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Tomorrow's Food Plan

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tomorrow is Sunday for which we have a default quick lunch: frozen pizza. I would like to find a thin crust made with whole wheat and with less sodium overall. But since I do not have that, I will plan to keep the entire lunch within 350 calories. Supper is usually soup, often homemade. I happen to have a nice batch of great northerns already cooked up, so they will be the basis of a homemade soup. This is nice because, even though he is not wild about bean soup, my son can also eat this combination. We'll be having fresh carrots and romaine salads with this. Breakfast will be either hard-boiled egg or a Greek Yogurt. I'll take a Luna bar to church with me in lieu of the donuts proffered between services.

Last week I took a cooking break by making two large soups on Sunday: vegetable and chili. We ate from them for much of the week, and I am tired of cooked tomato. Monday we will have a pork roast done in the crock pot since I will be busy getting a tooth filled and on carpool for the afternoon. Tuesday we'll have leftovers. Wednesday supper is rushed, so we usually have either soup or burgers. Thursday is breakfast night, and Friday is pasta unless I still want to hold off on the tomato stuff.

Quite some time ago I read that Ethel Kennedy used a two week rotation of meals. Having a basic plan helps routinize planning and also helps us take advantage of nights when we are all available to sit down together. Now that I also cook suppers for my brother, it also helps us have the food ready for his visit. A meal plan REALLY helps with planning food for food allergic family members, too.
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    I did a four-week rotation for years when the kids were growing up. I suppose it wasn't the most creative of diets (lol) but when everyone was going a different direction in the morning... then again after school... and often in the evenings... it was a boon. Now we're empty-nesters, and I still do a casual four-week rotation plan, partly out of habit, and partly because it accommodates our healthier eating and partly because it simplifies the whole cooking-for-two thing.

    Your plan with things like lunch - pizza / supper - soup for Sundays and Thursday breakfast nights sounds great to me - and in fact, I'm thinking we could do with a breakfast night our own selves!
    1424 days ago
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    Sounds GREAT!! Yuck, doughnuts!
    1425 days ago
    I'll be over for dinner! emoticon

    Great plan. I need to improve in that area. Thanks for the inspiration.
    1425 days ago
    New start
    1425 days ago
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