Folks, I have a confession.
I didn’t follow the meal plan last week. At all. The kids either weren’t in the mood for the food I had planned or I didn’t feel up to making it, and so the whole thing flew out the window.
We did NOT go out to eat instead, so I’m grateful for that. We just ate what was easy and available, making choices at the last minute. We also had a lot of fun doing back to school shopping – who needs food when you can shop?!
This week will probably be much the same. I’m having a hard enough time coming up with meal ideas for myself, following an anti-inflammatory diet, and to come up with more meals on top of that is something I admit I’m struggling with.
Ah, well. We all have those weeks, right? (that’s what I’m telling myself to avoid too much guilt. )Here’s a very loose meal plan for the week (for the kids) anyway. My personal meal plan will look different:
Fresh Fruit (all we’ve got right now are apples and one mango, so we’ll need to shop soon)Waffles (made from our freezer session)
Leftover crockpot chicken
Fresh and canned fruit
Fresh veggies (we have carrots, lettuce, avocado and cucumbers on hand)
Grilled cheese sandwiches
Dinners (to be served with fresh fruit and veggies on the side):
Breakfast for dinner
Crockpot baked potatoes
Mac and Cheese
As for me, I will be adding in a few new foods this week. I’m so excited, and so scared! The foods I get to add back in are brown rice, eggs, and lean beef. I will introduce one at a time for two days, and if all goes well I’ll add another. If it doesn’t go well, I’ll cut back down to the original diet until I reach my baseline and try a different food again. These foods I’ll be eating for breakfast only, so my lunches and dinners will still mostly be salads and beans/chicken.
I did accomplish my two goals for last week, so I did get SOMETHING done. This week I’m hoping to be more productive:
Repaint trim on the front of the house
Calk the baseboards in the bathroom to finally have the job complete!
Finish up budget plan for August
Reorganize bathroom drawers
*Hope you all have a great week!