Saturday, November 8, 2008

Weekly meal planning 11/9.

Guest what! I have lost some weight since starting this meal planning. I have dropped a dress size and about 5 pounds. Amazing! I had to go out and buy new pants for work last week (Ann Taylor Loft is having a great sale, ya'll!)

Here is what I'm going to try and cook this week:
Sunday: Meatball and marinara sub-sandwiches for lunch (left-overs from Saturday's spaghetti sauce). And chicken pot pies for dinner.
Monday: Chicken Katsu from Blazing Hot Wok. One of my favorite food bloggers! Serving it with brown basmati rice and steamed veggies.
Tuesday: Chicken patties, mash and peas. 
Wednesday: Turkey burgers.
Thursday: Matthew's birthday! Veggie enchiladas from Dinner Tonight and yellow rice. Cupcakes! 
Friday: Udon stir-fry again from Blazing Hot Wok - she rocks the wok! (Clean the fridge night)
Saturday: Matthew's birthday party. I'm serving Italian Beef, 2 salads, fruit, cheese plate, dips/crackers.

The clean-out the fridge night worked out great last week. Here is the stir-fry I concocted with all the veggies I had to use up. It turned out really yummy and healthy too!

I sauteed the chicken with a little Thai style chili paste with soya bean oil.

Then add all the veggies you want and little tamari. So easy!

I have been meaning to tell you about Six O'Clock Scramble. It is a great resource for menu ideas/meal planning. They even create a shopping list and recipes for you with the nutritional information. There is a small membership fee to join. 
Let me know if you have any other resources or ideas for meal planning.


dp said...

Can't wait to see what you think of the katsu and noodles!

Stir-fries are so great for cleaning out the fridge. I do that every week as well.

Congratulations on losing 5 lbs! It's even better if you weren't trying because it says you are just eating healthier. Good for you. And love is my FAVORITE place. Their petite pants actually fit me. Unlike GAP or Banana, which are still too long. If you haven't already, sign up for their mailer, because you'll get 15 and 20% coupons all the time. :-)

QGIRL said...

Dp- I know everyone will love your dishes.

With all the Halloween candy we have around (at work & home!) I am amazed that I have managed to lose any weight. Besides being more focused on what we eat, I really think it has to do more with our super busy schedule. From the time I get up to the time my head hits the pillow at night, it is go go go for me. I rarely sit down.
So I am chalking it up to good genes (thank you Asian ancestry!) and a hectic lifestyle.

Thanks for the tip on the coupons. I LOVE coupons.

Lisa said...

Wow! I'm so impressed by your meals. I need to work on the same thing, course I say that every week, right?
I think the Hedgers will be riding the E.C. train - probably 7:03 on Monday & Tuesday (though Brian might take the early train). I should be on the 7:03