My week in food

Monday, May 12, 2014

I am making a plan for all of my meals this week. In order to try to cut costs at the grocery store and so that I have a clear plan of what I am going to eat at all meals this week. This will help me avoid looking to take out as an option which will save money and help out on the scale! Here is my plan...

Breakfast options
  • Hardboiled egg on toast with berries or melons
  • One slice whole wheat bread with 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter and berries or melon
  • Oatmeal with berries or with walnuts and maples syrup
  • extra kid option - Cheerios
Lunch options
  • Whole wheat wrap with Turkey lunch meat, peppers, spinach or other greens add hummus or greek yogurt ranch.
  • Salad with veggies and canned tuna, turkey lunch meat or beans. Oil/vinegar or Fat free Italian.
  • extra kid options - peanut butter and fluff or jelly, peanut butter on a bagel
Snack options
  • Orange with raw nuts
  • Apple or celery with natural peanut butter
  • Banana
  • Veggies with hummus
  • extra kid options - goldfish, graham crackers w/pb, cereal bar, raisins, apple sauce
Dinner plan - Things I need to take into account this week...Monday Olivia has tennis at 6pm so I will need to make something easy or maybe use the crock pot? Wednesday we don't all eat together because Olivia has dance during dinner time. This week I don't have to drive her so I can still cook something. Thursday is a crazy day and I won't have time to cook in between Girl scouts and Tball so I have to think crock pot or sandwiches. Friday we always do pizza night and since we won't be eating out we will make homemade. Saturday and Sunday we luckily don't have much going on. Plenty of time to cook, but weekends I never feel like cooking so that will be a challenge for me. Here goes the plan....
 
Monday - Hot dogs, these are a kid favorite in our house (and I realize these aren't "clean" but we can't be perfect all the time!). I think I am going to use this recipe for Maple mustard dogs from Mix and Match Mama to make my hot dog a little fancier and a little heartier so that I only have one with some sweet potato fries and a side salad. While Mike grills up the hot dogs I will have him grill some chicken for tomorrows dinner.
 
Tuesday - Grilled chicken salad. A quick and light dinner. The kids won't eat it as a salad, but I will cut up their chicken and then have cut up veggies on the side.
 
Wednesday - Egg sandwich and fruit. We almost always have breakfast for dinner on Wednesday nights. Olivia has dance so I make omelets or egg sandwiches for the rest of us (Olivia doesn't like eggs) and then I make Olivia either pancakes or a bowl of cereal with some fruit when she gets home. She eats a big snack before she goes so she doesn't need a big dinner.
 
Thursday - I am going to make a whole chicken in the crock pot. I have one in the freezer already. I will cook up a bag of frozen veggies and dinner will be ready in 5 minutes after I get home. I will use the leftovers for lunch salads or maybe make a chicken salad wrap on the weekend.
 
Friday - Pizza. We have pizza every Friday night and watch a movie. It is the one night we eat in front of the TV and the kids love it! I will probably head to Trader Joe's at some point this week to grab some pizza sauce, they make the best sauce!
 
Saturday - Ginger-Soy Tilapia. I found this recipe in my All You magazine. Doesn't it look great? And I happen to have some Tilapia in the freezer already!
 
 
 Sunday - Easy slow cooker BBQ beef. Sometimes the weekend days get away from me and before I know it, it is dinner time and I haven't thought about what to make yet. I am going to use the crockpot this Sunday so that I don't have that excuse. At dinner time, it will be ready. I found this recipe on About.com. It sounds yummy! I am going to serve with coleslaw and maybe a sweet potato.
 
Ok that does it! Off to make my grocery list!

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