I am planning only four meals right now. This weekend I plan to do my major once a month shopping at Sam's and Walmart, and I will also plan the rest of my meals (loosely) for October.
Meal 1: salad, oven baked sweet potato and regular potato fries
Meal 2: pasta salad, green salad, fruit
Meal 3: taco soup (crock pot)
Meal 4: stir fry vegetables, brown rice, baked spring rolls
I know that I list salad a lot on my menus, and sometimes with not much else, so I guess some of you are thinking, "How do they get full on salad?" Well, my salads are more than lettuce and tomatoes.
When I buy groceries each week, my girls and I usually chop up the broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, ice berg lettuce, and sometimes bell peppers and green onions too. I store these in the refrigerator, and it is so easy to add them to a green salad, a bowl of rice and beans, or to our pasta salad.
Here is what we choose from when making a salad each day:
So, you can get a variety of nutrition from the above ingredients, mixed and matched in different ways. I always have homemade bread (made by my resident chef, Julie!) to accompany the meal. I also always have on hand brown rice, potatoes, or quinoa to round out the meal.
Be sure to visit OrgJunkie.com for more menu inspiration.
Well I am beginning Week 5 of 14 of my current marathon training. I did not do my long run last week because of traveling, but I plan to get my miles in this week. :) Here they are--
9, 17, 6, 5, for a total of 37.
Have a happy day, and let's all think before we speak today. :)
"Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so."