This past Saturday, The Pioneer Woman's new episode was about quick meals. I can certainly benefit from quick meals.
Lately in our house, meal planning has consisted of finding something in the freezer or sitting down with a laptop to see where we can order dinner from. This isn't the healthiest form of eating and Steve and I both know we need some help in the healthy eating department. Our girth can attest to it.
As my kids are getting older, I'm allowed a little time to get things done while they play quietly together. Well, at least until they start fighting or the little one hits the older one. Today, they are working on a straw project and I am working on meal planning.
After watching the Pioneer Woman's episode and browsing through some of her other recipes, I came up with these 4 for the week:
Mini Meatball Sandwiches
(ground turkey for this one and a side salad)
Pasta alla Betsy
(we'll use whole grain penne and add a side salad)
Lazy Chilies Rellenos
(I think I'll add some ground turkey to this one, use egg beaters and use 2% milk)
Beef with Snow Peas
(supplementing with frozen/cooked organic brown rice from Trader Joe's)
I then took the printed recipes to Steve and negotiated for him to make 2 of them. We have 7 days to cook the 4 recipes. I think that is manageable, maybe... The good news, it's likely we'll spend less on lunches this week too since we'll have leftovers.
I'll let you know how it goes.