Good morning! I thought I’d follow up on my last post around eating habits and share what my meal planning looks like these days. Usually by Saturday morning, I finish this up so that the husband is ready for the weekend grocery shopping.
I plan out each week in Evernote, and start off with the weather & my goals for the week (food-wise). My thoughts with this are to inform a seasonal eating strategy, and to be thoughtful toward my bigger picture goals. (Really, I am looking to monitor my food so I can lose weight to be better at triathlon next year!)
Here’s what this past week’s meal plan looked like:
Weather Forecast For Week: high 60s, low 70s. Rain at end of week.
Meal Planning Goal of the Week: Track all meals in my fitness pal! Drink 8 glasses of water / day!
Sweet Potatoes baked on Sunday
None planned. (Boo hoo!)
Sunday – Curried Pork and Quinoa Stew from Cotter Crunch
Monday- Taste of VQ (computrainer workout). Easy stir fry afterward.
Tuesday – Kale, Sausage & Spaghetti Squash Pasta
Wednesday – Layered Zucchini Parmesan and leftover spaghetti squash. Mike makes a simple pasta?
Thursday – Lauren makes some sweet potato gnocchi’s? Or easy dinner
Friday – Quinoa pizza crust pizza
Saturday – TBD.
Non-Staple Ingredients to Buy:
Apple or pear
Sausage -ground pork 2 lb
How is it going?
I’ve been doing this for most of September now, and it’s coming along. I still work at trying to actually do the Sunday Meal Prep on Sunday, and sometimes I forget evening activities. (For example, I forgot that we had a Chicago Tri Club meeting last Wednesday, so that zucchini dish didn’t get made. And then we decided to eat out on Friday. And have a surprise late dinner post evening 5K Mike did on Saturday).
Thanks to Jenn from Peas & Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!