Monday, October 8, 2012

Meal Planning

Last week was the first time that I've really implemented a "meal plan" and stuck with it. We are really, really back on Weight Watchers (well, I am, so Danny is by default - at least while he's at home). I loved planning out all of the meals for the week, shopping just for those meals and knowing what we were having each night. From Monday to Friday, I had lost 4.8 pounds! So, it's proof to me that if I continue to be thoughtful about our meals, it will pay off. That was with no exercise - just planning what to eat every day.

I made some really delicious recipes last week. I'm going to post them here so I don't forget. Sunday night was Santa Fe Chicken. It was great. It was so easy to throw together and cooked in the crock-pot all day. I served it over white rice, with a little bit of reduced-fat sour cream. It was even better for lunch on Monday. I also made this Chicken Tortilla Soup. Oh my. It was so good! We've put it on the menu again this week. I made white chicken chili for work as we were supposed to have a chili cook off. That was cancelled, so we kept the chili for ourselves. It's a recipe I've posted before that's really delicious. I also made "meatloaf muffins." They were pretty good, but for some reason, they were completely unappetizing to me the next day. Danny and Sophie both enjoyed them, so that's the most important thing. I made an enchilada casserole that was just okay.

All in all, a good food week at our house! This week, we have the Chicken Tortilla Soup on the menu again, plus Buffalo Chicken sandwiches, pizza pinwheels (these we had last night and they were really good!), Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing and turkey hot dogs.

What has been really great is that I've made dinner each night, but then can have leftovers for lunch the next day. I've been packing my lunch the night before, which helps tremendously and setting some aside for Danny to eat when he gets up.

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