Menu Plan Monday

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Kids are going back to school this week! I love my time with my kiddos, but I also love having some time to myself, I can't lie! We had a great week, up until the dreaded stomach flu ruined the end of my week, but it is passed and I am ready to get back to our normal routine.

Before the flu hit, we had lots of outings with friends, ate out, had a few cocktails (nightly),  and all around had a ton of fun, but it wasn't diet friendly, by any means. With that being said, the flu, pretty much handled all the weight gain for me, so I get to start fresh or even about 3 pounds lighter than my last weigh in. It may have come at a price, but I'll take it!

Back on track today. For the most part, I have eaten the BRAT diet today. Toast and a banana for breakfast, white rice and a small amount of chicken soup for lunch. My stomach doesn't feel 100% so I am taking it easy. I do have Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin in the crockpot for tonight, and it is making my house smell delicious! I hope I can stomach it! Now on to what I have planned for the rest of the week!

Breakfast Options
  1. All Bran, Kind Granola and Unsweetened Almond Milk
  2. Toast and Banana

  1. Trader Joe's Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup and half sandwich
  2. Salad with leftover grilled chicken - see below 
  3. Ham wraps - veggie wrap, greens, tomatoes and a tiny bit of light mayo! So good!

  1. Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin served with Brussel sprouts and brown rice
  2. Teriyaki Chicken - I have marinated a bunch of it to put on the grill tomorrow and eat for dinner twice and too add to salad for lunches for the rest of the week. 
  3. Shrimp Fajitas - made with this recipe, but subbing shrimp for the chicken
  4. Breakfast for dinner - eggs, turkey bacon, fruit
  5. Pizza served with veggies
  6. Turkey dinner wraps (we didn't have this last week because of the flu), turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce! 

  1. Clementines and cashews
  2. Protein shake with fruit or peanut butter
  3. On the Go Shake with cashews on the side
  4. Popcorn
  5. Veggies with hummus
I am a little late in putting together the plan, but now I need to make my grocery list. Organizing each meal and even snacks like this, really makes the grocery list super quick and easy! 

As always, I am linking up with the Laura's and Jill!

Have a great Monday! 


  1. nyam-nyam-nyam....eeemmmm i like it..

  2. Yum! I'm jealous of your meal planning and organization! I always "try" to plan our meals and it just never works out. And now I want fajitas!

    1. They are so quick to make! I have been looking forward to them all week!

  3. Oh I am back on the meal planning train :)

    1. Good luck! It is so hard to stay on track!

  4. Mmm. All of this sounds delicious! I'm so bad about menu planning. I do try to keep some pantry essentials around though. It helps so much on those "I don't want to cook" nights. Aka, every night. =)

    1. I hear ya! I am not a fan of cooking. I do it out of necessity and because I love to eat! But when I don't have a plan, even with a stocked pantry, I just stare at all the stuff trying to think of something to make...and then order take out :)

  5. Glad to hear you are feeling better and recovering from the flu! I'm with you, I love the silver lining of losing weight and it kept you on track!

    I'm taking a break from meal planning right now, but I still love cruising around for recipe ideas...and I'm a big fan of marinating meat for grilling. I'm going to try your teriyaki chicken marinade!

    1. The marinade was really good! We marinated for 24 hours before grilling. Perfect!


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