Monday, January 9, 2012

Meal Plan Monday - Week 1 of 13

Week 1 of my highly-experimental 13-week meal plan was a huge success. I'm finally feeling like I'm back in the groove of cooking and enjoying the routine of having healthy meals at home. It really helped to have everything printed out and on the fridge so I didn't have to waste time figuring out what to make. Jim and the Sprouts liked all the meals, so I won't be changing a thing!

For the first time, I'm giving each day a theme to see if that streamlines the cooking process. So far, my only thought is that pasta once a week is a lot for us, but I'm not making any changes yet.

Monday (quick & easy - it's T-ball night!)
Tuesday (soup & salad)
Wednesday (grain/bean dish or new recipe night)
Thursday (salad or veggie plate)
Friday (pasta)
Saturday (leftovers or dinner out)
Sunday (family favorites)

So here it is . . . Meal Plan - Week 1

Monday Breakfast Yogurt parfait with pecans, berries, coconut & granola

Lunch Everyday chickpea & quinoa salad

Snack Trail mix

Dinner Tofurkey sandwiches, raw veggies, fruit

Tuesday Breakfast Toast with peanut butter & banana

Lunch Tofu salad on green salad

Snack Green smoothie

Dinner Fennel & tomato soup; salad

Wednesday Breakfast Cereal & fruit

Lunch Leftover soup & salad

Snack Raw veggies & dip

Dinner Pistachio eggplant cutlets; salad

Thursday Breakfast Yogurt parfait with pecans, berries, coconut & granola

Lunch PJ&B with raw veggies & fruit

Snack Green smoothie

Dinner Salad with Gardein strips and agave mustard dressing

Friday Breakfast Apple with peanut butter

Lunch Chickpea salad over green salad

Snack Raw veggies & dip

Dinner Pasta primavera

Saturday Breakfast Cereal & fruit

Lunch Out

Snack Green smoothie

Dinner Veggie sandwich; trail mix

Sunday Breakfast Green smoothie & fruit

Lunch Cashew cheese log with raw veggies & crackers

Snack Apple with peanut butter

Dinner Grilled veggie paninis


  1. Looks good! For the 13 weeks will you keep repeating the theme, just swap out the meals. Then repeat each quarter?

  2. Yes, that's the plan. Hope it works! Right now, I'm just swapping out the dinners. Breakfasts and lunches are pretty much the same from week to week - at least for now. Fortunately, my gang doesn't mind having their favorites over and over. :)