As an attempt to hold myself accountable for my weight loss/health efforts, I plan to post my weekly menu plans here. I figure it will force me to plan out my menu, which I usually do anyway, and help me evaluate if I’m actually following it at the end of the week. And who knows, maybe I’ll share some recipes or give someone a new idea or something.
Monday: Lunch – Subway Veggie Sandwich; Dinner – Black Bean Soup w/ Sour Cream and corn tortillas
Tuesday: Lunch – Black Bean Soup; Dinner – Grilled chicken w/ balsamic mushrooms, roasted Brussel sprouts, baked potato
Wednesday: Lunch – Black Bean Soup; Dinner – Grilled salmon, salad, couscous
Thursday: Lunch – Black Bean Soup; Dinner – Grilled Chicken salad, roasted Brussel sprouts
Friday: Lunch – Black Bean Soup; Dinner – Edmond w/ Sister
Breakfasts: Cream of Wheat, Bagel Thins, Eggs, Bacon, Grapefruit, Oatmeal
Snacks: Clementines, apples, 100 Calorie cheese bites, yogurt, popcorn, carrots, bell peppers, Ortia Greek Yogurt dip
I realize that is a lot of black bean soup to eat in a week but 1) it makes a lot, 2) it has a low PointsPlus WW value (4), and 3) it is one of my all time fave foods that I make to eat. In the event that I get tired of it before Friday, I’ll probably throw in another chicken salad or a quesadilla.
In the interest of full disclosure, I have already deviated from this plan by skipping the Subway Sandwich in favor of a Caprese Salad since my boss invited several of us to lunch today. And I had cream of wheat for the first time today and I really liked it! I didn’t add anything to it because I wanted to test it out in its purest form before I start experimenting. I was pleasantly surprised.