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Meal Planning: Week of Feb. 2

Posted Feb 03 2013 8:21am

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Whoa, did I just write February? Was it me, or did January go by surprisingly fast?

Anyway, we did pretty well last week with our meal planning; the tomato soup and “fancy” grilled cheese, in particular, was a bit hit (at least for the grown-ups).

tomato soup and grilled cheese

However, my poor stuffed peppers and couscous keeps getting blown off – that’s two weeks in a row now. I really like that dish, so it’s not intentional, but last week, I just wasn’t feeling it. So we improvised with one of my favorite quick and random dinners: baby spinach salad with chopped Gardein chick’n tenders. Yum.

I have to say I’m not feeling too ambitious this week. Not sure why? Maybe I haven’t stumbled across any new recipes lately that I’ve been dying to try? Anyway, I admit this week is a bit on the boring side. It’s so boring that I just typed it out, rather than spiffing it up with my “chalkboard” menu:

SUNDAY: Roasted cauliflower and either roasted chicken (Dr. G. and kiddos) or veggie burger (me)

(NEW FOOD) MONDAY: Fajitas with chicken for Dr. G. and the kiddos, Gardein chipotle lime chick’n for me

TUESDAY: Single mom pizza and wine night (my friend’s husband is away)

WEDNESDAY: Chopped salad (romaine, chick peas, feta, chopped hard boiled egg, cucumbers, tomato and a drizzle of olive oil and red wine vinegar)

THURSDAY: Stuffed peppers (attempt #3)

FRIDAY: Kids will get their “Friday night” dinner; not sure about the grown-ups

SATURDAY: We’ll have to play this by ear. We’ll be in Boston for the day to attend a movie screening (!) and plan to hang out for a bit after, weather permitting. Might be a take-out sort of night.

As far as my workouts this week, it’s – again – nothing too exciting:

SUNDAY: I was looking forward to an outdoors run (really, it’s the only day I can) but there’s a coating of snow on the ground and I’m a wuss who’s afraid of slipping, so to the gym I go. I learned last week that our treadmills are on a one hour timer, so they automatically shut off at that time (grrrrrr) so I’m planning to just run for an hour.

MONDAY: Body Pump (another lesson learned last week: the week after a long run, I need to go a bit lighter on my squat weight; I was hurting last week.)

TUESDAY: Interval training on treadmill in AM (4 miles)

WEDNESDAY: Rest

THURSDAY: Interval training on treadmill in AM (4 miles)

FRIDAY: Boot camp in AM

SATURDAY: Rest

What do you have on tap for this week? And have any good vegetarian recipes to share? I feel like I’m in a rut.

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