It’s that time of the week. Week Eats is your friendly meal plan. Okay, really it is all for the sake of my poor husband who has been married almost six years and eaten by the skin of his teeth every single night. As in, it’s 4pm and no meat is defrosted 😉
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I’m going to focus on lunch & snacks as dinners have been going very smoothly around here.
Something I learned about myself in my month fast from processed sugar is that I don’t eat a nutritional lunch. Therefore by mid afternoon, a handful of chocolate chips, or a grab at cookies or fudge sounds appealing because I’m not full on good food. And after ruining my appetite for dinner (surprise, surprise, your mother was right about that), I wouldn’t have a great appetite for dinner. Then later in the evening, when hungry, enter: ice cream.
There’s nothing abhorrent about a little sugar here and there, but it took me going without it for 30 days to realize that I was abusing it. So I’m resolved to be conscious about lunches beyond the norm for me and the kids, and having good snacks on hand, too.
snack: Homemade granola bars. Made them last week. Delish!! Following this recipe.
lunch: Fresh cucumbers and bell peppers with hummus, whole grain crackers, slices of deli harvarti cheese, apple slices
dinner: Chicken. Planning on this Chicken Marsala (only using normal broth).
snack: Popcorn. Homemade on the stove is easy. You don’t need a popcorn maker. Follow these instructions (I use coconut or canola oil as SuperBoy is allergic to peanuts). And then add butter and salt.
lunch: Barley & black bean salad. I really think my kids will go for this. They love grains and beans!
dinner: Braised beef short ribs by Smitten Kitchen.
snack: homemade fruit leather because $.65 per at the coop may kill my budget.
lunch: chopped Greek salad because yum yum yum minus the olives. yuck yuck yuck.
dinner: Vegetable Lasagna a la Pioneer Woman.
snack: grapes, nuts, and almond butter.
lunch: Grilled cheese & cream of tomato soup.
dinner: Roasted pork loin easy peasy.
snack: homemade guac & chips
lunch: lettuce, orange, and pecan salad
dinner: pizza fridays!!
Okay, what are you eating?