Saturday, April 27, 2013
Today's Spark Coach challenge is to plan for tomorrow's meals. I am a planner, at least when it comes to dinner. I like to have my plans made so I don't have to dream up a dinner on the spot. Now, I may change my mind but it eases my mind to know I have a plan. It also helps me manage what I buy and freeze as well as any leftovers we might have. All in all it's a winning strategy.
I tend not to really plan breakfast but it will either be oatmeal or cold cereal. It's my spontaneous moment when I choose between the two.
Lunch, ah there's the problem. Sometimes I just don't stop eating till dinner. I just grab a little here and a little there. Of course we know how that tends to work out.
Now that I have been eating a rainbow of fruits and veggies everyday, that often informs what I eat for breakfast somewhat but definitely for lunch. I tend more to have a fruit or vegetable salad or maybe soup.
My plan for tomorrow is to make Beef Stew. I will put carrots and peas in there for sure so I have orange and green covered. Breakfast will be oatmeal (I had cold cereal for breakfast today) with blueberries plus some pineapple mixed with blackberries on the side. That takes care of blue, purple and yellow. That leaves red so I think I will use one of the tomatoes. I'll enjoy that with a tuna sandwich so I can put more protein in my day and also have some of that cauliflower (raw) in the refrigerator. I haven't put this all in the nutrition tracker yet so I will do so and then plan any snacks.
I may really like this idea though I know from planning dinners that some times it is easier to do than other times. Do you plan ahead?