I started the ODTW series with good intentions at heart. But, life happens! The main reasons I haven’t updated our weekly meal plans the past few weeks is not just sheer slacking, but also because Hubby Dear has been away on business for most days of the week. Although I love planning a completely balanced and varied meal for our dinners every night, I tend to take it easy when it’s just me and Baby Dear at the table. So for the last couple of weeks, we’ve been having a lot of pasta, stir-frys, sandwiches/wraps and grilled meat and veggies for dinner.
I also missed my regular Friday grocery day last week, which is why I had to shop today. This week is another ballgame altogether! I’ve started going to the gym in earnest, and this is made me become more consious of what and when we eat. My grocery cart today is a tesmament of that – no bag of chips hiding in there! It’s not hard for me to eat healthy (our meals are almost always whole foods, with a few helpers thrown in when necessary!) or curb my sweet cravings. And Lord knows how I instantly turn to mush at the sight of a rich, dark chocolate cake! My problem lies with the dreaded bag of chips – no matter how hard I try, if it’s there then I’m eating it. All of it. Sometimes, all at once. So my solution – just don’t buy it. Out of sight is definitely out of mind for me!
Back to this week’s meal plan. I like to have a variety when it comes to our dinners. I always try to plan in different meats and veggies, cuisines and also cooking techniques. Here’s what we’ll be eating this week, if all goes as planned:
MONDAY: Roast Tandoori Chicken, Grilled Veggies (Mushrooms, Peppers, Fennel, Cauliflower), Tabbouleh Quinoa Salad
THURSDAY: Pesto Pasta Salad, Sauteed Perogies
FRIDAY: Grilled Paneer & Veggie Paninis, Soup
SATURDAY: Fajitas, Hubby Dear’s Famous Nachos
SUNDAY: Hubby’s travelling again, so maybe burgers for Baby Dear and me!
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