January 8, 2013

Meal Planning & New Recipes

I designated this morning as official meal planning time. I did some searching on Cooking Light to come up with a few new recipes. Also went to Pinterest and plan to actually prepare some of the healthy recipes I have pinned! What a novel idea.

Trying new recipes is something I hope will help me not get bored with the foods that I am eating. I know that portion control will be super important for me to enjoy some of these casseroles and potatoes cooked with real butter. (slurp) And I will have to exercise much restraint in "sprinkling the cheese on top of them before baking. The recipe never seems like it calls for enough cheese on top to me. :)

Here are some of the new things I'm going to try. Looks like a major carb-fest but I will be eating these things with lots of leafy greens. I think I can...I think I can....

Baked Pasta w/ Spinach & Lemon 

Ham & Gruyere Gratin 

Baked Cheese Sticks

BBQ Potatoes  Super excited to try these!
Potatoes baked in Chicken Broth, Garlic and Butter, SO GOOD! They get crispy on the bottom but stay fluffy inside. Chocked full of flavor.
Baked Chicken Tacos 
Baked Chicken Taquitos with Guacamole

Here's my tentative meal plan for the rest of the week. Hope this helps me stay on track. I'm headed to the grocery store today. Planning, planning, planning!

grilled chicken salad
bbq pork on wheat bun, cowboy potatoes

bbq pork pizza/salad

egg muffin
baked pasta with spinach/grilled chicken

leftover pasta
Ham Gruyere Gratin/salad

egg muffin
lettuce wraps
grilled chicken, salad, baked cheese sticks

Au Gratin/salad
chicken taquitos/chili (take to Lifeline group)

lettuce wraps (leftover)
grilled chicken salad

This is the week to return to my beloved tracker. I haven't decided if I am going to post it on my blog or in Facebook page yet, but posting it somewhere everyday will definitely keep me accountable.

That's all for now...



Chubby McGee said...

Those meals look incredibly delicious. Thank you SOOOO much for posting the baked pasta with spinach and lemon recipe. I'm going to try that once in the next three-to-four weeks. It looks amazing!

You CAN! You CAN! You CAN! And you WILL. :)

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

If you need somebody to sample those dishes, I'm your huckleberry. Especially if you're making anything with huckleberries. I LOVE ME SOME HUCKLEBERRIES!

JennyKozar said...

I cannot wait to see your review on these as each one looks more delicious then the next. I can totally relate on the getting bored with the choices leading to major slip ups. Thanks for sharing.

Virginia said...

More planning this I'm liking, I've done the same, settled on a meal plan for the week and I'm going to stick to it!