Like I said a few days ago, I decided to take Saturday as my rest day this week before my race on Sunday. I don’t usually worry too much about taking the day off before a short race, but with a 10 miler next Saturday I needed to strategize. So this morning, instead of getting up and going out running for hours, I got started on my weekly meal planning and grocery list.
I created a form that can help with the process of planning for the week. There is a section for planning your meals, a section for planning snacks and other recipes you will make that week, and a section for your grocery list. I had been doing it separately and writing it by hand, but this way I was able to just pull in up on my phone while I was grocery shopping.
Here is the template for the meal planning/grocery list form:
Here is a sample of how my meal planning looked this week:
So after I did the planning and the grocery shopping, I went to work in the kitchen with the food prep.
Turkey meatballs, steak, granola bars, chicken, hummus, berries, cucumber salad with corn and tomatoes, sliced peppers, cookies.
After all that I got a little cleaning done and now I’m relaxing for a bit until its time for church and dinner! My allergies decided to come back today, so I hope they don’t interfere with the race tomorrow. (When they were really bad a few weeks ago they made running feel much harder). I’ve been taking different allergy medicine again (the kind with a decongestant) so hopefully that will help!
Let me know if you are able to use the planning worksheet, or if you have any issues with it!
What meals/recipes are you planning or prepping for next week?