Category Archives: Pasta/Grains

Winter Meal Plan – 10

 

Breakfast

Snack 1

Lunch

Snack 2

Dinner

Monday

2 Scrambled eggs and a banana

Gorilla Bar

Frozen Black bean burrito and Apple

Handful of dried fruit

Taco Salad

Tuesday

Omelet and Yogurt Handful of Nuts or seeds Leftovers and apple String cheese BBQ chicken and broccoli salad

Wednes-day

Omelet and Yogurt String Cheese Leftovers Hummus and baby carrots Broiled Salmon in herb mustard glaze and side salad

Thursday

2 Scrambled Eggs and 1 large grapefruit Hummus and snap peas Turkey Wrap and Apple Handful of almonds and a Yogurt Linguini in garlic oil and side salad

Friday

Baked Oatmeal and grapefruit String cheese Leftovers Broccoli Salad Roasted Chicken with Mediterranean Farro Salad

Saturday

Peanut butter on Toast and 1 banana

 

Hummus and cherry tomatoes Chicken salad Sandwich and apple Handful of almonds Eat Out

Sunday

 

Skillet breakfast potatoes

Gorilla Bar Frozen Black bean and cheese burrito and apple string cheese Grilled Tri Tip & Mediterranean Farro Salad

 

In order to save time and money, I make a meal plan every week. This is my meal plan for next week.

Also, I like to have a good mix of quick to grab convenience foods and fast prep meals interwoven into my week. I have lots of recipes that are consistently in our diet, but I also like to try new recipes. Next week I will be trying a couple of new recipes that get pretty high ratings on other cooking sites.

Anyway, happy cooking everyone!

 

Mediterranean Farro Salad

Though we are young at heart (i.e. super immature), my husband and I are now trying to keep up with our metabolisms that are seeming to slow down at a much quicker rate than we would like. In our 20s and early 30s, we could eat anything and not really worry about exercising and we looked fine and felt fine.

My husband turned 40 this year and I am close behind him for closing out this decade and we have noticed changes in our overall health. Which is why we are desperately trying to hold onto any remnants of our youthful selves that we can. My husband has started running everyday and I have joined a pilates studio.

My pilates instructor told me that only about 20% of a healthy lifestyle happens during your workout. 80% happens outside of the class, mostly what you put in your body. Booooo! I want to eat birthday cake every night for the rest of my life. WHY CAN’T I HAVE THIS REALITY? WHY!!!!

Okay, reality in check, the other week, we went to Costco and loaded up on bulk items. I love having a stocked pantry that you can make up all kinds of wonderful meals. In the past  year, my husband and I have started focusing on having healthier pantry items in order to be able to whip up more quality meals for ourselves. During that trip we picked up a large sack of farro to test out and a flat of canned garbanzo beans because my husband has a fabulous hummus recipe that I love. If any of you have farro recipes, send them my way!

Farro tastes like rice and barley mixed together. It has a nice chewiness to it. I made this cold salad out of it which was such a delicious side dish to grilled tri tip, but also can be eaten on its on as a lunch. Anyway, enjoy everyone.

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Winter Meal Plan – 9

 

Breakfast

Snack 1

Lunch

Snack 2

Dinner

Monday

2 Scrambled eggs and a banana

Gorilla Bar

Frozen black bean burrito and an apple

Handful of dried fruit

Ham and Bean Soup and cornbread

Tuesday

Omelet and grapefruit String Cheese Leftovers and apple almonds Glazed Salmon and broccoli rice

Wednes-day

Peanut butter on Toast and Grapefruit Yogurt Turkey Avocado Club Sandwich and apple String cheese Asian Chicken Salad

Thursday

Oatmeal and grapefruit Yogurt Leftovers Almonds Grilled Sausage, Sautéed Cauliflower and Brown Rice

Friday

Omelet and Yogurt Gorilla Bar Frozen black bean burrito and an apple String Cheese Veggie Burger and sweet potato fries and side salad

Saturday

 

Peanut butter on Toast and Grapefruit

Cherry tomatoes and hummus hummus and veggie pita and apple Yogurt and a handful of almonds Eat Out

Sunday

French Toast and banana String Cheese Eat Out Popcorn Glazed Salmon and broccoli rice

 

In order to save time and money, I make a meal plan every week. This is my meal plan for next week.

Also, I like to have a good mix of quick to grab convenience foods and fast prep meals interwoven into my week. I have lots of recipes that are consistently in our diet, but I also like to try new recipes. Next week I will be trying a couple of new recipes that get pretty high ratings on other cooking sites.

