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Meal Planning & Another Winner!

Posted Mar 12 2010 2:11pm

This week I did a lot of meal planning, and it really helped me eat better and feel more prepared when it came to making dinner. I usually come home and just want to veg out in front of the TV with whatever I can find in the refrigerator and call it dinner. But this week I planned out my meals and made sure to have most of it ready by the time I came home, and it really worked! I ate better, saved money, and used up food I had in my apartment. I’m going to try to keep doing this as much as possible.

I took a few days off from blogging, and this is what you missed. I made fajitas the other night for Chris and me. Chicken for him, shrimp for me. These were some of the best fajitas I’ve made. We also used leftover rice from the salmon meal earlier in the week. I love using one nights leftovers in another meal. Look at this spread.

These were so so good. Fantastic really.

Breakfasts were also pretty good. I had toast with raw almond butter and pumpkin butter-my fave combo. This was the last of my pumpkin butter and I may or may not have shed a tear when it was through. ;-)

I also had a Chobani yogurt and Nutridel cookie. This was another *new to me* flavor of Chobani: Pomegranate. I love all the little pom arils mixed in. I crumbled up the pecan cookie in the yogurt for a little crunch and had some fresh strawberries on the side. This was such a filling brekafast. The last time I had Chobani and a nutridel cookie , I think I said the same thing. Whatever it is about this combination is filling for sure!

Lunches weren’t half bad either. I met Chris for lunch at Lebanese Taverna yesterday and ordered a plate of hummus, tabouleh salad, falafel, and moussaka with pita bread. I ate everything (well minus 3/4 of a falafel since it fell on the floor)-it was REALLY good. But I only I ate one of the breads.

Today I made a pizza on a 100 calorie whole wheat tortilla. Under all that gooey cheese was marinara sauce, lean ground turkey, broccoli, mushrooms, and fresh basil. It was awesome.

Last night we went to Chris’s parents house for dinner and had Thai food. I didn’t take any pictures, but I just had to show you dessert. His sister, who is 8 by the way, made this for all of us. I thought it was adorable!

I also received an awesome package from French Meadow Bakery . They sent me a bunch of their products from their gluten free line. I was so excited to get such a great package. There were cupcakes, cake, brownies, breads, and tortillas. Thank you so much French Meadow Bakery-you made my day! And of course I had to taste test the goods.

My favorite part of the cupcake was the icing. SOO good. And these brownies are to.die.for.

Now that you made it through all the eats, it’s time to announce the winner of the Funky Monkey Giveaway!!!!


Melissa is actually my cousin, and has been an avid reader since I first started blogging, so I am so happy she won this giveaway!!! Melissa-email me your addy and I’ll get your snacks to you ASAP!

Thanks everyone for participating!!! And don’t worry-there is another giveaway next week! WOOHOO!

Off to enjoy the rest of my night! See ya!

Tagged: almond butter , Chobani , french meadow bakery , Funky Monkey Snacks , lebanese taverna , nutridel , pumpkin butter , shrimp fajitas
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