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Hope you’re having a wonderful 4th of July!
We celebrated Canada Day on Sunday with my family ♥
I wanted to talk to you guys about meal planning. I know what you’re probably thinking, but bear with me 😉
I wanted to show you what has been working for us for the last couple weeks. We have tried meal planning a million times. And because I read so many blogs/cookbooks/magazines you would think that I would always have it figured out what I want every night for supper. So not the case. I’m pretty good for breakfasts and lunches [smoothies and salads right now] but supper is always an “I’m huuuungry but I don’t know what I want” whine to Andrew. But I finally found a system that works for us 🙂
Andrew and I each pick foods/cuisines that we like and then pick the days of the week that will work best with our schedules/weather. If that makes any sense at all haha.
Example: We loove tacos so we picked Tuesdays to have them. [Taco Tuesday!!] Now every Tuesday I know we are having some kind of tacos. Last week it was fish tacos, this week it was enchiladas. I also love Italian food so this week we chose Wednesday for pasta. We use the same pasta and veggies and then make our own sauces. Super easy.
Okay so here’s this week’s schedule:
Monday – Grill [veggie burgers + salad]
Tuesday – Tacos [vegan enchiladas]
Wednesday – Pasta [goat cheese, fennel + mushroom fusilli]
Thursday – Pizza [homemade on the BBQ]
Friday – Tofu + Veggies [hemp seed crusted]
Saturday – Clean out the fridge/leftovers [take out for Andrew]
Sunday – Free night [supper with Andrew’s parents]
These meal plans have been so easy to follow and make grocery shopping a total breeze. I almost look forward to making them each week. <—geek
burger, huge mixed green salad with dried cranberries, feta and balsamic and steamed broccolini
The burgers were delicious [I love lentils and mushrooms] but I could probably just eat that spread with a spoon. We used fresh basil from our garden and it was just insane. So simple and so delicious.
Tuesday we made these vegan enchiladas with cilantro avocado cream sauce. My brother came for supper so he and Andrew had mexi fries with theirs and I had a big salad with mine.
The filling is so good I saved some to have for lunch today.
[terrible photo] enchilada with sauce and mixed greens with dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds and balsamic dressing
Tonight was pasta night. I used the rest of the basil goat cheese spread mixed with a bit of goat milk to make a sauce and tossed it with sautéed leek, fennel, mushrooms and fusilli.
pasta with an unpictured bowl of steamed swiss chard
That’s it so far this week. I can’t wait for tomorrow! Pizza is one of my favourite foods 🙂
Are you a meal planner? Or do you just wing it? Meal planning has made my life a million times easier so yeah, totally love.
Favorite pizza topping? I HAVE to have pineapple on my pizza but I also love broccoli!
Hey guys! Hope you had a great weekend!
The weather was beautiful here so we spent a lot of time outside.
Friday I had my baby shower! The girls from work wanted to wait until Jett was born to throw me a party and it was so nice to see everyone! It was such a treat to interact with people that can actually talk back 😉
Jett and I got so many amazing thoughtful gifts ♥
[I wish they made that dress in my size!]
After everyone left I hung out with Jett while Andrew made supper.
Buddah burger with Vegenaise, mustard, pickles, tomato and lettuce, yam with salsa and feta and caesar salad with lots of avocado
Saturday morning we took Jett and Beasley for a nice long walk along the river.
As Jett is getting older she is getting so much more alert and doesn’t like to be strapped down in her stroller. The past three walks we have had to take her out and carry her. She just likes to look at everything!
We spent the day shopping yesterday [Andrew needed new clothes] and went and visited with his parents and nephew Jaxon. When we got home Andrew made the most delicious supper! Andrew usually makes supper because Jett usually wants to eat as soon as she smells food 😉
ezekiel wrap with tomato paste + spices, sautéed fennel and yellow peppers, crumbled Field Roast smoked apple sage veggie sausage and grated goat cheese and a salad with spring greens, roasted pecans, cranberries, avocado and fennel and peppers with balsamic dressing
I’ve been eating the same smoothie for breakfast all week. Today was no exception:
I found the recipe on The Green Lean Bean and added strawberries like Lauren did. I looove the coconut water and goji berries in this!
After breakfast we headed to our Bradley Method class reunion! There were 9 couples in our class and now that everyone has had their babies we decided to get together and have a potluck brunch and a play date 🙂
Prego before pic:
After baby pic:
There were five girls and four boys. Eight natural births and one c-section. Nine healthy, happy babies 🙂
[Jett’s skirt kept riding up so we just let her hang out in her diaper]
After the reunion we came home and Jett and I had a looong nap. Best.feeling.ever. I woke up feeling completely refreshed – naps don’t happen here very often – and HUNGRY! Thankfully we brought home leftovers from the potluck:
quinoa mac n’ cheese with red pepper and broccoli, mixed greens with avocado, feta and balsamic dressing
And a raw chocolate macaroon for dessert ♥
It is definitely time for bed! Night!
Something about your weekend! Did you do anything fun? Eat anything delicious?? Fill me in 🙂