PiYo Menu Planner – Week #2

PiYo Menu Planner
When you search online, you’ll find tons of menu plans for different workouts and regimens… but once you’ve followed a plan for a month, you might start to feel bored or complacent about your food!
So I’ve decided to find PiYo-friendly meals every week that keep you motivated to stay on track while getting the flavor and variety you crave.  I’ve scoured the internet to find FIVE recipes per week for meals you can feed yourself AND your family without sacrificing nutrition or health.
If you aren’t familiar with the PiYo diet, I recommend you download my FREE PiYo Food and Training Guide to get started.
Here’s how we plan our menu…
  • Meal #1 is a Breakfast/Brunch dish, which you can eat any time of day if you choose!
  • Meal #2 is Soup or Salad, perfect for easy prep or even making things ahead.
  • Meal #3 is Meatless, perfect for a Meatless Monday or a vegetarian diet.
  • Meal #4 is a Comfort Food Makeover, a meal that is inspired by what might otherwise be “cheat” guilty pleasure meal but made PiYo friendly!
  • Meal #5 is International, bringing exotic and flavorful tastes to mind.
Meal #1:  Breakfast Burrito Bowl with Spiced Butternut Squash, because you can make it better (and healthier) at home than those fast casual restaurants!  Use cheese sparingly, or omit if you prefer.

Photo courtesy of SkinnyTaste

PiYo Perks!
PRIMARY VEGGIES (Squash, Onion, Tomatoes), LEAN PROTEIN (Eggs), HEALTHY FATS (Avocado, Extra-virgin olive oil, Shredded cheese), FREE FOODS (Lime juice)
Meal #2:  Spiralized Carrot Salad with Lemon and Dijon may look plain, but the flavor is anything but!  Using simple ingredients, this salad could be a main dish (maybe even with some lean protein added!) or a side.

Photo courtesy of SkinnyTaste

PiYo Perks!
PRIMARY VEGGIES (Carrots, Shallots), HEALTHY FATS (Extra-virgin Olive Oil), FREE FOODS (Lemon Juice, Mustard)
Meal #3:  Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Bowls are definitely something your family would enjoy along with you; you don’t even have to tell them they’re PiYo!  Just be sure to make your own enchilada sauce and choose low-fat cheese sparingly, so you can control ingredients you’re taking in.

Photo courtesy of SkinnyTaste

PiYo Perks!
PRIMARY VEGGIES (Squash, Tomato), HEALTHY FATS (Shredded Cheese), FREE FOODS (Herbs, Garlic)
Meal #4:  Creamy Tomato Mushroom 
Chicken Pasta, without dairy or pasta?  YES.  Substitute turkey bacon for the bacon in this recipe, and you can have a guilt-free, clean comfort food meal.

Photo via Clean Eating

PiYo Perks!
PRIMARY VEGGIES (Tomato, Mushrooms, Zucchini, Onion), SECONDARY VEGGIES/GRAINS (Coconut Cream), LEAN PROTEIN (Chicken Breast, Turkey Bacon), FREE FOODS (Garlic)

Meal #5:  Shakshuka, an Israeli egg and tomato dish that’s perfect for a family dinner… or breakfast!

Photo courtesy of The Little Honey Bee

PiYo Perks!
LEAN PROTEIN (Eggs), PRIMARY VEGGIES (Onion, Spinach, Tomatoes), HEALTHY FATS (Extra-virgin Olive Oil)
BONUS RECIPE: Sweet Potato Fries! also from The Little Honey Bee.  These “fries” are so easy, using just sweet potato, coconut oil, and a little cinnamon for a sweet side or snack that is PiYo-friendly.
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Lindsey is a successful entrepreneur with a genuine passion for helping others. In addition to being a healthy living coach, she is an individual and team business mentor with a track record of driving real results of personal and financial wellness. Lindsey is also an avid traveler, design enthusiast, ballerina and fur-mom. She has a background in Finance and an MBA from Arizona State University.