NotSo30s is Going on a 21 Day Fix

We’re stuffed.

Yes, post-Thanksgiving we are walking around and can’t see our toes…

Let’s be honest… We haven’t seen our toes in a while. We are going back to something that we know is healthy and is just what our waistlines need.

 

NotSo30s is going on a 21 Day Fix…

 

Melissa and I have sat here making our shopping lists, looking up recipes, and planning out our week. We will be posting our favorite recipes from the week, and any useful tips that come up along the way.

Make sure to follow the blog to catch all of the progress!

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Mom’s Juicy Turkey Burger Recipe

As I mentioned previously, I have this recipe that I MUST share with you (courtesy of my mom)! These turkey burgers are JUICY, DELICIOUS and VERY simple to make! Very easy to pre-make for meal prep!

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RECIPE FOR MY MOM’S JUICY TURKEY BURGERS!!!!!!!!

Kitchen Tools

  • Large bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • Large ziplock bag
  • Cutting board
  • Your favorite knife for chopping produce

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of ground turkey (approx. 2 to 2.5 pounds)
  • 8 ounces of chopped up button mushrooms
  • Approximately 4 ounces of chopped up baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons of EVOO
  • 1/4 of Quaker quick oats
  • Pepper
  • Sea Salt (not too much)

Instructions

  • Take your plastic wrap and pre-cut about 8-9 sheets the size of a hard cover book. Don’t remember what that looks like? Think – iPad Mini…
  • Take your mushrooms and chop them you. You want a medium chop. To give you a visual, the pieces should be about the size of two corn kernels.
  • Now chop your spinach in a fine chop. You don’t want an entire leaf to be rolled into a burger!
  • In a pan warm up your EVOO on Medium and once the EVOO is hot add in your mushrooms and spinach.
  • Mix, Mix, Mix, Mix, Mix!
  • Add in the oats when you see your mushrooms have started to soften
  • Mix, Mix, Mix, Mix, Mix!
  • After the oats are incorporated and softened a bit add the mushrooms/spinach/oats mix to a large bowl containing your ground turkey.
  • Now, the icky part! Use you hands to start combining the ingredients. As you are working the mix add the pepper and salt.
  • (REMEMBER! In order to keep a sanitary work environment, pre-measure your salt and pepper. This way your turkey hands aren’t roaming around the kitchen!)
  • NOW! It is PATTY time!
  • Take out portions of the turkey mix approximately the size of a very large lemon. Roll it around in your hands and then flatten with the palm and heel of your hands.
  • Wrap the patties that you want to store in the plastic wrap and place inside of a large ziplock bag.
  • When done WASH THOSE HANDS!

Cooking Instructions

  • My mother’s technique works best! Place inside of a George Foreman grill for exactly 8 minutes. Plan on making some ahead to microwave at work? Then cook those only for 7 minutes.
  • If you do not have a George Foreman grill, take a frying pan and give it the quickest spray with non-stick cooking spray. Cook on each side of the patty at medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes.

I like to serve the turkey burgers with some lettuce on a sandwich thin. As a side, skip the chips! Humus and carrots are filling and a MUCH healthier and delicious option! Also, this is a perfect example of one of the meals that I ate during the 21 Day Fix!

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(Sorry for the dark picture!)

Feel free to share, like and re-blog this recipe!

Enjoy!

Meal Plan for 2/10/14 – 2/16/14

Here it is! My final meal plan before I start the 21 Day Fix!!! (I’m SOOOO excited! AHHH!)

Meal Plan - 02.10.14

I’m going for SIMPLICITY next week! Easy to prep, easy to pack up lunches. As for dinners, those are pretty easy too! What I like to do is grill a lot of chopped up chicken breast ahead of time (bite-sized cubes), and pre-portion them out in Ziplock snack size bags. Then, when it comes time to make my salad, I already have the chicken pre-cooked and ready to throw in my salad!

As for Valentine’s Day, eat a healthy breakfast and lunch! You might have a dessert or meal you wouldn’t normally eat… Don’t feel guilty!! One small splurge will not ruin everything. Just don’t let a cheat meal turn into a cheat day or a cheat week!!

I will not be preparing a meal plan for the three weeks starting on February 17th while I am on the 21 Day Fix… I will, however, post recipes! I can’t leave people completely in the dark!

I hope everyone has an AMAZING week! xoxo!

 

Grocery Shopping Day! 1/25/14

Grocery List

Saturdays! A day for fun, for chores and for errands! I don’t always go grocery shopping on Saturdays… Sometimes I get up early on a Sunday and hit up the grocery store before it gets too crowded. Tomorrow, however, I will be going to my first ever Kiss Country Chili Cookoff Concert. I need to take advantage of today and get as much done as possible. Luckily, the lunches I will need to prepare tomorrow are EASY PEASY! (Yea, I put some thought into selecting easy-t0-make lunches AND into actually using the term “easy peasy”.)

As you can see, I divide my list by the different sections of the grocery store. I used to run back and forth between aisles when I just had a random list. Also, dividing everything by sections helps you see if you are getting enough fruits and veggies in your diet! That section of your list should have the most items on it!

Also, SUPER IMPORTANT… SNACK SIZE Ziplock bags! I like to pre-package my snacks for the week in these little baggies. They are a HUGE help when it comes to portion control. Plus – don’t forget to recycle the used bags!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Meal Plan for 1/27/14 – 2/2/14

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Hi everyone! Here is my meal plan for next week… I wanted to focus more on veggies, so you will see I use them a bit more… I AM preparing two different lunches this week, but I noticed that I did crave a bit of variety… Especially since I am being repetitive with my dinners as well. (Although, salads can be different EVERY time you make them!)

