Here is my meal plan for this week! You can download and print my meal plan here, or you can view my meals in a list format below.
Things don’t always go according to plan. Last week one of my lunches became a lean cuisine and one of my dinners ended up getting scrapped because we went out to eat instead. I was dying to have my first Panera Autumn Squash soup of the season!!! 😀
Anyway, I have learned that it’s okay if things don’t go according to plan as long as you have a backup in mind. I try to keep a few frozen dinners on hand at all times in case I don’t get something prepped as expected. It helps me remove excuses. If I didn’t have anything on hand, fast food might become an appealing choice…but I would regret that later. Having a plan with a couple backups in mind works wonders for me! I have to say that I am really looking forward to my meals this week!
Snack: Banana (8am)
I have this every morning to curb my initial hunger pains, and to tide me over to my larger breakfast. I used to have breakfast first and then a mid-morning snack, but I have found this option to work better for me.
Breakfast: (9:30-10:30 depending on hunger level)
Sausage, Egg White, & Cheddar English Muffins with tomato slices and blackberries
Refrigerator Oatmeal – Pumpkin Pie
Omelet (weekend only)
Smoothie Pancakes (weekend only)
The breakfast sandwiches and refrigerator oatmeals were made in advance and frozen.
Sloppy Slaw Casserole
White Lasagna Slaw Cupcakes & side salad
All of my lunches were made in advance on the weekend.
Snack: Apple & String Cheese (4:30pm)
I eat this on my way home from work so that I am not starving when I get home. This also allows me to hold off on dinner until around 6pm. If I eat dinner too early, I have a harder time avoiding the night time snacking.
Fish, Veggies, & Couscous (all in freezer already)
Chicken Enchiladas (will make on weeknight and freeze leftovers)
Zucchini Pasta (using Veggetti) with veggies and chicken sausage (chicken sausage is in the freezer; pasta will be made on weeknight)
Cheeseburger & Butternut Squash
My hubby and I do not always eat the same thing, but I try to make things that coordinate. On my downloadable meal plan, you can see my dinners along with his.
Snack: Grapes, Hot Tea, Fiber One Coffee Cake, WW Mini Bar, Popcorn, etc…
The evening snack varies quite a bit depending on how many points I have left, how busy I am, and what I’m in the mood for. This is also the most dangerous time of day for me, so I have to be careful not to over do it.
I will update the post with links to recipes when I have the recipes finished. 🙂