Bikini Contest Prep (6 Weeks Out) My Daily Meals

I’m FINALLY in a really good groove with my meals.  Now that I’ve learned that I can actually season my food, I’m so much happier with the taste!  I (sorta) joked with my trainer/nutritionist that he could have mentioned that about 7 weeks ago!!  I eat the same thing over and over, but since I like it, I don’t mind.  I still struggle with my last meal of the day (a protein shake or egg whites with side salad) because at that time of night (about 8pm) I just want a bowl of cereal.  I have caved and had cheerios several times. 
Protein Pancake:  My breakfast is a protein pancake that I eat around 7:30 a.m.  I top it with Molly McButter (butter flakes, also known as manna from Heaven after you haven’t tasted butter for so long) and all natural fruit spread (both trainer approved).  My pancake is kind of like dense bread with butter and jelly.  I actually love it now.  I eat it like pizza.
I make my protein pancake with 1/2 cup of ground oats (I buy whole old fashioned oats and grind them in the food processor) with 3/4 cup of All Whites and a splash of water- less than 1/4 cup.  I used to make it with cinnamon and flax seed, but lately, have just been doing the 3 ingredients above.  I make one big pancake in a small skillet.  You flip it when it’s just about solid on top.
After the pancake is cooked (I’ll touch it to feel that it is firm), I cut it into 4 pieces let it cool on the stove top (or a wire rack) because I found that if I put it directly onto the plate, it was still steaming and got soggy.  
Meals 2, 3, and 4 are 5 oz of fish (mahi mahi), 4 oz of potato, and 1 cup of veggies (green beans or broccoli).  I eat this at about 11:30 a.m.; 3:00 p.m.; and 6:00 p.m.
FISH:  I buy individually wrapped fish fillets and defrost them in the fridge or in a bowl of hot water.  In the bowl of water, they only take about 5 minutes to defrost.  Then, I pat dry, sprinkle with Mrs. Dash and garlic powder and cook on the stove top on medium high heat for about 7 minutes.  I’m careful not to overcook it, and take it off the heat when it’s just about cooked through so it’s still moist and juicy inside.  This fish is really good and has a mild flavor.  
POTATOES:  I wash and prick with a knife, then microwave for 4-5 minutes.  Then I chop them up and toast them up in a skillet.  After they are browned, I season with Molly McButter.
VEGGIES:  I buy big bags of frozen veggies, measure 1 cup onto a plate and microwave for 3 minutes.  Then, season with Molly McButter.
SALAD:  I can also have salad (no iceberg lettuce) so I use romaine and spinach, with fat free dressing.

PROTEIN SHAKE:  My last meal (around 8:00 p.m.) is usually a protein shake with one scoop of protein and 6 oz of water. 
Until my trainer/nutritionist modifies my meal plan, this is what I’m eating.  Every day, all day.  My husband said he’ll do this last month with me (but he’ll do chicken and lean red meat instead of fish).  He’s seen me lean up and wants to lose some weight too.  
I go for my bikini consult (where I choose my competition suit on Tuesday evening, so I’ll be sure to report back about that experience).  Have a great week!

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


    1. Sooooooo proud of you! Been with you on both blogs since the start of this one and even longer with your first. You're my no. 1 favorite…and I read tons! Your energy is amazing! I've started a wellness program at my office due to your inspiration. Keep it up, I'm a huge fan and am supporting all your efforts in your competition. You look so good!! xoxo-M.

  1. I've been eating protein pancakes in the morning also, but I use protein powder in mine. What's the reasoning behind no powder in the pancakes? I'm on the fence about using protein powder period (I'm typically a staunch real foodie) so always love to hear others reasoning. Thank you for this blog – it's been life changing for me!!

  2. hi- sorry if this is posting twice!?? In the past you talked about microwaving frozen chicken-can you tell me how long you microwave it for? thankyoU!

