Sunday, June 10, 2012

This Week's Meal List

Plan, Plan, Plan.  It's just about the only way to REMAIN successful at this healthier-eating thing.

I have been making (mostly) hot breakfasts and fresh sack lunches in the morning for Jeff and me, but the dinners present a challenge.  I usually get home between 6 and 6:30PM and am STARVING and TIRED and think it's much EASIER to go out for dinner.

But, it's not as easy on my points, or on the wallet, to eat out that much.  So this week my goal is to cook at home all of our dinners.

Here's what's on my meal list this week, and I am preparing to go to the store to pick up ingredients for:

- Pulled Pork Sandwiches in the Crock Pot, with Tator Tots and Green Beans

- Beef Tacos with Fajita Fixin's & Rice

- Curried Chicken, Peas, and Potatoes (made with Greek yummy and easy)

- Baked Mahi Mahi with Mangos (for me) & Rice (for both)

- Moussaka in Minutes (NEW RECIPE!!!)

- Turkey Pepperoni Calzones

Pretty much everything on this list is between 7 and 12 Points Plus for one serving.  Hopefully I can get them all cranked out this week and meet my goal this week of COOKING DINNER AT HOME!!!


Dr. James D. Feiszli said...

OK, I see that my influence on you has been bad in that we made you want the finer things in life. That works, but you are on the right path in making sure that you avoid prepared foods.

Heidi Herbst said...

Way to go, Jess! You have been committed to being healthier and it shows.

Anna said...

Ugh, unfortunately (perhaps) you have found the only way to go. Planning takes a couple hour chunk out of my weekend but I found that if I just sit down and plan all the meals for the week, write them out on the calendar, and buy everything all at once I am SO much better off in the long run. Good.For.You!

Side Note: what is with blogger and making me prove I'm not a robot with a house number and a scale!?! Seriously... I'm not a robot but I also can't read that tiny tiny number! Plus, I'm in rehab for looking at numbers on scales.