If you follow me on Instagram (link to that is in the upper right hand corner of this blog) I started posting a weekly menu plan for dinner. Every Sunday for the month of January, I will post that here along with a grocery list for you and points listed. These are all my recipes that have accumulated on my blog. I love menu planning but I don’t like to meal prep. I’ve tried the whole meal prep thing before and it came down to the fact that I don’t like to eat the same thing over and OVER again every night. That got to be really boring.
Since posting my dinner plan to Instagram, I’ve come to really enjoy planning my dinners for the week and I think this is something I’ll continue doing. Menu planning saves on multiple trips to the grocery store. It also helps cut back on grocery costs and reduces waste. Over the last year, I’ve learned how to scale back on recipes and only cook for one person. A lot of recipes online are meant for an entire family and so are meal prep recipes.
Lunch and Breakfast Plan
My morning routine is like this. I’ll wake up at around 7am and get ready to head to the gym. I leave around 8 and my water class is at 8:30. I don’t get home until around 10:30 and usually I’m not hungry until then. I’ll make a smoothie or breakfast sandwich. For the day. Just thought I’d share since some of you might wonder what I eat for breakfast and lunch.
Weekly Dinner Menu
Monday – Crock Pot Potato Soup (6 smart points)
Tuesday – Leftover Potato Soup
Wednesday – Swedish Meatballs (3 smart points)
Thursday – Chicken Parmesan (5 smart points)
Friday – Pizza Night with 2 Ingredient Dough (3 smart points)
Saturday – Take Out
2 boneless chicken breasts
20 ounces of 98% Fat-Free Lean Ground Turkey
Panko Bread Crumbs
14 oz can Beef Broth
1 jar of Marinara Sauce
4 Mozzarella Slices
32 oz bag of shredded hash browns
3 14 oz cans of chicken broth
1 10 oz can of cream of chicken soup
1 8 oz package of 1/3 less fat cream cheese
Some pantry ingredients I always like to keep on hand are bread crumbs, spices, beef broth, chicken broth, greek yogurt, and flour. I always have eggs in my fridge as well. You might already have some of these things in your pantry so make sure to double check!