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A few healthy meal ideas! / Recetas saludables!

Our diet has changed drastically since February 13 when we decided to follow the P90X nutrition plan in addition to doing the workouts. It’s hard to believe that we were posting about eating nachos and pigs in a blanket only a few weeks prior to making changes. For me, the hardest part of the program has been the diet change. I have terrible self control when it comes to limiting carbs, adding veggies and eliminating sweets. Still, making the change has been 100% worth it – Javi and I have mentioned before that we feel healthier and I can safely say that our new habits have become real habits – now I don’t have to force myself to eat well. By the time we reach 90 days I feel like I’ll have eaten more salads in 2012 than the rest of my life combined (and I can say that with confidence because I was a picky eater as a kid and refused to eat salad until I got to college). Nuestra dieta ha cambiado drasticamente desde el 13 de Febrero cuando decidimos seguir el plan de nutricion del sistema P90X junto con los entrenamientos. Es dificil de creer que habiamos posteado sobre comer nachos y salchichas solo un par de semanas antes de cambiar todo. Para mi, la parte mas dificil del programa ha sido cambiar la dieta. Tengo muy poco disciplina cuando se trata de controlas los carbohidratos, agregar vegetales y eliminar dulces. Aun asi, el cambio ha valido la pena 100% – Javi y yo hemos mencionado antes que nos sentimos mas saludables y podemos decir, con seguridad, que nuestros nuevos habitos se han convertido en habitos reales – no tenemos que forzarno a comer saludable.  Cuando alcanzemos los 90 dias creo que habremos comido mas ensaladas este ano que en toda mi vida combinada (y puedo decir eso con confianza porque de nina era muy manosa para comer y no comi ensaladas hasta que entre a la Universidad)

Another day, another burger! That’s me as a kiddo, devouring some fries and a scrumptious good ol’ American cheeseburger. That’s all I wanted – burgers, hot dogs and Kraft mac & cheese! Ah!

Otro dia, otra hamburguesa! Esa era yo cuando nina, devorando papas fritas y una buena hambuguesa Americana con queso. Eso era todo lo que queria comer – hamburguesa, hotdogs, y macaron con queso! Ah!

The other really great thing about our diet changing is that we have come up with new and different meals, and they keep changing. Recently, my friend Ashley suggested that we should post a few meal ideas and I’m going to take her up on that suggestion. Right now I’ve got a few photos of what we’ve been eating for the past week or so, and I’ll post again after some time when I’ve got new suggestions. Following the P90X food regimen is more like following a nutrition plan than a diet – it’s all about portions and getting enough servings of the various food groups. Each of our meals has at least one veggie and some meals have fruits (we each get a serving of fruit a day). Also, I’d like to draw your attention really quick to the top lefthand side of the blog – we added a menu where you can access all our posts about nutrition and fitness and our P90X adventure. Take a look – so far we only have a few posts but we’ll be posting more as we go. Enjoy! Lo otro genial de cambiar nuestra dieta es que hemos podido crear nuevas combinaciones de comidas, y siguen cambiando. Recientemente, mi amiga Ashley sugirio que postearamos algunas ideas de platos de comida, y voy a usar su sugerencia. Ahora tengo algunas fotos de lo que hemos comido la semana pasada, y posteare de nuevo una vez que nuevas ideas se vengan a la mente. Seguir el regimen P90X es mas como seguir un plan de nutricion y no una dieta – se trata de porciones y comer suficiente cantidad de diferentes tipos de comidas. Todas nuestras comidas tienen por lo menos un vegetal y algunas tienen fruta (los dos tenemos que consumir al menos una fruta cada dia) Tambien me gustaria que pusieran atencion a la parte superior izquierda del blog – agregamos una seccion donde pueden encontrar nuestros post sobre nutricion y ejercicio y nuestra aventura con P90X. Hechenle un vistazo – por ahora tenemos unas cuantas historias y agregaremos mas en el camino! Disfruten!