As for breakfast, I am NOT straying from Shakeology! It is my replacement to coffee in the morning. I feel the same amount of energy as I would have if I drank a cup of coffee… EXCEPT… No crash after the coffee’s caffeine wears off and Shakeology is FULL of protein, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, digestive enzymes and phytonutrients… I know, I know… You read that list and said, “Great! But I’m sure it tastes HORRIBLE.” Wrong! Shakeology comes in several flavors and I must admit Chocolate is my FAVORITE. ❤ If you are interested in Shakeology and have any questions feel free to email me at ohnothebigthreeoh@gmail.com or just visit My Shakeology Page!

I’ll be posting my shopping list for the week tomorrow morning… (As well as the all-terrifying before picture!) Have a great day and a great weekend!

Rebranding – The Future of Oh No?

After one of yesterday’s post I took a quick look at my site and saw the big countdown box on the upper right corner… Right there it gave me a deadline… Not just for my BIG 3-0… but for something bigger…

I NEED TO REBRAND!

The Big 3-0 is coming! It is almost here! And when it gets here, then what?

I no longer fear the BIG 3-0. I’m looking forward to everything coming my way this year… House hunting, wedding planning, and of course, a future niece/nephew, the actual wedding!

So where do I go from here? Time for some overused phrases…

What is my purpose? What am I here for?

I like posting my meal plans, I love my little rants, and I’m sure I am going to be posting more wedding planning posts… But I want to branch out a bit… How about some curvy girl experiences? How about some Miami-centered posts…?

So, what is the future of OhNoTheBigThreeOh?

Rebrand

Meal Plan – Week of 1/20/2014

Look who is meal planning again! WHAT WHAT!

Yea… I said “what what”… I wrote it… I almost deleted it… But no. It needed to be there, cause I’m excited to be meal planning again!

The holidays were fun… and fattening… and they are now OVER. Time to readjust and get back to healthy eating habits.

I actually started meal planning again this past weekend, but didn’t get a chance to write up my plan. Also, I’ve changed a few things around. I would drive myself crazy planning several different lunches and dinners for the week, in order to accommodate my family members with differing tastes and a disdain for eating too many left overs. No more. I need to take care of ME. My engagement party is around the corner and my wedding is in 297 days (but who’s counting)! I actually don’t mind having the same lunch every day for a week, as long as I don’t repeat that every single week. My Sundays were spent cooking up a storm and not enjoying my weekend. As you will see from these new meal plans, I will be repeating my lunches every day of the week, but every week will be different.

I’m becoming more strict with what I eat and trying to simplify as much as possible. This girl here has a career, a wedding to plan and *hopefully* will be house hunting soon… Simplicity is needed for my sanity.

You are going to notice a lot of SkinnyTaste recipes… Why? Cause they are AWESOME!! Please go check that site out! She makes the most delicious recipes… I have tried several and they are delicious. Here is the link for this week’s lunch recipe… SkinnyTaste Baked Spaghetti Squash

There will be some days that I double up on my Shakeology shakes… That will happen on nights that I get home late and don’t have time to prep a meal.  If you are interested in Shakeology feel free to email me with questions!!!

I hope everyone has a great week!

Meal Plan - 01.20.14

Meal Plan for 11/18/13 – 11/24/13

It is time to get back on the MEAL PLANNING GRIND!!!

Here is the meal plan I put together for next week. I’ve mixed up the lunches and dinners a bit more so that the meals are not as repetitive. Not for myself, but I have a family member who doesn’t like left overs… (COME ON! You LIKED it the FIRST time…) This is a good template of what a family can prepare for the week without getting too bored. I, on the other hand, don’t mind repeating meals much. Sometimes what I do with these meals plans is skip one of the planned dinners for later in the week if I happened to have a lot of left overs from an earlier meal. Less cooking, less prep… win/win!

Also, I prepare/post these meal plans 5 days in advance in order to allow time for grocery shopping.

If you have any questions, comment or email me!

Meal Plan 11.18.13

Meal Plan for 10/28/13 – 11/3/13

Is it Friday yet? Oh yea! It is! That means I’m meal planning and grocery shopping list prepping… Next week, I’m all about mixing it up! There is some BBQing, a range of proteins, and a bunch of different veggies. I could eat chicken all the time, but my family says they are close to growing feathers… Time to break out of the rut and stop thinking turkey/chicken are the only clean eating protein options!

See Shakeology again? YUP! Love it. Need it. Gotta have it! It is my “no brainer” breakfast. Literally. First thing in the morning I am zombie-ish… With Shakeology I don’t need to figure breakfast out! I throw it in the blender and go! You can always check out my Shakeology page  or email me with questions!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Meal Plan 10.28.13

Meal Plan for 10/21/13 – 10/27/13

Meal Planning. The “creativity aspect” of it is VERY difficult! I don’t want to frequently repeat meals, since I know that food boredom can cause healthy eating failure! So when I sit down to create my meal plans I usually have to do a bit of research or recipe book flipping.

A few of next week’s meals come from one of my new favorite websites, SkinnyTaste! This site is amazing! GREAT recipes and ways of making your current favorites lighter!

As always, Shakeology is a staple on the menu. I need it. I want it. I gotta have it! Want to know what Shakeology is all about? You can always check out my Shakeology page  or email me with questions!

Meal Plan 10.21.13