I missed posting this yesterday because of the holiday not because I completely forgot until I wrote a different post yesterday and began to think about what I needed to do this week and what I was going to eat this week.
Last week’s meal plan was well written but poorly executed partially because of my unplanned grocery shopping. I did all the things you’re not supposed to do when you go grocery shopping. I didn’t bring a list. I was starving. I was tired. I grabbed whatever I thought I might want to eat rather than shopping for my meal plan.
I didn’t have pizza because I didn’t buy a pizza crust. I didn’t have pasta because I didn’t realize I was completely out of any kind of pasta. I was once again winging it but I did okay. The weirdest meal was probably my baked potato, sausage, and broccoli meal, which doesn’t sound that weird when I write it out but at the time I was just randomly grabbing things from my fridge to eat. I started with the baked potato then realized I needed more than that for a meal so I steamed some broccoli then decided I needed some protein so a chicken sausage. Ta-Da! Instantly random meal!
That wasn’t my only random meal. I also made some ground tofu then realized I had no spaghetti or taco ingredients or really anything to go with it so I got creative. I had some bagged coleslaw, the kind that comes without any dressing, and I mixed some of that with an avocado, which is now one of my new favorite things to eat.
I had some flour tortillas so I threw on the slaw mix with some of the ground tofu, wrapped it up and it was delicious!
I guess I didn’t do too terrible with my grocery shopping because I did have enough stuff to throw together meals even if they weren’t on the plan. I love finding creatively healthy options to eat whereas in the past I would’ve been running to the store to grab something quick or eating out.
I was telling a friend the other day that I don’t eat fast food anymore and right after that I began craving fast food. My cravings usually hit me on my way home from a long walk or a busy day running errands so I think it’s the convenience I crave not the actual food because when I think about the food there’s nothing specific I want to eat. If I’m going to eat out I’m going to a restaurant not a fast food place.
I always like to follow up these statements with a disclaimer that I realize I might find myself eating fast food someday. I might cave to peer pressure or find a craving I can’t resist because I’m human; however, at this point I don’t see myself eating fast food in the near future.
Breakfasts are still either non-existent or something light, like fruit, boiled egg, or a piece of toast. Lunches are the usual lunch fare, leftovers, wraps, salads, soup, etc. I still have lots of food but I am going to take $20 cash and a list to the store to pick up a few things like pasta. I really can’t believe I’m out of all pasta and rice. I feel like these are staples in my cheap and easy meal plans so I need to restock.
T: Pasta with sausage and broccoli
W: Chicken Tikka Masala-I’m excited to make this again!
T: Breakfast for dinner-Sweet Potato Scramble
S: Salmon with rice and green beans
S: Tofu Spaghetti
Those are my meals this week. I’m not doing any new recipes although maybe I’ll look something up for the pizza. I’m also excited to have salmon because I haven’t had it in forever.
I’ll have a separate post with some workout goals and some progress information I’m excited to share.
Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start! 😀