Add variety to your weekly meal plan. Try to include at least one or two new recipes this week to keep your diet fresh and exciting. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We've been trying new recipes almost every night since I joined SP. Love planning out the week. I have to plan to try new recipes. Set your long-term cooking goals. In this challenge, we didn't require you to cook a certain number of times per week or to try new recipes on a regular basis, but looking forward, this is a good goal to set. Share your goal with others in our Week 4 forum for feedback and accountability. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We will keep trying at least one new recipe every week for a long term goal. I have looking at labels closer now and I am shocked. Keep going and keep reading! Stick with your favorite healthy cooking techniques. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I miss my rice cooker. I am hoping my birthday or Mother's Day, I will get a new one. I am still trying to figure out the crockpot recipes. I just can't get those to turn out right. Sometimes, but not all the time. I like Create Your Own Frozen Dinners and big batch cooking. Those tips help out!
I organized my cookbook. My husband does weight watchers and he loves their recipes, so we've printing them off and putting them in sheet protectors. Then, on Sundays, we can sit down and plan out meals for that week. I write the day of the week on the sheet protectors and then use a use a magnet to hang the recipe on the refrigerator the night before after I clean up from dinner. It is a good system.
I used to do the big batch cooking. I am going to make some tuna noodle casseroles and freeze them, so if we are in a pinch, I have something on hand.
Love my crockpot. I want to get a rice cooker because it make life easier. I'm all about easy
I am also doing Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge. Which doing with this challenge, is awesome! I am learning so much from both challenges. Great tools to keep a healthy lifestyle!!!!
*Cook new healthy meals (we use weight watcher recipes, that is what my family likes) *Eat at least one piece of fruit AND vegetable each day. (so easy for that to slip!) *Plan each on morning on SP and track each evening on SP (I do this while I walk on the treadmill)
Make this REAL. NOT unrealistic. NOT a crash diet.
With the sheet protectors, I can write in a dry erase marker the day that I will fix that meal. I put it in the binder for the order of the week. I look at it the night before after walking on treadmill and lay out my ingredients for the next day.
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