Menu Plan Monday - New Plan

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Well, if you read my How the Jeans Fit Friday post, you know that I am getting a little sick of the carb cycling diet. I feel like I have lost my momentum with the diet and feel ready for a change. So, I had to make some decisions. What I have decided is that since the carb cycling diet is set up in cycles. I am going to take a break for a while. Not a break, like eat whatever I want break, but a break from carb cycling. Instead of following the carb cycling plan, I am going to track what I am eating on My Fitness Pal, stay within 1200-1400 calorie range, and keep with eating lower carb and clean foods. I will see how that is working for me and then in a few weeks I will do another 4 week cycle of carb cycling!

Breakfast Options
  1. Egg White Omelet with mushrooms, onion and cheese, side of strawberries or half english muffin. 
  2. Bran cereal with almond milk and a side of fruit
  3. Paleo Pumpkin Muffins with tea
  4. Protein shake, if I need breakfast on the go

Lunch Options

  1. Turkey roll ups (recipe coming soon!) 
  2. Buffalo Garlic Chicken Medley 
  3. Wrap made with protein and lots of veggies and greens! 
Dinner Options
  1. Chicken Fajitas (recipe up on Tuesday!) We can't get enough of these! 
  2. Homemade Pizza
  3. Mongolian Beef from my freezer meals served with brown rice and broccoli 
  4. Pork Tenderloin from the freezer served with veggies and a salad
  5. Breakfast for dinner
  6. Special Valentine's Dinner (not sure the plan yet)
Snack Options
  1. Veggies and Hummus
  2. Protein shake with a handful of almonds for on the go
  3. Greek yogurt with honey and granola
  4. Roasted chick peas. I have a couple of cans and I know I have seen recipes for these on Pinterest, so I am going to try them out! 
  5. Popcorn - I miss popcorn!! This is our families absolute favorite...Yum! If you haven't tried this, you totally should! 
I think this plan seems like a reasonable menu to be able to stay within my calorie range. I am happy with the things I am going to get to eat that I have missed. I feel like this is a good compromise of how I was eating and would like to continue, while getting in some healthy options that I really enjoy, all while keepin' it clean. What do you all think??

I will be excited to get on the scale on Friday and see how this plan has worked for me. My fingers are crossed that it is a great week! I went with this plan yesterday got on the scale today and I am already almost back to my last weeks weight before the gain! Yay! 

Come on back...

Tuesday - Easy chicken fajita recipe
Wednesday - WIAW the new plan
Friday - How the Jeans Fit Friday! 

Linking up my meal plan today with

I hope everyone had a great weekend! 


  1. Beautiful family picture! I think you're wise to choose good food and not worry about the exact details of carb cycling. No one wants to spend too much time worrying about the details of their food for the rest of their life, but when you have the basics down you can run with it and make it fit your own lifestyle!

  2. My go to snack is my greek yogurt! it is always so filling!

    1. I picked some of this up last week, and I have liked it with honey and a little granola. I can't eat it plain, but with a little add in, it is a great filling snack!

  3. Hummus!! Love to dip baby carrots in it and have it as a snack. Also--almonds!

    1. Yes, it is perfect! I often use it will cut up bell peppers too! Quick and easy!

  4. I'm excited for your chicken fajita recipe!!! Thanks for sharing them! I try to eat a little healthier but with four boys at my house it gets tough!

    1. It is so hard, it is definitely a struggle for me! Hope you like the recipe!

  5. When trying to eat healthy I think its a HUGE plus to plan out meals! I always try but it for sure takes some time to plan!

    1. It makes such a big difference. If I don't plan, we will end up eating out much more than we should! This of course effects the diet and the budget :)

  6. Love following you as we are all alike !! Would like the chicken fajita recipe ! find at 4pm ish I get hungry ..have been slicing apples and smearing the Laughing Cow cheese on it apples tonite so I had 2 clementines with a WW string cheese...holds me til dinner ..dinner tonite a vegetarian one of spinach and chick peas and raw bay carrots to fill in with - it did fill me ..I seem to need QUANTITY !!


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