30Jun

Our Meal Plan 7/1

Weekly Meal Plan

If you missed my announcement, go here to read it.  To make a long story short, I’m participating with some other bloggers to host an online book club for Lysa Terkeurst’s Made to Crave book.  I’ve known for the past year that I need to get back on track.  It’s been about a year ago that I fell off the wagon and didn’t look back. Still, it took 6 months for me to start gaining the weight back, and another 6 months to get me to where I am today…having gained back all 23 pounds I lost and then some. I topped out this time at 208.4.  But the number on the scale isn’t the most important thing, it’s the way I feel–physically, emotionally, spiritually…drained.

I am praying for God’s strength to get me through this, and to finally end up on the other side of this trial for good.

I’ve been walking in the mornings with a friend, although my husband is out of town for the week so that will have to be put on hold.  The plan is to try and do something at home, so hopefully that will happen.

The other part of my plan is to get back on track with meal planning. I know that helps tremendously. Even if my planned meals aren’t “diet” or “super healthy” ones, they are better than convenience foods and/or fast food.

Even as I type this, I feel the war within my spirit.  I desperately want to get back on track.  I desperately want to eat healthy things that make me feel good.  And the thought of being successful after such a long battle fills me with hope.

But even as I know these things, there is a little devil on my shoulder.  Telling me that this week is going to be hard with my husband out of town. Telling me that I might as well splurge. Reminding me how good it would taste.

Lord, I pray that you will give me the strength to honor You with my body and my choices.

Monday
Lunch: Grilled chicken salad with homemade croutons.
Supper:  Spaghetti with garlic bread and salad.

Tuesday
Lunch: Taco Salad with tortilla chips.
Supper: Quesadillas with corn & black bean salad.

Wednesday
Lunch: Brown Rice w/ Veggies and Chicken
Supper: Chicken parmesan garlic bread

Thursday
Lunch: Leftover brown rice and veggies
Supper: Pork chop, fried potatoes, green beans

Friday
Lunch:  Sandwiches
Supper: Grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli & cheese

Saturday
Lunch:  Quesadillas w/ corn & black bean salad
Supper: baked potato with salad

Sunday
Lunch: roast with carrots & potatoes, green beans
Supper: pepperoni rolls or homemade pizza made from my Calzone dough, with salad.

((For more meal planning inspiration, check out: Menu Plan MondayThis Week For DinnerThe Better Mom)


 
25Feb

Our Frugal Meal Plan, Week of 2/24

Monday

Lunch:  Cheesy salsa bean dip w/ tortilla chips and salad.
Dinner:  Meatloaf, green beans w/ potatoes, mac and cheese

Tuesday
Lunch: Leftover Meatloaf
Dinner:  Lemon Pepper chicken w/ veggies and cheesy mashed potatoes

Wednesday
Lunch:  Homemade Lunchables
Dinner:  Fellowship Meal at church

Thursday
Lunch:  Leftover Chicken meal
Dinner: Spaghetti w/ garlic bread and salad w/ homemade croutons

Friday
Lunch: Sandwiches
Dinner:  Quick-Rise Cheesy Breadsticks (like Pizza Hut)

Saturday
Lunch: Cheese & Salsa Bean dip w/ tortilla chips and salsa
Dinner:  Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Sunday
Lunch: Leftover Chicken Casserole
Dinner: Leftover Buffet

(For more meal planning inspiration, check out: Menu Plan Monday, This Week For Dinner, The Better Mom)


 
18Feb

Frugal Meal Plan, Week of 2/18

Monday

Lunch:  Sandwiches
Dinner:  Crockpot Chicken with roasted potatoes and carrots, and butter & herb broccoli

Tuesday
Lunch:  Brown Rice w/ leftover veggies.
Dinner:  Chicken & Dumplings (pictured above…I need to share my recipe/process here), mashed potatoes, green beans.

Wednesday
Lunch:  Leftover chicken & dumplings
Dinner:  Fellowship dinner at church

Thursday
Lunch:  Ham Roll-ups with veggies
Dinner: Steak strips with cheesy mashed potatoes, broccoli, and tomatoes

Friday
Lunch:  Homemade lunchables w/ fruit
Dinner:  Calzones 

Saturday
Lunch:  Quesadillas w/ black beans, chips and salsa
Dinner:  BBQ chicken w/ mashed potatoes, cheesy broccoli, and mashed potatoes with homemade rolls.  (We’re having company and I’m still not quite sure what I’m making…need to double check about likes/dislikes of the family first, but that’s what I’m thinking)

Sunday
Lunch:   BLT’s
Dinner: Tacos

(For more meal planning inspiration, check out: Menu Plan Monday, This Week For Dinner, The Better Mom)


 
11Feb

Frugal Meal Plan, 2/11

We ended up making changes to our meal plan last week, and having different things than what I’d planned, so some of the meals this week are carried over from what we didn’t have last week.

Monday

Lunch:  Leftover Roast Beef
Dinner:  Spaghetti with salad and garlic bread (Caeden plays Upward from 6-7, so we wanted something quick to eat around that)

Tuesday
Lunch:  Brown Rice w/ Veggies and tomato slices
Dinner:  Cheesy Bacon Chicken (pictured above), with green beans, tomato slices, cheesy mashed potatoes, and homemade breadsticks.

Wednesday
Lunch:  Leftover Brown Rice w/ Veggies
Dinner:  Fellowship dinner at church

Thursday
Lunch:  Ham Roll-ups with veggies
Dinner: Breaded pork chops with fried potatoes and green beans (on our meal plan last week, but we didn’t have it)

Friday
Lunch:  Out (I have a dr. appt at 11:00, in a town an hour away.)
Dinner:  Valentine’s Day Date!!! Yay :)

Saturday
Lunch:  Out (traveling)
Dinner:  Chicken pot pie casserole

Sunday
Lunch:   Leftover Chicken pot pie casserole
Dinner: leftovers/sandwiches…something simple since we go to Awana at 5:30.

(For more meal planning inspiration, check out: Menu Plan Monday, This Week For Dinner, The Better Mom)


 
04Feb

Weekly Meal Plan 2/4

Monday

Lunch:  Homemade “lunchables”
Dinner:  Spaghetti with salad and garlic bread

Tuesday
Lunch:  Brown Rice w/ Veggies and tomato slices
Dinner:  Homemade chicken parmesan strips, broccoli, cheesy Italian tomatoes with homemade bread

Wednesday
Lunch:  Leftover Brown Rice w/ Veggies
Dinner:  Fellowship dinner at church

Thursday
Lunch:  Ham Roll-ups with veggies
Dinner: Breaded pork chops with fried potatoes and green beans

Friday
Lunch: Homemade Lunchables w/ fruit
Dinner:  Cheesy chicken skillet with cheddar chive mashed potatoes, broccoli, and homemade breadsticks

Saturday
Lunch:  Taco salad w/ “ligher” taco meat, served with tortilla chips
Dinner:  Chicken Parmesan garlic bread, side salad

Sunday
Lunch:   Loaded baked potato with salad
Dinner: leftovers/sandwiches…something simple since we go to Awana at 5:30.

(For more meal planning inspiration, check out: Menu Plan Monday, This Week For Dinner, The Better Mom)


 
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