Our Meal Plan March 16-22

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I’ve been doing pretty good with my healthy eating. I lost another 2 pounds for a total of 11 POUNDS! I am so excited and feel great. I love the feeling of being in control of food and eating healthy food that doesn’t make me sick. Plus cutting out those modified foods, processed foods, and switching tomatoes for tomato sauce has made me feel better. 

So now onto our meals for last week. I was recently asked why I post meals that are a week behind. Though it would be easier to list our meal plan for the current week, I prefer to show you what our meal plan was last week, how the meals went, and if Dino approved. I also like to show our lunches and how we are sticking to a plan and eating healthy. 

Mar 9th-15th

Sun  Fish, Potatoes, and Green Beans
Mon  chicken enchiladas
Tues   left over enchiladas and raviolis 
Wed   steak, rice, and veggies using this recipe  smoked sausage, peppers, onions, rice
Thurs meatball tacos
Fri  shells, tomatoes, peas, beans, and parmesan cheese
Sat  leftovers

Dinners:

Sunday – 

fish potatoes and green beans

Monday – Chicken Enchiladas with Green Beans and Spinach 

chicken enchiladas collage

Tuesday–  left over enchiladas and raviolis 

Wednesday – Steak, Rice, and Veggies 

steak, rice, and veggies collage

Thursday – Meatball Tacos, though this tasted good it didn’t agree with my tummy. I think the preservatives in the seasoning made me sick. I have to find a way to make taco mix from scratch. 

meatball tacos Collage

Friday – pizza from our favorite restaurant

Saturday – Tony took us out to eat before he attended an umpire meeting. We had a nice dinner (gift card included) at Applebeas. 

Meatball Tacos

  • frozen meatballs
  • Taco kit
  • tacos
  • shredded cheese
  • olives
  • tomatoes

reheat meatballs in cast iron skillet with seasoning then add olives
put slide tomatoes and shredded cheese in separate bowls
It was a quick and easy dinner, but I think I will still with my ground pork tacos made from scratch. I think the processed seasoning is what made me sick. 

Chicken Enchiladas

  • Enchilada kit
  • skinless and boneless chicken breast
  • spinach
  • string beans
  • cook sliced chicken, spinach, and string beans in cast iron skillet
  • mix chicken and veggies with seasoning
  • place chicken mixtures on tortillas and fold over in pan
  • Pour sauce over folded tortillas, bake according to directions on box and sprinkle with cheese

While this was also a pre-made seasoning, it did not affect my tummy in a negative way.

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LUNCHES

Between using EasyLunchBoxes  and planning what I eat ahead of time, I am in control at work and I know Dino is eating healthy at school. 

 

MONDAY LUNCH FOR 17th

MONDAY:
Mommy-mini pita with turkey, american cheese, and apples and balsamic vinegar, strawberries, pretzels, nature valley bar, special K cereal, almond milk, cheeze-its
Dino-ham and cheese sandwich with sliced apples, pickles, apples, pretzels,
Dino Morning Snack-hard boiled egg, cheese stick, half banana 

lunch Tue

TUESDAY:
Mommy-turkey and cheese with mustartd and pears in a pita, raisins, carrots, extra pears, nature valley bars, special k cereal, almond milk, peanut butter, apples,   
Dino-ham and cheese sandwich with pears, raisins, carrots, extra ears
Dino Morning Snack– one chocolate chip pancake, cheerios, grapes, (fruit bar and pretzels for the afternoon)  

 lunch wed

WEDNESDAY:
Mommy– bean and cheese quesadilla, strawberries, peanut butter, apples, special k, almond milk, pretzels, cereal bar.
Dino-wanted to order pizza from school so he’ll have pretzels and strawberries along with his pizza
Dino Morning Snack-french toast, apples, I keep forgetting they also have snacks at school for the kids, I should pack less snacks and let him have the school snacks. 

 lunch thur

 

THURSDAY:
Mommy-leftover steak, rice, and veggies, grapes, tomatoes, crackers, raisins, pretzels, carrots, and a a granola bar. 
Dino-ham and cheese sandwich, grapes, carrots, hummus and chips, pretzels
Dino Morning Snack-toaster strudel and raisins

lunch fri

FRIDAY:
Mommychanged my lunch after I started to feel icky from the tacos. I decided to change from leftover tacos to just a bean and veggie quessadilla. Also have grapes, extra veggies with cheese, special k with milk, granola bar, and pretzels. 
Dino-Dino really wanted pizza again, I have to make mini pizzas the night before so he has them. xExtra Snacks fruit snack, pretzels, granola bar, 
Dino Morning Snack-french toast, grapes 

I also made a few freezer meals. It would be nice to make more freezer meals, but don’t have kitchen space and am afraid that it won’t taste as fresh. As always I make lots of breakfasts items and freeze them. This week I made banana and choc chip pancakes and egg muffins. Sorry no pic of the pancakes. 

egg muffins collage

I also tried a chicken freezer meal. All in a cast iron skillet, I made Goya chicken, cheesy rice, broccoli, and beans. We saved the leftover chicken broth to use when I make another dinner. I have a steak broth leftover as well. I saved both the broth and chicken dinner in separate freezer bags. I pushed out the air and kept them flat to save room in the freezer. 

freezer meal

Possibly linking up with one or more of these blog hops…

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Comments

Our Meal Plan March 16-22 — 6 Comments

  1. Yay to the weight loss and you truly are rocking this and on a roll! And by the way, we used to go to Applebee’s all the time. Haven’t been in awhile, but seriously do love their food. May need to go back again soon 🙂

    • thanks Janine!!! It was a great meal and we went for an early dinner so there weren’t that many people there, nice not having an over crowded restaurant.

  2. Congrats on continuing your weight loss! I actually like that you post about your meals after the fact. It’s good to see how a plan actually worked instead of just what it seems like on paper (screen?).

  3. Hi Karen,
    Your meal plan looks awesome and of course I would love those enchilada’s. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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