Weekly Meal Plan 041315

Weekly Meal Plan ~ 04/13/15

In Weekly Meal Plans by Tanya2 Comments


It feels so weird when I don’t have my meal plan done before Monday!  It might seem like more work to create the meal plan, but it makes every other day so much easier.  The past three nights I’ve had to stand in front of the fridge trying to figure out what to pack for my lunch and getting frustrated when I didn’t have one ingredient that I wanted.  Note to self: The meal plan helps. Make it a priority.   🙂

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Weekly Meal Plan 041315

BREAKFAST: The canadian bacon/egg white breakfast sandwiches were made a couple weeks ago and frozen.  The salted caramel oatmeal and orange creme oatmeal was made last weekend and frozen. (This is still in the experimentation phase.  I’m excited to see how they turn out after being frozen.)   The spinach feta egg muffins will be made on Saturday, with leftovers to be frozen for future meals!

LUNCH: The meatloaf and four cheese wonton lasagna meals were made in advance and frozen. The bruschetta chicken was baked Tuesday night for Wednesday’s lunch.  The salad was just thrown together the night before (because I didn’t have a plan), and the sloppy joe meatloaf will be made Wednesday night.  I’m supplementing with a couple Lean Cuisine meals because I didn’t do any prep or planning over the weekend like I normally would.

DINNER: The burgers were cooked just before dinner, but I had the frozen patties already in the freezer to save on time!  The hamburger buns were also frozen and thawed the night before.  The bruschetta chicken and pork chops were purchased already frozen and will be baked just before dinner.  The sweet potatoes were frozen in individual portions months ago.  The Doritos taco salad will be put together just before dinner, but the taco meat is already cooked and in the freezer.  The chicken philly sub will be made from a meal kit and cooked just before dinner.  I also have the sub buns in the freezer that I will thaw out the night before.  The homemade pizza will be baked just before dinner, but I have Italian beef and turkey sausage in the freezer for toppings.  The pancakes and eggs will be made just before dinner.  I keep meaning to make a large batch of pancakes for the freezer, but I just haven’t done it yet!

SNACKS: I am keeping the snacks small and simple this week!  I had a couple really bad snacking days last week and even went over my weekly points, so I am really trying to reign it in this week.

Daily Points+ Usage

Day Points+ Used Weekly Points+ Used
Monday 20 0
Tuesday 26 0
Wednesday 26 0
Thursday 26 0
Friday 29 3
Saturday 28 2
Sunday 28 2
TOTAL (Wednesday-Sunday): 7

I didn’t do very well sticking to my plan last week, but I am determined to make this week better!  🙂  My plan this week has me using only 7 of my weekly points+ allowance. This is really low for me and it sounds a little intimidating.  When I look at my plan, I know that I will enjoy what I have planned and I will be satisfied.  I just have to get it through my head that I don’t HAVE to eat my weekly points when I don’t need them.  I don’t have to splurge just because the sky is blue!  This plan leaves me with 42 weekly points for last minute changes.  Last minute changes seem to be inevitable, so I’m planning for that instead of stressing about it.

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  1. For the record, you don’t have to splurge when the skies are gray either! We all would be better off if we planned ahead. Instead, we are, “what do you want for dinner, I don’t care, what do you want”……..! You are good!!!

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      Yes I agree about the gray skies. 😉 We used to have that exact same discussion every night. I was so worried about accommodating him that I caused myself more stress. Now we don’t even have to think or talk about it. We just check the schedule and start dinner. If he wants something different one night, he can speak up!

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