Meal Plan 12/9 – Hustle & Bustle

Merry_Christmas_by_dimantAlright, I made it through the Thanksgiving holiday week with a sushi indulgence (Love Boat Sushi of course) and a fabulous traditional feast plus a few leftovers.  I have an obsession with baking pies so I actually traveled with my homemade apple cranberry pie and brought it with us on the plane to San Diego.  Crazy? Yes, but I made it with apples from Colorado’s western slope that were hand delivered by clients of mine so I say it was worth it.

So now into preparations for the Christmas feasting.  And by preparations, I hope we all know by now I mean eating so healthy I deserve to feast.  So lets get back on the healthy wagon and make it happen!

Monday – Chicken breasts with roast red pepper pasta (the pioneer woman) and side salad

Tuesday – Holiday board meeting/dinner with my husband

Wednesday – Body for Life Turkey Chili

Thursday – Beef & Broccoli with brown rice (cooks Illustrated)

Friday – Mini Turkey Meatball sandwiches (the pioneer woman – sub ground turkey) with veggies and red pepper hummus (cooks illustrated)

Saturday – leftovers

Weekly Meal Plan 11/4

Avoiding the "Holiday Bulge" - Thanksgiving/ChristmasWith 23 days until Thanksgiving, it’s time to hunker down and stay consistent with home-cooked healthy meals.  I love the holidays and the traditions of family gathering and eating, mostly the pie…and mashed potatoes with manchego…and gravy…and, well I guess everything.

So my prevention is planning ahead so as to not get stuck with the ol’ conversation of

“what’s for dinner?”

“I don’t know, I don’t have anything thawed”

“Well then, let’s order pizza”

sound familiar?

 

Here’s my weekly meal plan for this week:

Monday – roasted trout with roasted asparagus and couscous.

Tuesday – Potato soup with white chicken (the pioneer woman)

Wednesday – shrimp jambalaya (cooks illustrated) with steamed broccoli

Thursday – beer & BBQ braised pork with brown rice and salad

Friday – leftovers

Saturday – ground turkey tacos