Meal Plan/Prep Monday

I totally meant to do one of these posts last week, but life got a little crazy last weekend and Monday.  Ain’t that how it always is.

So about 27 days ago, I decided to be really dedicated to eating clean and exercising.  I decided that it’s okay to have time that’s all about me every single day.  My kid would survive playing and keeping herself occupied (there was only one instance of silent nail polish applying ALL OVER her toes).  I decided to put me first, even if it’s just for an hour a day.  And you know what?  I’m happier. I’m more patient.  I feel better in my skin.  And my food…it’s still healthy and delicious.  A part of sticking to this plan is meal planning.  Don’t get me wrong.  I still have some wine, and pizza, and all things delicious, but it’s an 80/20 rule around here.  And guess what?  My hubby is eating that way (and has lost weight), and my daughter is choosing (aka. stealing) all my healthy snacks.

Monday’s are grocery shopping days around here.  1.  So I can go without my kiddo (although it’s much easier to go with her now, and everyone loves seeing her; and 2. Trader Joe’s is much calmer on a Monday.  Prep takes time.  But in the end it’s worth it to me.  I do it one day and I’m good the rest of the week to just grab, heat up if needed, and eat.  No more eating my toddler’s random leftovers or whatever is convenien.  Or worse, not eating at all.  So here’s my plan for the week:

Breakfasts: I have a Shakeology shake.  Flavor combos vary.  But this week I am loving chocolate shake, 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp PB2, and 1 drop of peppermint essential oil.  It tastes exactly like a thin mint…but it’s so good for me and my workout recovery.  NO PREP NEEDED.

Lunches: Tuna salad wraps on ezekial and these Thai Tempeh Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Prep for Tuna salad: minimal this week because I have hard boiled eggs on hand, and a southwest yogurt dip that I am using instead of mayo to make it salad-y.  Chopping lettuce doesn’t require prep.  Prep for the Sweet Potatoes: Make the peanut sauce and make the tempeh mixture.  I will do the potatoes each day (hello, microwave).

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Dinners:

Monday: Chicken in Coconut Mango Verde Sauce over Cauliflower Rice

Tuesday: Sammie’s favorite Pork Tenderloin + Chopped Kale salad (with tomatoes, roasted beets, goat cheese, and candied pecans)

Wednesday: Szechuan Green Beans and Ground Turkey with Brown Rice

Thursday: Breakfast for dinner: Spinach and Mushroom Scramble

Friday: Deconstructed Ratatouille

Saturday: Take Out night

Sunday: Family Dinner at the parents

 

What’s on your menu?  

How do you make sure you stick to your goals?