Quite a bit has changed in our home since I last posted a weekly family menu plan. I had been doing Weight Watchers and made sure most our dinners were focused with that in mind. However, I have since stopped doing WW. I loved this program last time I did it and lost over 20 lbs after my first baby with the program. However, this time around I was not having the success I hoped for. I had A TON of points due to breastfeeding, and I found myself never getting close to them, so when I had 15 pts left at the end of the night I would splurge or not eat them. If I did make my points I always felt like I was over eating.
I sat down and started to think about my long term goals. I have decided to give clean eating a shot. Since I have been doing a lot of cooking, I have found myself doing this anyway. Basically clean eating is foods that are natural, free of added sugars, hydrogenated fats, trans-fats, and basically anything un-natural or unnecessary. I am having a hard time controlling my sugar cravings so I am seriously contemplating doing the Whole30.
For now – my recipes will be filled with lots of vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. I have to say it has been working too! I’m down 7.2 lbs since March 10th and my milk supply seems to be even better than ever!
Monday : California Turkey Burgers
Tuesday: Lemon Chicken Kabobs
Thursday: Smokey Pulled Pork
Friday: Our 5 Year Anniversary – Dinner out at our favorite Hibachi restaurant.
Saturday: Pork and Broccoli Frittata
As far as lunches, snacks, and breakfast go, I have been prepping hard boiled eggs, and always have grilled or slow cooked chicken breasts on hand. I have been juicing or having a green smoothie every morning. Snacks are veggies, homemade guacamole, or hummus. Also baking a large batch of roasted veggies helps for sides and snacks!
I think a Sunday Prep is really going to help me stick to this – I am hoping I will be able to get a bit more organized so we can start doing that.
What’s On Your Menu This Week?
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