Sunday, September 28, 2014

Keeping Up With...Food (Menu Plan 9/29 - 10/5)

Wow, last week flew by!  We are so busy right now and we LOVE fall and all the activities that come along with it so our weekends are super packed too.  I'm living in the moment and (somewhat) ignoring the cleaning and to do list that aren't being taken care of.  It will happen at some point.

I did great with my eating last week, stuck to my menu plan and was basically under my calorie goal every day.  I was over by less than 200 calories on Saturday, but I didn't exercise so that is normal.  And then today happened.  We went apple picking and then for ice cream.  I was feeling good about my choices especially after did a nice 45 minute nature walk.  But then we got to my brother's for dinner and he had all kinds of amazing apps to pick on.  Boy did we eat well!!  But the calorie goal went way out the window.  Good think I don't weigh in until Wednesday!

As I mentioned last week, we had 3 Hello Fresh on the menu last week.  They weren't as good as last time, Adrian and I were kind of disappointed.   One meal was honey chicken which was good, but it came with coconut rice and the rice didn't cook right.  It wouldn't absorb the water.  I know I don't cook rice often (I use cauliflower instead) but I still know how to do it.  I don't know what went wrong, but it was disappointing and left me pretty hungry and heading out to teach 2 Zumba classes!  The second meal was summer shrimp rolls which were delicious but messy.  I couldn't get mine to roll up nice and got frustrated and just ended up making a salad out of all the filling.  The third meal was chipotle pork chops.  They were excellent.  And I even plated them up pretty.
The other thing that I forgot about with these meals is that they are 2 servings.  That meant only Adrian and I ate them and I had to cook separate for the boys.  They have been doing really well with eating what we're eating and now we just had 3 meals of them eating the junk they like.  It also meant no leftovers which has left us scrambling for lunches.  I'm not sure if I would do the Hello Fresh meals again, even with a good deal.

On to this week's plan.  I'm planning on eating a freezer meal once a week to try to lighten my cooking load.  Plus I want to empty the freezer so I can go to another workshop in Nov.  They have new menus and they look delicious!  I also got an amazing deal on spaghetti squash this week at Aldi, $1.29 each for these giants, so that is on the plan this week too.
Great produce deals!
Here's what we'll be eating:
Monday, 9/29 - Freezer Meal
Tuesday, 9/30 - Taco Tuesday
Wednesday, 10/1 - Shrimp Scampi - I'll use spaghetti squash instead of zoodles
Thursday, 10/2 - Grilled Brats with Pineapple Salsa (Relish recipe)
Friday, 10/3 - Beef Stir Fry with Broccoli Slaw Egg Rolls
Saturday, 10/4 - Fettuccine Alfredo - again using spaghetti squash instead of noodles
Sunday, 10/5 - Apple Pork Meatloaf (Relish recipe)

I also want to make these Pumpkin Granola bars and this Spicy Apple & Chick Pea Salad at some point next weekend.  They both look delicious!

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. I love this time of year, too. And the fall foods! We had spaghetti squash last night!