A WEEKS WORTH OF HEALTHY RECIPES FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER

A WEEKS WORTH OF HEALTHY RECIPES FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER

Hello darlings! Grab your cup of coffee, note pad and get to reading this long post featuring my healthy recipes and what I eat on a daily basis! This post took me many, many hours to put together because I wanted it to be as easy as possible for you guys to have on hand. I added all the ingredients to each of the photos, so you can save them in your camera roll and always come back to them. I will be going over snacks and a few of my favorite items I always have in my rifridgerator and why those items are good for you.

I started my healthy lifestyle 2 years ago and I’ve never felt better! I do it to feel better health-wise and also for myself. I struggled growing up comparing myself to others girls and not loving my body. I am petite in size and unfortunately still struggled in that area. I know many girls who struggle with their image so I hope I can help in some way. Also, I struggled so much with stomach issues and never feeling good health-wise. With this lifestyle change I fee so much better! Changing the way you eat has so much to do with your health and it’s so, so important! I did not grow up working out and eating healthy, so it was a difficult transition. Six months into it, I felt a change in my body. I will never go back and can honestly say I am in the best shape I’ve ever been! I am so happy with the results during this switch and can’t wait to share some of my favorite recipes with you all ! Eating healthy is fun and also really good for you, just be creative with your meals and have fun!

I cook everything Sunday night because it helps me stay on track! I usually cook all the meats, besides fish, because you want that fresh and it cooks so fast. All grains and veggies are also prepared ahead as well as the salad dressings, so that I can have them to-go throughout the week. It always feels so good to get meals prepped for the week! I also cut up all greens and put them in plastic bags to have it ready when I’m cooking for that meal. This is such a life saver for me on those busy days when you don’t want to do anything besides grab french fries from a fast food. Haha! Fries are my weakness!

Before we start, I wanted to share where I shop for food. I usually go to Costco for my organic meats, fish, Turkey bacon, eggs and food that I eat everyday and comes in bulk.

I also shop at Sprouts, Whole Foods and lately it’s been Trader Joe’s. I love buying Trader Joe’s cut up veggies. They have my favorite Cauliflower rice, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts and veggies that are pre-cut, making my life so much easier! I also love their Almond milk for my coffee. Ok, now lets get started!

Here we go…..

I usually eat every breakfast with 2 eggs, toast with avocado, hot sauce, 2 slices of turkey bacon and some tomatoes. There’s days where I switch it up and do shakes, you will see them down below. I workout M-F in the mornings after I get up around 7am. I am more of a morning work out girl, so this works perfect for me.  As some of you know, I do Cross Fit as my daily workout.

Mondays breakfast:

Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Monday lunch:

For Monday lunch, I usually love a good salad and this particular salad has been on repeat. I can eat it everyday! I love kale and the crunchy almonds in it! PS: I added the dressing I used for this salad right below it.

For the salad, I used:

  • Kale
  • Sliced almonds (I cooked them on a pan to add crunch)
  • Chicken seasoning: I use a little bit of Mrs.dash, salt and pepper and cook it on a pan with avocado oil until browned

Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Dressing for the Kale salad:

  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest 
  • 1 tbsp onion
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard 
  • 2 tsp agave or honey 
  • 1/4 cup olive oilAlena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Monday dinner:

Monday’s are Bachelor nights, so I always make something that is restaurant-style to add some fancy to the evening. This blackened salmon is to die for! PS: I usually have 2 pieces, depending on the salmon size.

Salmon seasoning: 

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper 

I cook the fish on a pan with some avocado oil. You can also bake it.

Avocado salsa:

  • 1 avocado 
  • 1/2 tomato 
  • pinch of salt & pepper
  • 1 lime 

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Here is a shake that I absolutely love! Thanks to Christine for sharing it with me because I’ve been hooked!

Tuesday Breakfast:

I use Isagenix chocolate protein powder, but you can use whatever brand you like.

  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp powdered peanut butter (you can buy this at Target)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or water)
  • I also love to add ice and blend

Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Tuesday lunch:

I make a buckwheat chicken bowl with brussels sprouts. I buy the buckwheat at a local russian store but I am sure Whole Foods and other natural stores also carry it. Buckwheat is a favorite of mine and it has so many health benefits!

Chicken seasoning:

  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika 
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil

I bake the chicken at 350 for about 30 minutes. You can always grill or cook it on a pan as well.

Brussel sprouts seasoning: 

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • pinch of salt & pepper
  • bake for 25 min

Buckwheat seasoning:

  • 1 cup of buckwheat
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Tuesday dinner:

I love burgers but also love lettuce wraps, so I went with turkey burgers and added it to my lettuce making a wrap. I get these at Costco and love them so much!

