Weekly Meal Plan ~ 09/22/14

In Weekly Meal Plans by Tanya2 Comments

092214 PlanHere is my meal plan for this week!  You can download and print my meal plan here, or you can view my meals in a list format below.

Things don’t always go according to plan.  Last week one of my lunches became a lean cuisine and one of my dinners ended up getting scrapped because we went out to eat instead.  I was dying to have my first Panera Autumn Squash soup of the season!!!   😀    

Anyway, I have learned that it’s okay if things don’t go according to plan as long as you have a backup in mind.  I try to keep a few frozen dinners on hand at all times in case I don’t get something prepped as expected.  It helps me remove excuses.  If I didn’t have anything on hand, fast food might become an appealing choice…but I would regret that later.  Having a plan with a couple backups in mind works wonders for me!  I have to say that I am really looking forward to my meals this week!

Snack: Banana  (8am)
I have this every morning to curb my initial hunger pains, and to tide me over to my larger breakfast.  I used to have breakfast first and then a mid-morning snack, but I have found this option to work better for me.

Breakfast:  (9:30-10:30 depending on hunger level)
Sausage, Egg White, & Cheddar English Muffins with tomato slices and blackberries
Refrigerator Oatmeal – Pumpkin Pie  
Omelet (weekend only)
Smoothie Pancakes (weekend only)

The breakfast sandwiches and refrigerator oatmeals were made in advance and frozen.  

Lunch:   (12:30pm)
Sloppy Slaw Casserole
White Lasagna Slaw Cupcakes & side salad

All of my lunches were made in advance on the weekend.

Snack: Apple & String Cheese (4:30pm)
I eat this on my way home from work so that I am not starving when I get home.  This also allows me to hold off on dinner until around 6pm.  If I eat dinner too early, I have a harder time avoiding the night time snacking.

Dinner:  (6pm)
Fish, Veggies, & Couscous (all in freezer already)
Chicken Enchiladas (will make on weeknight and freeze leftovers)
Zucchini Pasta (using Veggetti) with veggies and chicken sausage (chicken sausage is in the freezer; pasta will be made on weeknight)
Cheeseburger & Butternut Squash

My hubby and I do not always eat the same thing, but I try to make things that coordinate.  On my downloadable meal plan, you can see my dinners along with his.

Snack: Grapes, Hot Tea, Fiber One Coffee Cake, WW Mini Bar, Popcorn, etc…
The evening snack varies quite a bit depending on how many points I have left, how busy I am, and what I’m in the mood for.  This is also the most dangerous time of day for me, so I have to be careful not to over do it.

I will update the post with links to recipes when I have the recipes finished.   🙂

Comments

  1. Great planning Tonya! I want to try the Veggetti!! I must need to lose a few pounds–on a recent visit to my orthopedic Dr, my homegoing instructions stated “Refer to primary care for BMI management”!!! I was surprised!!

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      The veggetti is great! It is quick and easy, and I love that it is small. I hate giant kitchen gadgets taking up all my space! 😀

      That is shocking that your orthopedic said that! You would be the last person I would think needed to lose weight. You are always so active!! I have heard that even 5-10 pounds can make a difference, especially on our joints. Maybe they just tell everyone that to cover themselves!!

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