7 Day Slim Down Meals
After wrapping up the latest Tone It Up Challenge, they kicked off a 7 Day Slim Down for this week. The slim down plan is actually how I got into Tone It Up in the first place, way back in January of 2013. I was a total newbie but it was a perfect kick start into a new year and since then, I’ve enjoyed following their challenges.
The slim down plan is basically just really clean eating for a week. I’m not following it exactly because I’m not ready to give up my Halo Top or my wine 😉 but it’s a boost of motivation to eat a little more veggies and a little less sugar.
So here’s what I ate on the Tone It Up 7 Day Slim Down yesterday!
Meal 1: Breakfast was Siggi’s vanilla yogurt. I also added some blueberries and granola on top.
Meal 2: I munched on an apple between meetings. Fuji apples were on sale so I stocked up.
Meal 3: Lunch from the cafeteria was a salad piled high with veggies, drizzled with balsamic vinegar, and topped with a little bit of hummus and crackers.
Meal 4: A few pieces of Cabot Cheddar Cheese + some cantaloupe.
I worked out after work and I knew I’d be eating dinner a little later than normal, so I wanted a snack that would actually keep me full. I’m not sure why I was craving cheese but I just went with it. I don’t normally eat a lot of cheese but when I do crave it, it’s a nice snack that keeps me full. The cantaloupe ended up being pretty disappointing so I didn’t each much of it.
Meal 5: I roasted butternut squash, chickpeas, and asparagus. This was so good. I love how crunchy chickpeas get when you roast them. Here’s my recipe for spicy roasted chickpeas. I also just posted my 5 tips for perfectly roasted veggies so check those out if you’re in the mood to roast!
After dinner, I met up with a few girls at Shagbark for a glass of wine. A glass of rose was the perfect way to end the day!
For more about the 7 Day Slim Down, here’s another example day of meals!
What have you been eating lately?
I’m linking up with Laura for What I Ate Wednesday!
All of your meals look delicious! Roasted chickpeas are one of our favourite snacks because they’re the perfect crunchy chip alternative!
all you food looks good. I’ve never had that yogurt, is it creamy and tart? I like to eat plain yogurt with a little stevia and nuts.
The 7 days slim down doesn’t seem too bad; I love that it doesn’t really sound like a diet. It looks like it’s full of veggies and fruits and nutrients. 🙂
Yes! Even though it’s pretty clean but it doesn’t eliminate anything! I could never give up carbs 😉
Your cafeteria salads always look so good! I so wish I could had that everyday! And I could maybe give up ice cream and wine for 7 days, but more than that, that’s asking a lot 😉
Haha I’m still enjoying a little bit of wine… and Halo Top 😉
Mac & Cheese, Deviled Eggs, & Bonchon Chicken…it’s been a bad week! I swear I’ll throw a few salads in sometime later this week!
Mac & Cheese is my faaaaaavorite!
I’ve been on a huge apple kick lately! I’m also always super jealous of your cafeteria salads. I need to find a student who’s willing to sneak salads out of the dining hall for me!
I’ve been really loving Fuji apples the past couple of weeks. Theyre so sweet and good!
I love great roasted vegetables! But I never have had success with roasted chickpeas. I may have to try your recipe. And that is my favorite brand of yogurt. It is so good!
I’m part of the Tone it Up community! I don’t really follow their plans though. I joined years ago when they were just starting out because I used to run into them around town and they shopped at the Trader Joe’s I used to work at. Maybe I should try a slim down. Especially before the holidays.
Nice!! Your daily eats look very similar to mine. I usually have yogurt or two hard boiled eggs for breakfast, a protein bar for my mid-morning snack, my lunch is usually whatever leftovers I’ve made from the night before or 2 boca patties with mustard and reduced sugar ketchup plus some kind of veggie on the side (green beans or broccoli); then I usually have cottage cheese or string cheese as my mid-afternoon snack. I haven’t been very good at it, but I used to have a protein shake after my workout but now I just race home and make dinner 🙂 Good luck with your new challenge!