January 29 - February 4 Meal Planning


Filed under: Mise en place

I'm watching the Grammy's while trying to meal plan. It's terrible, because the acts go between artists that I don't care about and acts that I sort-of-kind-of want to enjoy. And then there are the performances that demand I stop what I'm doing and pay attention. These are the singers who pour their heart and soul into every word and it shows. Lady Gaga, P!nk, Bruno Mars, K$sha, Patti Lupone &ndash you can't help but be enraptured by their time on the screen. But enough about music, it's time for putting together this week's meal plan.

What's In The Refrigerator

Last week I started planning with a "what's in the refrigerator" and I found it really helped with putting together meals. Knowing what I needed to use informed me for what I needed to cook.

  • ½; bags of broccoli - good for three or four meals
  • 1 bag of carrots medley - there are my new favorite way to get variety into vegetables.
  • 6 bell peppers (whole)
  • ¼ bell peppers (diced) - these are great for adding to salad
  • Brussels sprouts - I have two bags uncut, and six meals worth chopped and in deli containers
  • Salad greens - these expire quickly, so I need to used them all by Tuesday's dinner
  • Tortillas
  • Hamburger buns
  • English muffins
  • Naan
  • Salmon (in the refrigerator)
  • Shrimp (in the freezer)
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (frozen)
  • Chicken thighs (frozen, 4 thighs per bag)
  • Steak (frozen), probably filet mignons, individually wrapped
Day of Week Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Monday Std. Breakfast work lunch out of office Chicken Fajitas
Tuesday * Katie's Oatmeal vendor provided lunch Steak, Veggies, and Salad
Wednesday Std. Breakfast leftovers from last week Salmon, Veggies, and Salad
Thursday * Katie's Oatmeal English Muffin & Turkey Shrimp Stir-fry and Salad
Friday Petro's leftover Shrimp Stir-fry M.Y.O. Mini Pizzas
Saturday * Std. Breakfast Meatballs and Veggies
Sunday Std. Breakfast Super Bowl Pizza and Wings

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
  • Petro's - We don't get out very often, so we've found that we really enjoy making Friday morning breakfast a little treat for ourselves. We're going back and for between Petro's and IHOP.

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
  • Turkey and English Muffin sandwich

Dinner Plans (also, leftovers as lunch)

  • Chicken Fajitas - bell peppers, onions, sauce, cheese, fajitas
  • Stir-fry shrimp, bell peppers, onions, celery with paprika and cayenne sauce over plain rice
  • Make Your Own Pizza (on English muffins)