I didn’t really discuss my 2016 resolutions with you all in my last blog post, other than mentioning money-saving. Here’s just a few resolutions I want to share with you . . .
- To Save Money: Yes, I talked about this in my last post. I want to put aside a little money every week so I can be able to buy a new motor for my car as well as save up for a new lens for my camera.
- Healthier Eating: Yes, Instead of saying “diet”, I would just like to start eating healthier. Which means less Taco Bell [cries]. I would like to lose weight but I know it all starts with better eating. Here’s to you broccoli and chicken!
- Blog more often: I started this blog as a way to vent, tell you about things going on in my life and share some photography. I really haven’t been blogging much but I’m definitely going to try to bust out a
movepost hopefully once a week.
Onto meal planning. I started meal planning back in 2014 when I lived in Texas. I loved it because I would do all of my cooking at once and during the week all I would have to do is pull out a plastic container and heat it in the microwave. Now that we live in California with my parents, I just haven’t ever thought about meal planning because someone might eat one of my meals or because it takes up room in the fridge to have so many containers. I know, all excuses. Since December, dad and I have been discussing healthier eating and rebuilding a garden so we can produce our own vegetables instead of constantly having to go to the store to get produce. It got me thinking that I really need to start meal planning again. So that’s what I did tonight. Meal Planning.
I did six meals above but one is for hubby to take to work tomorrow. Had I thought ahead I would have made some for him to take each day to work. Bad wife!
I changed each meal up a little by doing different veggies. One meal was with barbecued mushrooms [yum!], another with steamed broccoli and then the last with roasted brussel sprouts with a little bit of bacon [mmm bacon!].
The chicken was just simply barbecued with Montreal chicken seasoning. It smells really good and it’s better than having some calorie loaded sauce smothering it. By the way, I tried a little piece and it is . . . delicious!!
I think next weeks meals I will incorporate some brown rice and maybe do ground turkey just so I don’t get tired of eating chicken.
What are your go to meals for meal planning? Share in a comment below! I’d love to have some other yummy options on file.
Here’s to a healthier year!