The other issue that caused some tension was my total lack of meal planning....remember when I wrote that post all about how we were going to set ourselves up for success? The one that centered on planning? Yeah. I didn't do that. It was a nice week, so I figured we would grill for dinner and made sure there were plenty of veggies in the fridge to go along with whatever we seared. Nice in theory but still not a very good plan. I didn't really cook and James and I just sort of came up with whatever was easy. We felt like we were dieting and missed that comfort and satisfaction of eating a home-cooked meal.
So this weekend, I did. I planned a Perfect Health Diet friendly dinner menu for the week that will hopefully give us enough leftovers for lunches too. Here's the line-up:
Monday: Farm-To-Table Stew
Tuesday: Better Than Take-out Chicken Fried Rice
Wednesday: Hamburger Vegetable Soup
Thursday: Turkey Meatballs & Brussel Sprouts
And I think we'll whip up these sprouts to go with them. Minus the brown sugar.
Friday: Orange Chicken, Broccoli, & Steamed Rice
This is a favorite of ours and I think it's originally from Allrecipes.com. It super easy and always tasty. I'll have to tweak the recipe a bit and will share it with you if I can make it edible and still PHD friendly.
Here's to a better week!