Sunday, November 25, 2012

LePlan (November 25-30)

I have an extremely busy week at work coming up.  I tried to keep the menu simple, but healthy.  And easy, so the husband can make himself useful too!

Sunday:  Quinoa and ground venison stuffed peppers and salad
Monday:  Chili
Tuesday:  Mediterranean pasta casserole (from the freezer), green beans and roasted chicken thighs
Wednesday:  Leftovers
Thursday:  Venison, sweet potatoes and green beans
Friday:  Homemade pizza

This morning, I had the most delicious and filling brunch (500 calories and 22 grams of protein!)

English muffin with a fried egg, pesto, feta, red onion and red pepper
Banana with peanut butter and a yogurt

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Best Tuna Salad Ever

Generally, I am a tuna salad purist.  Tuna, mayo, chopped celery and onion.  I saw this recipe on pinterest and was intrigued.  I needed a quick and easy meal for tonight, so I gave it a go.

O. M. Gee.

I don't think I will ever make boring old tuna salad again.  I added a few extra ingredients, but overall, I followed the spirit of the recipe.


2 cans of tuna, packed in water
2tbsp light mayo
1/4 c. pesto
Sundried tomatoes, chopped
Red pepper, chopped
Green onion, chopped
Zerto 4 cheese blend
Salt & Pepper


If you are making this as a sandwich or as filling for a lettuce wrap, just mix it all up and filled your vessel :)

I made this as a melt, so I left out the cheese and used it to top my open faced sandwich instead.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Whatcha got cookin'? (November 12-16)

I got the huge bag of broccoli from Costco.  You know what that means... broccoli for all!  Wooohooo!

Here's the plan, the order is up for grabs depending on what time I get out of work.

Roasted sole with greek pasta
Pulled pork tossed in sweet chili relish, rice and roasted broccoli
Roasted chicken legs, baked potatoes and broccoli
Homemade pizza
Beef and broccoli stir-fry

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Good Wife

My husband had a hard day.  Cracked pepper triscuits are his very favorite, so I dressed them up as a surprise for him. 

Apparently, I am a good wife :)

The line-up:
  • Goat cheese and sweet chili relish
  • Marble cheese and pastrami
  • Feta, sundried tomato and green onion
  • Marble and salsa
An appetizer buffet would of course not be complete without drinks... Leffe for the husband and a vodka water with a squeeze of lime for me.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Back on Track Menu (Nov. 5-9)

Last week, we booked a trip to Mexico for the March break to celebrate one of my best friend's weddings.  I am a bridesmaid, so not only do I have bikini motivation, but bridesmaids dress motivation too!  It is likely indicative of my screwed up weight loss mentality, but having a trip planned always gives me a kick in the pants where the scale is concerned.

With that said, I have been back to healthy eating and meal planning for a few weeks now.  I have mastered the week, now I just need to make some inroads on the weekend and fitness fronts.

The plan for this week:

Monday:  Baked potato topped with taco seasoned venison, salsa and shredded cheese and a side salad
Tuesday:  Sausage penne bake and Cesar salad
Wednesday:  Veggie omelette's with roasted potatoes
Thursday:  Homemade pizza and Cesar salad
Friday:  Steak, twice baked potato, green veg

Loaded Baked Potato and Salad (a delicious mess!)