Menu Monday | A New Healthy Eating Menu

Back into the usual swing of things for Menu Monday! Now that I’m exercising every day, it’s pretty important to purposefully plan out my meals so I don’t go hog-wild on fruit snacks or something… hence a new focus on healthy eating meals!

Menu Monday

Confession – I’ve actually MISSED regularly meal planning. Even though we were loosely using our 2 week menu rotation (it was helpful! But we quickly grew tired of it) I noticed that without the weekly sit and plan session, complete with grocery store list, I was flying by the seat of my pants every week. And that’s not advisable with a newborn…

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’ve signed up for boot camp workout classes and am really enjoying them! I’m almost finished with my second month and I’ve noticed improvements! One of the perks (or annoyances… depends on how you look at it) is that you get a one-on-one meeting with the trainer every 2 weeks to discuss your goals, see where you are in your weight/body fat loss, and then chat about nutrition. Last week was my first meeting. He handed me this lengthy new “shopping list” and asked me to start entering in all my meals in the MyFitnessPal app.

Annoying.

We regularly focus on healthy eating… but it has been SO obnoxious entering in all of my meals into this app. As a result, I’ve decided it would be easier on me to have a few rotating meal options for breakfast and lunch so it’s simple to just quickly add a repeat meal.

For dinners now I’m making sure we have at least one large vegetable serving, but aiming for 2 servings. My husband is content to follow along with the menu changes as long as it’s not a frittata. You should have seen the disappointment on his face when he came home last week to find a tasty but healthy frittata in the oven. HAHA! I felt so guilty I whipped up a Mexican lasagna the next night.

The new healthy eating meal changes have given me a wonderful excuse to whip out my Forest Feast cookbook again. This is the most BEAUTIFUL cookbook you will ever buy. Minimal words and filled with photography and watercolor illustrations. It could be your fancy coffee table book! I saw there is a kids version now!

Anyway, here’s this week’s menu (you’ll notice it NOW features breakfasts and lunches too):

Breakfasts:
Plain Greek Yogurt topped with Honey, Fruit + Granola
Egg Scramble with Spinach + Feta
Breakfast Tacos with Black Beans, Feta + Pico de Gallo

Lunches:
Avocado Toast with Spinach + Tomato
Baked Sweet Potato with various toppings
Salad (whatever I’m feeling!)

Dinners:
Lentil + Butternut Squash Lettuce Wraps
Southwest Brown Rice Power Bowl with Honey Lime Dressing
Thai Red Curry
Avocado Pesto Gnocchi
Taco Salad

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