Monday, July 13, 2015

Meal Plan Monday

Its been awhile since I've done a post that isn't about Baby R. It's also been awhile since I've done a meal plan and stuck to it!!

After looking at how much we spent on groceries/ eating at restaurants last month (gross!!) I decided that I need to get better at coming up with a meal plan and sticking to it. I am guilty of buying things for dinners, and then deciding I don't feel like whatever was planned and either making something different, or going out/ordering in- I have a weakness for sushi (the non raw kind of course) and Indian food! Needless to say, when this happens I can freeze whatever kind of meat I bought, but my poor veggies usually don't make it.

Let's take a look at what's on the menu this week:

Monday- Halibut, quinoa-rice blend,corn on the cob
Tuesday-BBQ Beer Can Chicken, Oriental salad, carrots
Wednesday-Leftover chicken, salad & carrots
Thursday- Steak fingers and gravy (Will's request!)
Friday- Grilled chicken burgers, sweet potato fries, corn on the cob
Saturday- Burgers at my parents house
Sunday- Dinner (something BBQed!) at Will's Dad's house

I tried to prep some breakfasts/snacks for the week as well. Lunch is usually fruit and leftovers, or a grilled cheese sandwich depending on the day :)

I've been trying to incorporate more protein into my day lately, so breakfast this week is eggs, this super easy/delicious apple and pork breakfast sausage from PaleOMG, along with some fruit (lately watermelon, strawberries, or blueberries).

Along with increasing protein, I'm working on lowering my added sugar intake. I've been a little too lenient with the amount I'm eating lately, especially since I finished work. I feel like it's been vacation snacking for the past 2 weeks, so it's time to get that back under control. I made some paleo banana muffins (again from PaleOMG- love her recipes!) and I prepped a bunch of fruit for green smoothies- I am trying to have one a day since greens are still not especially appealing to me! This way I still get my sweet fix without the added sugar! I also made a big jug of iced tea using the Just Peachy Tea from Davids Tea, sweetened with a little honey- so yummy!!

Here's to a week of sticking to a plan... I'll let you know how it goes next Monday :)

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