Menu Plan Monday, 5/30 – 6/5

Some weeks, knowing that I ought to make healthy food choices most of the time makes me mad. I want to order pizza, subs, Chinese, and barbecue night after night without feeling physically sick from the food, guilty about my choices, or that I’m a bad mom. No, I don’t want a nice salad, not even if you make it for me and put chickpeas on top. I am aware that I feel this way more often when I am busier than usual, and grocery shopping and cooking feel like to-do items that can be put off for another day. Last night, I grumpily ate veggie burgers and leftover chopped salad for dinner. I was still mad about it when I went to bed, though I wasn’t hungry. That’s where I’m at this week. And no, I still haven’t gone shopping…

I did make one stop at Mrs. Green’s today to pick up ground beef for dinner. I quickly made a pot of meatballs in marinara sauce, and served them with whole wheat spaghetti, plus a salad made with radishes and lettuce from my dad’s garden, and some grape tomatoes. Slices of leftover watermelon were finished for dessert. The comfort food appeal of this meal was satisfying, and really it was pretty healthy overall. Still, I felt like I was getting away with something by making beef meatballs instead of turkey. And I’m a little less mad because of it.

Monday: Leftovers

Tuesday: Spaghetti & meatballs, garden salad

Wednesday: Pasta with sauteed vegetables (cleaning out the fridge)

Thursday: Grilled chicken with tacos, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes, black beans

Friday: Roasted chicken, Mujadarra (Lentils & Rice with Caramelized Onions), steamed green beans, challah

Saturday: Eat out

Sunday: Tabouli, romaine lettuce, Roasted Broccoli Hummus, whole wheat pita (bumped from last week)

For more menu planning ideas, check out Laura at Organizing Junkie.

3 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday, 5/30 – 6/5

  1. First of all- beef can be as heathy as turkey depending on what you are buying.
    Second- I think the weather is playing into this.
    Third- I think your meal planning is great and gets you not to order in b/c it is already in your mind what you will be making.
    Fourth- I think the CSA will liven things up!

    1. 1. It was very lean, organic & kosher!
      2. Totally. So hot.
      3. I think so too. Big grocery shop tomorrow.
      4. Yes! Mine is delayed due to bad weather.

      5. YOU ROCK! Thanks, Mer. : )

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