I plan our menu every Monday. This way I know what to pull out of the freezer and don’t end up with nothing to cook! I am really careful about what I eat (most of the time) and will have to be mindful about my eating for the rest of my life. I watch my portions, cook from scratch and make healthy versions of our favorites. I make my weekly plan based on what’s in the freezer, what’s in season, what the weather forecast says, and our weekly schedule of work and school events. I try to get ahead on weekends, too. Here’s my plan for this week.
Monday- Instant Pot chicken and brown rice.
Tuesday- Steak, sweet potato, bulgur and kale salad for me, regular potatoes for the boys
Wednesday- Pork tenderloin, Brussels sprouts, applesauce
Thursday- Breakfast for dinner
Friday- Homemade pizza
Saturday- Grilled chicken, roasted beet salad with cheese and nuts
Sunday- Roast beef, potatoes and squash
On the weekend I’ll also make a batch of yogurt and a big pot of minestrone soup for lunches next week.