Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine’s Day Prep and Weekly Meals

The toddler and I spent some time over the weekend putting his Valentine gifts together. We kept it rather simple and taped one heart-shaped lollipop to each Valentine card.

The toddler was very excited to exchange Valentines today! Smile

I also spent some time planning our meals for the week:
  • Baked sweet potatoes with lentils, Greek yogurt, salsa, and guacamole
  • Grilled salmon on a bed of arugula
  • Chicken Quesadillas with salsa and Greek yogurt and a salad
  • Mixed grain salad with black beans, avocado, and tomatoes and vegetable soup with tofu
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches and a spinach salad with egg whites
And here are some of the items that will go in hubby’s and the toddler’s lunches:
  • Chicken salad wraps
  • Veggie sandwiches with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and cheese
  • Blueberries and strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Apple Sauce
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Cucumber slices and carrots sticks with hummus
  • Tortilla chips and guacamole
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • and more…
Questions: What are you planning to eat this week? What are you most looking forward to? I’m going to be experimenting with the “mixed grain salad.” I picked up a package of mixed grains several weeks ago and have been waiting to use them. Hope the salad turns out the way I’m imagining it…

Be well,


  1. Anonymous2/14/2011

    happy valentines! :D

    I plan to have salmon, tofu and a lot of veggies this week! :) I'm looking forward for Star to come back from Barcelona this Saturday.

  2. Sounds like a good healthy week ahead. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Valentine's Day.

  3. I hope you guys have a fabulous Valentine's Day!

  4. Toddler looks like he's having a fun time with his suckers!

    I am looking forward to more seafood right now. you meal plan sounds PERFECT.

    If I show up at your door with my plate you'll know why!

  5. Happy Valentine's Day! We're having Breakfast for Dinner this week, which I always love. :)

  6. Looks like you are having some tasty food this week.

  7. My kids did similar Valentine's only they used chocolate hearts. Such a fun day for the little ones at school! I'm visiting a friend that just had her second baby this week. Can't wait to hug the little bundle!

  8. Yum! I think I will stop by your house for dinner!

    Not sure what is on the menu here this week yet. Have to find out who will be home when and go from there.

  9. Happy Valentine's Day!
    As silly as it may sound, I can't wait to have kids and do all that fun stuff. When I babysat, I would love to help them put together their Valentine's.
    I love the meals you have planned for the week!

  10. This week's meals are not terribly planned out, which is not my usual style! I let my husband shop yesterday so we'll see what we can put together with whatever he bought...!

  11. Happy Valentine's day! And great lunch items - lucky hubby + toddler! I don't know what i'm looking forward to most - I do have a couple of new recipes on the horizon so probably those!

  12. mmmm mixed grains sound yummy. I bet you will create some awesome things with that mix.

    I miss being little and giving out Valentines in school. I used to love that. But hey, I'm still looking forward to the bananas foster we get with our dinner tonight. It should be tasty!

  13. Nice what you packed for lunch...hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day ;-)

  14. He is too cute with those suckers!

    Are you accepting dinner guests this week? YUM!

    Split pea soup, salmon pasta salad, and tilapia with roasted potatoes and asparagus on the menu this week!

  15. I want to live with you :) You make such delicious meals every day!

    I just saw your weekend pics, such great weather you have, makes me long for Spring!

  16. Anonymous2/15/2011

    He's so cute organizing those valentines :) Hope you guys had a great celebration yesterday :)

  17. Awww....little Man!!!! I love the picture of him with the sucker in his mouth. So cute!

  18. I think your toddler is enjoying the lollypop more than working on it. haha... Have a great day. And Happy Belated Valentine's day to you, Andrea.
    Blessings, Kristy
    p/s well, how's the night?

  19. I think I foresee a lot of bread and butter in the's a busy week and I don't really see myself sad! I miss cooking!

    I got Andy's email that you guys may have to postpone our Korean meal date...I'm impatient to see you guys again, so I hope we find a good date for all of us soon! :-)

  20. I'm most looking forward to making a big pot of oxtails this weekend. I know, I know. Some people look aghast at oxtails. But really, if you love short ribs, you will love oxtail even more. It's the same tender, fall-off-the-bone meat with big, beef flavor -- only more so. ;)