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My Winter – Spring Garden and Meal Plan – Week 8

The winter has been a little longer and colder which means my vegetable garden has been producing very slowly. This is my first winter garden and it seems to be going ok. Lessons I have learned:

  1. My swiss chard did not survive as something ate that – not sure what. So, next time I may have to place little wire cages around them
  2. Next year, I will invest in some recycled windows to create a cover so I have a mini hot house

Two surprising things happened with this crop:

  1.  My plants survived the snow and ice. I will definitely get a crop of  broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and cabbage (respectively in photo’s below)….and a little bit of spinach.
  2. And my parsley which had died out came back to life and is flourishing.

Broccoli Cauliflower Carrots
Cabbages Parsley

In the meantime, waiting for this crop to grow, we are buying our veggies (still within the $70 budget). Here is our meal plan for this week – it will be similar to last week (its better not to even talk about it :-)). I have decided to cook most of the meals in the weekend to see if that it is easier to stick with the plan.

DAY BREAKFAST DINNER EXERCISE
Saturday ^Breakfast Sandwich Creamy Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie (thanks to Kristel’s list and links)
Sunday Bircher Muesli (with soy) Chicken and Vegetable Cacciatore + Quinoa or Wheat berries 3-4 Mile Walk
Monday Bircher Muesli (with soy) Vegetable Frittata
Tuesday Whole Grain Cereal+Soy Vegetable Soup (Slow Cooked) 3-4 Mile Walk
Wednesday Oatmeal with Banana and Almond butter ^Pizza @ zPizza (love the options at this place)
Thursday Whole Grain Cereal + Soy Slow-Cooked Indian Dal
Friday Smoothie Vegetable Pasta Bake + Quinoa Pasta 3-4 Mile Walk

^ indicates my splurge for the week

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Meal Plan – Week 6

I have to admit, I have not been doing a great job the last couple of weeks. So, I am re-assessing and to try and stay as much on track as possible, a couple of allowances have been added. This is to ensure I am keeping to the right food options, at least 80-90% of the time (that’s the goal anyway right :-), allowances are denoted with the ^).

I have also added my exercise commitment for the week.

DAY BREAKFAST DINNER EXERCISE
Sunday Oatmeal with Grated Apple + Sultana’s Roast Chicken dinner with roast vegetables and steamed greens 3-4 Mile Walk
Monday Oatmeal with Banana and Almond butter Vegetable Baked Pasta
Tuesday Whole Grain Cereal with Soy ^Shepherd’s Pie (my husband’s favorite meal) 3-4 Mile Walk
Wednesday Fruit + Flax Seed Pizza* (Vegetarian restaurant meal)
Thursday Whole Grain Cereal with Soy Omelets
Friday Oatmeal with Banana and Almond butter ^Carbonara+Quinoa Spaghetti 3-4 Mile Walk

*The family is having Pizza, I am traveling so will be trying to eat a vegan/Vegetarian meal out.

What are you all eating?

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Meal Plan – Week 5

This week was a challenge that’s for sure. We started the week with my son having strep throat and then just when we thought we had that kicked; the pipes burst in our master upstairs bathroom leaving our kitchen ceiling with significant damage.

We made it through, waiting for the workers to come back Monday and put our house back to normal.  In the meantime, this is our meal plan for the week:

DAY BREAKFAST DINNER
Monday Oatmeal with Banana and Almond butter Vegetable Burritos
Tuesday Fruit Salad with Flax seed Quinoa Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce
Wednesday Whole Grain Cereal with Soy Pizza (using FlatOut Bread instead of Whole Wheat Pita)
Thursday Oatmeal with Grated Apple and Sultanas (Golden Raisins) Aloo Gobhi (Indian Cauliflower and Potato Curry)
Friday Oatmeal with Banana and Almond butter Grilled Fish and Vegetables

What are you all eating?

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