1 cup of rice (for a serving of carbs), a 6 oz. piece of grilled chicken (two servings of protein) and grilled asparagus (1 serving of veggies – except I took this pic after I ate two of the asparagus, so usually there’s more)

1 taza de arroz (para una porcion de carbohidratos), 6 onzas de pollo a la parrila (2 porciones de proteina) y esparragos a la plancha (1 porcion de vegetales – excepto que saque la fotos despues de comer un par, asi que normalmente hay mas)
two medium apples sliced (for 2 servings of fruit), half an avocado mixed with half a tbsp of olive oil (each half contributes to a whole serving of fat), and a roughly 8oz. piece of baked chicken (for almost 3 servings of protein). Dos manazanas medianas (para 2 porciones de fruta), mitad de una palta mezclada con media churadita de aceite de oliva (1 porcion de grasas) y mas o menos 8 onzas de pollo al horno (para casi 3 porciones de proteina)
This is the salad I love and eat almost every day – diced turkey slices (3 oz for one serving of protein), 2 cups of spinach (one serving of veggies) and 1 oz. of feta cheese (one dairy serving), half an avocado that I ate out of the skin with olive oil in the middle and a grapefruit (1 medium-sized grapefruit is a serving of fruit). Esta es la ensalada que me encata y como casi todos los dias – jamos de pavo en pedacitos (3 onzas es 1 proteina), 2 tazas de espinaca (una porcion de vegetales) y una onza de queso feta (una porcion de lacteo), mitad de una palta que comi directo de la cascara con aceite de oliva y un pomelo ( un pemelo es una porcion de fruta)
2 cups of spinach, 1 oz. of feta and diced baked chicken in the salad, the rest of the 6 oz. piece of chicken is also diced up to go with the avocado, and a grapefruit (this covers one serving of veggies, one of fruit, 2 of protein, one of dairy and one of fat) 2 tazas de espinaca, 1 onza de queso feta y pollo al horno cortado en pedacitos, el resto de las 6 onzas de pollo las corte para comerlas con la palta, y un pomelo ( esto cubre una porcio de vegetales, uan de fruta, 2 de proteina, 1 de lacteos y 1 de grasas)
This is actually from one of my mom’s famous Sunday dinners – she made corned beef hash. The potatoes counted as two servings of carbs, the meat as two servings of protein and the veggies are corn and zucchini – a total of two servings. Esta es una de las cenas dominicales de mi mama – hizo una cecerola. La papa cuentan como 2 porciones de carbohidratos, la carne como 2 de proteina y los vegetales son zapallo y choclo – un total de 2 porciones
This dinner was actually too much for me – I didn’t touch the meat because I was so full after the artichokes and grapefruit and salad. Javi ate the whole thing. The artichokes + salad counted for two servings of veggies, the feta (1 oz.) as a serving of dairy, the grapefruit as a serving of fruit, Javi’s got his avocado over there for his daily serving of fat and then we each had about 8oz. worth of meat, or almost 3 servings of protein, in the chicken. Esta cena fue mucho para mi – no toque la carne porque estaba llena despues de las alcachofas, el pomelo y la ensalada. Javi se lo comio todo. Las alcachofas + la ensalada contaron como 2 porciones de vegetales, el queso feta (1 oz) es una porcion de lacteos, el pomelo una porcion de fruta, Javi comio su palta para su porcion de grasa y cada uno comio 8 onzas de carne, o casi 3 porciones de proteina en el pollo.
Steak night! One of the best nights of the week! Here we have 6oz. of steak (2 servings of protein), a serving of fat with the avocado, a cup of rice for the carb and a serving of broccoli for the veggie. Noche de carne roja! Una de las mejores noches de la semana! Aqui tenemos un trozo de 6 onzas (2 porciones de proteina), una porcion de grasa con la palta, 1 taza de arros para una porcion de carbohidratos y broccoli para el vegetal.
Sometimes I save my fruit for a midday snack – 2 cups of sliced strawberries counts as a fruit so I split it up into two 1-cup servings and spread it out over the day. This is one cup – a perfect snack! A veces guardo mi fruta para comerla como snak al medio dia – 2 tazas de frutilla cortada cuenta como 1 fruta asi que las dividi en dos porciones de 1 taza y las comi a lo largo del dia. Esta es una taza – un snack perfecto!
And for all you dessert types (like me), try putting the other cup of sliced strawberries with some kind of low fat plain or vanilla yogurt. Go for low fat and low sugar in the yogurt nutrition facts. I’m still obsessed with the coconut milk greek yogurt at Whole Foods – this is the vanilla flavor. Y para quienes les gustan los postres (como yo), intenten poner la otra taza de frutillas en un yoghurt bajo en grasas sin sabor o de vainilla. Usen bajo en grasa y bajo en azucar. Todavia estoy loca por el yoghurt estilo griego de coco que venden en Whole Foods – este es el de sabor vainilla.
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