It has been a week since I jumped back on the meal planning bandwagon, and I have to say it is going rather well. Better than I honestly thought it would be.
You see I suffer from horrendous all day sickness. Quite often I feel like eating nothing at all. Honestly, if I could just live solely on Kelsey’s Spinach Dip with Fried Pita Bread for the next 4 months, I would. That’s not practical though. Nor would it be good for the waist line.
My biggest hurdle is finding meals that will settle and that I know I will enjoy. Carbs always seems to be my safe bet. Even better if the meal is full of carbs and a bit of heat.
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The meal that was a huge hit in our home last week was the Creamy Shrimp Tomato Basil Pasta and the Slow Cooked Brandied Beef & Mushroom Stew with Whipped Mashed Potatoes.
In sticking with the theme of carbs this week, our meal plan includes:
- Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne
- Million Dollar Casserole
- One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta
- Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
- Slow Cooker Asian Beef with Ramen Noodles
- Slow Cooker Manicotti
Again, the plan is to spread this meal plan across two weeks. As you will notice, this meal plan does carry over some of the meals from last week that I have yet to cook.
I find by planning out enough meals to cover off two weeks allows me the leeway to be picky about what foods I eat and when. It also ensures that all the ingredients for the recipes eventually get used without being tossed in the garbage.
What are your biggest hurdles when it comes to meal planning? How do you overcome them? And of course the age old question that everyone wants to know, what’s on your meal plan this week?