Monday, January 18, 2016

Meal Plan #3

We are three weeks into 2016 already! Starting this week, I'm really taking a look at what I eat and drink each day. Last year I dedicated myself to losing weight before our cruise so that I could comfortably wear a bikini. And I was proud when I lost 10 lbs and felt like I could pull off the bikini on the beach look. After that vacation, I sort of stopped caring as much. I started drinking Diet Coke again and indulging in more sweets and treats than I should.

My first step towards getting back on track is to meal plan with healthy options in mind. I know my family loves their comfort food, and cheese ... because duh, cheese. But with meal planning I have the option to make a healthier variation for me. Without the rest of the family knowing it, I've been including 1 meat-free option into our meal plan each week. It's not much, but it's a start!

Let's get into what you really came here for ... this week's meal plan!

MONDAY: Cheeseburger Casserole
This is supposed to be a lighter version of the standard casserole, so we'll give it a try!

TUESDAY: Sweet Corn & Green Chile Baked Flautas
Another recipe from my new Thug Kitchen cookbook. My husband wasn't a fan of last week's Minestrone Soup because of the cabbage, so he selected this one to try out.

This is our favorite beef stew recipe. Make it - you won't be disappointed!

Breakfast for dinner! One of our favorites :)

We are having a date night for a Winter Party my work is throwing at the art museum so we'll eat a little something before we go and then have munchies at the party. The girls will eat at Grandma's.

Any tips on keep my family happy with meals, but saving me some calories? I'm open to any suggestions!


  1. Great meal plan. We love Brinner here and don't have it often enough x

  2. Sounds delicious - especially the cheeseburger casserole :)

  3. Brinner is a favourite here too - usually in the holidays when the meals all merge into one!


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