Sunday, August 8, 2010

Meal Planning 8/9-8/14/10

Yes, you read that correctly. I planned out a week of meals.

John and I are working on eating better and exercising more. I have been doing Weight Watchers Online for over a year now and needed a push to get back on track. I am finding that eating more fruits and vegetables is helping me to stay full. My goal for August is to exercise at least twice a week for 30 minutes or more.

When we do not eat well, it is usually a combination of bad habits and poor planning. I decided to try to plan some quick and healthy meals instead of having the daily question of "what's for dinner."

Our breakfasts mainly include cereal and bananas. During the week, Alex has breakfast, lunch and a snack at daycare. He has entered the picky eating stage of toddlerhood. At least the dogs are enjoying the food he throws on the floor. John and I are packing our lunches most days and keeping it simple with salads, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (you are never too old for pb&j), and apples. We also have some healthy options on campus including Subway, Chick-Fil-A, and a salad bar. We are trying to keep healthy snacks around including yogurt, fruit smoothies, Kashi bars, and rice cakes.

Dinner this week will include:
Monday - Grilled Chicken and Steamed Veggies
Tuesday - Panini Sandwiches
Wednesday - Tacos
Thursday - Stir Fry and Brown Rice
Friday - Leftovers (aka "freelance)
Saturday - Sloppy Joes and Roasted Sweet Potatoes

We'll see how this goes. The Frugal Girl posts weekly about grocery shopping and meal planning, so I have found some good information there. I am also hosting a Pampered Chef party to stock up on some new cooking tools. You can order online through 8/16/10 if you could use some items from them too. (shameless plug!)

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