Crockpot Sweet & Spicy Chicken – Pretty standard crockpot recipe. You can serve this up with some cauliflower rice or sautéed peppers.