Meal Planning Monday

Meal Plan Monday #2

So, I have to admit my plan from last week…..mostly worked.  I can’t say I was 100% successful each day because I would be lying.

My main goals for last week was to have my lunch prepped for the whole week so that I wouldn’t have to buy anything before work in the morning or heading to the cafeteria lunch line, and to not grab takeout for dinner.

The lunch goal, I was fully successful in.  I didn’t buy lunch at all last week, nor did I buy anything to eat at work for any reason.  I still treated myself to my Friday Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate (which was free thanks to DD Perks!), but that was it.  Having my lunch ready to grab in the morning was so easy and I even realized that I’d portioned too much for myself, so I rarely needed any of the snacks that I’d packed, nor was I haphazardly munching on bad things throughout the day.

Now the dinner part…..Ehhhhhh….

Having dinners planned out was successful in the middle part of the week.  Monday, I was going to have leftovers from Sunday, but I was so drained (As was Devon) that we ordered from our local Italian place.  Not the best choice, but it happened.  And Friday I had a counselor conference to attend all day and was going to the grocery store after.  I had every intention on purchasing something from the store to make when I got home.  But between traffic, a nasty headache and all out exhaustion, I picked up a wrap from Wegman’s before I came home.  Not the worst dietary choice, so I’m not that mad about it.  It’s better than stopping at Burger King or something of the like.

But overall, it was better.  I didn’t feel as confused or felt like I had no idea what to eat.  So, it’s something that I’m going to keep trying every week.  I’m sure there will be times, like Monday, when the plan flies out the door.  But as long as it’s just that one meal, it’s not a big deal to me.

This week is a bit more detailed because it was my turn to cook this weekend, so when I went to the store on Friday, I needed a bit more than I did last week.

My plan for this week is:


  • Yogurt
  • Banana
  • Evol Sandwiches
  • Special K


  • Italian Chopped Salads (mason jar)
  • Year Day Food
  • Leftover turkey roll-ups from last week


  • Chicken thighs in a garlic lemon cream sauce with rice (Saturday)
  • Pot Roast (Sunday)
  • Leftover Pot Roast
  • Leftover Rice
  • Mac/Cheese
  • Veggie Skillet
  • Takeout


  • Applesauce
  • Goldfish
  • Sunchips
  • Boom Chicka Pop
  • Carrots
  • Cheezits
  • Monkey Bread

Like, I said, with all of that my grocery list was a bit longer this week than last week, but I still didn’t buy any extras (except for the wrap and a pastry from Wegmans deli/bakery counters which I ate for dinner on Friday and Excedrin – that headache was baaaaaad), so I was proud of that.  And considering how tired and headachey I was in Wegman’s, I was super glad that I had a list that I could easily stick to.  The last thing I was in the mood for was hanging around the grocery store at 7:00pm on a Friday night.

And yes, I factored in a take out night.  I know it’ll likely happen; one night a week isn’t bad though.  It’s just something I want to avoid multiple times per week.

What is everyone else having for meals this week?

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