Just like Mondays are a great day to focus on the week ahead in fitness, they are also a great time to think about food! I guess I actually think about food on Saturdays and Sundays instead when I do the meal planning, grocery shopping, and food prep, but you guys know what I mean.
Last week breakfast consisted of my go to workday breakfast of cottage cheese with blueberries, slivered almonds, and cinnamon. On Friday working from home I switched things up and made a chocolate strawberry smoothie. I made it with protein powder, so it did keep me full.
Saturday we had breakfast sandwiches, which were cheesy and delicious.
Our main two lunches last week were avocado egg salad sandwiches (which I enjoyed open-faced)…
And more barley + fruit on salad. Like I mentioned yesterday, I can’t get enough!
Dinners last week consisted of shrimp and veggie stir fry on Monday and Tuesday night…
Chicken ravioli skillet on Wednesday…
…and portobella pizzas on Thursday.
Friday was a meal out at Jake N Joes for Katrina’s birthday. I ordered the California chicken club with a side of sweet potato fries, and I also got a garden salad. Excuse the terrible lighting.
Last minute dinner plans on Saturday called for homemade pizzas. We made two – one was our favorite chicken burrito pizza, and the other was just mushroom, red pepper, and onion. Both were tasty!
Finally, last week I also made a couple different treats.
These banana oat bars made for a good grab and go snack…
Here’s what we’ve got lined up for the week ahead:
- Cucumber and black-eyed pea salads
- Quinoa and asparagus salads
- Sunday: Steak salads
- Monday: Barley and veggie stuffed peppers
- Tuesday: Leftover stuffed peppers
- Wednesday: Spinach and feta stuffed chicken
- Thursday: Dinner out for my brother’s birthday
- Friday: TBD, likely some type of leftover
- Saturday: Dinner will be at my cousin’s graduation party
I also have some bananas not looking so hot, so I’m thinking it’s time to bake something! Any suggestions for something with both bananas and sweet potato?
Quick snapshot of my Sunday night food prep:
What was the best thing you ate last week? Worst? Anyone want to share their meal plan for the week ahead?
Let me know if you guys want the recipes for any of these! If there’s enough demand, I’ll post them. 🙂