Contemplating your first Shred10 or just tired of the same foods every month? This post is all about my favorite Shred10 friendly meals. New to Shred10? Check out this page – Shred10.
During Shred10, we are trying to follow these guidelines:
My typical breakfast is a Complete shake or two. With 13g of plant-based protein and 8g of fiber per serving, it makes for a complete meal to start the day. Mixed with unsweetened almond milk, I always add chia seeds to my shakes for even more fiber and omega-3. Of course, you can always blend with even more fruits and vegetables; like banana, strawberry, kale, and spinach.
When looking for an egg-less french toast recipe recently, I happened upon a recipe from The Minimalist Baker for vegan french toast. We also use gluten-free bread from Aldi to make this work for our family.
Sausage & Eggs
When I start my day with protein, it helps me stay full longer, so sausage and eggs are another favorite breakfast of mine. Sometimes I’ll even make an omelet with mushrooms and spinach as well.
Fruits & Vegetables
Apples, bananas, berries, snap peas, bell peppers, really any fruit or vegetable. You can dip in no sugar added peanut butter or hummus for added protein.
Juice Plus+ Complete bars are great for a mid-afternoon snack or post-workout. Low-glycemic, gluten-free, non- dairy and vegetarian with 5 or 10g of protein and 5g of fiber. My favorite is Tart Cherry + Honey, but if you crave some chocolate, the Dark Chocolate + Fig may be right up your alley.
Lunch & Dinner
Stir-fries with protein, rice & veggies
Our go-to, in a rush dinner is to stir fry some chicken or beef with veggies (broccoli, carrots, peppers, bok choy) and serve over rice or quinoa. In an even bigger rush, the veggie steamer bags are great.
My son’s current favorite meal is to make Qdoba-style burrito bowls. We even make the ingredients ahead of time and pack for his lunch. We use brown rice, blacks beans, chicken, avocado, and various salsas.
One of the best solutions for my family has been to subscribe to meal prep boxes, Sunbasket being my favorite! You can read more about my experience with meal prep boxes here – Meal Delivery Services. One reason I love Sunbasket is they offer 18 different meal options each week and clearly identify meals that are gluten-free and dairy free. They are also very easy to prepare with most ingredients ready to go.