South Beach Diet - Menu Planning: Week of 2/25 - 3/2

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02-24-2008, 10:31 PM
I know this is a different title for the menu thread, but I really need to start planning for more than one day at a time. I thought I was doing fine just planning my meals the night before, but I fell out of the habit when things got hectic at work. To remedy the situation, I'm going to plan for the whole week instead of just the next day. Here are my dinner plans for the week (as that is the meal I need to plan for the most!):

Monday: ham steak and steamed broccoli and cauliflower
Tuesday: turkey burgers and salad
Wednesday: spaghetti squash and pasta sauce w/ground turkey breast
Thursday: orange chicken and broccoli
Friday: probably will eat out--protein and vegetable
Saturday: broccoli, chicken, and cheese soup
Sunday: baked chicken breast w/bbq sauce, avocado, and Swiss cheese, mashed cauliflower

02-25-2008, 09:56 AM
B- 1 over medium egg on top of boca pattie, v8 juice & 1 cup coffee
S- cheese stick
L- brown rice, boca crumbles & steamed brusel sprouts
S- small banana & protein milk
D- turket burger on top of cabbage with a side of squash
S- vanilla yogurt & almonds

02-25-2008, 10:22 AM
Hi chicks!
Jill, I usually plan for a week in advance also. I shop weekly, so that just makes it easier to be sure I'm prepared, and I can plan easy meals for busy nights. However, this week, since I lost most of my weekend to travel, I'm not so well prepared! so here's today:

B - 2 fried eggs, 1 piece Ezekiel Bread toast, V8
S - cheese stick
L - Lentil and vegetable stew
S - latte, celery with LCLC
D - lean ground beef patty, veggies from the freezer
S - banana pudding

02-25-2008, 10:31 PM
B-1 slice ezekial toast w/TJ's garlic mustard, cheese & 1 boiled egg
coffee with 1%milk
L-leftover chicken breast w/spaghetti squash & soycutash
mixed fruit
S-SBD cereal bar
D-1 egg, small piece pork loin, 1/4 cup cottage cheese, broccoli, 1/4 cup beans, 1 slice ezekial toast
iced tea
weird day for me, no time at work for any snacks, dinner was bits and pieces that DH put together, all tasty, but a lot of bites of this and that

02-26-2008, 07:42 AM
B. oatmeal w/ blueberries
S. mug of tomato & Roasted Red Pepper soup
L. Apricot, pistachio & goat cheese salad
S. Greek yogurt w/ strawberries
D. Fireside white bean & sausage soup
S. nsa fudgesicle w/ ff Cool Whip

02-26-2008, 09:53 AM
B- oatmeal w/berries & v8 juice
S- raw carrots & granola bar
L- l/o piece of turkey burger, mixed veggies & brown rice & boca crumbles
S- yogurt w/strawberries
D- chicken divan
S- 2 fudgsicles

02-26-2008, 10:40 AM
B - scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, V8
S - string cheese
L - small Subway turkey and ham salad w/ oil & vinegar
S - Roasted garbanzo beans
D - grilled chicken caesar salad

02-26-2008, 10:59 AM
This is turning into a crazy day! I haven't even had breakfast yet, and it's almost 10. Not a good start to a SB day.:(

B: omelet with broccoli and cheese, coffee with milk
L: Lentil veggie stew, V8
S: Latte, LCLC on triscuits
D: Italian Chicken Breasts, veggies
S: Banana Pudding

02-26-2008, 02:21 PM
B: greek yogurt w/frozen strawberries & Ezekiel almond cereal (1/2 serving)
S: 20 pistachios
L: veggie ham slices; leftover eggplant-spinach curry
D: balsamic roasted brussels sprouts; quorn roast
S: grapefruit

