Weekly Meal Plans

This Week’s Meal Plan

Happy Monday! I started off my morning with a 5 mile run. It did…not…feel…pretty. My hamstrings and calves are so tight from Saturday’s run and yesterday’s yoga class. But I slugged through and somehow still managed an 8:15 pace. And my boyfriend managed to not break up with me despite all my mid-run whining. 😉

I came home and make a quick smoothie (frozen banana, mango, kale, water, my favorite protein powder), showered and then made an egg + egg white. I was still hungry! I don’t think I’ve been getting enough protein lately because my appetite has been out of control. I know the increased miles also influence my hunger levels but there were multiple days last week that I had carbs for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not good. Well good as in tasty (mmmmm carbs) but not a good balance.

So I made a meal plan this week that incorporates lots of protein. These are only my dinner plans but usually I’ll have leftovers for lunch; if not, I have plenty of eggs and tuna around to make a quick protein-filled lunch. I usually just serve it with a side of massaged kale. Quick, healthy lunch.

M – Salmon with Sriracha and Lime

T – Pineapple Cashew Fried Rice

W – Crockpot Bourbon Chicken (just the chicken part – no bun or slaw)

Th – leftovers or wing it

F – Thai Sawatdee to kick off girls’ weekend!

I need to tell you guys sometime how I’ve been doing my meal planning using one app for the planning and the grocery shopping. It’s made my life so much easier!  So many topics, not enough time! I’ll get to it, I promise.

Whatcha eating this week? Care to share any tasty recipes from last week? Let the group meal planning begin!

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    christina
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    I want to hear what you think about the salmon recipe!!

  • Reply
    Melissa C
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    Teri, I am loving this weekly group meal planning 🙂 Tonight I am making this recipe: http://natashaskitchen.com/2012/06/08/baked-salmon-with-garlic-and-dijon/. Tomorrow night is slow cooked pork ribs, still need to find a recipe though. If you have any you like, please pass it on. 🙂
    Great job on your run this morning, do you have any advice on how to improve running speed? How long did it take you to become so speedy? 🙂

    • Reply
      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      I’ve never cooked pork ribs so I’m no help there! Maybe the Pioneer Woman has a recipe? Sounds up her alley!

      I just pined that salmon recipe – thanks for sharing! Glad you like the group meal planning! 🙂

      I posted about how I started running faster here. http://www.afoodiestaysfit.com/2013/01/7-ways-i-significantly-increased-my-running-speed/

      Let me know if you have any other questions! Happy to help! 🙂 It’s been a two year process to go from regular 9 minute miles to regular 7:30 miles but I also wasn’t training intensely during the full two years.

      • Reply
        Melissa C
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        Thank you for the link Teri! I will definitely put the tips to use.

        The salmon recipe I gave you is AMAZING! My husband and I both agreed last night it was the best salmon that I have made thus far! For dessert I made banana soft serve which was delicious and healthy! Here is the pin http://pinterest.com/pin/4855512068272874/ I am also dairy free and gluten free, so this dessert tricks me into thinking I am eating ice cream 😛

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    Katie @ Live Half Full
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    Here’s my meal plan for the week! http://www.livehalffullblog.com/2013/07/14/meal-plan-714-720/

    Last week we made my fajita recipe, which we haven’t made in awhile and I forgot how good they are!!! http://www.livehalffullblog.com/2013/04/03/wiaw-the-best-fajitas-youll-ever-have/

    Have a good week!

  • Reply
    Anna P
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    I made this: http://whatsgabycooking.com/asparagus-basil-and-corn-salad/ as a side for grilled salmon (on special at teeter this week!) with a balsamic/baby ginger raspberry jam reduction. We’ll prob eat the leftover grilled corn with blackbean burgers and avocados.

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      that balsamic/baby ginger raspberry jam reduction sounds amazing!! I haven’t had black beans burgers in forever…i need to change that.

  • Reply
    BroccoliHut
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    This post makes me want to cook so desperately! We moved last Friday, so we’ve been eating off of paper plates and eating out way too much over the past week or so. I need to get myself to the grocery store!

  • Reply
    Kristy @ Southern In-Law
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    I am so with you – I have an app which has my recipes, menu plan and shopping list all in one and it makes things so much easier!

  • Reply
    EmilyG.
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    We tried this last week and it was YUMMY (that is if you like cabbage/tofu/peanut butter)-Bonus it has 21g protein in each serving! It makes a ton, so plenty of leftover too! http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/tofu_peanut_noodle_salad.html

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    Lindsay Beeson (food & do)
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    I think it must be that the pleasure for our guys of exercising with us far outweighs our whiny-ness — my husband only ever tells me how great I’m doing when I pipe up with how much a bike ride is hurting. Maybe that’s why he’s my husband …

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