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Hey Good Lookin' Whatcha Got Cookin'?!

Meal Planning 9/20/10 - 9/26/10 
 
Sep. 21, 2010 6:34 am 
Updated: Sep. 22, 2010 12:09 pm
Well, last week didn't go much to plan at all thanks to a few really late nights at work and feeling tired a lot and therefore lazy with pre-packing meals!! So there are a lot of recycled ideas from last week on this week, that I hope I will actually get around to DOING!! :)

There was way too much eating out last week and I am paying for it I think, just not feeling that great (although I've had a few pretty cruddy nights of sleep in there too), more tired, and having some swelling in my ankles and legs a little. Some of that just comes with the "third trimester pregnancy" territory, but I really do think a lot can be attributed to how I'm eating too.

I just feel better when I plan ahead and incorporate more fresh fruits and veggies into everything I'm eating. My body feels better and it helps me stick with making good choices, once I derail its hard to get back on track!!

I haven't really had that much actual appetite the last few days, I think baby girl is just taking up more space so I'm not as hungry as often and I get full quickly. I need to pay attention to my body signals and only eat when I'm actually hungry instead of being snacky like I have a tendancy to do at times as well! I'm hoping if I can get myself back on a better track this week I'll feel much better by the weekend and will maybe have enough energy to enjoy my days off with my boys! :)

Monday, September 20th

Breakfast
Einstein Bro’s Bagel w/ Cream Cheese

Lunch
Sesame Lo Mein from Nothing But Noodles

Dinner
LEFTOVERS

Snacks
Potstickers

Tuesday, September 21st 

Breakfast
Oatmeal
1 cup 1% milk

Lunch
Baked potato
            2 TBS light sour cream
            3 slices turkey bacon
            1 oz cheddar cheese
1 cup grapes

Dinner
Cheesy Rempel Family Meatloaf
Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli
Better than Pumpkin Pie

Snacks
Apple, sliced

Wednesday, September 22nd

Breakfast
1 hard boiled egg and 1 pc toast
1 cup 1% milk
1 cup strawberries

Lunch
Bean Soup With Kale
5 Ritz Crackers
1 cup 1% milk

Dinner
Almond Chicken Casserole
Honey Glazed Carrots
Dinner Rolls

Snacks
½ cup cottage cheese & ½ cup mandarin oranges

Thursday, September 23rd

Breakfast
1 scrambled egg w/ ½ oz cheddar cheese
Bagel Thin w/ 2 TBS light cream cheese
1 cup grapes

Lunch
Bean Soup With Kale
5 Ritz Crackers
1 cup 1% milk

Dinner
BBQ chicken sandwiches
            3 oz. chicken
            1 whole wheat bun
            2 TBS barbecue sauce
Tossed Salad
½ cup 1% cottage cheese

Snacks
Apple w/ Peanut Butter

Friday, September 24th 

Breakfast
1 small banana and 1 cup 1% milk
1 TBS smooth peanut butter
2 low-fat nutri-grain Eggo Waffles

Lunch
Chicken Wrap on whole wheat tortilla
            2 oz. chicken breast
            2 leaves shredded romaine
            1 TBS light Ranch
            .5 oz shredded cheddar
1 apple

Dinner
Sweet N Sour Meatballs
Green Beans
½ cup brown rice
½ cup unsweetened applesauce

Snacks
2 large stalks celery w/ 1.5 TBS RF PB
Saturday, September 25th 

Breakfast
Mom’s Buttermilk Pancakes
Fried Eggs
Fruit Salad

Lunch
Dad's Pad Thai 
Egg Rolls

Dinner
Seared Pork Tortas
1 apple
½ cup 1% cottage cheese

Snacks
Turkey, Cheese & Crackers

Sunday, September 26th 

Breakfast
Veggie Omelet
Hash browns
Biscuits

Lunch
LEFTOVERS

Dinner
Enchiladas and Cheesy Nachos

Snacks
2 Fig Newton cookies and 1 cup grapes

 
Comments
maggie 
Sep. 21, 2010 8:09 am
When is your baby due?
 
Sep. 21, 2010 10:15 am
She's due November 18th... :)
 
Sep. 21, 2010 12:37 pm
Your menu plan looks so good :) I am not pregnant or anything, but I do check out your blog from time to time :) Do you eat your oatmeal plain? I might try out some of your ideas for dinners. i eat oatmeal every morning with chopped dates and walnuts, eat lunch at work 5 days a week, and am just learning to 'plan' our dinners to save time and money.
 
Sep. 22, 2010 12:09 pm
Usually I have maple & brown sugar Quaker Instant Oatmeal packets (either high fiber or less sugar versions). When I fix it at home I almost always have some milk and a little brown sugar in it. Dried cranberries and almonds are yummy too!!
 
 
 
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I love preparing meals for my family, I grew up eating home cooked dinners as a child, and felt that time around the table was very special. It gives me a LOT of pleasure to prepare something my family enjoys!
My favorite things to cook
I cook with a lot of chicken, we prefer boneless, skinless breasts. I don't think I have a preference for a certain style of food, or ethnicity. I cook mainly simple, meat and rice/pasta/potatoes kinds of meals. I enjoy trying different flavors and fixing new recipes. We enjoy italian, southern, mexican, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
It's sort of a tradition in our house to have biscuits and gravy every weekend, usually Saturday morning. My husband grew up in the South, and it's comfort food! I love preparing a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner: Roast turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and cranberry jelly... MMMMM!!!!
My cooking triumphs
I think I was pretty thrilled with myself the first time I successfully made a home-made pizza crust. I am also very good with homemade breads, and very proud of my banana and lemon poppy seed breads!
My cooking tragedies
I have two classic cooking tragedies from when I had just started cooking (age 16) - the first time was when I tried to thicken gravy by adding flour directly into the HOT liquid - LOTS of clumps... it was SOO gross! The 2nd time was when I tried to make my first white sauce, and I just could NOT get the flour to milk ratio right, it was pasty and disgusting!!! I've learned a lot since then, but those are classic OOPS memories!
 
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