Meal plan – week 4

I would love to know what others are doing to eat well, or what your family is trying out, what life style challenges have you undertaken. Do you have healthy recipes to share? To make it easier to share I am starting this weekly blog hop (see below).

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This week, I was much better at sticking with the meal plan. I made a couple of meals in the slow cooker which helped out a lot. The slow-cooker dal was very tasty….recipe to come soon. I am still struggling with the whole breakfast thing; so this week I am focussing on going to bed at 10:30pm and getting up 30 mins early to make breakfast.

This is our meal plan for the week:

DAY BREAKFAST DINNER
Saturday Oatmeal with grated apple + sultanas Brown Rice Spaghetti
Sunday Vegetable Omlete Stuffed Bell Pepper with Quinoa
Monday Oatmeal with Banana+Unsalted Peanut Butter Slow-cook Vegetable Chilli
Tuesday Fruit Salad with Flax seed Vegetable Burritos (or Tacos)
Wednesday Bircher Muesli (with soy not diary) Pizza (using FlatOut Bread instead of Whole Wheat Pita)
Thursday Whole grain cereal+Soy Fish Stew
Friday Bircher MuesliΒ (with soy not diary) Bean Burgers + Salad

I am making one big splurge this week – I am making the best orange cake tomorrow.

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8 thoughts on “Meal plan – week 4

  1. clumsykristel

    When I read this post the other day, I meant to mention that I always have issues with breakfast too. Not that I don’t eat it, just that getting up and making something at all complex in the morning just… doesn’t happen. I’ve kind of gotten myself into the habit of eating one of two things for breakfast – kashi go lean cereal with soy milk and a fruit (go lean has 13g of protein, which is good for me because I don’t eat meat/eggs/dairy 5-6 days a week) or toast with almond butter, a glass of soy milk, and fruit. I’ve never been a big fan of hot breakfasts, but I used to make a rice breakfast a while ago, but what I’d do was make a big pot of brown rice and freeze it in single portion sizes and then in the morning, I’d just have to stir in a dash of nutmeg, a chopped up brazil nut, and a tablespoon of flax seed. I think the original recipe had recommended eating it warm with soy milk, but I didn’t like the soupy rice, so I always ate it warm, but liquid free, which was nice.

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    1. mlwilkie Post author

      I am trying to keep it simple too; I have a great bircher muesli recipe that I can store in the fridge and eat all week. I think I need to make this tonight. The rice dish almost sounds like a rice pudding…I think I have seen a recipe for this. I will have to try it out πŸ™‚

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      1. clumsykristel

        I suppose it is a lot like a rice pudding, though the rice was meant to be fairly firm, I think – you just put the milk over it at the end. I some recipes for bircher muesli too, but I’ve never made it before.. don’t know why not, but it’s probably just some inherent laziness: hard to beat the convenience of boxed cereal. πŸ˜€

  2. Carley

    First of all Michelle, can I just say that I love your site and I’ve been following you on and off for a few months now and never commented. I’m so impressed with everything you share and so glad you’re doing so well – despite the challenging start to this year!

    I love nutrition and cooking and would love to have a career that revolved around it. Myfavourite meal of the day is breakfast. Here’s what I have

    Homemade mix of oats, rye flakes, millet, sunflower seeds pumpkin seeds, almonds, and ground linseed and cinnamon. I make up a big batch about once a month and every morning have a decent size bowl with total 0% Greek yoghurt and almond milk. I mix it up so it’s liquid like normal cereal and take it to work in a Tupperware. By the time I eat it all the moisture is absorbed and I guess it’s the consistency of butcher. Mmm delicious AND keeps me satisfied for hours

    Also been trying Macai seed too recently – adds a strange kind of spicy hit to it.

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