I literally cannot WAIT to get home tonight so I can organize my fridge and do all my food prep for the week. I can’t even tell you the number of people who say to me every week, “I don’t know how you do that every Sunday.” Well, to you I say, it’s SO worth it. It helps me feel in control of my week, more organized, more apt to make healthy decisions, and leaves me more time in my day-to-day for other things that are more important. It’s just so satisfying having everything ready to roll! Monique and I were discussing this over g-chat today because she felt the same way a few weekends ago after being away for the weekend, and she put it best: “Trying to NOT be that way causes more stress than just accepting that’s who I am.” I am so glad to have a fellow Type A fitness freak to relate to… no offense, Monique!
Anyways, let me back up a bit and talk about last week’s eats. There were some good ones!
I prepped two main lunches for the week. First up was a strawberry chicken salad topped with walnuts, grape tomatoes, and goat cheese. I drizzled a homemade honey white balsamic vinaigrette dressing on top.
And the second was Tim’s favorite quinoa dish that I make, my “very colorful quinoa salad.” I guess you could call it a Southwestern quinoa if you wanted.
Dinners went as follows:
Sunday: English muffin pizzas
Zucchini Squash boats (the grocery store was out of green zucchini) with side salad
Tuesday: Chickpea burgers
Wednesday: Dinner out at Cobblestone’s before Jillian Michaels! I ordered a Cobb salad, and broke my 1 out of 3 rule… splurged on a piece of bread AND a glass of sangria.
Thursday: Wine and cheese night with the girls! Slesh made two homemade pizza crusts out of almond flour, and we topped with veggies and meatballs. We also had lots of snacks. They mainly involved cheese.
Friday: Roasted pepper corn pasta salad
Saturday: A little bit of everything for leftovers!
I don’t track or photograph everything I eat, but a noteworthy snack was my first smoothie of the season!
Chocolate strawberry… yum. 🙂
Here’s this week’s plan:
- Sunday: Greek Easter dinner
- Monday: Grilled cod with strawberry salsa
- Tuesday: Pulled chicken quesadillas
- Wednesday: Pulled chicken leftovers in some form
- Thursday: Quinoa for me (on the go), pulled chicken or tacos for Tim
- Friday: TBD, depending on weekend plans
- Saturday: TBD, depending on weekend plans
For lunches… more strawberry salads, avocado egg salad, (what else to do with all the leftover Easter eggs?) and another batch of quinoa!
What’s on your meal plan this week? Any favorite meals that you like to make with pulled chicken?
I’m off to the gym!