Monday, March 26, 2012

Meal Plan Monday {March 26}

Monday again?!? 

I’m declaring this week another “detox” week after way too much overindulging last week, especially over the weekend (trips to the vending machine at work, candy, cookies, cupcakes, eating out, wine, beer --- I’m getting another stomach ache just thinking about it all).  I’m getting back on the healthy eating train … and perfect timing since I’ve got a half marathon on Sunday :)

Speaking of indulging … last night we had one of my favorite “comfort foods” for dinner --- mashed potatoes and corn.  Followed up with a glass of wine and way too many chocolate chip cookies (another favorite “comfort food”).

What is your favorite comfort food?!?

I also spent some time yesterday evening cooking up a big batch of quinoa and we had some mixed with chicken alongside the mashed potatoes and corn last night.  The rest of the quinoa I used to make a big bowl of quinoa salad for my lunches this week.  I also cooked the Chicken Pot Pie Soup below on the meal plan this week.  I spent some time pre-prepping the rest of my lunch and snacks for work too so I would have a little extra time in the mornings (you know, to do things like BLOG --- because I just haven’t found the time anywhere else to do it yet).  I still want to share my quinoa salad recipe … it’s so yummy and quick & easy too.  I can’t wait to eat some for lunch today :)

What is one of your favorite lunch meals?  Do you bring your lunch to work and if so do you pre-prep your lunch or do you go out for lunch?

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Monday ~ Spinach & Feta Pasta

We ended up having Chinese Food last Friday night instead of making pasta (I know, it was a surprise to us too since we almost always have pasta before a long run) so I decided to add this pasta dish to the menu this week.  It’s one of my favorites :)

Tuesday ~ Chicken Pot Pie Soup

I cooked this last night so it will be easy to reheat after our group workout on Tuesday and reheat the leftovers on Thursday for dinner.  I had a little sample and let me just say … YUM-O!

Wednesday ~ Lentil Tacos

Super easy.  Super yummy.

Thursday ~ leftover soup

Friday ~ Pre-race Pasta Party

Hosted by fellow members of our running group and most of our running group members will be in attendance :)

Saturday ~ Pasta with marinara sauce and turkey meatballs

Typical pre-race dinner :)

Sunday ~ Post race PIZZA!

Don’t know yet if we’ll go out for pizza or have it delivered or get a take-n-bake … but I do know we will be having some form of PIZZA.  Heck, I might even bake it myself :)

 

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 in {03.26.12} = 137.4 lbs
Loss/Gain from previous week = +1.8

2 comments:

Ali Mc said...

oooh your half is coming up! so exciting :) detoxing before a race is hardly needed.....I always stock pile all the treats possible in me ;) lol

although I didn't run very well this Sunday lol :P

Can't wait to see how your half goes....I love reading about your training on DM

Darlene said...

I used to go out for lunch everyday but then I got injured & couldn't walk & had to bring my lunch. That has stayed with me - I have a bagel, fruit, yogurt at my desk & use my free time for the bike or treadmill. I can't run but at least my injury has gotten me eating healthier.