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Meal Post for the week of January 27th- February 2nd
January 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM

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  • michiganmom116
    January 27, 2013 at 1:05 PM


    January 27 – February 2, 2013


    Sunday:

    breakfast – breakfast bake, veggie juice

    lunch – cheeseburger salad

    dinner - pork chops in veggie sauce, salad


    Monday:

    breakfast – paleo almond granola w/diced apples, coconut milk, veggie juice

    lunch – bratwurst, steamed veggie mix

    dinner -short ribs, twice baked mock potato casserole, tomato & avocado salad


    Tuesday:

    breakfast – waffle hashbrowns w/sausage gravy, veggie juice

    lunch – leftovers

    dinner - bacon cheeseburger patty melts w/sauteed onions, mixed veggie salad


    Wednesday:

    breakfast – scrambled egg muffins, veggie juice

    lunch – smoked sausage vegetable soup

    dinner - spicy roast chicken, glazed carrots, salad


    Thursday:

    breakfast – eggs in ham cups, veggie juice

    lunch – Caesar chicken salad using leftover chicken

    dinner - BBQ beef roast, potato salad, steamed broccoli


    Friday:

    breakfast – veggie omelets, veggie juice

    lunch – leftovers

    dinner - broiled steaks, butternut squash, green beans


    Saturday:

    breakfast – veggie hash, poached eggs, veggie juice

    lunch – paleo bread sandwiches – egg salad or ham

    dinner - pizza salad


  • my4boys2002
    January 27, 2013 at 1:06 PM
    Mon: chicken pot pie
    Tues: eggs, bacon, waffles
    Wed: rosemary pork/potatoe baked with peas
    Thurs: taco bake
    Fri: clam chowder
    Sat: pizza
  • RosePetalTears
    January 27, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    sun: sausage and potatoes, salad

    mon: tilapia, roasted green beans, mac and cheese

    tues: grilled pork chops, brown rice, steamed snap peas

    weds: steak fajitas, maybe some refried beans and cheese with it

    thurs: grilled cheese, roasted red pepper and tomato soup

    fri: mushroom stroganoff and roasted carrots

    sat: pizza

    sun: roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and some sort of veggie

    mon: chicken pot pie


    *for lunch one day i'm making pork fried rice with the leftover pork chops and brown rice

  • cherishhope
    January 27, 2013 at 7:06 PM
    I am going to work on it tonight!
  • 907PickleMom
    January 28, 2013 at 1:36 PM
    I can't seem to get meal planning down.. Your ideas sound yummy though!
  • ziff130
    by ziff130
    January 28, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    M: Cheeseburger Wraps, Baked Beans, Cantaloupe

    T: Chicken with Feta and Tomatoes, Couscous

    W: Calido Corn and Bacon Pie, Boiled Beans and Red Potatoes

    Th: Rosemary Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Caramelized Carrots

    F: Nacho Burgers and Green Salad

    Sa Beer Chicken, Sugar Snaps, Roasted Fingerlings

    Su: Turkey, Cheddar and Apple Sandwiches with Strawberries.

  • michiganmom116
    January 28, 2013 at 9:05 PM


    Quoting 907PickleMom:

    I can't seem to get meal planning down.. Your ideas sound yummy though!

    Meal planning takes practice; you can do it!

    First I made a list of all the meals that I know my family will eat.  I've got a good 70 to 80 meals written down!

    Then I look at my pantry/fridge/freezer inventory and compare it to my list of meals.  I like to make what I can with what I've got and have to purchase minimal ingredients, but I can do this because I have a good freezer stock and pantry stockpile.  I list the main entrees first, then add sides.  I try to have 2 to 3 chicken meals a week, a pork/other meat besides beef or chicken for a night, and then beef meals the rest of the nights.  Sundays are a day that i have time to make meals that require more attention, so the most involved meal is usually that night.  Saturdays are "pizza" night...anything like pizza goes:  pizza salad, pizza casserole, homemade pizza, etc.  My family has church/activity nights on Mondays and Wednesdays, so I need either crockpot or quick meals for those nights.....etc.

    I add breakfasts and lunches to my meal plans because we follow a nutrient dense food plan.  I can see by my plan whether I'm planning for adequate macronutrients.  I like variety.  I also HATE thinking about what to have for breakfast or lunch when I've got a busy day.

  • Queen_Bree
    January 28, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    I have been watching your posts and I notice you dont include many grains. Did you always eat this way? If not, did you find it hard to make the change? Thanks. I wish you the best!

