Hello hello and happy Monday!
I am currently writing this post while casually looking at the gorgeous flowers I picked up for Ian’s birthday yesterday. I know that typically guys buy girls flowers.. but who said that guys don’t want flowers on their birthdays?? Ian was absolutely stoked when I surprised him with these and cinnamon roll waffles for breakfast yesterday.. but more on that later (as in, I will be posting about it later this week). Besides, I am really digging having bright flowers nearby while I work. It has made my Monday feel a little sunnier 🙂 Maybe I should buy flowers more often..
Anywho, I have a lot I would like to recap with you all BUT I also want to share my meal plan for the week! I have been talking a lot with my family and friends about food/cooking/health and after my sister asked me to send her a meal plan a few weeks ago.. it hit me. Why not just share my meal plan for the week on here?
That all being said, I am going to give posting my meal plans on here a shot. If this is something that you guys want me to continue posting, please let me know and I will. I hope this helps those of you looking to plan your grocery list for the week.
Why meal plan?
For those of you who do not already know this about me, I LOVE grocery stores. Yes, I am weird. I love strolling down delicious aisles of food and imagining all of the meals I am going to eat in the week to come. The problem with my love for grocery stores? I can get a little too excited in them. Kale? Yeah, I think I’ll eat that. Ohhh this cereal looks awesome, I’ll eat that too! And before I know it, my shopping cart is full and my wallet is empty. I can’t be trusted in grocery stores.
To save my wallet and food from being wasted, I like to plan ahead before heading to the grocery store. Granted, sometimes I just don’t have the time and have to wing it, but for the most part I always make sure to have a plan. It has really helped me from splurging on random crackers or junk I just don’t need to eat.
Lastly, meal planning has also helped me with meal creativity. Sometimes when I head out to the grocery store with no plan in mind, I end up in a food rut where I just buy the same ingredients over and over again. I am a creature of habit.. so I can and will eat the same thing every single day if someone does not stop me (thanks Ian!).
SO, why do I mean plan? To save money, avoid buying junk and wasting food, and to add variety and excitement to the food I eat.
This week’s meal plan:
B: oatmeal w/ blueberries & almond butter
L: (left overs from Ian’s bday dinner)
B: Matcha Banana Almond Smoothie
L: (lunch catered at my office)
D: Strawberry Avocado Salad (with quinoa added)
B: Cacao Nut Smoothie
L: 2 eggs & toast
D: Smoothie Bowls (it’s going to be sunny & ~90 degrees here in Portland)
B: 2 eggs & toast
L: Matcha Banana Almond Smoothie
D: Grilled Fish Tacos w/ grilled veggies & pineapple
B/L: Coconut Pineapple Green Smoothie
B/L: Egg Avocado Toast
And there ya have it, Brittany & Ian’s meal plan for the week! We had some leftovers to eat for dinner tonight, so we will be heading out to the grocery store tomorrow after work 🙂
A few questions for you now!
~ Do you typically plan your meals for the week?
~ Do you have any meals planned that you are looking forward to?