I have to start having a meal plan each week so that I don't have to rely on (1) pasta every night or (2) take out every night. Obviously neither will help me lose weight! (although my pasta is at least wheat pasta! LOL)
Do you guys do any type of meal plan? If so, do you find it helpful? Does it change often? Meaning, if you plan do you definitely stick with that plan...or do you sometimes stray depending on a mood you are in? I hate that I work till 6pm and don't get home till 6:30pm cuz often times I'm just to tired to cook anything elaborate. I know crock pot meals are a god-send for some but I honestly don't see myself doing them maybe more than once or a twice a week (on the weekend, yes...but all that prep cutting into my regular weekday morning routine would mean I'd have to get up earlier. Ugh!)
So, I'm on the hunt now for "easy" (i.e. less time consuming but still tasty and healthy) recipes to try out.
For this week I think I will do:
Monday: wheat pasta with tomato sauce and steamed broccoli, reduced fat Pillsbury biscuits
Tuesday: Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and corn (There is a delicious Cooking Light recipe out there, but with meat loaf I always just wing it.)
Wednesday: Might turn out to be Pizza Night
Thursday: Chicken Breasts stuffed with Pesto Butter (I found the recipe on a blog...when I remember WHERE I will link it!)
Friday: Homemade Nachos (made with 99% fat free turkey chili, reduced fat refried beans, scallions, and 2% cheddar...with a dollop of Daisy Light Sour Cream on top...I love this when I'm craving "bad" but don't want to cross completely over to the dark side! LOL And Friday's are kind of like fun-food days in my house.)
Saturday: Crock Pot dish...still trying to figure out what though...I'll keep you posted!
Sunday: Ham, Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Calzones, hope it tastes as good as it sounds! This one is from Cookinglight.com