I cannot believe a week passed and I didn't post anything. I had intended to, taken pictures, prepped recipes but didn't get around to it. Maybe next week.
This month Jen at Peas & Crayons has asked everyone to share their goals with everyone along with our food for the day. Last week, I was continuing with mediation which I had started earlier and I was cutting out coffee to 1 cup a day and popcorn to Fridays. So how'd I do? Not bad. The coffee thing is down pat during the week. I did have 2 cups on Sunday, but not bad and after Wednesday I didn't really miss that second cup. The evening snacking was a bit more difficult, again just during the weekend - I had popcorn both Friday and Saturday. But I feel a pretty successful switch.
Which brings me to my goal for this week. With September in full swing now, second week back at school. Me teaching regularly again - 5 classes a week and the girls activities staring up - its time to be organized and stay healthy at the same time.
So I felt I needed to be on top of things food related. I've gotten into a bad habit of quick meals, take out or going out. All of these aren't always the best choice and get expensive after a while. So I decided to plan my dinners and lunches on the weekend and be organized on the food front. I know writing out meals at the start of the week can take the fun out of being spontaneous so I don't consider the menu carved in stone, but it definitely takes the guess work out of dinner before you have to rush out to your evening commitments. And the best part of this menu... I got the kids involved they helped choose and prepare some of the meals. (Mom of the Year award... right here)
So here is the menu....
I also am adding a picture of Monday's dinner as a teaser - veggie tacos.
So back to my food yesterday....
Fresh baked peach spelt oatmeal muffins with blueberries for breakie and post spin class.
Lunch... I deviated from the meal plan... oops. But in my defence, I was treated to lunch out and didn't want to say 'Gee - I can't, I have a meal plan'. Instead I let the person buying think I was a little weird by taking pictures of my lunch : )
We had naan and hummus to start
then I had Fresh Pea Soup and 1/2 a roasted vegetable sandwich.
Pre-run workout was dates and peanut butter.
And on tonight's menu - spaghetti and salad. Dan and I opted for just the salad as I was not feeling overly hungry. I also prepped our lunches for tomorrow at the same time.
I'm going to try to stick with the meal planning thing for the next little bit. It has made things easier during the week and I feel organized. I also love the fact that the girls have been involved. I was joking about the Mom of the Year Award, but I have been looking for ways for them to be more involved about their food choices so this is perfect.