Weekly Meal Plan ~ 12/01/14

In Weekly Meal Plans by Tanya1 Comment

I had a busy weekend working on all sorts of stuff for my blog, and my meal plan got pushed to the back burner. I had it mostly done Sunday night, but I just didn’t have the time to get it posted before now. I should have posted it last night before I started playing with my Jamberry Nails…….. I can’t believe it is Thursday and I’m just now posting this! Better late than never I guess! ūüėČ

You can download my full meal plan here, or view the details below.

Snack: (8am)
Banana or Apple & String Cheese

Breakfast: (9:30-10:30am depending on hunger level)
Canadian Bacon & Egg Beaters breakfast sandwich with tomatoes and¬†blackberries on the side ‚Äď 5 pp
Turkey Sausage & Egg Beaters breakfast sandwich with tomatoes and ¬†blackberries on the side ‚Äď 6 pp
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal with walnuts & craisins (recipe coming soon)¬†‚Äď 7 pp
Cranberry Almond Instant Oatmeal – 7 pp
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with pecans & raisins ‚Äď 7 pp
(weekend) Smoothie Pancakes & Bacon Р7 pp

I made up a huge batch of breakfast sandwiches over the long weekend and put them in the freezer.  The apple cinnamond & pumpkin pie oatmeals were made in advance and frozen. The instant oatmeal packets were made last weekend. The pancakes and bacon will be made fresh on the weekend.

Lunch:   (12:30pm) 
Turkey Tomato Bisque (recipe coming soon) & side salad ‚Äď 8 pp
Turkey & Spinach (on Flatout Foldit) with sugar snap peas & grapes – 5 pp
Meatloaf Casserole (recipe coming soon) & Broccoli Slaw with 2 clementines Р6 pp
Campbell’s Butternut Squash canned soup & side salad with tuna¬†‚Äď 6 pp
Cheddar Meatloaf (recipe coming soon) & Veggies Р6 pp
Turkey Cranberry (on Flatout Foldit) & autumn squash soup (recipe coming soon Р9 pp

The turkey tomato bisque is a mason jar soup that was made in advance on Sunday. The meatloaf casserole and cheddar meatloaf are both leftovers from new recipes I am testing out. I am filling in the other days with canned soup and sandwiches that are quickly thrown together the night before. The turkey cranberry sandwich and autumn squash soup will be made fresh before lunch on the weekend. These are Panera copycat recipes I am trying out. If they are yummy, I’ll post the recipes!

Snack: (4:30pm)
Apple & String Cheese or Banana

Dinner:  (6-6:30pm)
Bacon Tomato Grilled Cheese & canned butternut squash soup – 12 pp
Cheddar Brown Sugar Meatloaf (recipe coming soon) & Brussels Sprouts Р6 pp
BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger (recipe coming soon) & Sweet Potato Fries Р13 pp
Four Cheese Wonton Lasagna (recipe coming soon) with Garlic Bread & Caesar Salad Р14 pp
Cheddar Brown Sugar Meatloaf with Peas & Cornbread – 11 pp

I’m eating out a couple times this week, and most of my dinners are easy. I made the grilled cheese just before dinner. The meatloaf was made Monday night and reheated the days I had it for dinner. The burgers and fries were made just before dinner on Wednesday. The four cheese wonton lasagna was in the freezer, so I will thaw it overnight and reheat it for my dinner.

Snacks:  (8-9pm)
Popcorn & Cheddar Cheese Stick – 5 pp
Kiwi Fruit – 0 pp
WW Chocolate Caramel Mini Bar Р2 pp
Tea or Coffee Latte made with skim milk – 2 pp
Coffee Latte made with skim milk & WW smoothie mix – 4 pp

I did pretty good with snacking last week until Monday night (the night¬†BEFORE my weigh in, darn it). I don’t always stick to my plan 100% of the time, but at least I counted it and tracked it. As much as I get¬†frustrated with myself for over-snacking, I’m still be accountable which is a MAJOR change from 5 years ago! I need to remember to be proud of myself for that change instead of just dwelling on the fact that I ate more than I wanted.

 

Daily Points+ Usage

Day Points+ Used Weekly Points+ Used
Monday 32 6
Tuesday 27 1
Wednesday 29 3
Thursday 29 3
Friday 31 5
Saturday 31 5
Sunday 38 12
TOTAL: 35

My plan this week has me using 35¬†of my weekly points+ allowance. This¬†leaves me 14 extra weekly points for unexpected changes or possible¬†restaurant variations. I can tell you that I’ve already used a couple more than planned this week, but that’s why I have been trying to leave the wiggle room! I don’t ever want to feel like I CAN’T have something, because that’s when I tend to freak out and overeat even more than just the thing I was trying to avoid. I do much better when I plan my indulgences!

On my printable meal plan, you can see my full week along with the dinners for both me and my husband.  My husband’s dinners/points are shown to demonstrate that you can make it work even if your other household members are not counting or have way more points that you.

My newest love is the website Plan To Eat! I am still getting all my recipes set up so that I can use the meal planning feature, but I am super excited to start using it. I love being able to share recipes back and forth with my friends. The meal planning and freezer meals feature is what REALLY drew me in. The site will also make you a shopping list based on your meal plan. It’s amazing.

It’s only $5 a month, and it’s SO worth it because I think it will save me tons of time and energy after the initial set up and learning curve! ¬†You can even try it for a month for FREE to see if you like it before you commit to paying. They also don’t make you sign up to auto renew, which I love. I hate signing up for something that I know will be a hassle to cancel if I change my mind.

If you are a member (or if you join), please send me a friend request! My username is notreallyhungry. This will give you access to all my recipes and allow me to see your public recipes. Happy planning!

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Comments

  1. Good job again; don’t fight the small stuff, just keep on keeping on!

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