weekly menu

september 01 is tomorrow, the day i get back to work. work on myself. going to the gym. back to running with my group (officially starts in october if you are interested in joining me send me a message!). reconnecting with my running mentor (shout out naomi!!). keeping track of portions. making conscious decisions about food. yadda yadda yadda. all the things i did last year to lose 47 lbs. all the things i stopped doing for the month of august.

so here we go.

during the days i will be eating a lot of these: (thanks dallas for the recipe!)

protein punch smoothie

  • 3/4th cup frozen, whole organic strawberries (NO syrup!)
  • 1 medium banana
  • 8oz. vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/4th cup milk

dump everything into a blender and go at it. makes a HUGE, delicious fruit smoothie with 16 grams of protein and about 250 calories/4 weight watchers points. very filling and excellent for after a tough workout.

and here are our dinners.

wednesday (meatless)
pasta with tomato-mushroom sauce
i am making this more healthy than the recipe by substituting whole grain pasta, spinach instead of escarole, and cutting out the cheese.

thursday (meatless)
stuffed peppers
i am making this meatless because it is so amazing with the veggies alone. i do add a can of black beans to up the protein. super, super yum!

roast chicken with balsamic bell peppers with mashed potatoes

lunch: no salt turkey sandwiches with veggies and hummus
dinner: chipotle nachos (meatless)

sunday (splurge day!)
lunch: out!! (hint hint chipotle sounds super yummy!)
dinner: corn chorizo pizza with goat cheese and avocado

monday (husband home and ready to grill!!)
lunch: in or out … hmmm
dinner: jerk chicken mango kebabs with brown rice

tuesday (meatless)
pizza margherita
substituting my whole grain dough to make healthier along with home canned tomatoes with absolutely no salt. super yum!

what will you be eating this week?