Monday, October 17, 2011

Meal Plan Monday {Oct 17} + WW {Wk22}

We ended up getting a coupon in the mail from our regular grocery store for a free chicken rotisserie meal with two sides and rolls so instead of Freezer Veggie Burgers last night we enjoyed the free meal and now the husband has lots of leftovers to make chicken sandwiches for work all week :)

Its been 57 days without going out to eat and counting …

Both the Quinoa Cakes and Buffalo Sloppy Joes from last week were really good and I can’t wait to make both again in the future.  I think we will use ground chicken for the Buffalo Sloppy Joes though instead of ground turkey.

I’ve got a few new recipes I’m excited to try this week.  I learned last week from Sam at Fitness Food & Faith that October is National Pasta Month {as well as a slew of other things} so I’ve got three pasta dishes on the meal plan for this week!  And while doing that research this morning I also learned that today is National Pasta Day so I rearranged my original meal plan so that we could have pasta today!  I love pasta :)

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Monday ~ Spinach & Feta Pasta

Spinach, feta & mushrooms --- three of my favorite things --- all together in a pasta dish?!?  I knew I’d be adding this recipe to my meal plan the minute I saw it. 

Tuesday ~ leftover Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili 

I love great meal that are easy and make lots of leftovers.  We ended up having this for dinner twice last week and even for lunch after our long 18 mile run on Saturday!

Wednesday ~ leftover Spinach & Feta Pasta

Thursday ~ Sweet & Sour Chicken {freezer}

We’ve got leftovers of this meal in the freezer from the last time I made it!

Ingredients:
1-2 frozen chicken breasts
2 cans sweet & sour sauce
1-2 bell peppers, diced
2-3 carrots, diced/sliced/chopped

Directions:
Pour both cans of sweet & sour sauce into the crock pot, add the chicken and the veggies.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Remove chicken and shred it.  Add chicken back to crock pot, stir, then serve over rice.

Friday ~ Spaghetti with marinara sauce and Trader Joe's Turkey Meatballs

Typical pre-long run meal :)

Saturday ~Turkey Burgers

Quick, easy & delicious.  Just the type of meal we’ll be wanting after a 20 mile long run that we’ve got planned for this day! 

Sunday ~ Penne & Zucchini Carbonara

Another pasta dish … another new recipe.  We are BIG zucchini fans in this house and I think we are really going to like this recipe.  I’ve been wanting to try a carbonara recipe for a while … I’ll be using turkey bacon :)

 

What’s on your menu this week?
Do you meal plan?  Why or why not? 
Got a favorite recipe that I’ve got to try?  Please share :)

Don’t forget to check out the links … you never know what you might discover!  There are some GREAT food blogs & recipe websites out there :)

 

 

 

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Weight Watchers Week 22 {10.10.11 – 10.16.11}
Weigh-in {10.17.11} = 135.2
Week 22 Gain = +1 lb
Total Weight Loss = 15 lbs
I earned 71 activity points
I exercised 6 out of 7 days
*I used all my activity points and all my weekly allowance points plus even more.  One of my goals is to eat all the activity points I earn on my long marathon training days {making healthy choices as much as possible and not eating 100 cookies which I crave like crazy after a long run} which I did on Saturday {leftover chili for lunch plus chips and salsa and homemade pizza roll-ups for dinner --- but I also had ice cream and candy later in the evening --- FAIL}.  Then we spent Sunday afternoon at Apple Hill wine tasting and eating way too many sweets and treats and I way overindulged.  I tracked every morsel I ate and it wasn’t pretty to see the total points number staring back at me at the end of the day.  Thankfully a day wine tasting and indulging in pie and donuts and caramel apples and fudge are splurges and not the norm.   I still struggle with not always making the healthier choices, mindless snacking occasionally, and indulging too often though. 

1 comment:

christa said...

I need to meal plan. Quinoa burgers sound delicious!!