Here’s my meal plan for the week. This is the first time I’ve posted something like this online, so hopefully this first attempt will be okay.
A couple of things:
-I am trying to follow the USDA dietary guidelines, but with a thirty something mom, a teenage boy, and a tween boy, the guidelines vary. We are going for 2 c. fruit, 3 c. vegies, 8oz grains, 6.5oz protein, 3c dairy, with me eating less (1.5 c., 2.5c, 6oz, 5oz, 3c.)
-I am a vegetarian, but my boys aren’t, so the meals reflect this.
-I don’t usually have a day where its “on your own” or anything like that—it doesn’t work at my house and the guys end up eating junk.
-I’m using a lot of recipes from Big Oven because I have that app and I am familiar with it. I use the free version.
Monday: First day of school
B- Muffins from a mix (easy!)
L- Chinese (Grandma in town)
D- Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps
B- Old-fashioned oatmeal with brown sugar, cinnamon, apples, walnuts, and flaxseeds
L- Sandwiches, carrots
D- Boys at their dad’s house; spinach artichoke dip
S- yogurt and fruit
B- Waffles and fruit
L- Mac and Cheese (boxed and easy), green beans
D- Tostadas: refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese
B- Breakfast Burritos
S- Chai cake
B- Fruit and Yogurt
L- Pad Thai
D- Bread, cheese, leftover fruit that needs to be eaten
L- Sushi (out)
D- Homemade Pizza