Sunday, August 30, 2009

this week's menu plan

I'm not the greatest at planning my meals. That means that I get too hungry and eat whatever is fastest (which coincidentally is not usually healthy in the least). Since today is the start of Kelly's biggest loser competition, I made myself a menu. I (loosely) calculated weight watchers points, which I've never used but have several family members who swear by the program.

Anyhow, breakfast, lunch, & snacks are all "pick one" and dinner is determined for each night. Knowing what points I'll use for dinner, I just pick the other meals to add up to my daily total (or thereabouts). Here it is:

Breakfast

  • Cereal with non-fat milk & a piece of fruit (5)
  • Oatmeal with non-fat milk & a piece of fruit (5)
  • 1 egg and 1 egg white, 2 pieces of toast, & a piece of fruit (5)
  • Saturday: wheat and honey pancakes (lots)
Lunch

  • Leftovers (varies)
  • Tortilla & egg & pepper strips (6)
  • Sandwich & raw veggies (5)
  • Tomato & Pepper soup with cheese & veggies (5)
Snacks

  • Popcorn & 11 almonds (3)
  • 1 c milk with cocoa & 1 Tbsp sugar (3)
  • Apple with 1 Tbsp peanut butter (3)
  • Smoothie [2 fruits, veggies, tofu, yogurt] (5)
  • Apple cheddar pitas (3)
  • Cottage cheese dip with veggies (2)
  • 2/3 c Cottage cheese with grapes (3)
  • Pear bread (or other) muffin with 1 c milk (10, approx)
Dinners

  • Sunday: Lentil & veggie stew (3)
  • Monday: Hawaiian haystacks (10)
  • Tuesday: Chicken & veggie stir fry over rice (8)
  • Wednesday: Rice and beans (8-10)
  • Thursday: Burritos (10)
  • Friday: Chili Soup (7, approx)
  • Saturday: Tuna sandwiches on wheat (10) or Sloppy lentils on rolls (6)

(Oh, and I also can have one Dove dark chocolate each day. I keep them in the freezer to keep them out of sight & help them melt slower.)

3 comments:

Steve, Meghan & Elena said...

Way to go Paige!!! Hopefully this will help!! Good luck!

Annalia Romero said...

Weight Watchers points are a great system. I did that once and lost a ton (~20lb)

Chocolate. I can't eat one of anything...unless that's how many I have in the house.

I'm trying to figure out how much I have to exercise to eat whatever I want.

Katie said...

I did weight watchers a few years ago, and it works... when you actually follow it! :) Looks like you've got a great start. I need to start planning meals in advance, too, because Maya is having a much earlier bedtime this year. Thus, I need to actually have dinner ready by six, not just starting to think, "hmmm what should we eat tonight? do i need to go to the store?" lol