January 21-27 Meal Planning


Filed under: Mise en place

After two weeks of solid meal planning, the third week got skipped entirely. Katie worked on Saturday and I was home on MLK, which meant that by the time my weekend was over, I was already thrown well off of a schedule. I never made time to do the meal planning and thus it didn't get done. Let that be the lesson for that weekend – whatever isn't made a priority doesn't get done. In order to keep these meal planning sessions going, I need to make it a priority. Even if that means it is prioritized over sleep. But here I am at 20:25, already starting to put together this upcoming week's meal plan.

What's In The Refrigerator

Starting with "what's in the refrigerator", this week; I'm hoping that by listing out the perishables and proteins that I have on hand this week, it will inform me as to what I should cook.

  • ½ a bag of broccoli - good for one meal, or two if combined with carrots
  • 1½ bags of carrots medley - there are my new favorite way to get variety into vegetables.
  • 3 bell peppers (whole)
  • 1½ bell peppers (diced) - I diced up three of them, but used half of that for salad tonight
  • Brussels sprouts - I have two bags uncut, and four meals worth chopped and in deli containers
  • Salad greens - these expire quickly, so I need to used them all by Thursday's dinner
  • Tortillas
  • Hamburger buns
  • English muffins
  • Shrimp (in meat drawer)
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (frozen)
  • Ground beef, 85% lean (frozen, 1 lb. bags)
  • Chicken thighs (frozen, 4 thighs per bag)
  • Steak (frozen), probably filet mignons, individually wrapped
Day of Week Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Monday Std. Breakfast leftover chicken and peas on your own!
Tuesday * Katie's Oatmeal work is providing Stir-fry Shrimp
Wednesday Std. Breakfast leftover stir-fry shrimp Chicken fajitas
Thursday * Katie's Oatmeal English Muffin & Turkey
Friday Std. Breakfast Chicken Salad (Dijon, etc.) M.Y.O. Pizza
Saturday * Std. Breakfast Hamburgers and salad
Sunday Std. Breakfast Shrimp Florentine with Zoodles

Breakfast Plans

  • Standard Breakfast - 3 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, 75 grams potatoes, 64 grams Brussels sprouts
  • Katie's Oatmeal - 1 serving oatmeal, 1 serving almond milk, ½ serving organic peanut butter

Snack Plans

  • HBO Eggs + Carrots - 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and quartered; 16 oz. deli container filled with baby carrots
  • Yogurt - individual serving-sized portions of lite Greek yogurt

Lunch Plans

  • Chicken Salad - chicken breast with celery, Dijon, lemon juice, salt, sour cream, and mayo

Dinner Plans (also, leftovers as lunch)

  • Stir-fry chicken breast, bell peppers, onions, celery, shredded carrots with coconut aminos and tahini over cauliflower rice
  • Stir-fry shrimp, bell peppers, onions, celery with paprika and cayenne sauce over coconut rice
  • Hamburgers
  • Make Your Own Pizza (on English muffins)