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Last week I spoke about my plan for a healthy November. Yesterday I sat down with my better half and made my healthy meal plan for the week ahead.
I’ve chosen to follow a 30 day healthy living plan and so I have certain limitations to what I can have. For the next month I am removing gluten (this is temporary and will be added to my diet again afterwards), dairy, sugar, processed food, alcohol, coffee and any other common sense, bad for you items. This sounds like a very restrictive list, but as we started to plan some meals we realised just how many options we still had.
My Healthy Meal Plan
Monday: Quick Korean Beef with Brown Rice and Salad
Tuesday: Omelette with Salad
Wednesday: Lentil Dhal with Brown Rice
Thursday: Salmon with Steamed Veg and Brown Rice
Friday: Beef Burgers with Portabello Mushroom Bun, Salad and Sweet Potato Fries
Saturday: Out (I’ll need to make good choices here!)
Sunday: Ham Salad with Sweet Potato Fries
To support the healthy dinners I will be having breakfasts which start my day well and keep me full during the morning. Lunch each day will be leftovers from dinner the night before. This will save me so much time each day and it will help me to avoid the temptation of making something easy and, more significantly, off plan. I’ll also make sure to drink a minimum of two litres of water each day to stay hydrated.
Whilst exercise isn’t going to be a main focus of my month I do want to make sure that I stay active. I’m going to focus on getting out to walk more than I usually do, especially around lunch time to ensure that I take a break from work half way through the day. Any workouts on top of this will be a bonus.
Of course I’m going to keep you up to date with my progress and I plan to share a reflection of my first seven days next week!