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December Healthy Meal Challenge

Saturday, November 30, 2013

I realized I didn't complete my thought yesterday. The other part of tracking is planning. Well, I have to give this a real go. I would like to believe if the plan is written down, I can stick to it. I can't say I've done much meal planning. A few times, I'd review the Sparkpeople provided plans, make some adjustments, and even use the grocery list to shop from. So, the intent is definitely there. But it usually fell apart at dinner. It didn't work to make a separate meal for myself. And let's be honest, some of the Sparkpeople generated meals seem a little random! Though, I really like the cream cheese raisin walnut wrap!

Anyway, my long term goal is to have everyone eating (and cooking) healthy. First, I need to plan meals that are pretty simple to prepare. I'm tired after work and I don't love cook. Second, dinners have to be something my husband will eat. He's a somewhat picky eater. He rarely eats beef, only eats chicken because it's a cheap alternative. He does like tilapia. He also balks at the price. So I'm going to look at recipe makeovers. I already make Jamie Eason's turkey meatloaf pretty regularly. Another challenge is making what I buy, but I think I'll have this covered if I'm more thoughtful about the meal planning and follow through.

Success requires a phased approach. So, in December, I will introduce one healthy, easy to prepare meal. By the end of the year, we will have four new go-to meals that we can replace some boxes with.

December Healthy Meal Challenge
1. Plan meals weekly. Shop from the list. Stick to the plan!
2. Incorporate one new healthy meal each week.
3. Eat a healthy snack before leaving work to boost energy.

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RYDERB 12/7/2013 4:01PM

    Great plan Brenda! emoticon

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JUST_BE1 12/4/2013 1:18PM

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It may be too large of a jump for you and your family now but there are so many easy and cheap vegetarian dishes out there. I really like couscous with chickpeas and chopped vegies or baked beans with potatos.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 12/2/2013 9:59PM

    Sounds like a great plan!

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EPIPHANYANGEL 12/2/2013 3:02PM

    good luck with the plan emoticon

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REALLY_ROBIN 12/1/2013 3:33PM

  Sounds like a great plan! I'm looking forward to hear how it goes! Hugs...Robin

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MOTHEPRO 11/30/2013 8:35PM

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JCARDINAL 11/30/2013 3:11PM

    Sounds like you have a great action plan!! emoticon

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SUEPERWOMAN 11/30/2013 2:02PM

 
What great goals. I wish you the best with them!

Progress, not perfection.

Love, Ginger

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JMARIES51 11/30/2013 1:19PM

    Sounds like a really good plan.

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PURPLEPEONY 11/30/2013 11:28AM

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