Thursday, February 25, 2010

Eating Right

Since I've promised myself to get healthy, I decided to plan our meals for the week. I never believed in planning meals before. Mostly because I am indecisive, and I like to wait until the last minute to choose. I have done a lot of research on healthy eating plans, and I couldn't decide on just one, so I am picking & choosing. It's actually really great. Usually, we spend about 50-60$ on groceries, because we just don't know for sure what we want, so we get a bunch of stuff....and sometimes those things end up going bad before we think to use them. This week we only spent 32$ and only got what we needed for THIS week's meals/snacks.

On the menu for this week:

Stuffed Eggplant with Brown Rice
Hot and Sour Asian Lettuce Wraps
Turkey Meatloaf

As I was researching, I found an article that said you shouldn't totally cut all of your guilty pleasures out, just cut them down. I've decided to allow myself ONE glass of sweet tea a day.
Granted, this sweet tea isn't even what I consider real sweet tea, so it's not MUCH of a cheat, but still.

New pleasures that don't make me feel guilty:

SoySlender Chocolate Soy Milk
Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Granola Bar


Smart Ass Sara said...

I fucking love the sweet & salty bars- but the peanut ones are my fav!

I also now like those fiber one bars but the blue box so it's like chocolate & oat or something. It's really good and does not taste like cardboard. Or ass.

Haley Dawn said...

I wish i could buy all that for $32. that just makes me wanna move south even more! food up here is so expensive, its like robbery!

Mr O said...

This is why eating healthy sucks. None of that sounds good to me

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(The) Ladybug Lounge formerly Msslaydbug said...

I found the only way for me to eat right is to also plan my meals ! Otherwise i get lazy and just eat whatever !

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Christy said...

Good luck with eating better, I'm not too good at it...I see you are from Alabama. I grew up in Hoover :-) Happy Friday from a new follower!

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What a great shopper/planner you are to have spent $32 for your grocery shopping this week! That's fab. I used to do that when the kids were younger and didn't eat much at all and I would feel so proud of myself for stretching our dollars so far.

Lettuce wraps sound great!

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Emma Hughes said...

Your doing so so well... I wish I had your mmotivation!!

Anonymous said...

Your menu sounds delicious. I love eggplant and turkey meatloaf.

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