My sweet friend Cathy has been a Tastefully Simple consultant for many years! She loves helping women (and men) make dinner an easier and healthier task. She really is so passionate about what she does and I love how open she is with sharing her meals, recipes and feedback with her community!
When she asked me if I would be one of two 14 Day Reset challengers, I jumped on it! The cost was not bad at all, considering the high quality meal planning/daily menu, and products. It even comes with a grocery list and prep list! (So helpful for a busy mama!!)
On a side note, I was a clean eating pro. I was at a steady (happy/healthy) weight since Spring of 2016 until Summer 2018. Not sure exactly what happened, but between stress, vacations, and lack of planning/caring, I let my eating habits slide a bit. Sure, I re-joined the gym and was moving, but my eating as all over the place and kind of out of control. My once in awhile turned into every other night. A few Dino nuggets here and a couple of mouthfuls of Mac and Cheese there….PLUS my ‘healthy dinner’ whatever I constituted that as.
Fruit and egg bites–oh goodness. So easy to pop in the microwave on those crazy mornings!
Homemade chicken soup– so darn good!
They give you 3 different salad dressings to make.
Deli turkey roll ups.
Can of tuna in a salad!
Tea time with this little pack of goodies!! It curbed my sweet tooth.
Coconut Shrimp with zoodles omg this was my fave!
These helped my ‘salty craving’ and I am a huge chip lover.
Lettuce wraps. (side note, I passed these off as tacos to my family and there was shredded carrot, spinach and mushroom in there!)
The famous breakfast meatballs. I just made another batch yesterday because they are that good!
I was full after this meal!
I am obsessed with this breakfast!
I really enjoyed the homemade dressings with veggies as a snack.
Curry pork paired with zoodles! YUM!
While I cannot share the recipe, I can refer to my beautiful and amazing friend Cathy!! She is on Instagram, Facebook and isn’t someone who just slings food. No, she does live videos, shares recipe ideas, and shows you how to use all of the ingredients. She’s a working mom of 3 and just has such a huge heart to help others make meal time easy!
I am SO happy that I did this reset.
- I lost and kept off 6 pounds!
- My jeans/belt fit me again
- I gained my healthy cooking confidence back in the kitchen
- I put mine and my family’s health FIRST
- I learned some new yummy recipes
- I gained back self control over my eating
- I felt great and had so much energy!
- I learned that I do not need AS MANY carbs as I was eating, but I do need carbs
I firmly believe in 80/20 as I preach here from time to time. Whether it’s a day or an entire week or month, I try to look at it as such: Did I eat whole, clean, real foods 80% of the time? Did I allow myself treats/pasta/chips whatever 20% of the time?
I will say that it was a bit challenging to meal prep and keep up with all of the cooking. I gave myself some grace on the weekend and certainly the 2nd week. It taught me the basics of what I needed and if I had a lot more weight to lose, I would have stuck with it more strictly, but I didn’t want to lose too much weight too fast.
Seriously, if you’re in a meal planning rut or wanting to cut the sugar/carbs, just hit up my friend Cathy! I am not getting paid or any compensation for writing this, I honestly love looking back at my food photos and love spreading the word about good health.