02-26-2008, 04:16 PM
2/26, P1.5

B: Vitamin fortified, sugar free, low fat meal replacement powder with skim milk and a spoonful of peanut butter (dentist appt. this morning)

s: 1/4 raw cashews; water

L: green bell pepper slices; homemade roasted red pepper hummus; reduced fat triscuits; green tea

s: green tea

D: brown rice; red beans; tomatoes; salsa; 50% fat cheese; 0% Greek yogurt

02-26-2008, 09:08 PM
B & L-too sick to eat, sinus headache w/nausea
S-cup of coffee w/half/half
D-chicken breast, coleslaw, sf ice cream bar
S-apple w/PB
1 diet soda to settle stomach, iced tea

02-27-2008, 07:37 AM
I never did get around to cooking dinner last night, just pulled something from my freezer stash. So just bumping up yesterday's menu!

B: open faced egg sandwich with spinach, coffee with milk
S: string cheese, V8
L: Tuna salad with Avocado
S: Latte, LCLC on celery
D: Italian Chicken Breasts, veggies
S: NSA hot chocolate, dried apricots

02-27-2008, 07:56 AM
We have kidney this week. I hope I can fix it good. Other than that the usual salmon, haddock, I have marinated herring this week instead of the usual canned kippers. The sodium is better its a local produce too. Has anyone fixed kidney before?

02-27-2008, 08:29 AM
Spirit, I'm pretty sure kidney is a food to be avoided on SBD. I may be wrong, but usually organ meats are pretty high in fat and are a no-no.

02-27-2008, 08:34 AM
B. Steel-cut oats w/ blueberries
S. mug of Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper soup
L. ham & Swiss on mini ww roll
S. red pepper strips and string cheese
D. Fireside white bean & sausage soup
S. sf jello w/ ff Cool Whip

02-27-2008, 10:12 AM
B- egg beater, turkey bacon & tomato sandwich on ww w/tbsp mayo, 1 cup of v8 & 2 cups coffee made w/ soymilk
S- yogurt & granola bar
L- black beans, brown rice & boca crumbles
S- celery & npb
D- l/o chicken divan
S- yogurt w/almonds

02-27-2008, 04:35 PM
What's kidney? Like kidney beans?

02-27-2008, 04:51 PM
No, I'm pretty sure she means the kidney organ, like beef kidneys. Haven't ever eaten or cooked them myself. I wouldn't know what to do with them!

02-27-2008, 05:08 PM
Wow! I guess I have never had kidney organ meat before. :D Thanks for explaining.

02-27-2008, 10:29 PM
B-1 slice ezekial toast w/slice of provolone cheese, boiled egg and garlic mustard, skim milk
L-chicken breast, coleslaw, yogurt
S-4 strawberries dipped in dark chocolate, a few grapes, 1 bite pineapple, 2 melon balls (a parent of one of our patients brought us incredible edibles fruit arrangement)
D-veggy/cheese frittata, chicken breast, cheese, coleslaw
S-sf ice cream bar

02-28-2008, 06:25 AM
So far this week, I have stuck to making my planned dinners every night. Yay! But I've also gotten into the bad habit of eating way too much in the evenings. Boo. I need to work on that, as I've been gaining back some weight--not good!

Here's the plan for today:

mini quiches
egg salad
salad - romaine, baby spinach, broccoli slaw, red cabbage, sliced almonds, chicken, and Asian sesame dressing
tuna salad
orange chicken and broccoli
2 string cheeses

02-28-2008, 07:37 AM
I've been having the same problems with over-eating, Jilly, except that my "munchies" are occurring in the afternoons. Today I'm making a concentrated effort to stay OP!

B. steel-cut oats with blueberries
S. nothing
L. shrimp & spinach salad
S. red pepper strips & string cheese
D. Fireside white bean & sausage soup over shredded cabbage
S. sf jello with ff Cool Whip

02-28-2008, 09:24 AM
B: open faced turkey sandwich with spinach, coffee with milk
S: string cheese, V8
L: Refried Bean Soup
S: Latte, LCLC on celery
D: leftover Italian Chicken Breasts, veggies
S: NSA hot chocolate, dried apricots

Looks a lot like yesterday doesn't it? I think I'm getting in a rut.
Me too, cottage, the afternoons and the presence of M&Ms in the house have been getting me. Today is cleaning out the cabinets day. The kids brought a lot of candy home at Valentines, and some of it is still hanging around.

