Sunday Game Plan – 1st week of May

I am so glad to be back and feeling rejuvenated.  I have visiting my local library to read books on food and the various diet types that have been already published.  One of the books I finally was able to read and somewhat apply was The Genotype Diet by  Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, a naturopathic physician.  I was introduced to naturopathic medicine by my previous employer and I am currently still on the fence on whether to pursue it, but that is a story for another day.   Anyways, I have been fascinated by his findings and research especially in my search to foods related to inflammation e.g. rheumatoid arthritis.

I decided to perform some of the assessment tests outlined in Dr. D’Adamo’s book.  The assessment was based on blood type, rH type, leg length, torso length, finger length and height.  My results revealed that I can be either the Gatherer or the Nomad.   Therefore, this week’s Sunday Game Plan I am using most of the ingredients that is allowed from either genotypes.  In addition, on Tuesday 5/3/16 I have had the privilege to cover the annual Queens Taste 2016 event.

Meatless Monday: Egg Banana Pancakes & Arugula Strawberry Salad

Traditional Tuesday: Queens Taste 2016

Wednesday: Tentative dinner plans with co-workers in Chinatown

Thursday: Cinco de Mayo

Friday: Meeting in NYU, Charity work 20160501_201213So excited on what is ahead for the week and the month as I will attempt to incorporate national food observances to develop meal and find dishes that are elevated, healthy yet on a budget.  Stay tuned!

Sunday Game Plan – Portion Control Week

This past week I completely slipped in diet and training, which resulted in weight gain and fatigue.  This week is a new week and a bigger effort is being made to plan my meals ahead.  The goal is not go out to eat this week for lunch or dinner.  As a fitness buff once told me it is 80% what you eat and 20% exercise.  Therefore, this game plan is different this week because instead of recipes being made for the week,  I have a detailed outline on what I hope to eat for the week.  This outline seems feasible yet easier said than done.  This week’s game plan includes items either currently brought or stored at home:

  • cinnamon
  • rolled oats
  • walnuts
  • corned beef/brisket
  • cabbage
  • yogurt
  • almond milk
  • lamb chop
  • bananas
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • canned lentil soup
  • chicken drumsticks
  • mixed blend salad
  • onions
  • garlic
  • Cheerios
  • eggs
  • bread
  • canned salmon
  • canned tuna
  • instant oatmeal
  • roti
  • brussels sprouts


Stay tuned for exciting recipes and throwback posts this week.

Week 1 Game Plan -More Diet Changes

After two weeks of following the 15 day Diet Plan from Idealfit created by Trainer Lindsey, I have lost body fat so I have lost 1.25 inches in my hips/glutes & 2 inches off my thighs.  Unfortunately, I have not lost the weight, exercises were intense.   As a result, for the next four (4) weeks I will be temporarily changing my usual Sunday game plan to Week 1-4 Game Plan.  This game plan will consist of modified recipes that are appropriate for the week; some will be derived from previous Sunday game plans posted and a combination of recipes from Idealfit and Bob Harper’s (The Biggest Loser) book “The Skinny Rule: The Simple Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to THIN”.   In addition, in NYC, I hope to be able to take advantage of the free classes offered by the Union Square Partnership: Union Square Sweat Fest 2016, which ends on 2/25.

To keep this post as short as possible without being boring, I will be posting my meal plan diary daily with meals along with recipes that is acceptable for the week and the day’s theme e.g. Meatless Monday.

Stay tuned!






First Sunday Game Plan

It’s been a long weekend but very excited to post Tablespoons and Teaspoons’ first Sunday Game Plan for the week.   After reviewing various circulars, a budget of $30 was set aside to do some grocery shopping for this week’s meal plan.  This meal plan works well with anyone who wants to lose weight and take up “clean” eating.  Below is the handwritten version of the game plan which lists recipes that will be prepared and made.20160110_231941-1

Utilizing the ingredients purchased on a $30 budget, at least 12 healthy cost effective recipes can be created for the week with the high probability of leftovers.  In terms of current pantry items the biggest investments were the olive oil, rice, cooking spray and soy sauce, everything else in the pantry was purchased under $3 per item.  Current pantry items are separate from the $30 budget grocery shopping.

Can’t wait to put these ingredients into great use and make quick, budget friendly and healthy dishes.  Stay tuned!!