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Meal plan for the week

Sunday, February 20, 2011

As part of a challenge for my Hogwarts team, I'm posting my meal plan for this week. The challenge also focuses on whole foods, so there are a lot of them in there--but I try not to eat a lot of processed food, anyway. I haven't checked points or calories on this plan, and my guess is that it's a little under what I normally eat. Not all the snacks are fully planned out, and I'm sure there will be a couple more coffees with milk in them. I'll check back in at the end of the week to let you know how closely I stuck to this plan.

[Monday note: tweaked the plan, deciding to try for ALL whole foods. I realized that I have an evening out planned on Tuesday--along with Monday and Wednesday--and that messes up cooking a bit, switching it to crockpot. I also had an inspiration from a team member's menu planning that I can have cooked whole grains for breakfast to help me ditch the bread.]

Alternate lunch: one day this week, I'll have a social lunch out with a friend. Whenever that is, I'll have either chicken breast and grilled/steamed veggies or a salad bar with all veggies, beans and/or egg, no cheese or dressing.


Monday:
Breakfast - 7 grain pilaf, natural almond butter, fruit
Lunch- brown rice, salmon, fruit cup
Supper- (late night in town) salad bar at Earth Fare, all veggies & beans no cheese

Tuesday:
Breakfast - 7 grain pilaf, fruit, natural almond butter
Lunch-brown rice, salmon, fruit
Supper-(late night in town) salad, chicken breast

Wednesday:
Breakfast-7 grain pilaf, fruit, natural almond butter
Lunch-homemade crab salad, fruit
Supper- (late night in town, eat when get home) crockpot beans and veggies

Thursday:
Breakfast-7 grain pilaf, fruit, natural almond butter
Lunch- leftover crab salad with veggies
Supper- leftover crockpot beans and veggies
Snack- popcorn (fresh from the farm, air popped in the microwave)

Friday:
Breakfast- scrambled egg with veggies
Lunch-crockpot beans and veggies
Supper- fried brown rice with veggies & egg, using EVOO
Snack- fruit

Saturday:
Breakfast- leftover or fresh fried rice, fruit
Lunch- turkey, fruit, veggies
Supper- Fish (salmon or trout, depending on how it looks at the store the day before!), roasted veggies, brown rice
Snack- popcorn (fresh from the farm, air popped in the microwave)

Sunday:
Breakfast- grain, fruit
Lunch- veggies, beef, salad
Supper- Leftover fish, veggies
Snack- fruit
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  • MUIN64
    Yeah, it turned out that popcorn was ruled "whole" and I guess it's OK if popped in EVOO, according to our rules. I stick it in a glass casserole dish in the microwave and it pops enough to make me happy, and I don't need any additives (on a good day).

    It turns out that I couldn't live without my cheese, either. I've been having some serious heartburn issues, and the whole foods thing wasn't helping it. Weirdly, the other night, when I broke with my plan and ate bread and cheese, it calmed the heartburn. Might just be a psychological response to my favorite food.
    3280 days ago
  • DAMSELFLY_DOXY
    looks yummy! i couldn't figure out how to eliminate my cheese or yogurt...but i have such protein needs i have to have my protein shakes that i make with soy milk...so i struggle with alternatives to cram all that protein in.
    i was curious about popcorn...seems like it would make sense for it to be a whole food.
    3280 days ago
  • CJBAGGINS
    Even better than the good one you had yesterday!

    So, popcorn is a whole food? I was asking on the Quidditch thread, but didn't get an answer yet. I hope it's included, as it will fill me up!

    I rely on cooked oats for my whole food breakfasts!

    cj
    3284 days ago
  • AMUNET_RA
    Looks great and delicious!! emoticon
    3284 days ago
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