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Every Sunday I take time to plan my meals and prep for the week ahead. Because it’s the only way I know I’ll stay healthy. I generally pick meals from my archives that are on rotation throughout the weeks. However, we recently found out that little miss B has a milk and soy protein intolerance. Which means in order to keep breastfeeding I’ve had to eliminate all milk and soy proteins from my diet. No small task.

Soy is in EVERYTHING. It’s really amazing and really makes me question our food industry even more. Having to read every single food label has been eye opening to say the least.

But things are starting to improve for little B and I’m slowly starting to get the hang of this new diet and lifestyle.

I have been SO thankful for my Pilates Body Program meal plan that Drew Parisi created. Many of the recipes are naturally soy and dairy free because they are made with pure, whole food ingredients. I love eating those meals and I’m thankful that in that regard I can continue what I’ve been doing.

But I’m definitely having to scope out new recipes, try new foods and change up my routine to keep all dairy and soy out of my diet. The good news is that it certainly forces me to eat  clean, healthy and natural. So even if you’re not dairy/soy free I think you’ll enjoy some of the new recipes I’ll be sharing.

Here’s what’s on tap for the week ahead:

Breakfasts:

–  Rudi’s english muffins with almond butter (all Udi’s products are dairy & soy free)

–  Half-caf iced americano or coffee with almond milk

Lunches:

–  Harvest Chicken Salad over greens (from the PBP meal plan)

courtesy of Oh She Glows

Dinners:

–  Buffalo Turkey Tacos and black beans (from the PBP meal plan)

–  Sundried Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta

–  Roasted Buddha Bowl

–  Grilled chicken with corn on the cob and grilled asparagus

courtesy of Oh She Glows

Hopefully these meals will give you a few ideas as you plan ahead for a healthy week!

Happy Monday,