That means it’s meal planning day! Wooo!
Of course before I get to the goods I had to share my workout for today…7.3 mile walk/run at Busse Woods
Week 6 complete! I will be totally honest. It sucked! It was my first day running outside and I didn’t realize how drastically different going from a treadmill to real ground would be. I struggled but I finished. The following 6 or so miles I alternated running and walking and tried out the Zombies, Run! App. Which I think has potential to be cool but I didn’t have much time to mess with it and it kept stopping my music tracks which kept stopping my pace…
Anyhoo the other highlights of the weekend…
The boyfriend got me new shoes!
Totally makes me look fast, right?
And then the boyfriend spoiled me yet again and got me a new grill and patio set!
Which brings me into the meal plan.
I did keep a lot of the same items from last week but this time I used my fancy grill!
Still on my oatmeal kick! Today I made a new concoction
“Chicken & Waffles” Protein Packed Oatmeal
It was pretty much 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, 2 tbs fat free half & half, 2 tbs sugar free maple syrup, kosher salt and a few drops of vanilla. I topped it with a Perdue whole wheat breaded chicken breast. I am planning on doing an oatmeal blog because i’ve been making some crazy delicious breakfasts!
Same as last week because I have a ton of lettuce mix left over and frankly I loved them. I did grill my salmon & steak today!
- 50/50 Lettuce blend, rare slices of beef, bleu cheese crumbles & dried cherries topped with balsamic dressing
- 50/50 Lettuce blend, baked salmon, feta cheese, pumpkin seeds topped with yogurt caesar dressing
- Zucchini “spaghetti” with grilled chicken or shrimp
- Still have yet to use my Mahi Mahi in the freezer so maybe i’ll get to that haha
- And to be honest.. I have had a crazy hankering for sausage pizza so that might have to happen. Yes believe it or not I am allowed pizza
For the zucchini spaghetti I bought this awesome gadet from Walgreens. It was only $15 and totally worth it.
It was easy to use, easy to clean and the zucchini was delicious. I did not miss ‘real’ pasta at all.
For 2 servings I sliced up 3 zucchini. I threw it into a saute pan with just a little bit of pan spray and just tossed it around to soften just a touch. I threw in some mushrooms that I had cooked on the grill today and 1/2 cup of light pasta sauce. I topped that with 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese and 4 oz grilled chicken breast. I LOVED it. It was super filling and delicious.
- Plums, cantaloupe, apples, grapes
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Smoked Turkey Sticks & String Cheese
Not super exciting I know. Its been a long week and I got a bit lazy. But everything I chose is super tasty and easy to make and throw together to pack up for lunch. But seriously…get the veggie slicer!