Meal Plan Monday

 

Happy Monday!

I learned some things from my first week of trying to do meal plans.

  1.  Prep is a necessity. Food needs to be chopped, cooked, basically in a state of ready to eat or ready to be heated up in a pan.
  2. Variations in my schedule cause me to throw all my meal plans out the window.  I need to have back up plans, a meal ready to travel with me in case work requires me to be out late.

I did great the first night.  Wednesday night I was at work until almost 11PM so dinner was the handful of almonds from my bag and half a cube steak I ate when I got home.  Thursday I worked an hour late and had to swing by Costco so I grabbed a slice of pizza and a salad (even though I had food at home).

I’m also working on my awareness of when I’m hungry and when I’m full, which always sounds simple but it’s tough.  I struggle with the “clean your plate” mentality and also if something is good I want to eat more.  Eating every couple hours (meal, snack, meal, snack, snack, meal, snack) is good for me so I’m trying to keep healthy portions of healthy snacks available at work.

To summarize the week:  I didn’t do terrible and I didn’t do great.  I’d say a C-  I am starting to feel better, definitely less bloaty…although I did drink way too much Saturday night at a friend’s bbq so I’m still recovering. I am proud that I didn’t binge eat too much while drinking or the next morning in an effort to combat my hangover…little victories.

Quick note to any newcomer, my meal plans typically do not include recipes, cute containers, or shopping lists.  I’m not a big fan of cooking.  I’m not very good at cooking.  So my meal plans are for me and my skill set in the kitchen.  They’re simple but hopefully healthy.  They can also be very similar from week to week.

Without further ado…the Meal Plans

Monday-I’ve basically eaten chips with hummus, eggs with bacon and spinach, and raviolis today.  Might have a little snack before bed then I’m done for the day.

Tuesday

Breakfast:  Eggs with bacon and spinach

Lunch:  Tuna sandwich with snap peas and hummus

Dinner:  Stir fry veggies with noodles and sesame oil

Snacks:  Snap peas with hummus; almonds

Wednesday

Breakfast:  Oatmeal with blueberries

Lunch:  Chicken with broccoli

Dinner: Chickpeas with spinach and lemon

Snacks:  Broccoli with hummus; almonds

Thursday

Breakfast:  Boiled eggs with bacon and toast

Lunch:  Leftovers

Dinner:  Pasta with chicken and broccoli

Snacks:  Crackers with gouda cheese; almonds

Friday

Breakfast:  Eggs with bacon and spinach

Lunch:  Dinner leftovers

Dinner:  Chicken, noodles, and stir fry veggies

Snacks:  Broccoli with hummus

I’m nearing the last part of my 3 day weekend so I think I’ll enjoy it with a snack and some Netflix.  I decided to try “The Rain” and it hasn’t totally caught my attention yet so I might have to move on to my next choice.  It’s tough when there’s so many great shows and movies.  Hope everyone had a great weekend and has a great week! 🙂

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