Monday, January 2, 2012

This Week's Menu

Dahubby and I have tried a myriad of menus throughout our 7 years of marriage, and we usually fall off the "healthy" wagon because we lack the will power to eat cardboard or spend 3 hours in the kitchen. Eventually, I'd love to be an all-organic, whole foods family, steps. From my experience in the weight loss industry and working with various doctors, I have come to believe that you will be most successful going slow and steady in the right direction.

With that in mind, we have discovered Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World by Lisa Lillien. I started using recipes from her website last year and it's the only time DaHubby has not turned up his nose or left more than 1/2 on the plate. So, when you see page numbers, you'll know that we are using our cookbook, and I will let you know about the hits and the stinkers.

Here's our Menu for this week:

Breakfasts: Super-Duper Veggie Scramble, pg 15, calories 183
Fancy-Schmancy Oatmeal, pg 17, calories 183
Breakfast Pizza, pg 18, calories 127
Cinnamonlicious French Toast, pg 20, calories 195
Cheerios with fat free milk, calories 150
Oatmeal with fat free milk, calories 150

Lunches: I will be making 4 servings of all dinners, serving up 2 for dinner, and immediately packing the other 2 servings into tupperware for the next day's lunch.

Dinners: HG's Famous Bowl, pg 98, calories 288
Fiber-ific Fried Chicken Strips, pg 112, calories 277
& Butternut Squash Fries, pg 280, calories 58
Spicey Crispy Chicken Sandwich, pg 114, calories 313
& Sassy Salsa Pumpkin Soup, pg 52, calories 177
Kickin' Chicken Pot Pie, pg 128, calories 235
Loaded'n Oated Veggie Pizza, pg 92, calories 231
Big Bopper Burger Stopper, pg 106, calories 202
& Super Skinny Skins, pg 102, calories 157
(Most of these will be served with salad and fat free dressing)

Snacks: Veggies with fat free ranch dip (simple recipe coming soon)
Protein bars and shakes (primarily for me since I will be doing P90X)
Turkey sandwiches, no cheese or mayo (mostly for Dahubby to meet calorie reqs)
Skinny Cow candy (needed to help us wind down from the holiday sugar high)

As soon as I am well enough to go shopping (battling a pretty wicked sinus infection), I will show you how I am using sales and coupons to purchase the ingredients for this menu for less than half the retail value.

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