Thursday, August 2, 2012

Meal Planning - Reinvented (August 1- 14ish)

So I kind of fell off the Meal Planning Wagon over the summer.  Life just got in the way.  I still made rough plans based on what was coming out of the garden and what we had and what was on sale - but I never sat down at put it in the blog.

But with school starting shortly and my new 90 day Beach Body Challenge, I have to start planning again like I mean it.  What I decided to do was make a master list of meals I could make on any given day - and decide which to make during the day, based on how hungry I am and how much protein I have already eaten during the day.  (Protein is always hard for me to get enough of - 'slab 'o meat' is just not appealing.  I'd much rather have a huge mess of veggies or pasta.)

So here is my menu/recipe list for the first 14 days of my 90 day challenge.

eggs, whole grain cereal, cottage cheese, fresh fruit, pumpkin seeds

left overs (if available), tomato sandwiches, other random healthy things

Fresh veggies, hummus, almonds, Shakeology

And Dinners - I've noted where they come from (MW is Moosewood, MWLF = Moosewood Lowfat).  I took the easy way out and linked to other people's posting of these recipes if they were true to the book.) I will get the rest of the basic nutritional info up soon.

Black Bean Soup (MW@home p. 23) 204 cal., 10.8 g protein 4.1 g fat per 8 oz
Corn and Squash Soup (Cooking Light, 2011)
Cold Tomato Soup (MW@home, p.26) 71 cal., 1.9 g protein, 2.8 g fat per 8 oz
Curried Chickpeas and Tofu (MW@home, p. 169) 253 cal., 11.7 g protein, 10.5 g fat per 8 oz
Broiled Eggplant w/ Lentil Salad (MW@home, p. 131)
Avocado and Corn Salad (MW@home, p.119) 317 cal., 5 g protein, 23.5 g fat per 8 oz
Pasta Fresca (MW@home, p.184)  273 cal., 11.7 g protein, 9.2 g fat per 8 oz
Pasta Tutto Giardino (MW@home p.186) 208 cal., 6.3 g protein, 5.4 g fat per 8 oz
Caribbean Fish in packet (MW@home, p. 245) 212 cal., 22.4 g protein, 10.5 g fat per 6 oz
         with mashed sweet potatoes
Braised Fish with artichokes, red peppers and onions (MW@home p. 248) 165 cal., 18 g protein, 6.1 g fat per 6 oz  over steamed rice w/ roasted beets
Tuscan White Beans and Sage (MWLF, p.168)
Curried Cabbage and Potato Roll Ups (MWLF, p.251)

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