02-28-2008, 10:08 AM

B- oatmeal w/fruit & cup of soymilk
S- hard boil egg
L- npb & banana sandwich on ww
S- cottage cheese & strawberrys
D- gumbo
S- sf pudding w/cool whip

02-28-2008, 05:21 PM
B-SBD cereal bar
S-V-8 & an orange
L-1 slice ezekial toast w/garlic mustard, boiled egg & provolone cheese
S-cherries jubilee nsa dairy dessert (Kozy Shack brand)
D-TJ's garlic & basil encrusted cod baked, sweet potato "french fries" baked, salad
S-maybe an ice cream bar-sf of course

02-28-2008, 08:43 PM
B: missed :(
S: missed :( (I accidentally slept in)
L: baked tilapia sandwich on ww bread
S: prune and cheese
D: shrimp, snow pea, bell pepper, mushroom stir fry

02-29-2008, 10:50 AM
I have no clue what to put on today's menu, but here's a shot:
B: Kashi waffle with natural peanut butter, coffee with milk
S: hardboiled egg, string cheese
L: Italian chicken breast, steamed veggies
S: latte, dried apricots

02-29-2008, 11:13 AM
Yesterday was not according to my planned menu, and today is already veering off course. I'm not eating cookies or candy or anything crazy, but I'm not eating exactly what I want to, either. But, my division president is buying lunch for my team today, and not accepting is a no-no :rolleyes: So here's how today will shape up:

hamsteak with honey mustard (well, maple mustard? I made my own honey mustard using sf pancake syrup and Splenda instead of honey)
cafe sandwich--turkey, lettuce, avocado, Swiss cheese, and mayo on whole wheat, side caesar salad (instead of the potato ships the sandwich normally comes with)
dinner will probably be out tonight--maybe see a movie, too :)What a mess of a day--don't know why I even bothered to post it here :dizzy: I'll be buckling down more starting tomorow. My weight is back up to 312 as of this morning, so I need to get it going back in the other direction.

02-29-2008, 05:42 PM
B-1 slice ezekial toast w/garlic mustard, boiled egg & provolone cheese
L-spinach & spring mix salad w/tomato, mozzarella, black beans & spinach/basil/mustard/olive dressing
S-SBD cereal bar
D-eating out at mexican restaurant...I will have to choose very carefully

03-01-2008, 03:56 PM
We ended up eating at home last night. I threw together a dinner salad, fajita inspired so we got our mexican food taste craving.

B-SBD cereal bar
L-tuna melt-1 slice ezekial toast, tuna salad & provolone cheese
+ a dill pickle
S-V-8 & fruit-either an orange or grapes
D-Eating out tonight, maybe a steakhouse, so steak and salad
S-if needed/desired SF ice cream bar

03-02-2008, 05:08 PM
B-SBD cereal bar
L-1 slice ezekial toast w/garlic mustard/cheese/egg
S-V-8 & grapes
D-pork loin, salad, roasted fennel/onions/parsnips/carrots
S-SF ice cream bar

03-02-2008, 05:31 PM
B: slice of toast with NSA jelly, cup of milk with a splash of coffee
S: pecans
L: I have a meatloaf in the oven for lunch and dinner tonight!
S: yogurt
D: meatloaf and green beans

03-02-2008, 06:53 PM
B: one egg w/ when pigs fly toast & lightlife sausage patty
S: veggie juice
L: leftover chili
S: cottage cheese with sesame rye crisp bread
D: spicy cauliflower soup, quorn roast
S: grapefruit

03-02-2008, 09:30 PM
B: one egg w/ when pigs fly toast & lightlife sausage

Okay, my curiousity got the best of me. What is "when pigs fly toast"? Sounds interesting.