WHAT I EAT IN A DAY ON WW PURPLE – Turkey Tacos / Orange Turkey Rice Bowl

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
โ„น๏ธ iTRACKBITES Better Balance / ๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE
๐ŸŽ Whole Foods Focused
1๏ธโƒฃ8๏ธโƒฃ Daily Points / 4๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ Weekly Points

๐ŸŽ I generally only eat 2 meals a day with fruit for snacks so points may be higher than you are used to seeing.  If you substitute sugar free/fat free products, your points may be significantly less in some cases.

๐ŸŒฎ TURKEY TACOS, CILANTRO LIME RICE & STUFFED POBLANO
โ–ช๏ธ @krogerco 99% Extra Lean Ground Turkey
โ–ช๏ธ @louisiana-brand Hot Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ @ortega Good Grains Taco Shells x2 (3)
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Pico de Gallo
โ–ช๏ธ @friendlyfarms 0% Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ @misfitsmarket Organic Purple Cabbage, Red Onion, Garlic, Poblano Pepper
โ–ช๏ธ @krogerco Stir Fry Veggies, Lime, Cilantro
โ–ช๏ธ @iberia Brown Rice
โ–ช๏ธ @freshfinds Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
โ–ช๏ธ @dunyaharvest Organic Black Beans
โ–ช๏ธ @rioluna Organic Diced Green Chiles
โ–ช๏ธ @foodclub Fat Free Cream Cheese – 3tbsp (1)
โ–ช๏ธ @chefaz Mexican Fiesta Seasoning

Mexican Slaw (Mayo Free)
Inspired by @veggiesdontbite – thank you!
https://www.veggiesdontbite.com/mexican-cabbage-slaw-with-cumin-lime-dressing
Inspired by @feastingathome – many thanks!
https://www.feastingathome.com/mexican-slaw

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Brown Rice
Thanks to @pipingpotcurry for the inspiration!
https://pipingpotcurry.com/cilantro-lime-brown-rice-instant-pot


๐ŸŒ€ INSTANT POT BROWN RICE
Cooked in @cooksessential 3Q Mini Pressure Cooker w Nonstick Liner
~ Rinse Rice
1:1 ratio – 1 cup rice + 1 cup liquid.
I like to use stock but you can just use water.
MULTIGRAIN Preset or
22min – High Pressure + Natural Release
If you want a softer texture – increase water by โ…“-ยฝc and increase time to 28min


โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 577
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 4pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 9pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 13pts

๐Ÿฆƒ ORANGE GROUND TURKEY RICE BOWL
โ–ช๏ธ @krogerco 99% Extra Lean Ground Turkey
โ–ช๏ธ @misfitsmarket Organic Broccoli, Rainbow Carrot, Garlic, Ginger, Valencia Orange (incl zest)
โ–ช๏ธ @oakbarrel Nine Low Sodium Soy Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ @louisiana-brand Hot Sauce
โ–ช๏ธ @krogerco Lime, Cilantro
โ–ช๏ธ @iberia Brown Rice
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Spicy Herb Broth
โ–ช๏ธ @oasisworldmarket Toasted Sesame Seeds
โ–ช๏ธ @happybelly Toasted Sesame Oil – ยฝtbsp (2)
โ–ช๏ธ @marukan Seasoned Rice Vinegar
โ–ช๏ธ @domino Light Brown Sugar – ยฝtbsp (1)

ORANGE CHICKEN/TURKEY RICE BOWL
Inspired by @frugalnutrition – many thanks!
https://www.frugalnutrition.com/orange-ground-chicken-rice-bowls/#recipecard

ASIAN ROASTED CARROTS AND BROCCOLI
Inspired by @damndelicious – love it!
https://damndelicious.net/2015/10/23/asian-roasted-carrots-and-broccoli/

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 504
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 3pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 7pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 8pts

๐Ÿ’ SNACKS
โ–ช๏ธ @misfitsmarket Organic Watermelon
โ–ช๏ธ @driscolls Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries
โ–ช๏ธ @grapemanfarms Red Seedless Grapes
โ–ช๏ธ @krogerco Mandarins (in juice)
โ–ช๏ธ @krogerco Strawberries
โ–ช๏ธ @mighties Kiwifruit
โ–ช๏ธ @noosa Honey Yogurt – 2oz (3)
โ–ช๏ธ @misfitsmarket @sillycowfarms Chocolate Marshmallow Swirl Hot Chocolate (5)
โ–ช๏ธ @fairlife Fat Free Milk – 1c (2)

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 343
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 10pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 10pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 10pts

๐Ÿ’ฅNSV๐Ÿ’ฅ
I haven’t worn my FitBit since October. My movement has been extremely limited with many days I’m sure would have been under 1000 steps… It has been a long and difficult last 6 months – completely not COVID related.

I have had so much trouble with autoimmune inflammation and neuropathy… My feet and hands are either completely numb or on fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ or spasming… It hurts to stand, to walk and I have been having breathing and BP issues… It’s been rough…

But yesterday I started on a micro goal.

Yes, micro… Not mini, not major, not Milestone… Just a micro…

Walk to my mailbox ๐Ÿ“ฌ and back once a day. It may sound stupid and it isn’t all that far but it is on an incline and by the time I get back, I am generally winded, my heart rate is between 120-150, my feet feel like I have been walking on broken glass and if it’s hot/muggy out, I generally have breathing issues.

Why do I say all this?

Because despite all this – I WILL walk to my mailbox everyday. My step ๐Ÿฉด๐Ÿฉด goal is 2500. Tiny for most people but for me, that is more than double what I have done on some days…

I need definable – โœ… – 2500 steps / mailbox
I need achievable – โœ… – it is possible on all but the worst days
I need accountable – โœ… – YouTube/Insta/FB
I need sustainable – โœ… – realistic expectations that push me but are not so much that I can’t continue to make progress.

Today I finished my day walking little laps in my gravel drive loop while burning boxes (I live rurally and we take our trash to the landfill and many people have burn barrels for cardboard etc)…

I don’t think I’ve seen 4000 steps in a very very long time.

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