Our BRIGHT LINE EATING Meal Prep! | Crazy Weight Loss (w/Recipes!)

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Hey Guys! Here’s a video explaining step by step what we’ve done to lose a large amount of weight (John’s lost 60lbs, Shannon’s currently at 70lbs down). If you missed our weight loss video, you can see it here:

Below is the food plan Shannon follows, and a shopping list for the same.

SHANNON’S MEAL PLAN:

MORNING SNACK (~7am)*
– 4 oz of almond or hemp milk

*I only do this if I’m hungry, I try to wait until around 11am to eat to prolong my overnight fasting window as I follow an intermittent fasting regimen.

BRUNCH (~10 or 11am):
– 4 oz of squash
– 6 oz of lentil dish
– 6 oz of carrots
– 6 oz of fruit
– 8 oz of salad (including various vegetables, described below)
– Salad Dressing: 1 Tablespoon of oil + 2 Tablespoons of tamari sauce or applecider vinegar (I like tamari best)

DINNER (~4 or 5 pm):
– 6 oz lentil dish
– 6 oz carrots
– 10 oz of salad (including vegetables)
– salad dressing: 1 tablespoon oil + 2 tablespoons tamari sauce

SHOPPING LIST:

Produce Section:
– 4 tubs of prewashed spinach
– 1 red cabbage
– three bell peppers, various colors
– 1 butternut or other squash
– 1 tube ginger paste
– 3 different types of berries, your choice (I like blue, black, and raspberries)
– 1 pineapple
– 6 packages of tricolor baby carrots (or regular baby carrots)
– 1 red onion
– 1 package of precut mushrooms (I like baby bella)

Aisle sections:
– choice of almond or other plant based milk (UNSWEETENED)
– 2 large cans of tomatoes, diced or however you prefer them, no salt added
– 6 cups of lentils or pidgeon peas – I like pink lentils best, followed by green lentils, then yellow split peas/pidgeon peas

Spices and condiments: (recommend finding an indian grocer):
– oil of choice for salad dressing
– tamari sauce or apple cider vinegar for salad dressing
– salt
– coriander
– asefoiteda powder (often called “Hing”)
– Cumin seeds
– Coconut oil (i buy in bulk on amazon)
– cayenne pepper
– Turmeric powder

RECIPES:

Squash:
– Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
– Cut squash down the middle and de-seed
– Place squash face down in glass baking pan
– Cover about 1/3 of squash with water
– cook until fragrant (usually 1hr or so)

Lentil Dish:
– Thoroughly wash 6 cups of lentils 4-5 times until no bubbles
– soak for at least one hour, covered in water
-remove excess water before transferring to cooking pan
– cover lentils with water, leaving about 2 inch of water above them, bring to a boil
– Add 3 teaspoons of salt to water (you may want to salt dish further before eating)
– Squeeze half tube of squeezable ginger into water
– add 2.5 teaspoons of ground turmeric to water
– bring to boil, then reduce heat to low (I overcooked my beans a little bit in this video, you don’t want them boiling as much as I did)
– after about 20 min, add about 12-13 oz of chopped spinach (1 use one of the big spinach containers from the store, or about 2.5 of the smaller prewashed spinach containers)
– after another 5 min, add 2 cans of cooked tomatoes
– test that beans have cooked all the way through by tasting- if they still feel undercooked, simmer on low for longer, adding water as needed
– for masala seasoning, add 5-6 tablespoons of coconut oil to separate saucepan and heat on high
– add 2.5 teaspons of cumin seed
– add a little less than a teaspoon of asofoetida powder (hing)
– let it sizzle for about 20 seconds, reduce heat
– add 5 heaping teaspons of coriander
– sprinkle cayenne pepper (however much or little as you like)
– pour masala into bean mixture

Mason Jar Salad:
– 6 oz of chopped fruit(berries, pineapples) (LUNCH ONLY)
– 6 oz carrots
– 8 oz (lunch) or 10 oz (dinner) of salad with chopped veggies.
Recommended packing order:
– Sweaty/juicy veggies like onion, bell pepper on top of carrots
– layer of thick/tough veggies like cabbage or broccoli
– delicate spinach on top
– mushrooms at very top on top of spinach
– pack down to get out all the air

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