    Quoting michiganmom116:


    January 27 – February 2, 2013


    Sunday:

    breakfast – breakfast bake, veggie juice

    lunch – cheeseburger salad

    dinner - pork chops in veggie sauce, salad


    Monday:

    breakfast – paleo almond granola w/diced apples, coconut milk, veggie juice

    lunch – bratwurst, steamed veggie mix

    dinner -short ribs, twice baked mock potato casserole, tomato & avocado salad


    Tuesday:

    breakfast – waffle hashbrowns w/sausage gravy, veggie juice

    lunch – leftovers

    dinner - bacon cheeseburger patty melts w/sauteed onions, mixed veggie salad


    Wednesday:

    breakfast – scrambled egg muffins, veggie juice

    lunch – smoked sausage vegetable soup

    dinner - spicy roast chicken, glazed carrots, salad


    Thursday:

    breakfast – eggs in ham cups, veggie juice

    lunch – Caesar chicken salad using leftover chicken

    dinner - BBQ beef roast, potato salad, steamed broccoli


    Friday:

    breakfast – veggie omelets, veggie juice

    lunch – leftovers

    dinner - broiled steaks, butternut squash, green beans


    Saturday:

    breakfast – veggie hash, poached eggs, veggie juice

    lunch – paleo bread sandwiches – egg salad or ham

    dinner - pizza salad



  • 907PickleMom
    January 28, 2013 at 9:11 PM
    This was immensely helpful!!


    Quoting michiganmom116:


    Quoting 907PickleMom:

    I can't seem to get meal planning down.. Your ideas sound yummy though!

    Meal planning takes practice; you can do it!

    First I made a list of all the meals that I know my family will eat.  I've got a good 70 to 80 meals written down!

    Then I look at my pantry/fridge/freezer inventory and compare it to my list of meals.  I like to make what I can with what I've got and have to purchase minimal ingredients, but I can do this because I have a good freezer stock and pantry stockpile.  I list the main entrees first, then add sides.  I try to have 2 to 3 chicken meals a week, a pork/other meat besides beef or chicken for a night, and then beef meals the rest of the nights.  Sundays are a day that i have time to make meals that require more attention, so the most involved meal is usually that night.  Saturdays are "pizza" night...anything like pizza goes:  pizza salad, pizza casserole, homemade pizza, etc.  My family has church/activity nights on Mondays and Wednesdays, so I need either crockpot or quick meals for those nights.....etc.

    I add breakfasts and lunches to my meal plans because we follow a nutrient dense food plan.  I can see by my plan whether I'm planning for adequate macronutrients.  I like variety.  I also HATE thinking about what to have for breakfast or lunch when I've got a busy day.


  • michiganmom116
    January 28, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    I made the change two years ago next month.  I had a myriad of health problems and I was soooo tired of feeling sick and old all the time, watching my blood sugars remain uncontrolled even with meds and insulin, and spending a few nights a week in pain and misery with digestive issues.  I had tried vegetarian diet, Mediterranean diet, Makers diet...and none of them helped.  Someone on CM pointed out in a post to another member the Primal/Paleo way of eating, and out of curiosity I checked it out.  Everything made perfect sense.  I gave it a try, and within ONE MONTH of changing my blood pressure was back to normal, my blood sugars were looking much better, and I was feeling better.  Then I visited the doctor and got the cholesterol results, which were phenomenal. I realized then that I no longer had the digestive issues, the skin rash, the mood swings and depression, etc.  The start of kidney disease due to diabetes disappeared.  All of those were PLENTY of reason for me to continue with the way I was eating.  I am getting more than adequate nutrition while eating less food and still feeling full, and my body loves it!

    I don't include any grains.  If you see foods that are typically made with grains, it's because I have found alternate recipes that use nut flours instead of grain flours.  Nut flours have more nutrition, just as much if not more fiber than WW flour, and have more flavor.  I've since found that sticking to lower carb foods (not much fruit, no natural sweeteners besides stevia, few if any potatoes) gives me even more control over my blood sugars.

    Quoting Queen_Bree:

    I have been watching your posts and I notice you dont include many grains. Did you always eat this way? If not, did you find it hard to make the change? Thanks. I wish you the best!

    Quoting michiganmom116:


    January 27 – February 2, 2013


    Sunday:

    breakfast – breakfast bake, veggie juice

    lunch – cheeseburger salad

    dinner - pork chops in veggie sauce, salad


    Monday:

    breakfast – paleo almond granola w/diced apples, coconut milk, veggie juice

    lunch – bratwurst, steamed veggie mix

    dinner -short ribs, twice baked mock potato casserole, tomato & avocado salad


    Tuesday:

    breakfast – waffle hashbrowns w/sausage gravy, veggie juice

    lunch – leftovers

    dinner - bacon cheeseburger patty melts w/sauteed onions, mixed veggie salad


    Wednesday:

    breakfast – scrambled egg muffins, veggie juice

    lunch – smoked sausage vegetable soup

    dinner - spicy roast chicken, glazed carrots, salad


    Thursday:

    breakfast – eggs in ham cups, veggie juice

    lunch – Caesar chicken salad using leftover chicken

    dinner - BBQ beef roast, potato salad, steamed broccoli


    Friday:

    breakfast – veggie omelets, veggie juice

    lunch – leftovers

    dinner - broiled steaks, butternut squash, green beans


    Saturday:

    breakfast – veggie hash, poached eggs, veggie juice

    lunch – paleo bread sandwiches – egg salad or ham

    dinner - pizza salad




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