Brussel sprout seasoning: 

  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil 
  • bake it at 350 for 25 min

Wrap toppings: 

  • onion
  • tomato
  • lettuce 

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Today I took out the eggs because I wasn’t in the mood for them. I added 2 slices of turkey bacon and avocado on toast with a little bit of salt and pepper.

Wednesday breakfast:

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Wednesday lunch:

Such a simple lunch, yet it’s so delicious! I don’t use any dressing for the salad because the meat has so much flavor.

Ground chicken seasoning:

  • 1/2 packet of taco seasoning (organic)

Veggies:

  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • cook it on a pan with avocado oil until brownedAlena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

 

Wednesday dinner:

This is another one of my favorite salmon recipes that’s so simple and melts in your mouth!

Salmon ingredients: 

  • 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 
  • 1/4 tsp salt & pepper

Bake it in the oven for 15 minutes or grill it.

Cauliflower ingredients: 

  • 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash 
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves 

Bake in the oven for 30 min.

Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

 

 

 

As you can see, this meal is a favorite of mine for breakfast, especially after and intense workout. It’s so good! PS: I always drink some protein right after my workout.

Thursday breakfast:

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Thursday lunch:

This salad is so simple and quick to make for on the go days. All I do is make the dressing and add smoked salmon!

Arugula 

Smoked salmon

Sesame seeds

Dressing: 

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil 
  • tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tsp honey 
  • 2 tsp liquid aminos
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes (if you like spicy)Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Thursday dinner:

This bowl is always on my mind and a constant craving! I love Mexican food and this one hits the spot!

Chicken ingredients:

  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cajun creole seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp paprika 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin 
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil 

You can cook the chicken on a pan, grill it (which I did) or you can bake it in the oven at 250 for 30 min!

Riced broccoli seasoning: 

  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Dash 
  • bake it in the oven for 30 min at 350

Veggies: 

  • 1 tomato
  • green onion
  • top it off with Fage greek yogurt

Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

 

 

 

 

 

Friday breakfast:

  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp powdered peanut butter (you can buy this at Target)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or water)
  • I also love to add ice and blendAlena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Friday lunch:

I love this toast so much! I used this Chipotle lime Mayo and it’s also Paleo style! This flavor is so good! I love the kick it has to it. They also carry the regular mayo of this brand.

  • 1 Ezekiel toast (I toast mine before)
  • 1 can of chicken (I use Costco brand)
  • 1 tbsp Chipotle lime mayo
  • green onions
  • a pinch of salt & pepperAlena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Friday dinner:

This is a great simple dinner that is filling and quick to make!

  • Turkey meat (just use as much as you need) 
  • brussel sprouts (seasoned with salt, pepper and Mrs. Dash and baked) 
  • top it off with some hot sauce for flavor Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday breakfast:

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Saturday lunch:

I like to switch it up so sometimes I make these chicken sausages and a veggie bowl. This meal is amazing when grilled!

Veggies: 

  • green and yellow zucchini 
  • onions

Seasoning: 

  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano 
  • pinch or salt & pepper

PS: You can also bake it!

Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Saturday dinner:

I love me some salmon fish tacos and these will forever have my heart!

I used Almond flour tortillas or you can make your own.

Fish seasoning: 

  • salmon
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper 
  • I cooked the fish on a pan with some avocado oil or you can bake it.

    Avocado salsa:

  • 1 avocado 
  • 1/2 tomato 
  • pinch of salt & pepper
  • 1 lime 

Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Breakfast:

  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp powdered peanut butter (you can buy this at Target)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or water)
  • I also love to add ice and blendAlena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Sunday lunch:

We always go out, so I make sure I have a yummy cheat meal!

Sunday dinner:

Yes, I am always craving nachos and these are so good!

  • 1 sweet potatoe
  • bake it on 350 for 30 min with avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Dash

Beef seasoning: 

  • taco seasoning
  • cook on the pan 

Toppings: 

  • tomato 
  • green onions
  • Fage greek yogurt

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Snacks and things I love:

I always need my Almond milk with my coffee. I get this from Trader Joes and it’s sugar-free Vanilla!

 Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals
This toast is a must and is also really good for you! You can find it in the frozen section at any healthy grocery store.
Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals
If you hate cutting Cauliflower and Broccoli, this will change your life!

Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

 

 

These are some of my favorite snacks! I love lettuce wrapped turkey meat with tomatoes!

Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Also, these bars are to die for! They are great for you and are full of protein!

Alena Gidenko of modaprints.com shares a weeks worth of her healthy paleo style meals

Well, that’s it folks! I really hope you enjoyed this post and please be sure to let me know if you would like to see anything else! Love you babes!

xoxo, Alena Gidenko

 

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Hello, my name is Alena Gidenko! Lover of Jesus and a wife to my prince charming. I am a coffee addict. If you bring me coffee you will become my best friend lol. I love to inspire women to be beautiful and reassure them that being different isn’t a bad thing. So follow along on my journey of fashion and I would love to hear from you even if it’s a simple hello.

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