Wellness Wednesday: 5 Day Meal Plan For The Holidays

5 day clean eating meal plan, itsy bitsy indulgences

Well, the holidays are officially upon us, and if you’re like me, you plan on enjoying them in every way. Indulgent foods, fun fashion, and a libation here and there. I typically try to follow an 80/20 rule… eat clean 80% of the time, 20% of the time not worry so much. It allows me to feel better about indulging when I know that I have a good plan for setting the restart button on Monday. So, I thought that I would share with you the foods I’ve been using to do just that over the past few weeks… and the ways I plan on incorporating them well into the holiday season.

Breakfast: Oatmeal: 3/4 cup old fashion oats cooked in 1 1/4 cup water. Topped with sliced banana + some perfect bar
Snack: Kombucha + some granola 
Lunch: Avocado Toast (featured above): Paleo bread, 1/2 smashed avocado spread over bread and topped with spinach, sliced tomatoes, sprouts, + two eggs (I prefer mine runny…).
Snack: Beet Chips
Dinner: Lentil Soup (recipe)
Dessert: Pressed Freeze

Workout: 40 minute spin + 5 minute core

Breakfast: Museli (purchased from Trader Joe’s) with DF yogurt (from Whole Foods) + topped with chocolate probiotic granola + berries (I make this the evening before)
Snack: Kombucha + 1/4 perfect bar
Lunch: left over lentil soup + carrots
Snack: Kale Chips + Sweet Potato Chips (slice sweet potatoes into very thin slices, spray with olive oil spray, sprinkle with a little salt + pepper, bake for 20ish minutes at 450°. Watch them closely).
Dinner: Stuffed Acorn Squash: Slice acorn squash in half, top with a little bit of ghee and sprinkle with salt + pepper. Bake for 40-60 minutes (depends on oven) at 425°. Stuff with cauliflower rice (I use diced tomatoes + diced chilis with sautéed spinach), refried beans (these are my favorite), organic/grass fed ground bison (leanest of the red meats), guacamole, + salsa. This is one of our new favorite dishes.
Dessert: Popcorn

Workout: 4 mile run + 5 minute core + at home weights 

Almond Butter Toast: 2 slices Paleo Bread topped with 2 tbsp almond butter, sliced banana, + sprinkled with chia seeds.
Snack: Kombucha + some granola
Lunch: Roasted brussel sprouts + sweet potatoes, topped with two runny eggs
Snack: Green Smoothie
Dinner: Butternut Squash, Kale, + Black Bean Tacos: Toss butternut squash with a little bit of EVOO + salt/pepper. Roast butternut squash at 425° for 20-30 minutes. Sauté kale in garlic, EVOO, salt, + pepper until wilted (be sure to remove from stems). Once butternut squash is done, you can assemble the tacos. I used mini corn tortillas and topped with smashed avocado, butternut squash, kale, black beans, red onions, + salsa verde. Another recent favorite for us.
Dessert: Pressed Freeze

Workout: 45 minute walk

Breakfast: Same as Monday (Oatmeal)
Snack: Kombucha + hard boiled egg
Lunch: Ate out at Zinqué. I knew I was trying to stay on track, so I ordered the shrimp bowl and substituted the rice for cauliflower rice (to get my veggies). It was topped with tomatoes, arugula, + pesto.
Snack: Beet Chips + Kale Chips
Dinner: Ate out + ordered a Paleo Bowl with Ono fish
Dessert: Popcorn

Workout: 4 mile run + 5 minute core + weights at home

Breakfast: Oatmeal (see Monday)
Snack: Kombucha
Lunch: Brussel sprouts, marinated mushrooms + sweet potatoes, with some grilled chicken breast.
Snack: Green smoothie
Dinner: Take-out Mexican food. I opted for the mesa rice bowl with grilled shrimp, rice, black beans, sautéed spinach + veggies. With lots of salsa + some guacamole. I also love the fermented carrots.
Dessert:  Pressed Freeze + 2 glasses of wine

Workout: Power Yoga Video (I swear by it!)

And, sometimes, a few new pieces of workout gear help keep me on track. I love this cross front pull over (I own it in light grey), these cutout leggings, and this drape back pullover. I know I’ll certainly be lacing up the day after Thanksgiving!!


  1. Rachel says:

    Where did you get take out Mexican food that has fermented carrots? Sounds good! I can’t wait to try zinque!

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      It’s called Taco Mesa! There is one in Orange + Costa Mesa! Such a great spot!


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