Sunday, July 6, 2014

Keeping Up With...Food (Menu Plan 7/7 - 7/13)

So I did pretty well with my menu plan last week, except that I didn't get to make the zucchini lasagna that I was really looking forward to.  I forgot to check out the recipe and I needed to thaw out the spinach.  When I went to make it, I realized it was still frozen and I didn't have any fresh spinach.  I thought about microwaving it to defrost it, but I hate doing that.  So I made eggplant parmesan that day and bumped the lasagna.  Unfortunately the week was busy so I didn't get to it last week.  I am making it tomorrow, but probably using noodles not zucchini because I have a very active day planned (two Zumba classes and swimming with the boys).

I was doing great sticking to my stay under my calories goal until the holiday hit.  I probably should have given myself one day off for the holiday when I planned my month, but I didn't.  I survived the trip to the zoo (although walking 6 miles helped!) and pizza and ice cream on the actual 4th (thank you 90 minute Zumba class!)  But on the 5th, I caved.  I had the leftover pizza for lunch and then went to a BBQ and that was it.  I had a mini pig out session when we got home last night as well.  But I'm back on track today!

In addition to the yummy dinners I have planned, I have these delicious melons for snacks this week:
Here's what's on my menu this week:
Monday, 7/6 - Black Bean & Spinach Lasagna - bumped from last week
Tuesday, 7/7 - Taco Tuesday!  The boys have been requesting this.  Thank you The Lego Movie.
Wednesday, 7/8 - Garlic Roasted Chicken (Relish recipe)
Thursday, 7/9 - Tortellini with Summer Vegetables (Relish recipe)
Friday, 7/10 - BBQ Chicken (Relish recipe)
Saturday, 7/11 - Shrimp & Rosemary Skewers (Relish recipe)
Sunday, 7/12 - Tilapia in Macademia Butter (Relish recipe)

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. Yum- sounds like a great week! Yes, the holidays are for indulging a bit. :) Looks like you'll get right back on track!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I should have planned for one day of indulging, I'll know better next time.

  2. I'm making shrimp skewers this week too! Trying a new recipe :)

    1. Me too! I'm excited! Hope the rain is done by then so I can grill them.

  3. Shrimp skewers sound awesome! Black bean and spinach lasagna does, too actually! I'll have to keep that in mind for later, less paleo times :)