Phew I finished my 3 day Jus by Julie juice cleanse. While I didn’t do nearly enough ahead of the cleanse to prep for it I’m using this as an opportunity to kick off a healthy lifestyle.
I did my cleanse M-W to kick off the week; it’s also easier for me to do juices while at work since it consumes a LARGE portion of my day. So I sat down and planned meals for Thursday – Sunday following the cleanse. Being a single lady cooking for herself I try to repeat meals as much as possible since shopping and cooking for one is hard and I hate seeing food go bad.
Thursday: Day 1 post-cleanse
Breakfast: Bluberry Chia Pudding
Lunch: Chick Pea Salad
Dinner: Steamed Fish and Roasted Broccoli
I’ve had chia pudding a few times and it’s such a flexible treat cause you can swap almond milk for soy milk or coconut milk or mix and math and then swap out toppings with berries, fruits or whatever. I highly recommend you try one of these recipes! Mine that day will probably be simpler than the pinned recipe just Almond milk, chia seeds and blueberries. The berries make it sweet enough and I think the Almond milk I have is lightly sweetened anyways. no need for additional extracts or sweeteners.
The lunch chick pea salad I’ll whip up that morning then separate into two containers for Thurs & Friday.
I’ll steam up the fish with a little salt and pepper and fresh lemon juice with the side of broccoli.
Friday: Day 2 post-cleanse
Breakfast: Avocado Deviled Eggs
Lunch: Chickpea Salad (leftovers)
Dinner: Hummus Vegetable Wrap
The plan is to use using the avocado mayo in deviled eggs, dunno if I really want guac style with salsa in the morning so I’ll probably mix and match those two recipes.
I like the idea of healthy but we’ll see about those collard greens as wraps, I’m more likely to use a spinach wrap, maybe try a glutton free one. I’m mostly excited about making some homemade hummus for these wraps – that’ll be REALLY fun.I know pickled onions are not super healthy but I love their tang and snap in vegi wraps (and burgers, maybe next week??) I’m going to cut all the carrots up that night and blanch them for the next meals as well.
Saturday & Sunday: Days 3-4 post-cleanse
Breakfast: Blueberry Chia Pudding / Avocado Deviled Eggs (repeats)
Lunch: Hummus Vegetable Wrap (repeats)
Dinner: Chicken Tacos & health conscious celebratory dinner out!
Eat up the rest of what’s in my fridge from the meals this past week plus a hearty yummy warm meal. Tacos aren’t really the healthiest but whatever. If I still have some left I may use my spinach wraps from lunch this week instead of tortillas otherwise the cabbage might serve as a good wrap. Instead of packing on the toppings like iceberg lettuce, jar salsa, sour cream and all that jazz I’ll use some fresh cabbage, pico de gallo, avocado and just a bit of cheddar jack cheese. If tomatoes were in season I’d make my pico de gallo but I think the store-bought will do for now.
I’m going to crock pot cook the chicken in chicken broth and then shred it and split it into multiple dishes. Tacos this weekend and BBQ at the start of next week.
The celebratory dinner will be a thoughtful one. We’ll see how that goes, all I know is I love not having to do dishes on a Sunday night!
Snacks & Deserts
Snacks: Pico de gallo
Snacks: Homemade Hummus w/ celery and carrots
Dessert: Chia Chocolate Pudding
Dessert: Homemade Raspberry Sorbet
With the pico de gallo I’m going to make some in-store decisions between corn tortilla chips and whole grain flour tortilla chips. I’m a chip fanatic so I will have to get better about pouring my chips into a bowl for a sitting and not mowing down all the chips and salsa in sight when I want a snack. The homemade hummus is for the wraps but I’m definitely going to snag some with celery and carrots. I usually head towards the pita chips or bread but after my body having so many servings of vegetables while juicing I’t gonna want more servings of vegetables for snack time.
I’m not usually a sweet person but the chia pudding does such a great job of being filling while being light and I’ll have most of the ingredients on hand. I can’t wait to try this recipe! When I came across the raspberry sorbet recipe too I knew it was a must try. I’ve always preferred sorbet over ice cream but never knew it was so simple to make. We’ll see how that goes!!!
I used some printable meal planners to organize my ideas and list what ingredients I needed but I’m not a huge fan of the ones I found. Hopefully before grocery shopping time I can whip up some of my own for you to download.
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