Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tired of Meal Planning: Maybe This Will Help

In the last couple of weeks I haven’t always posted my meal plans on the blog, but I’ve always planned our meals on my dry-erase board. However, to be honest, I’m getting a bit tired of planning meals. Yet, I know that I have to plan, or I get stressed…

I have been thinking about what to do and came up with the idea of making a few salads that keep for a few days in the fridge early in the week. That way, I feel less like I “have to cook and plan” every night… I also made some protein options, and we can all choose what we like.  We’ll see how it goes…


 Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables Summer Salad
  • Summer Salad (tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, black beans, edamame, salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar)
  • Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables in a sesame oil/soy sauce/rice vinegar vinaigrette
  • Arugula, spinach, and red leaf lettuce ready to be dressed
  • Add-ons: Tomatoes, slices mushrooms, shredded carrots, avocado
Protein Options
  • Hard-boiled eggs (I’ll stick to the whites because of my gallstones)
  • Grilled chicken breasts
  • Grilled portobello mushrooms
  • Cooked shrimp
Plenty of Ready-to-Eat Fruit
  • Watermelon
  • Cherries
  • Apples – the toddler just recently started eating whole apples and is obsessed with them right now. So I CANNOT run out… :-)
Questions: What are you eating this week? Do you ever pre-cook weekday meals? Do you cook items to assemble throughout the week, depending on how you feel? What are some of the foods you pre-cook? 

Be well,