Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bikini Bootcamp Roundup of Recipes

I won't know how much weight I lost until Monday.  Probably not much.  That's the thing about these plans.  You gotta follow them.  And PMS doesn't help.  Here's a round up of the recipes I've tried, and the ones I haven't gotten to yet. In case you are interested in testing out the book:

What I've tried:
Breakfasts:
Banana smoothie
Banana yogurt parfait
Blueberry smoothie
Huevos Mexicana
Mango yogurt parfait
Scrambled eggs with spinach and mushrooms

Salads:
Amansala salad with ginger-sesame dressing - this is so so good, I've eaten it 5 times at least in 2 weeks
Chicken taco salad: good
Chopped vegetable and chickpea salad with citrus dressing: very filling and good
Spinach and chickpea salad with orange dressing: YUMMY
White bean and tuna salad: this was just okay.  Very filling though

Soups:
Broccoli soup: very good and very easy to make
Carrot ginger soup: very easy and my absolute favorite so far
Mushroom spinach soup: delish.  Hubby doesn't like greens in soup
Tortilla-less tortilla soup: meh. Probably I made it wrong.  I heavily adjusted it.
White bean and roasted tomato soup: my hubby's and kid's favorite

Mains:
Chicken fajitas: good, but they are fajitas.  Pretty basic
Chicken stir-fry over napa cabbage: yum!
Fish kebabs: I heavily edited this, but it was still yummy

I also made a fair number of dressings, marinades, and smoothies

What I haven't tried:
Asian chicken lettuce wraps with peanuts
Black bean salad
Couscous salad with mint, raisins, and almonds
Crunchy chicken salad with raisins and apples
Jicama, black bean, and avocado salad
Mango chicken salad
Soba noodle salad with chicken
Curried spinach salad with papaya and pumpkin seeds
Black bean soup
Butternut squash soup (it's not the season, and I have a good recipe already)
Cauliflower soup
Clear chicken soup with lime and avocado
Gazpacho (just not into cold soups)
Lentil soup
Sopa de lima
Spicy Mexican vegetable soup
Zucchini soup
Chicken curry with veggies on couscous
Chicken enchiladas
Fish tacos in lettuce wraps
Grilled fish with mango salsa
Grilled fish with radish and cucumber salad
Ginger shrimp with zucchini
Steamed fish over soba noodles
Steamed fish with tomatoes, peppers and onions
Vegetable fajitas
Any desserts

Therefore, I have many more recipes to try, when I get the energy.

2 comments:

fitandfortysomething.com said...

thanks for sharing! what is the premise? low cal low sugar low carb......tell me more about the book :)

Marcia said...

The premise of the book is relatively low cal. It's not particularly low-carb, because it's got fruit, dairy, and beans. It's low in rice/pasta type carbs and has no bread.

All in all, I think it's a fairly well-balanced approach, though it includes a little more meat than I'd like (1 to 2 times a day).

"Unlike fad diets, our meal plan is balanced in proeins, carbs, healty fats, and everything else you need to keep your body working properly, so remaining on it over time won't undermine your health in any way."

Their fitness plan is very well-balanced too, if a bit ambitious for a working mom. Walking 30 min to 1 hour a day, circuit training 38 min every day, abs 3x a week, 15 min yoga daily...