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So Much for Planning!

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

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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