Well, it's Sunday and I am just about to start my chopping/prepping for my weekly menu plan. The recipes were taken from the cookbook "Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook" by Sarah Fragoso. As you know, I try to eat Paleo about 6 days a week, with one day where I allow myself to eat some less-than-healthy carbs. That day is Saturday. Last night I had a gluten free pizza with pepperoni and pineapple. I paid for it, too: high blood sugars overnight and a high reading when I woke up. Thus why I don’t eat a lot of unhealthy carbs! I’m always sorry later!
I base my weekly menu plan on what I already have on hand. Right now I have a surplus of ground turkey, so a few of the recipes this week are going to use it up.
Monday: Mini Meatloaves (made in a muffin pan) with homemade Sweet Potato Chips
Tuesday: Curry Burgers (ground turkey burgers with a curry sauce drizzled on top) with Carrot French Fries
Wednesday: “Meatless Wednesday” Homemade egg salad served on top of quartered red peppers and served with a side of veggie slices and hummus.
Thursday: Slow cooker day! Slow Chicken Curry (one of my FAVORITES)! served with a side of a frozen veggie (TBD)
Friday: Leftover buffet!
Saturday: Cheat day- TBD
The key is to make the next day’s dish the night before, so for example, I’m making Monday’s meal tonight so it will be ready when I come home from work. I do most of the prep work/chopping for the week today, so I won’t have to do it when I get home after work. Also pick, easy (realistic) recipes that won't take a lot of time OR money to make. The recipes that I like, I keep them in future weekly rotations.
Tonight I have my Financial Peace University class. I’m on week 5 of 9. I’m learning so much about managing my finances and on the right path to be debt-free and learning how to budget for expected and unexpected medical expenses. If you are interested in learning more about these classes and where they are being held in your area, go to www.DaveRamsey.com .