Anyway, happy cooking everyone!

 

Winter Meal Plan – 8

 

Breakfast

Snack 1

Lunch

Snack 2

Dinner

Monday

2 Scrambled eggs and a grapefruit

25 almonds or other nuts or seeds available

Farro Salad and Apple

String Cheese

Cabbage Rolls

Tuesday

Omelet and banana Yogurt Cabbage Rolls and apple Gorilla bar Grilled Chicken, Farro Salad, steamed broccoli

Wednes-day

2 Scrambled eggs and a grapefruit Yogurt and 25 almonds or other nuts or seeds available Cabbage Rolls and apple Banana and String Cheese or favorite cheese Leftovers

Thursday

Omelet and a banana Dried fruit and nut/seeds Tuna Sandwich and apple Gorilla bar Salmon roasted in butter and Sautéed green beans

Friday

Omelet and grapefruit Yogurt and banana Farro salad and apple Hummus and carrots Pan Roasted Chicken with steamed green beans and rice

Saturday

English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich and Grapefruit  String cheese or favorite cheese and nuts Tuna sandwich and apple Popcorn Leftovers

Sunday

French Toast and citrus Dried fruit and string cheese Tuna sandwich and apple Hummus and carrots Steak Tacos

 

In order to save time and money, I make a meal plan every week. This is my meal plan for next week.

Also, I like to have a good mix of quick to grab convenience foods and fast prep meals interwoven into my week. I have lots of recipes that are consistently in our diet, but I also like to try new recipes. Next week I will be trying a couple of new recipes that get pretty high ratings on other cooking sites.

Anyway, happy cooking everyone!

 

Farro Salad

Every month we take a trip to Costco to load up on bulk items, such as flour, rice, canned beans, and canned tomatoes, etc… I have to admit, I love shopping there. Sure at first the crazed busy shopper experience got on my nerves, but now I am a pro. I know how to navigate the store, going in a counter clockwise direction around the store. This navigational trail seems to put us out of the course of frenzied craziness and only on the outskirts of traffic. If you must put yourself through the gauntlet of traffic, wait no, you want to swim upstream at this store!

Anyway, last week I picked up a large sack of farro, thinking hmmm… I have never had farro before. Looks healthy… says its organic… I wonder what that tastes like… Sold! (So if any of you have farro recipes, send them my way!)

Farro tastes like rice and barley mixed together. It has a nice chewiness to it. I made a cold salad out of it which was such a delicious side dish to grilled chicken, but also ate it on its on as a lunch. Anyway, enjoy everyone.

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Winter Meal Plan – 7

Breakfast

Snack 1

Lunch

Snack 2

Dinner

Monday

Oatmeal with Dried or Fresh Fruit

25 almonds or other nuts or seeds available

Kale and White Bean Soup and Apple

String Cheese or favorite cheese

Lasagna with a Side Salad

Tuesday

2 Scrambled eggs  and a grapefruit Dried fruits and seeds Leftovers Yogurt Fennel Roasted Salmon and a side salad

Wednes-day

Oatmeal with Dried or Fresh Fruit 25 almonds or other nuts or seeds available Frozen Black bean and cheese burrito and apple String Cheese or favorite cheese Veggie Burger, side salad, oven fries

Thursday

Toast with jam and a yogurt  Hummus and snap peas Kale and White Bean Soup and apple  banana and string cheese Cuban Chicken with Mexico Inspired Rice

Friday

Berry Smoothie Granola bar Salad and 25 almonds Hummus and carrots Leftovers

Saturday

 2 scrambled eggs and a banana  String cheese or favorite cheese Apple Cheddar Bagel-wich  Hummus and cherry tomatoes Argentinian Empanadas with side salad

Sunday

 2 scrambled eggs and a banana Hummus and carrots  Out to Eat  Yogurt Leftovers

 

In order to save time and money, I make a meal plan every week. This is my meal plan for next week.

Also, I like to have a good mix of quick to grab convenience foods and fast prep meals interwoven into my week. I have lots of recipes that are consistently in our diet, but I also like to try new recipes. Next week I will be trying a couple of new recipes that get pretty high ratings on other cooking sites.

Anyway, happy cooking everyone!

 

Game Day Food!

Are you getting prepped for the super bowl this weekend? We definitely are here. Full disclosure, I may not know much about the two teams duking it out, but any event centered around food and cooking, I can get into.

Need some ideas to take to a party or maybe you are hosting the event, just look below, I have some great food that I would categorize as appropriate game day food.

