Month: August 2018
Healthy Meals Planning for this week(2)
This week my hubby wanted me to try some recipes from his Men’s Health magazine. Also, I have decided to start making a SEVEN DAY plan for all you fine people who have requested one. And yes, a printable grocery list for the entire week!
Here is the plan:
MONDAY- green salad, fruit salad and Mediterranean Hummus Wraps
TUESDAY- Chicken Breasts on the grill and Black Bean and Mozzarella Bowl
WEDNESDAY- Greek Salad (romaine lettuce, cucumber, black olives, tomatoes, feta cheese, balsamic vinegar and olive oil), hummus and pita bread
THURSDAY- spaghetti and meatballs (we must have this at least once every couple of weeks because it is a fan favorite around here!), green salad, garlic bread (whole grain baton with butter and fresh garlic)
FRIDAY- hamburgers and hot dogs (Applegate Farms) on the grill, corn on the cob, carrots and celery with low-fat ranch dip
SATURDAY- Chicken and Salad Pizza
SUNDAY- (I always make a nice meal after church on Sundays.) Roasted turkey breast, Annie’s mac and cheese, roasted asparagus with parmesan cheese, and whole grain rolls
BREAKFASTS: vegetable omelets and sliced fruit or pancakes and maple syrup
LUNCHES: leftovers (mostly what my husband eats for lunches!!) OR cheese quesadillas or PB&J, carrot and celery sticks with hummus or ranch dressing, sliced fruit
SNACKS: yogurt, berries, celery, and peanut butter, air popped popcorn
Right-click to download this PDF file here.
Create Delicious, Healthy Meal Plans Without Spending A Fortune
With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, it’s hard to find time to make healthy meal plans for your family. From having to grocery shop to preparing the meals, it can be overwhelming!
You ask yourself:
Where do I even begin? How much of each food group should we be eating? Can we eat out and still eat healthily?
Find out below…
Step 1: Food Pyramid Guide and Children’s Feeding Schedule
The first step is to know what foods you should be eating. It is important to have a well-balanced meal with plenty of fruits, veggies, lean meat and whole grains.
The U.S. Department Of Agriculture has created the Food Pyramid to help answer questions about how much of each food group a person should have each day.
Step 2: Planning Healthy Meals
The second step is to lay out your meals for the week. You want to give your family a balanced diet of protein, fat and carbs to help keep their insulin levels low so they won’t be hungry again in an hour or fall asleep at 3 pm!
(If you are like me and want to save money as well, I suggest create around what is on sale that week. Read Creating A Healthy Grocery List On A Budget This will help you save money and serve your family healthy foods.)
What Should I Be Serving?
Planning out each meal can be overwhelming at first. So here are a few guidelines and examples for each meal of the day:
- Healthy Breakfast Ideas
- Healthy Lunch Ideas
- Healthy Meals Planning for this week
- Healthy Snack Ideas
Also, check out our blog each week for the MONDAY MEAL PLANNER and GROCERY SHOPPING LISTS! They are a great resource for recipes and grocery tips!
Healthy Eating In Restaurants
Does your healthy meal plan include eating out? Don’t worry. It’s easy to eat in restaurants and still stay healthy with a little planning and knowledge!
Find out all the facts on restaurant nutrition to help maintain your healthy lifestyle and busy schedule!