While I never seem to be doing everything I wish to accomplish, there's usually a few things that are going smoothly at any given time. Right now, one of the "smooth" things has been meal planning.
For the past few months, I've actually been successfully planning a weekly menu every week! We're focusing on extra fresh fruits and veggies, as both Joshua and I want to be healthier -- and I must say, I do feel better with how we've been eating lately!
Here's the menu plan I just made out for this coming week:
Homemade Mocha Frappuccinos (for Joshua only; 2 cups per day)
Lots of fruit -- fresh bananas, apples, and pears; frozen blueberries
Salad (with Romaine lettuce, spinach, carrots, celery, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, shredded cheese, and leftover chicken breast) -- I prepare a huge amount Sunday evening and then Joshua and I eat salad Monday-Friday for lunch
Fresh veggie sticks (carrots, celery, cucumbers, peppers) -- for the kids only
Cheddar cheese slices, mixed nuts, in-shell peanuts, milk -- for the kids only
Snacks: Roasted almonds, bananas, frozen peas (kids)
Sunday -- Oven-roasted chicken, baked potatoes, green beans
Monday -- Salmon Potato Casserole, peas, corn
Tuesday --Three-cheese stuffed peppers, garlic bread, green beans
Wednesday -- My Mom's Meatloaf, baked potatoes, green beans
Thursday -- Leftover meatloaf, leftover salmon potato casserole, green beans
Friday -- Easy homemade pizza (x2), cooked carrots, cooked peas, and cheesecake*
Saturday -- Leftover pizza; something from the freezer (burritos, perhaps?); veggies; fresh fruit
*Friday is our 8th anniversary; I'm angling for this chocolate caramel almond cheesecake that Joshua created for our 5th anniversary!