Sunday, May 4, 2014

Keeping Up With...Food (Menu Plan 5/5 - 5/11)

This past week for the first time in a LONG time I stuck with the menu all week!  I'm super proud of myself for not only sticking to my plan, but also stayed under my calorie goal for this whole weekend.  That has been a huge struggle for me.  And of course both things go hand in hand.  Because when I don't follow my plan, I usually order out and eat things that are a ton more calories than what I had planned.

This week's biggest success was making our own homemade calzones.   I don't know why we have never made these before.  Adrian makes amazing dough when he makes pizza and we always have a few dough balls leftover.  We made healthy-ish calzones this weekend by using kale & mushrooms for the filling.  They were amazing.  I think we're going to use sausage and make them again next weekend.

This week is actually fairly light compared to the past few weeks.  We have a few extra things, but it will feel like a vacation compared to the marathon we've been doing the past 2 weeks.  And then this weekend will be a ton of fun...celebrating both Adrian's birthday and Mother's Day.  Not 100% sure of our plans, but I know a lot of relaxing and family time is on the docket.

Here is the menu plan for the week:
Monday, 5/5 - Kale Smashed Potatoes with Sausage
Tuesday, 5/6 -  Asian Chicken Salad (Relish recipe)
Wednesday, 5/7 - Cajun Hash Brown Skillet
Thursday, 5/8 - Meatball Subs (Relish recipe)
Friday, 5/9 - Tex Mex Chicken Skillet (Relish recipe)
Saturday, 5/10 - Adrian's Birthday!  My brother & his family are coming over to celebrate.  It is also my SIL's birthday.  We're BBQing, I think.
Sunday, 5/11 - Mother's Day!  I'm NOT cooking at all.  I think we're going to do sausage calzones.

As always, I'm linking up with Laura at Mommy, Run Fast & Jill at Fitness, Health and Happiness.  Go check them out for some more yummy recipes!  

1 comment:

  1. Awesome job sticking with your menu plan!! We used to make calzones with extra pizza dough- SO yummy!! We need to make those again soon.