    1. Hi Jill- I microwave one piece on the defrost setting for about 10-12 minutes. I put it in a bowl because there is a lot of liquid as it defrosts/cooks. I turn it over every few minutes. The ends cook faster, so when those are done I cut them off and keep defrosting/cooking the center until it's just done. If it goes too long, it's dry and awful. You have to kind of keep checking to make sure it's not getting overcooked- kind of a pain, which is part of why I switched to fish. 🙂

  3. Yum! Glad to hear you've got your groove going 🙂 I can't believe you are 6 weeks away!!! So excited for you and again, keep up the great work. You are definitely motivating me to work up the courage to sign up for a competition.

  4. Megan, thank you so much for spelling this all out for us! I'd love to know your thoughts on having fish vs. chicken for those mid day meals. (Is there a reason you don't eat chicken anymore or switch it up at all?) Thanks so much!!

  5. Loving following along on your journey. I'm not sure I'd have it in me to be so strict on the food, but would love the results if I could. Major kudos to you!

  6. Hi Megan,
    Does the fish come individually wrapped and then in a big bag like chicken breasts? I don't think I've seen them before. Where do you get them?


  7. You are doing amazing! What strong will power you have. I do like all of the good foods you are eating, but I have trouble sticking to the clean meals when other temptations arise….for instance like Ice Cream! haha I don't know how you don't give in.

  8. Hi Megan, Do you prepare all of these meals ahead of time and reheat them as needed? I've been following along and incorporating your meals in my daily routine. I'm not training for anything. I'm just working on lowering my body fat. Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing all of your meals and the times that you're eating. I've been looking for an easy recipe for protein pancakes. I'm not prepping for a contest like you; however, i am getting married in Mexico in exactly 4 weeks! I've been measuring veggies, chicken, and sweet potato or brown rice for my meals. Now I have the Mahi Mahi as an alternative! Quick question… if you had to estimate how many calories do you think are in the protein pancake?

    1. Thank you! I use that app too and hadn't thought about just entering all the ingredients for it to calculate it. So it comes to 250 calories for the pancake without jelly. keep up your amazingly hard work and good luck in the competition. I love reading and see your progress! it's truly inspirational.

  10. Watching your body transform from hot to hotter has been very inspirational. I admire your dedication. I've been looking for a new challenge lately now that I have all of this free time. Do you like your coach? Where does one find out information about fitness comps? I hope you are doing well. Keep up the amazing work!


  11. Do you fluctuate how many calories you consume based on your workouts? What does your daily calorie intake look like…I am guessing between 1200-1500? I am looking to get lean and add muscle but not sure if I should be consuming more calories on the days I work out or if that just negates what I just did in the gym! 🙂 Your advice would be helpful, your progress is so inspirational!

  12. Hi Megan, thank you so much for posting this. I have 2 questions: (1) What brand of mahi mahi do you buy? I really like mild tasting fish, but am always a little terrified to buy it frozen in a grocery store. (2) What protein do you use to make your shakes? I'd love to find a female-friendly protein powder that helps me build LEAN muscle. Thank you again for all of the advice! You are amazing!

  13. HI Megan!
    Just wondering if you have tried reheating the pancake? Want to know if I could make these ahead of time and just reheat?
    Thanks for posting all that you do! I love reading your blog and following you on IG! Keep up the good work!

  14. I've stumbled across your blog months ago and periodically check in. I love it! You look fabulous and are a great inspiration for women. Your very candid and honest which I as a reader appreciate! Keep up the good work!

  15. Hi Megan. My name is Patty and I'm a representative of B&G Foods. These recipes sound delicious! Thank you so much for featuring three of our products in your blog. This recipe is fun and we're betting full of flavor! We'd love to send you some free product vouchers as a thank-you. Feel free to email us at so we can ship some out to you!

  16. Hi Megan! I'm a long time reader of both your blogs…love them! Regarding this post in particular…what kind of potatoes do you use? I just started my own fitness routine and am trying to eat healthier and cleaner and am looking for new ideas. Thanks so much!

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