30 Apr, 2012
Letting the control freak out of me.
Posted by: turbomammoth In: Uncategorized
I think I made it pretty clear this far that I am an aknowledged control freak. ESPECIALLY with foods.
I dislike being caught off guard. The reason why is simple : nothing good ever happens when when I’m caught off guard. As simple as that!
I’m planning our 5 week day meals (the boyfriend is usually in charge during the weekend) at the same time at the beginning of the week and honestly, it solved so.many.problem. First, when I was not planning, we were going to the grocery and picked food that we thought we could need during the week and not food we knew we would need. Result? We had to throw away so many things (mainly veggies and fruits) because we eventually decided to cooked stuff on the go that did not need those fruits and veggies.
The on the go part was the second big problem of the non-planning plan. On the go almost always meant getting something we actually had in the kitchen together and 90% of the time, it was PASTAS. The dreading PASTAS. No wonder we both gained 40 pounds.
So now, we don’t waist food and we eat much more healthy. Good outcomes only here! ;-)
After looking up at Pinterest and recipes website for almost an hout last night, I ended up with this planning of the week
Monday : homemade turkey meatballs with black beans and corn with basmati rice as side dish ;
Tuesday : Skinny Alfredo whole wheat penne with broccoli ;
Tuesday : Lean beef rolled-up tacos ;
Thursday : Tilapia with a orange sauce with roasted brussel sprouts ;
Friday : Home made Buffalo chicken pizza with blue cheese dressing
Extras for lunch :
- rutabaga and carrots soup ;
- mini loafs of lemon & blueberries bread/cake.
And the best in all of this?
I wouldn’t trade any of this for our old grocery and un appealing tortellinis we used to eat all the time!