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Tag: Meal

Meal plan (week of 11/11/12)

It seems odd to say “happy” Veteran’s Day. There are not enough words to express my thanks to all Veteran’s, retired & active duty military for what you have done and continue to do. Thank you!

I was able to cobble together a meal plan for this week. I’m back to an evening workout schedule at the gym this week, so I needed ‘make ahead’ or quick items. I’m past the honeymoon phase with my plant-based diet and its becoming a bit of a challenge to eat a variety of items that aren’t processed. I won’t say I’m in a rut, but I’m heading that way fast. If you post your own meal plans or know of some good sites that do, please share links in the comments. I need some ideas!


      : teriyaki chicken/tofu, brown rice, steamed broccoli

Monday: spaghetti, marinara, roasted asparagus, garlic bread

Tuesday: chicken noodle soup/pumpkin chili, grilled cheese/Daiya sammies

Wednesday: OYO (on your own)

Thursday: pasta with Field Roast sausage & mixed greens

Friday: salmon/veggie burgers, string beans, roasted potatoes

Saturday: pizza, salad

Plan your work. Work your plan

This week I finally got a meal plan done early enough that I could get my grocery shopping done on Saturday. I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to grocery shopping. There are usually multiple stores involved, color coded lists and the like. On more then one occasion I’ve been complimented on my cart organization. But I digress.

8x10 Plan Your Work Work Your Plan Print from bellabyte on Etsy.com

I’ve been fighting a loosing battle with meal planning lately. I will get it accomplished sometime on Sunday afternoon, but then the day is gone so very little to no cooking/prepping gets done. Then I’m cobbling together meals which usually equals eating out. Well, I’m tightening the belt on planning and eating out before I have to loosen my belt. I’m loving my almost-size-14 waist a bit too much for that! This week’s plan is pretty okay I think – there are 3 vegetarian-esque days but I’m thinking I could always squeeze more vegetables into the plan. My ambition burned out today before I could plan all 5 meals for all 7 days but I will get to that tomorrow morning so I can be ready for the week. Here’s whats on tap for dinner and subsequently lunch for the next day:

Dinner plan for the week of March 18, 2012
Sunday – Honey Orange Chicken, sauteed spinach & garlic, apricot couscous
Monday – Garlic shrimp, whole wheat pasta, garden salad with balsamic dressing
Tuesday – Actually delicious turkey burgers, whole wheat buns, roasted sweet potatoes
Wednesday – Lasagna, garden salad with blue cheese dressing
Thursday – Vegetarian taco salad
Friday – Maple salmon, wild rice, sauteed string beans
Saturday – Veggie pizza

What are you cooking/eating this week to help you maintain a healthy or healthier lifestyle?