Meal Planning

mealprepTo be on top of my eating carb-free and sugar-free eating, I know I can’t rely on my whimsical eating patterns. Can I pause for a second and express that making all this food in advance may appear cool and put-together but kind of sucks? I am used to being fast and easy with my food, so this is annoying. But whatever, I am meal prepping and planning for the week, it is happening.

I have to think about appeasing my husband for some of these meals, which is a challenge because he has a sweet tooth and loves red meat and carbs. Red meat in moderation is cool, but if I learned anything from my nutritionist, it is that the fat content in red meat is too high for consistent consumption. Instead I am looking for chicken recipes that might help him forget he isn’t eating red meat. It’s a dream! I dare to go after it!

mealprep2So here is my plan for the week: I am working a lot of early mornings, this 4 days starting at 5am. So I need something that will be protein filled, tasty and have veggies in there as well. I am going to make prosciutto wrapped egg cups. I found a recipe at Nom Nom Paleo but I am going to tweak it because I am not Paleo. These suckers are going to have more egg whites in them, peppers, mushrooms and onion. And I am going to top them with some lower fat cheese.

Lunches are going to be a tuna casserole that doesn’t have any pasta in it. So is it more like a tuna bake? I don’t know. It’s going to be broccoli, cauliflower, tuna, canned soup and a bit of seasoning & cheese. I thinking of giving it a punch and adding dill. Dill and tuna are amazing together! I found the recipe on Spark People.

For dinners, I am doing to variants because I know Robert and I will need variety. I am making my favorite pizza spaghetti pie from PaleOMG and then I am making another recipe from that site called honey sesame wings. Only I am going to use chicken breast, not wings.

Since I open at SB tomorrow, some of the cooking will have to happen today. So now I need to get my ass off the couch, get to a grocery store and get the day started.

One thought on “Meal Planning

  1. The hardest thing is meal planning, shopping and cooking. And it’s every week. That being said, my body loves me when I can easily provide high protein, low carb meals throughout the week without much thought. It means less relax time but when I weigh that against being heavy and feeling terrible with lots of fast food eating it’s a no brainer. Here is to eating healthy and treating ourselves well!

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