I posted this post a while back about how we do our weekly meals, and for the most part we still do something similar now, but with a little more variety from week to week. However, this past week, Ken was away for work and I decided to go rogue. Ken and I usually end up eating some sort of fish or meat at every meal, but I wanted to take a break from that and decided to incorporate other protein sources that Ken isn't usually a fan of, like beans, quinoa, hummus and yogurt. Besides eggs, and the meatballs for Sloane for one of her lunches, the only animal product we had was chicken. And we ate a TON of vegetables. I stuffed us to the brink with nutrients.
I took a photo of each meal we ate for the sake of documentation and here they are; I haven't decided if it was crazy or brilliant to do this. I think I'll come down on the side of brilliant when I'm having one of those weeks where I can't think of what to cook and I'll have catalogues like this to refer back to.
(P.S. Along with the the main meals, I'm constantly eating smaller meals throughout the day at work: fruit, nuts, tea, leftovers, the occasional gummy bears... And Sloane and I usually have some fruit after our dinner. Just to clarify that this is what we are but it's not all we ate.) (P.P.S. The key to my sanity in regards to meals is planning. I plan out exactly what we are going to eat at each meal, and what I was going to pack for our lunches, and shopped accordingly. I also take some time to prep- for this particular week, on Sunday, I made a big batch of Adobe chicken in the crockpot, a big pot of quinoa and washed and chopped all the vegetables. )
Breakfast: Yogurt with granola, blueberries, banana, and pomegranate seeds & a side of omelet.
My lunch: Leftover pizza from mellow mushroom and a salad (arugula, orange peppers, red quinoa, walnuts, tomatoes)
Sloane's lunch: Meatballs, Asian sweet potatoes, zucchini.
Dinner: We made vegetable pizza together in a cast iron skillet: red onions, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms and yellow peppers.
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, avocado and toast with almond butter and honey. Side of green juice.
My lunch: Power salad! of arugula greens, quinoa, black beans, red onion, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, avocado. Dressing is creamy balsamic.
Sloane's lunch: Sweet potato rounds, hard boiled, leftover veggie pizza from the night before.
Our dinner: Adobe chicken & brown rice. A side of zucchini for her, a side of my mom's homemade kimchi for me.
Our breakfast: Yogurt with granola, pears and blueberries. A side of hard boiled eggs.
My lunch: Power salad! (see above)
Sloane's lunch: Adobe chicken and brown rice, sweet potato rounds and green beans.
Our dinner: Carrots with hummus, zucchini sticks with tomato sauce, chicken and rice dumplings.
Our breakfast: Vegetable frittata (zucchini, red onion, mushroom, red peppers, mozzerella), banana oat bread and green juice.
My lunch: Power salad! again!
Sloane's lunch: Carrots, hummus, mini pitas filled with almond butter and strawberry jam.
Our dinner: Adobe chicken, brown rice, green beans, and sweet potato rounds.
Our breakfast: Mini breakfast pizzas on mini pita bread (tomato sauce, mozz cheese and scrambled eggs) and leftover frittata.
My lunch: Power salad, yes, again. And that over there on the left is some banana oat bread that I made the night before.
Our dinner: Fried rice, sauteed spinach, tofu cubes.