Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Meal Plan

I am pretty healthy when it comes to eating. I prefer whole wheat over white bread, I love ALL vegetables and fruits, and I only eat lean meats. I am trying to regain my love for fish since I know how good it is for you. I loved it before I had Scarlett. Once I got pregnant, I couldn't stand the look or taste of it. That food aversion never went away. Although it is getting easier. Ty and I rarely drink soda either. But somehow, our eating habits have gotten....I'd say, lazy.

Ty told me the other day that he wants to start eating healthier. I looked in our fridge and realized that even though I may be eating healthy, we still have tons of junk in our fridge. Ty's lunches consist of frozen meals and deli meat sandwiches on bulklie rolls. (Sorry for slacking on the meal thing, babe.) Not the healthiest. Even dinner has become less healthy. I blame this on me since I dislike cooking & would rather buy the pre-made frozen lasagna then cook our own healthy lasagna. Ty brings home the dough, so I figure, the least I can do it make the home that is. Stupid metaphor, but you get the idea. (lol) Not to mention, Scarlett is going to be eating with us soon. I want her eating as healthy as she has been. I just bought a baby bullet to mash up some of the healthy foods that we'll be eating, too. 

Junk food and pre-made meals are coming to an end! I have recently done a kitchen make-over and thrown out all our naughty foods. Except my chocolate chip cookies. Those are for a rainy day ;) But everything else went. Like, the donuts covered with powder, the frozen meals filled with sodium, the white breads and the sugar-filled juices. I started making meal plans before I go grocery shopping. I shop for a lot of organic fruits and veges, lean meats, whole grain/wheat bread, and flax seed oil over traditional cooking oil. I made a meal plan for this week and we are currently following it. I have to say, eating healthier feels good. Physically. We are not trying to lose weight, we just want to be healthy and in shape. I'm also having fun! I never would have thought!  Here is a peak into our meal plan for next week:
I linked up some of the meals so you can check out the recipes and make them, too! 

Meal Plan:

Breakfast: Grapefruit, Whole wheat English Muffin with peanut butter and a glass of Oj
Lunch: 2 Hard-Boiled Eggs, Strawberry Spinach Salad w/ home-made dressing & Green Tea 

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Blueberries & Bananas, Whole wheat toast & a glass of 1% milk
Lunch: RoastBeef Sandwich on Sourdough bread w/ light mayo & a tomato slice, Handful of Walnuts and a Water.
Dinner: Salmon with Lime Sauce, Steamed Broccoli, and Couscous

Breakfast: Strawberry Banana Smoothie w/ Low fat Raspberry Yogurt & 1% milk and Cantaloup
Lunch: Healthy Style Tuna Melt w/ low fat Chedder Cheese, Chic Pea Salad, an Apple & a water
Dinner: Lemon Garlic Chicken, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Organic Cranberry sauce and fresh Salad

Breakfast: Organic Wheat Waffles topped with peanut butter and raisins, & a smoothie for mid-meal snack. 
Lunch: Minestrone Soup, Asian Tuna Lettuce Wrap and Green tea
Dinner: Greek Chicken w/ Wheat Angel Hair Pasta & feta cheese, baby Carrots and a glass of wine. 

Breakfast:Scrambled eggs cooked with Onion, mushrooms, and spinach, Whole wheat toast and low fat cottage cheese. 
Lunch: Curried Chicken Salad with Apples & Raisins, an orange and green tea.
Dinner: Grilled Eggplant Portabella Sandwich on whole wheat with sweet potato fries and a pickle. 

Breakfast:Multigrain Cereal with 1% milk, berries on top and a low fat muffin for a mid meal snack. 
Lunch: Take Out! Yeah, we do that on occasion :)
Dinner: Spring Vegetable Risotto with Shrimp and Green Beans 

Snacks In Between Include:
Fruit Smoothies (So healthy, tasty & filling)
Apples & Cottage Cheese
Hummus with Crackers
Protein Bars


  1. Way to go girl, I always enjoy sitting down and making out our meal plan for the up coming weeks. I type it up and print it out and put it on our frig. we try to eat as healthy as possible to. I just feel so much better about myself when I do. We hardly ever eat out and if we do its only on the weekends minus this passed mondays dinner mishap. lol

    1. You are right, It really does feel good to eat healthy!

  2. This is also a great idea as Scarlett gets older and pickier, I've been doing this with my family, we sit down and pick each meal for the days of the week, makes shopping faster and easier, plus kids eat because well THEY helped plan it!! Also with our strawberry spinach salad I used a poppy seed dressing, totally Delish :)

  3. You are awesome!! What a fabulous plan, Lauren!! I love it!! Solid, healthy, and whole-food based.

  4. i'm in the same boat right now! lately we've been so lazy about our food and i've totally been slacking on working out. :\
    good luck to you!
    xo dana

  5. I'm trying to do the same, its tough! Good luck!
    ps. You should try and add fresh lime's or lemon's with your water -- drinking lemon or lime water has many health benefits!

  6. Sounds great! glad your finding your way around the kitchen...Enjoy =)

  7. great plan..i dont even know if i would know how to get "that" healthy, but we could definitely benefit from just eating a little healthier.. i am lazy too, (about cooking) so i know the feeling..

  8. You go girl. :) Plans always help me stick to things

    1. Yes, I'm a planner. If it's written down, it's so much easier!

  9. i so know what you mean. I'm slacking too! gotta get better! Good luck to you!

  10. I just recently started eating healthy and meal planning. It so awesome to eat a nice healthy meal and not feel disgusting afterward.
    Iike you too I can't stand fish, but it's getting better. Good luck, all your meals sound great!

  11. A couple things...
    I love my baby bullet. The only problem is that, for now, I'm only giving Molly organic (of the dirty dozen)and local, but with it being winter- there is nothing available at the market other than basically apples. I do bananas every morning though. And a batch of apples once a week. And whatever else I happen to come across. But anyway, you will love it! I bought some extra baby food storage though because what it comes with isn't enough.
    Second, I just recently posted a similar post...because I really don't enjoy cooking. I go through phases. I'll be super good for a while, then laaazy (which really means busy with two kiddos!). I've been making about 4 meals a week and so I don't feel so overwhelmed. We always have enough for leftovers. Or we'll just have spaghetti. I look forward to see how you do- maybe motivate me to keep at it!

    1. Thanks for the tips Ashleigh! I'm really good about working out so this shouldn't be too hard. If we only have healthy foods in the house then we don't really have a choice. lol.

  12. Your meal plan is awesome! It's healthy and you have everything covered down to drinks. Mine are never that thought out! It's so easy stop eating healthy and go the easy, quick route. We've been doing that lately too. Thanks for inspiring me to get back at it :)

  13. So funny story, I still have Scarlett's baby shower present in my closet. It's a baby bullet. My bad!

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