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 11/11

First let me express my honor and gratitude to all of our amazing military past and present for their hard work and sacrifice.

Now, I will share with you my not so amazing but totally useful weekly meal plan.  By the way, we have 17 days until we feast.

Monday – BFL Turkey Spaghetti with steamed broccoli

Tuesday – Lighter Chicken & Dumplings (Cooks Illustrated)

Wednesday – date night for me and my husband (woo hoo!) so the kids get pizza.  Our Safeway makes really good take & bake!

Thursday – Steakhouse Pizza (the Pioneer Woman)

Friday – BFL Turkey Taco salad

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

Weekly Meal Plan – 10/21

spaghettiI’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.

Meal Plan

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

Saturday – leftovers!

Weekly Mean Plan – 10/14 Fall has arrived

OK, I’m back from a couple crazy travel weeks!  Fall has arrived here in Colorado so my meals certainly will reflect that.  I love soups and stews and when the weather turns cold, they are perfect!

Monday – Beef & Broccoli with brown rice from Cooks Illustrated

Tuesday – Frito Chili Pie (with ground turkey) from The Pioneer Woman (cheese and more fritos for the kiddos, less for mom & dad to be healthier)

Wednesday – Turkey goulash from Eating for Life

Thursday – Chicken Tortilla soup from The Pioneer Woman

Friday – Leftovers

Saturday – Pulled Pork Tacos, yes The Pioneer Woman

Weekly Meal Plan – Birthday week

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
Monday: leftovers
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 🙂

Weekly Meal Plan – 9/9

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
Saturday: Leftovers

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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!

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