Alright, 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)
With 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”
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
I’m somewhat satisfied at my exercise consistency since my kids went back to school. There have been some bumps in the schedule from taking 2 trips in 7 days but other than that, I’m still on track.
My new motivation for consistent eating and exercise is knowing Halloween is near and my sweet tooth will be challenged. I love candy. I’ve learned that I can’t buy candy corn or mallow creme pumpkins anymore as I will eat through the whole bag in one sitting.
Monday – Turkey spaghetti with green beans click here
Tuesday – BFL Chicken Enchiladas
Wednesday – Turkey Burgers with baked fries and broccoli
Thursday – BFL Turkey Asian stir fry
Friday – Roast Pork Tenderloin with red pepper ginger slaw and steamed rice
Thrilled for an easy cooking week because of my birthday! I love food. I love good food. It’s why I workout.
Sunday: Free day. So yummy Spicy Pulled Pork tacos from the Pioneer Woman
Tuesday BIRTHDAY DINNER at The Palm!!
Wednesday: Stuffed Chicken Breasts with steamed broccoli (Cooking Light, America’s Test Kitchen)
Thursday: Salmon roulades with cucumber relish and brown rice (Martha Stewart I think)
Friday: Flank steak with mashed potatoes and herbed tomato couscous (eating for life)
Saturday: leftovers or something with ground turkey 🙂
Monday: chicken soup & dumplings
Tuesday: Eating for Life Turkey Goulash (photo recipe)
Wednesday: Beef & Broccoli
Thursday: Eating for Life Balsamic Salmon Salad (photo recipe)
Friday: Turkey burgers, baked fries and roasted asparagus
My new favorite find for a quick lunch is “Flat Out” flatbread wraps. They are only 100 calories, they have 9 gm of protein each and most importantly, they stay together and don’t crack like some tortillas. Check ’em out!