Meal time is usually one of those times of day that most of us dread, and here's why--- We fail to plan, so therefore we plan to fail. We know it's coming but we just keep ignoring it. #guilty
I go in and out of seasons of hardcore meal planning and then letting it slide for a while. I'm older and wiser now, and as much as I hate to admit it, I don't always follow my own advice (anyone else relate?)
So, I'm making it a point to hold myself accountable and do consistent meal planning! The day goes better when I know that I've got a plan and can pull from a list of meal that I know I have the ingredients for and can make quickly!
There is less stress in my life when I do this---and stress can lead to other issues in my life, so whatever I can do to lessen it is good for me and everyone around me.
Here is my plan for the next 6 days. There is always a day in there for leftovers so I just plan 6 meals.
Meal #1 Grilled burgers and toppings. I've got organic colby jack cheese slices, tomato, pickles, onion, lettuce, etc.. plus a big bag of Kettle Chips with Himalayan Salt and some raw veggies too.
Meal #2 Ranch Marinated Grilled Chicken w/ roasted red potatoes and broccoli Here's the recipe for the chicken.
Meal #3 Grilled Cheeseburger Salad (using leftover grilled burgers from Meal #1) This is a family fave! Iceberg lettuce is best for this meal, but use whatever you prefer! I have all the toppings and then we break up the grilled burgers after they are warmed in the oven and put on the salad. I'm making this burger sauce for the dressing.
Meal #4 Guacamole Chicken Melt I can't wait to try this one! This will be on our regular "Taco Tuesday" night. My family is skeptical about it but I really think they will like it! I'm bless that they will try anything! I'm using this recipe with one change, I'm cutting the chicken into strips before cooking them. Then laying them on a bed of Cauli-Rice and topping as the recipe calls for---I am looking forward to this meal!
Meal #5 Cauliflower Hamburger Helper
This brings back memories---but I know now that Hamburger Helper is NOT good for me or my family....
So, when I found this on The Low Carb Life site, I was intrigued and decided to give it a try!
Meal #6 Hamburger (or Chicken) Bowl
This is one we have had before and really enjoy! It's so versatile! Here's the inspiration for it!
This led me to try other combos--they seem to be endless! I love the crunch of the cabbage, it makes a really good base for this meal. It's also so easy and quick
I hope this helps you with your meal planning and/or gives you some inspiration! Having it all planned out means less on your mind, better food on your plate and faster trips to the store!
There are a lot of delicious looking recipes on the two websites I found these on, let me know if you find something else to try!