Wow time is flying! This weeks meal plan was a little different because hubs is home from his main job for the week (he has 2 side hustles he does to help clear out medical bills). So I am having to cook for all 4 of us instead of the 3 of us this week.
I am also partnering with PlateJoy and their services. If you missed my review you can read it HERE.
Here is this weeks Menu:
Today (monday) Hashbrown and Ham casserole (recipe to come later this week!)
Tuesday Chicken Stir Fry
Wednesday Grilled Beef kababs with Chimichurri and a roll (courtesy PlateJoy)
Thursday will be leftovers since this is our biggest activity day
Friday Hubs and I are going out to eat at Texas Roadhouse so kids will have leftovers again
Saturday Lemon Garlic Chicken with Rice and Spinach (Courtesy PlateJoy)
Sunday Ham and Cheese loaf
Now for breakfast- I am not a big breakfast eater- but I am wanting to get a decent blender to make smoothies with, maybe do some more oatmeal. Right now I have an english muffin from time to time. Lunch is usually left overs or a sandwich. But now I am going to include snacks. And this week Platejoy suggested mangos (I am substituting strawberries) and pineapple with mint and lime. So hopefully I wont be tempted to snack on my usual chips and dip.
What are you enjoying this week?
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The past few weeks I have been sharing my meal plans with you and I am really excited to be adding to those meal plans. For those that are new let me tell you about my motivation. I have hypertension. I am over weight and I struggle. I struggle a lot. I let my self esteem get in the way, I let food get in the way. Oddly I am not a stress eater- or a bored eater. I just eat the wrong things. Soda, and lots of carbs and sugars. Now here I am 5’3″ and weighing in at 196lbs. This is unacceptable. But I need help- I need motivation and I believe I found that with Platejoy.
So what is this Platejoy? Well we have all seen these wonderful subscription boxes that send you fresh foods to encourage you to cook healthy. Foods shipped straight to your doors. Well- Platejoy is like that- except- you do the grocery shopping. Which I like, honestly I spend about $100 a week on meals for my family of 4- that is for 6 meals! So with Platejoy I get healthy recipes, a shopping list, and I stay with in my budget. But- it is so much more than that!
Another busy week but I am on week 3 of just doing a weekly meal plan instead of planning for the whole month. I am already $200 below what I usually spend on groceries. Seriously our schedules change so much and it is so crazy that I have to use a white board for a calander. Just when I think I have the month figured out at the beginning things get added, or removed, husbands shifts changes. It definitely keeps me on my toes.
This week is no different. We JUST found out what times we have to be at parent teacher conferences on Thursday. We have our usual tumbling and ballet, scouts on saturday I have a vendor show on saturday. Just crazy schedules! So this week I went more towards easy and hope there is some health value to it!
We are getting back to the basic. Now that I stay home again I am trying to prepare healthier meals and stay on more of a budget. So for awhile I was trying a monthly meal plan- yeah that didnt go so well. Food got wasted and we often had way to many leftovers. My budget was busted because I would still make weekly trips to the store for milk which resulted in extras being bought because something would sound better then what was on the menu. So I went back to a weekly meal plan.
So far- I am coming in under budget and I am sticking to my menus more and I do not have as many left overs! So here is our meal plan for this week.