Meal Plan

I had a great idea for a post today that I was going to post this afternoon, but I am going to save it until tomorrow now…I have SO much to do today! Grocery shop, finish two orders, mail three orders, buy materials for third order, and try to keep a sane toddler and a calm mama throughout all that! I have to lug my poor girl along with me for all of this today; hopefully she won’t hate me by bedtime!! heehee

So here is my dinner meal plan for the week…I’ve enjoyed sharing this with you every so often because I get to share with you some awesome recipes I’ve found floating around the blog-osphere. ;)

Leftover chicken enchiladas {YUM!}
Egg burritos {I have a Christmas get-together so hubby basically has to fend for himself ;)}
Cheesy Veggie Chowder
Coconut Chicken and Oven Roasted Baby Carrots + one day eating leftovers
Southwestern Quinoa Salad + one day eating leftovers

Lunches for me will be primarily “green monster” smoothies. These pack so many great nutrients and hide some veggies…and they are so delicious!! I make a double portion (32 ounces) and freeze half so I only have to make smoothies three or so times a week. You can include pretty much ANYTHING you want in these: strawberries, oranges, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, bananas, kiwi, grapefruit {I LOVE pink!}, cherries, grapes, etc. based on your tastes and then toss in a couple fist fulls of spinach and another veggie that is full of nutrients and *voila!* you’ve got yourself a nutrient packed delicious meal. I also add flax seed oil, protein powder, and even recently bought some chia seeds to add some major health impact in these delicious green lovelies. :)

I hate to admit it, but I do not eat breakfast. Most of the time, my stomach feels too sensitive in the morning to eat breakfast. It either makes me feel nauseated or extremely hungry and then I over-eat or snack. Sometimes, I eat my smoothie for breakfast. This doesn’t bother me, but whatever…anyway…I also want to try this recipe this week for Cinnamon Buns :) Yum!!

Breakfast and lunches for Jael:

Oatmeal with raisins x 3 (she loves this!)
Organic cereal w/ half banana
Organic cereal w/ 1/2 cup cut up berry (strawberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries)
Toast with Nut Butter
Breakfast with mom & dad {Cinnamon Buns}

Apple sandwiches x 2 {apple slices, nut butter, and (opt) raisins}
Pinwheels x 2 {whole wheat tortilla, cream cheese, and lunchmeat; OR nut butter and banana slices}
Nut butter and jelly on whole grain bread x 2
Smoothie with mama and a cheese stick

I also use this site for snack ideas for her :)

So there you go! Hope you were inspired, got an idea, or just enjoyed hearing what I’m cookin’ up over here ;) Have a great day!!

xoxo – erin