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Weekly menu and other healthy/not-so-healthy living notes

October 31st, 2010 at 02:56 pm

I got to plan the entire week's menu so that I could put a healthier spin on the usual. I'm not making us do a raw-foods fast or low-carb or low-fat thing; just trying to get fresh veggies and whole grains into the mix more than we have the past couple weeks.

I plan only dinners for weekdays; I've got bagels and vegan cream cheese as well as leftovers to take for lunches. NT has promised to cut up fruit for me to take in, and also make fruit smoothies some evenings.

Lunch - veggie burgers and apple-lettuce salad
Dinner - homemade pizza
Greens & sweet potatoes with peanut sauce over millet
Salad of quinoa, spinach, grapes, walnuts and veg chix strips
Mexican skillet (buckwheat, black beans, avocado, zucchini & bell pepper) in tortilla
Broccoli-portobello stir fry over rice
Seitan buffalo wings, honey mustard carrots, cornbread
Brunch - Oatmeal, veggie sausages & toast
Dinner - "Chicken-fried" veggie burger, green beans, baked potato

Now the bad healthy living news: My mom sent a Halloween package that included my favorite, terrible-for-you cookies. I should just get rid of them, but I never make them for myself, so whenever she sends them I can't resist. But, they're almost gone, and I won't get any more until next year! I also went to a Halloween party last night where I had three beers, chips and a cupcake. And Friday I had all sorts of treats at my office's Halloween get-together. Being pregnant unleashed a sweet tooth that had been dormant for quite a few years, and it's going to be difficult to get under control!

On the plus side, I went for walks both Friday and today, and I made two grocery trips yesterday, one on foot and one by bus, so I have been getting a bit more exercise than usual. Anyway, November hasn't officially begun, so these are just precursors to get my month started right!

Oh, and for your enjoyment, some Halloween cuteness! I dressed AA up and took her to work with me on Friday. Smile

5 Responses to “Weekly menu and other healthy/not-so-healthy living notes”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Cute pic Smile Your menu sounds lovely

  2. TarWalker Says:

    She's so cute!

  3. momcents Says:

    That is *the* cutest costume and baby I've seen this Halloween by far!

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    She is getting so big! And is as cute as ever. Smile

  5. retire@50 Says:

    what a sweetie Smile

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