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Meal planning

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Every week for years I have sat down and prepared a weeks worth of dinner menus. This weeks is real hard for me. REAL hard. For the first time in a very long time, since maybe around 2007, I am really commited to losing this weight and making my lifestyle dream a reality. So when I sat down to make my weekly menus and I started plugging my numbers into my weight watcher calculator I discovered how very unhealthy we have been eating in this house lately. That makes me just want to cry, because I cook the food I have been feeding my kids and hubby horrible food (well it tastes good, it is just so unhealthy).

I am not real sure how to start cooking healthy dinners. So my goal this morning is to sit with my healthy breakfast and a TALL cup of coffee and figure this out. At least for this week. Start to venture down the healthy path of life. I know it can be done. I just need to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

So hear goes.
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    I did this a long time ago and once you have your master plan things fall into place. I eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch and have my plan for supper and my snack list. It works for me and makes it easy to shop.
    2346 days ago
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    I am wondering how your meal planning went since, by now, you've probably done it. I too have been trying to have more healthy meals so I added more fish into our diet. Not my favorite food but I'm getting used to it. You know lots and lots about the foods to eat so I know you can do it! Good luck!!
    2348 days ago
    This is the perfect time of year to make some changes in your menus!! Think FRESH veggies, fruits, whole grains and simply prepared meats, no sauces or gravy. My daughter has a rule that her kids have to have both a vegie and a fruit for both lunch and supper. The adults have salads as a starter for both those meals. Personally, I hate making salads, but if you don't mind that, it's a great way to get fresh vegies in. Just don't use full fat dressing! Of course, from your research you already know all this. Just thought I'd let you know that with some planning (and you already do that) it CAN be done! Good luck, hun!
    2349 days ago
    We eat lots of baked white fish, brown rice and frozen veggies for dinners if your open to suggestions! Quick and easy! Would love to share recipes and suggestions if you'd like emoticon
    2349 days ago
    That's great that you are planning your meals ahead of time. You are so informed of the caloric value, that this is just a little stumbling block on your trail. You can do it!
    2350 days ago
    Tina I am so with you! As I did the shopping yesterday Dan and I had a little disagreement about what to buy. He is usually very supportive of me but yesterday his answer to something really hurt. He said that he didn't have a weight problem so eating unhealthy wasn't bad for him. I tried to let him know that weight is not the only reason to eat healthy but it still stuck with me and until now didn't realize how hurt I was by it. I know his cholesterol level can not be good but he won't get it checked for fear that they may recommend healthier eating for him. Just keep trying to figure it all out and it will come to you!
    I know you can do this!
    2350 days ago
    A simple way to start to get back into healthy meal plan is to find healthier recipes for some of your favorites. emoticon I have a goal of an average of 1 new recipe per week this year. I've kind of slipped out of the habit but I have been going through my sparkrecipe cookbook to pick out a few to try this week. Chef Meg's Greek Turkey Burger makeover I think my make our plan this week emoticon

    2351 days ago
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