Hi everyone! Well this week’s menu plan is a lot different from last week’s. It is different in the sense that I did not have nearly the time to plan ahead. My daughter’s birthday is today and we through a little birthday party with her girlfriends from school. And I am sure you can understand that even the smallest of parties with a bunch of 9 year old girls becomes quite the occasion. So, pretty much Saturday was spent planning for the party and today was the party. Actually we just got done and I could not get to my office fast enough to get some peace and quite.
However, even with limited time to plan hope is not all lost for my menu plan this week. Last week I was able to stock up on some meals so we will be eating a couple of the same dinners this week.
I plan on using my slow cooker a few times this week using recipes from Stephanie Brandt Cornais ecookbook From Your Freezer to Your Family. This ecookbook has over 75 slow cooker freezer kit recipes. I am a big fan of her first cookbook and look forward to trying out her new one. I highly recommend checking it out. I always turn to my slow cooker whenever I am short on time to plan out dinner recipes for the week.
This week is also going to be a big smoothie week because I am working with Vitamix on creating some new recipes to highlight. I already have some tasty ones in mind. I may even put together a new hummus or guacamole recipe too. I have lots of ideas bouncing around in my head. Vitamix is also giving away a new vitamix to an Organize Yourself Skinny reader. That giveaway will go up Friday so make sure to check back then.
For lunches this week I am working on a new Mason Jar Salad – Buffalo Chicken! I am really excited about it. My goal is always to make them on Sundays but I just don’t have the time today. I am hoping to put them together tomorrow night.
Now lets talk about my exercise goals. Last week I only worked out twice. My goal was 5 times. I don’t know what it was but I just could not find the motivation to go downstairs into my freezing basement to run. I know once I get going I am fine but it was hard for me last week. This week my goal is going to be to run on my treadmill 4 times. Along with running I will do 100 crunches, 100 girl pushups, resistance bands for biceps, and 50 squats. To keep me accountable I am going to put these exercises into my phone and set reminders.
Back to my menu plan
Apple Pie Green Smoothie – new recipe
Banana Peanut Butter Green Smoothie – new recipe
Buffalo Chicken Mason Jar Salad – new recipe
Make ahead tip
- Salads will be made tomorrow night for the week.
Linguine and Clam Sauce
Beef Curry – New recipe from slow cooker cookbook
Sausage and Kale Soup – New recipe from slow cooker cookbook
Make ahead tips
- Clam sauce, taco meat, and calzones were made ahead of time and in the freezer.
- Beef curry and soup will be prepped the night before.
Organize Yourself Skinny participate in Menu Plan Monday hosted by Organizing Junkie.
Disclosure: I am an affiliate for the Freezer to Family cookbook. All opinions are my own and would note recommend any product or service I do not believe it.
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