Meal Planning for the Week

During the fall session of Fit4Mom’s Body Back, the instructor often asked us to post our weekly meal plans to the group’s Facebook page on Sundays. This forced me to think about what I was going to cook, as well as find (or just remember) easy meals I could make. I even dusted off the slow cooker.

Meal planning | This week's recipes from Skinnytaste, Iowa Girl Eats, Cooking Light | Weight Watchers friendly

The session ended, and Fit4Mom offered a holiday mini-session of Body Back that started on Tuesday. The program is basically the same, but there are no assessments and no weighing in each week. As much as that last part makes me want to cheer, I completely ignored everything I had been doing the past two months and didn’t bother to meal plan or even grocery shop this past week, which of course resulted in eating out several times.

I can do better than this, so today I forced myself to sit down, do some meal planning, and go on a massive grocery trip. Here’s my plan for the week:

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Saturday Whole Wheat English Muffin + Banana + Peanut Butter Brunch? Maple Dijon Drumsticks + Couscous
Sunday Whole Wheat English Muffin + Banana + Peanut Butter  ?? Cafe Sushi
Monday Green Smoothie Crock Pot Sweet Potato and Quinoa Turkey Chili Man-Pleasing Chicken + Brussels Sprouts
Tuesday Green Smoothie Crock Pot Sweet Potato and Quinoa Turkey Chili Leftovers
Wednesday Green Smoothie Crock Pot Sweet Potato and Quinoa Turkey Chili Neat Kitchen + Bar
Thursday Green Smoothie Crock Pot Sweet Potato and Quinoa Turkey Chili Cincinnati Turkey Chili + Whole Wheat Spaghetti
Friday Green Smoothie Leftovers Spinach Lasagna Rolls