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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Okay, so I found out last week that just by prepping my breakfasts and snacks for work in the beginning of the week, I set myself up for success all week long! Well, this week I decided to do it again plus dinners!

I discovered a new website/blog called skinnytaste.com. She has TONS of yummy recipes, many of which are super easy, healthy, and have very few ingredients. She (and many of her readers) claim that many of her recipes are kid and husband approved (her husband seems to be like mine, who is a little picky and a BIG carnivore).

So, I chose 4 dinners, 2 snacks, and 2 side dishes to make this week. I'm only cooking for my husband and I, so I'm sure we'll have leftovers for lunches and dinner one night. I've got a few go-to recipes just in case that doesn't happen, though.

So the dinner recipes I am going to make this week are:

1. Skinny Chicken Fajitas
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2
008/04/chicken-fajitas-45-
pts.html

2. Quinoa and Spinach Patties
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2
013/06/quinoa-and-spinach-
patties.html

3. Skinny Italian Turkey Meatballs (which we will be making into Italian Meatball Subs)
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2
008/12/skinny-italian-meat
balls-turkey-1-pt.html

4. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2
009/04/turkey-taco-lettuce
-wraps-3-pts.html

The side recipes I'll be making are:

1. Zucchini Tots
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2
012/07/zucchini-tots.html

2. Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad with Tomatoes
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2
013/05/lemon-asparagus-cou
scous-salad-with.html

The snack recipes I'll be making are:

1. Superfood Triple Berry Chia Pudding
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2
013/05/superfood-triple-be
rry-chia-pudding.html

2. Frozen Banana Popsicles
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2
012/06/frozen-banana-popsi
cles.html

For breakfast, I usually eat berries with greek yogurt. Snacks are usually Blue Diamond Nut Thins (rice and nut crackers) with salsa, grapes, baby carrots, and watermelon.

At the grocery store I work at, they have an app where you can build your grocery list right in your phone and if you choose your home store, it'll even sort your list by aisle, so you can just grab your groceries and go! This is a great feature for me because I tend to by things I don't need, but always wanted to try on impulse. This app really helps me by only what I need. It also gives me the current price of everything so I can budget! And that way when I check out, there are no surprises and I know exactly how much I'm spending without having to carry around a calculator.

I went through the ingredients for each recipe and wrote down everything I don't currently have (which is most of it) and total cost for the whole week (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks) for both my husband and I is about $110, which I don't think is that bad. That's about $55 each, about $11/day (I usually don't figure Sunday or Monday because that's our "weekend" and we usually don't plan ahead for weekend meals--we usually just eat whatever is left over in the fridge/cupboards).

So, I am hoping for a great week this week! My goal of no "cheat" meals for 30 days is going great! Just finished day 5 and looking forward to day 6!

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KING_SLAYER 7/15/2013 9:41PM

    Good job on planning out the meals, just make sure to stick with it!! If hubby decides that he doesn't want what's planned, let him go and get something, alone! Stick to your guns and your plans!!

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BANANAMAG 7/15/2013 1:18PM

    Sounds like some super delicious recipes. Looks like you're going to be having fun in the kitchen this week! Let me know how it goes =).

Comment edited on: 7/15/2013 1:18:45 PM

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NICKYCRANE 7/15/2013 2:41AM

    Well done! Who needs to binge with all that fantastic food on the menu?!

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ANDYINBC 7/15/2013 1:04AM

    Wow, these look like great recipe ideas. Definitely beat the food we usually have.

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ALL4BMI 7/14/2013 10:47PM

    Wow! Super organized

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DIBANANA 7/14/2013 10:46PM

  Great job. I find also that if I plan I do much better!

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LITTLERLINDA 7/14/2013 10:40PM

    You are awesome!!! I have been trying to figure out what to plan for this week and you have given me some inspiration! Thank you!!! I know you will have a great week because you have laid the ground work. Way to go!!!

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QUOOTIE 7/14/2013 10:39PM

    good work

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