This was one of my biggest meal planning/prep week fails in a long time. First off, I know I wouldn’t have much time to prep so I planned for meals that would be easy enough to make throughout the week. I also asked Rob to help out with a few things over the weekend while I was off
drinking wine hanging out with my college friends. Then I ended up getting sick on Wednesday and didn’t eat anything besides soup and crackers for the rest of the week. Then we were heading out of town so a lot of foods went to waste. Annoying, but not much that can be done about it!
Here is how our meal plan was supposed to look this week
Sunday: Rosemary Salmon with Orange Zest, sweet potatoes, green beans
Sun dried Tomato and Basil Stuffed Rollatini, broccoli, roasted red potatoes ended up eating leftover veggies lasagna that my mom had made over the weekend. Planned to move this meal to Thursday, but then I got sick.
Plantain and Zucchini Stuffed Burgers, sweet potato fries I was sick and didn’t eat anything; Rob ending up making himself a regular burger and a potato
Chicken parmesan with pasta and salad still sick, ate some soup, Rob made himself pasta and added some of grilled chicken that we had in the freezer.
Spaghetti squash pizza bake felt better by Friday,but still not up for “real food” -especially not cheese. Moved from only soup and crackers to bread with peanut butter and pretzels.
Saturday: Planned to either go out or have leftovers of the spaghetti squash. Not sure what I’ll feel like eating, but hopefully can use some of the food we bought this week but haven’t eaten!
Breakfasts and lunches were the usual (smoothies and eggs) but since I didn’t have time to prep I didn’t roast any veggies before hand or fry plantains like I usually do. On mornings I had a few extra minutes I made them as I was cooking eggs.
As for food prep, like I said there wasn’t much of it last weekend. I did ask Rob to help out by grilling chicken for lunches (like he usually does) and also cutting up some veggies for salads. On Sunday afternoon I made chocolate brownie bites and coconut cookie dough munchkins; both were really quick and easy to make!
Do you ever have weeks that just don’t go as planned?