Sunday, January 10, 2016

Keeping Up With...Food (Menu Plan 1/11 - 1/17)

I'm back again.  Before I share my meal plan for the week, I wanted to explain what's been going on the past 2 weeks.  I popped in to catch you up on what's been going on & promised more blogs and updates, then disappeared for almost two weeks.  I was actually in the middle of a review of my 2015 goals (still coming this week) and our internet went out...for 3 days!!  It was crazy how lost I felt without it.  And then during those days, my grandmother passed away so I headed to NJ for most of last week.  Needless to say my year has not started great, but I'm taking a redo on New Year's Day & starting 2016 tomorrow.  :)

So one of my goals for this year (also still coming this week) is to get back to healthy eating and lose some weight.  I know the number on the scale doesn't define me, but the number has gotten big and it's starting to affect me negatively.  So I'm back to focusing on counting calories, varying exercises and eating healthy filling foods.

Here's what I'm planning on cooking this week:
Monday - Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo with a salad
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday (the boys have been asking for almost a month!)
Wednesday - Greek Chicken Salads (need something easy)
Thursday - Thai Chicken Wraps
Friday - Butternut Squash & Sausage Casserole
Saturday - Saucy Asian Meatballs over fried "rice"
Sunday - Beef & Spinach Lo Mein

I also plan to make these bars for our breakfasts some time this week (another goal for the year - more homemade breakfasts) and this quinoa bake for lunch/leftovers.  Another change I have made this year is to try to meal prep over the weekends so that the busy weeks are easier.  That didn't happen this weekend since I was playing catch up all weekend (Oh My Word, the laundry will never end!) but it will starting next week.

I  am still using my water infuser, it's been just over a year and the only week I didn't have infused water was last week when I was gone.  I've already set up this week's water, orange & strawberry, yum.  I'm excited pears are on sale this week, I plan to buy some of those to snack on and also use to infuse.

As always, I'm linking up with Laura at Mommy, Run Fast.  Go check out the other blogs on the link up for some more yummy recipes!  Have a great week!!


  1. So sorry your year started off rough! This is a great time to get back on track... go for it!

  2. The laundry IS never ending. My 2 girls are about the same age as your 2 oldest. It's crazy, but I love it!

    1. I agree, it is crazy but I can't imagine life any other way. I had more laundry to do today, seriously where does it all come from?? :)