I decided to start out slow by creating a wonderful meal plan (see below) that focused on my son’s lunches and family dinners. Sunday was spent cooking the meals for the day as well as the next day. When I returned from work on Monday, the kids were eating french fries, my husband had decided to pick up a few things and had also cooked chicken drumsticks (yes, just chicken and nothing else to go with it). I still don’t know how much he spent because my credit card is being glitchy and no longer showing me pending transactions. This morning I woke up and thought, “Might as well treat myself to Starbucks!” Its not looking good people!
On the bright side, I am really working on my family’s nutrition. I have been offering a vegetable or fruit at every meal. I have been hiding pureed vegetables in my son’s favorite meals. I also purchased some vegan protein power that I have been sprinkling on everything my son eats. As for myself, I have increased my daily intake of vegetables and fruit tremendously. As always, you have to take the good with the bad. I am also doing a free 30 day trial of the meal planning software Plan to Eat. I’ll probably write a review after trying it for a week or two.
Meal plan for January 11-17
|Son’s Lunch||Southwest Quinoa||quinoa with rice and green beans||Southwest Quinoa||Pasta with “beef”||Southwest Quinoa||quinoa with rice and green beans||Mac N’ Cheese w/ peas|
|Dinner||Turkey Spaghetti w/ broccoli||Leftovers||Asian stirfry||turkey burgers w side salad||Leftovers||Jambalaya – crockpot||leftovers|
|Son’s Dinner||Mac N’ “Cheese” w/ peas||Pasta with “beef”||quinoa with rice and green beans||Lentils and rice||Mac N’ “Cheese” w/ peas||Pasta with “beef”||quinoa with rice and green beans|