Meal Plan 06/24/2019 - 06/28/2019

So it turns out I’m really not great at posting daily. At first it made me love my blog again and then this weekend it kind of made me hate my blog. I felt this intense pressure to post but I also felt like I’d used up all my words. I’m a work in progress is what I’m saying. I’m enjoying posting more but I need to figure out how to make it work for me so I don’t feel like I’m letting down the blogging gods if I miss a day or two.

This week is bonkers and I’m going into it already feeling worn out. I’m going to try to focus on simple meals that don’t require a lot of prep. The barbecue is my new best friend.

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Monday: Sushi

Tuesday: Barbecued chicken (literally just going to throw skinless, boneless chicken breast on the grill) with Cilantro Garlic Sauce and a side of responsibility vegetables.

Wednesday: Grilled Skirt Steak Fajitas served with fresh guacamole and leftover Cilantro Garlic Sauce.

Thursday: Grady’s last day of school so we’ll either go out for cheeseburgers or order pizza.

Friday: Giant spinach salads topped with leftover steak from Wednesday’s fajitas, goat cheese, and local berries.

What’s on your meal plan this week?

Sugar Rush

I feel the need to start this by saying that I love vegetables. I eat a variety of nutritious foods. I cook the majority of my meals. I also have a killer sweet tooth. 

Not like “oh I enjoy a square of dark chocolate in the evening.” No, I want artificial flavours and bright colours and sour powder and straight up trash candy.  

I try not to eat a lot of candy but when I do, it’s the candy an elementary school child would enjoy. I refuse to feel any shame over this.  

It took three and a half hours for Poppy to fall asleep tonight, and sometime after the stories / songs / back rub portion of the shenanigans but before the open weeping, I kind of checked out mentally (it was best for both of us for me to stop engaging) and tried to figure out my favourite candy of all time.  

An impossible task, I know, but I’ve narrowed it down to my top three: 

1. Hot Tamales (the burnier, the better) 

2. Sour Patch Kids (apparently I just really hate my tongue) 

3. Skittles (which can be ranked as follows: Tropical, Original, Berry, and I refuse to acknowledge any of the other types). 

What tops your favourite candy list? (If you’re someone who doesn’t eat candy that’s great, I’m really happy for you, this post isn’t for you.) 

 

Meal Plan 06/17/2019-06/21/2019

We went away for the weekend and had a lot of fun but did not eat a lot of vegetables. French fries were in heavy rotation. Pizza made an appearance every single day. We are desperate for some lean protein, whole grains, and leafy greens is what I’m saying.

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Monday: Grilled Tofu Satay served with steamed broccoli and kale.  

Tuesday: Cobb Salad.

Wednesday: Honey-Lime Chipotle Chicken Fajita Bowls.

Thursday: Falafel Salad with Tzatziki.

Friday: We’re celebrating the dads with a belated Father’s Day feast. Sous vide flank steak served with Chimichurri Sauce, corn on the cob served with cilantro lime compound butter, Smitten Kitchen’s Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes, and a simple green salad for dinner, and Strawberry Shortcake with local berries for dessert.

What’s on your meal plan this week? 

Meal Plan 06/10/2019 - 06/14/2019

I’m feeling very angsty that it’s time to figure out what my family is going to eat AGAIN. Didn’t I JUST do this? Why is this so annoying? I usually love food.  

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Monday: ramen-ish. (Broth with spiralized zucchini instead of noodles, mushrooms, shredded pork, jammy eggs, lots of green onions, cilantro, and sriracha.  

Tuesday: leftover shredded pork tacos served with fresh guacamole and purple cabbage slaw.

Wednesday: I’m at the cancer centre and I’ve decided to stop pretending I’m a functional adult on cancer centre days. It doesn’t matter how many times I’m there, or how many years pass, cancer centre days are hard. I’m rolling with my emotional eating and planning to make buttermilk pancakes, crispy bacon, and cheesy scrambled eggs. If I have time I’ll stop by the green grocer and pick up some local strawberries so I can pretend we’re eating a balanced meal.

Thursday: barbecued chicken served with green salad.

Friday: out for dinner with friends.

What’s on your meal plan this week?