Thank you to Red Diamond for partnering with me on this post!
Photos: Eric and Jamie Photo
Happy WEEK 2 of the Holiday Honey Hustle challenge! If you are just joining us, no worries! It is never too late to make healthy choices 😉 Over the next 6 weeks, we are focusing on staying on track with healthy eating, exercise, water intake, and very little sugar. I believe a healthy lifestyle is all about balance and focusing on our health and fitness now will help balance out those extra splurges over the holidays!
If you missed Week 1, be sure to go here to read about our weekly goals, accountability, and how you can win the big giveaway at the end of the challenge! Make sure you are sharing your workouts, meal prep, and anything challenge-related with the hashtag #HolidayHoneyHustleChallenge for extra entries! If you want to join our exclusive Holiday Honey Hustle Facebook Group, click HERE! Also, be sure to hop on over to Jessica’s blog, Happily Hughes, and Laura’s blog, Walking In Memphis In High Heels, to see their Holiday Honey Hustle content!
Holiday Honey Hustle: Sample Healthy Meal Plan
This week I am sharing a sample healthy meal plan that is perfect to follow during the Holiday Honey Hustle challenge! This is what I try to stick to during the week and what seems to work for me with my schedule! My days look a little different than usual while I am on maternity leave and you can read about what a day in my postpartum life looks like here. Whether on maternity leave or not, I always start with coffee! If I am brewing hot coffee, I love making this Paleo Cinnamon Vanilla Latte but I have recently been grabbing Red Diamond’s new Fitz Cold Brew Coffee! Hello easy and quick! These are perfect for when I am running out the door late, which is pretty much a regular thing with a toddler and newborn!
The Fitz Cold Brew Coffee is available in 3 flavors – black, slightly sweet, and dark chocolate! What I love is they are 100% coffee (YAY for no weird additives!) and are gluten and dairy-free. You can go here to find a retailer near you with the cold brews available in the store. I picked mine up from my local Target!
Paired with my Fitz Cold Brew Coffee in my sample healthy meal plan is my go-to banana + almond butter! This is a long time favorite breakfast option that is quick and filling! You hear me talk about this breakfast combo a lot during Whole30. Another favorite breakfast recipe is this Paleo Breakfast Casserole, which is great for meal prep on Sunday to have ready to go in the mornings! At this point in my day, I am either dropping off Leyton at Mother’s Day Out, at Pure Barre, or at home with both boys. I typically am satisfied until lunchtime but if I need another snack, especially while breastfeeding, I love snacking on the Peanut Butter Balls Recipe I shared last week!
For lunch, I have recently been loving a salad or the quinoa bowl I shared on stories a few weeks ago! I try to keep lunch pretty light and high in protein to save my heavier meal for dinner. Again, if I am needing a snack to tide me over, I will go for an apple with almond butter, almonds, or granola/trail mix. Here are a few of my favorite salad recipes for lunch:
- Mandarin Salad Recipe
- Paleo Tuna/Chicken Salad
- Greek Pasta Salad
- Colorful Veggie Salad
- Kale Salad
- Superfood Salad
For dinner, we will make one of our go-to favorite dinners or throw something easy together from Trader Joe’s. If you are looking for recipes to add to your family meal plans, try one of these out:
- Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Verde
- White Chicken Chili
- Simple Salmon
- Paleo Chicken Soup
- Honey BBQ Wings
- Chicken Kabobs
- Pork Chops with Apples & Sweet Potatoes
- Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potatoes
- Paleo Mexican Meatloaf
- Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
Holiday Honey Hustle: Squats Challenge
Now that we’ve discussed ideas for a sample healthy meal plan, let’s get moving with this week’s workout! We are focusing on BOOTY and all the squats! For extra burn, try pairing the squats and the planks from last week. If you are feeling feisty, add in a squat + kick!
Day 1: 50 Squats
Day 2: 60 Squats
Day 3: 70 Squats
Day 4: 80 Squats
Day 5: 90 Squats
Day 6: 100 Squats
Day 7: 125 Squats
**Please remember to always consult your doctor before you start a new workout regimen.
I hope you are enjoying the Holiday Honey Hustle! Tag me if you try this sample healthy meal plan or any of the recipes included in this post and let me know if you enjoy it!