This week, I’ll by switching to Chocolate protein powder for my protein latte — it’ll be more like a MOCHA protein latte… MMMmmmm…
To plan for this week’s meals, I start with dinner and try to use up what’s left in my kitchen as well as keep things interesting by not repeating meals. Here’s what I’ve planned so far:
Monday — Grilled Salmon Salad (at our favorite restaurant, DATE NIGHT)
Tuesday — Turkey Meatloaf with Baked sweet potatoes and veggies
Wednesday — Clean Chicken Nuggets with oven fries and steamed veggies
Thursday — Sausage and peppers with veggie “hash”
Friday — Healthy Hamburger Helper + green beans from our garden!
Saturday — Beef Burgers (without the goat cheese) + Oven fries and veggies
Sunday — “Poor Man’s Prime Rib” with broccoli and cheese stuffed potatoes
From there, I plug in the lunches, which are usually leftovers of the previous night’s dinners or a plan for eating on campus or at work.
Monday — Protein Latte & Crackers with PB
Tuesday — Wet Jerk Chicken, Rice Pilaf, and salad (at work)
Wednesday — Leftover meatloaf, baked potatoes, and veggies
Thursday — Grilled chicken, salad, veggies, mashed potatoes (at work)
Friday — Leftover sausage and peppers with extra veg
Saturday — Leftover Hamburger Helper
Sunday — Grilled chicken salad
To finish up the week’s menu/meal plan, I just have to plug in snacks and breakfast — I do this to use up any containers not used for breakfast and lunch. This way, I know that I won’t “over eat” a container at breakfast that’ll have to be missed at dinner.
Monday — Breakfast burrito
Tuesday — Cinnamon apple oatmeals
Wednesday — Ezekiel Toast
Thursday — Chocolate PB oatmeal
Friday — Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
Saturday — Scrambled Eggs, Turkey Bacon, Watermelon
Sunday — Ezekiel Toast
Monday — Cherries/Cheese stick/Watermelon
Tuesday –Protein shake / Ranch dip with celery/ Watermelon
Wednesday — Protein Shake, watermelon/ Greek yogurt with berries/ Broccoli & Cheese
Thursday — Protein shake, watermelon/ Greek yogurt with berries/ watermelon
Friday — Protein shake, watermelon/ Greek yogurt with berries/ carrots with PB
Saturday — Coffee w/ fruit/ greek yogurt + berries/ carrots and PB
Sunday — Protein shake, watermelon/ Greek yogurt with berries/ Carrots with PB
I have a feeling that by next week, I’ll need to change up my breakfasts and snacks as well as my lunches and dinners so here’s a few ideas for next week:
Veggie Frittata, hummus and veggies, smoothies, 21 day fix pancakes, breakfast “cookies”, and maybe some new dips… Hmm…
Any ideas for ways to spice up my menu?
How do you meal plan?