 

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Winter Meal Plan – 6

 

Breakfast

Snack 1

Lunch

Snack 2

Dinner

Monday

2 Scrambled eggs and a grapefruit

2 handfuls of dried fruit

Turkey Wrap and Apple

Gorilla Bar

Fish Tacos

Tuesday

Maple Pecan French Toast & banana 2 handfuls of dried fruit Salad and apple Carrots & hummus Jambalaya

Wednes-day

Omelet & Yogurt Gorilla Bar Frozen Black Bean Burrito & apple String Cheese Leftovers

Thursday

Banana Crumb Muffin 2 handfuls of dried fruit Salad and Apple Carrots & hummus Veggie Burger, side salad, beer battered zucchini fries

Friday

Scrambled eggs and Grapefruit String Cheese Mediterranean Hummus Wrap and Apple Almonds Fancy Fish Sticks with a side salad

Saturday

Omelet & Grapefruit

 

String Cheese Leftovers and apple Almonds Rotisserie Chicken, side salad, peas and carrots

Sunday

Omelet and banana Gorilla Bar Eat Out 2 handfuls of Dried fruit Leftovers

 

In order to save time and money, I make a meal plan every week. This is my meal plan for next week.

Also, I like to have a good mix of quick to grab convenience foods and fast prep meals interwoven into my week. I have lots of recipes that are consistently in our diet, but I also like to try new recipes. Next week I will be trying a couple of new recipes that get pretty high ratings on other cooking sites.

Anyway, happy cooking everyone!

 

Winter Meal Plan – 5

 

Breakfast

Snack 1

Lunch

Snack 2

Dinner

Monday

2 Scrambled eggs and a banana

Gorilla Bar

Frozen Black bean burrito and Apple

Handful of fruit

Taco Salad

Tuesday

Omelet and Yogurt Handful of Nuts or seeds Leftovers and apple String cheese Grilled Chicken and broccoli salad

Wednes-day

Omelet and Yogurt String Cheese Leftovers Hummus and baby carrots Broiled Salmon in herb mustard glaze and side salad

Thursday

2 Scrambled Eggs and 1 large grapefruit Hummus and snap peas Turkey Wrap and Apple Handful of almonds and a Yogurt Lo Mein with Mushrooms and Snow Peas

Friday

Baked Oatmeal and grapefruit String cheese Leftovers Broccoli Salad Garlic Roasted Chicken with carrots and potatoes

Saturday

Peanut butter on Toast and 1 banana

 

Hummus and cherry tomatoes Chicken salad Sandwich and apple Handful of almonds Eat Out

Sunday

Omelet

Yogurt

Gorilla Bar Frozen Black bean and cheese burrito and apple string cheese Grilled Hamburger, side salad and Rosemary Cayenne Oven Fries

 

In order to save time and money, I make a meal plan every week. This is my meal plan for next week.

Also, I like to have a good mix of quick to grab convenience foods and fast prep meals interwoven into my week. I have lots of recipes that are consistently in our diet, but I also like to try new recipes. Next week I will be trying a couple of new recipes that get pretty high ratings on other cooking sites.

Anyway, happy cooking everyone!

 

Winter Meal Plan – 4

 

Breakfast

Snack 1

Lunch

Snack 2

Dinner

Monday

2 Scrambled eggs and a banana

Gorilla Bar

Frozen black bean burrito and an apple

Handful of dried fruit

Chicken and broccoli casserole and side salad

Tuesday

Omelet and grapefruit String Cheese Leftovers and apple almonds Glazed Salmon and broccoli rice

Wednes-day

Peanut butter on Toast and Grapefruit Yogurt Turkey Avocado Club Sandwich and apple String cheese Caribbean Rice

Thursday

Oatmeal and grapefruit Yogurt Leftovers Almonds Grilled Italian Chicken, Steamed Broccoli and Brown Rice

Friday

Omelet and Yogurt Gorilla Bar Frozen black bean burrito and an apple String Cheese Veggie Burger and sweet potato fries and side salad

Saturday

 

Peanut butter on Toast and Grapefruit

Cherry tomatoes and hummus hummus and veggie pita and apple Yogurt and a handful of almonds Eat Out

Sunday

French Toast and banana String Cheese Eat Out Popcorn Glazed Salmon and broccoli rice

 

In order to save time and money, I make a meal plan every week. This is my meal plan for next week.

Also, I like to have a good mix of quick to grab convenience foods and fast prep meals interwoven into my week. I have lots of recipes that are consistently in our diet, but I also like to try new recipes. Next week I will be trying a couple of new recipes that get pretty high ratings on other cooking sites.

Anyway, happy cooking everyone!