Menu Friday & an App
Um, since Menu Monday didn’t happen, maybe Friday will work better. That way you can plan for next week? Ha!
I will tell you that having a menu plan is such a time and money-saver for me. In an effort to eat more naturally, I bought all of my ingredients (that I didn’t already have on hand) at Whole Foods and my total bill was only $50. Several of these meals made enough for both dinner and lunch the next day. So, I am basically a walking value meal.
Sunday: Aja’s Crockpot Baked Potato Soup
Monday: Tomato & Sausage Risotto from Smitten Kitchen – we actually had this on Tuesday because my sister had us over Monday night. But this made enough for dinner both Tuesday and Wednesday night. It is delicious, too!
Tuesday: Turkey burgers and Roasted Brussell Sprouts from the Cooking Photography Blog Wednesday: Honey Balsamic Chicken and Pesto Orzo via Baked Bree
Friday: Skinny Pad Thai via Skinny Kitchen
Another fun find, which you guys are all probably already using, is the MyFitnessPal app.
You basically put in your current weight, how much you would like to lose and then you can track your workouts and foods. I love the feature that you can just scan the bar code of what you are eating and it adds the calories for you. Awesome.
It is basically an online food journal and it does make you so much more aware of what you eat. I am someone who would have a piece of candy here and there while sitting at my desk and now that I am being “held accountable” I am making much smarter food choices – like cuties instead of cookies.