Sunday, February 20, 2011

Meal Plan Monday: Re-dedication

I'm not even going to pretend that the reason I haven't posted a meal plan for the past three weeks is because we've been eating so healthy, we haven't needed one. Nope. It's because our efforts to eat healthy were tempted off the rails by a combination of red velvet birthday cupcakes, Valentine's Day best intentions (even if belated) and Girl Scout Cookies.

But we're putting all that behind us and getting back on track And for me, it includes a new strategy. I had been fighting it for a while because I'm cheap and didn't want to pay for it but I had to give in. I've re-joined Weight Watchers.

It's been difficult getting back into the habit of tracking and counting points; but I know it's a tried and true system that works. Even more importantly, it works well for me (specifically) when I stick to the plan. Part of that plan includes planning and thinking about our meals. So with that in mind- here's what's on our menu this week and (for those who care, with WW Points included):

Friday: My absolute new favorite recipe: Spinach Stuffed Portabellas.These things are amazing. WW Points:

Saturday: Grilled Rib eye Steak and Sauteed Summer Squash and Zucchini (with a little lemon and thyme simmered in) Total WW Points: 11 (for the steak and olive oil used in the saute)

Sunday: Peparoni, bell pepper and mushroom pizza with homemade whole wheat crust. WW Points: 3 points per slice (so what if I had 4 slices? Do not judge me.)

Monday: Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa. Total WW Points: 11

Tuesday: Crock-pot Salsa Chicken (Combine frozen chicken breasts and a jar of salsa in a crock-pot and cook all day) and possibly tortillas. WW Points: 4-5 (depending on how much chicken you have)

After that, Case-Face is on his own (which I'm sure he'll do just fine at). The Busy Bea and I are packing up and heading west for a short visit with my family. He's already informed me that he's looking forward to three (in his words) "glorious nights" of uninterrupted sleep and fiddle playing without me asking him to cut it out. I will be driving 3 hours solo with a car-hating baby screaming in the backseat and sleeping next to said baby because we're too cheap to buy a Pack and Play. This seems like a skewed deal; but I really can't wait to visit my grandmother and Bea can't wait to be spoiled by her minions.

What's on your menu this week? I'm sure it's probably better than what we're having... If not, check out some other ideas over at Org Junkie's site.


1 comment:

  1. I love the Salsa Chicken-- I did that one for a long time before joining WW without even realizing it was a popular "diet" recipe!

    My menu is posted HERE if you'd like to take a peek.  It includes recipe links and WW points plus.

    And by the way... both of my kids were preemies. 33 and 30 weeks.