Monday, April 23, 2012

The Importance of Meal Planning

Last week was kind of unusual for us around here. Normally I am pretty on top of our meals and have everything worked out for the week, but last week my husband was out of town at a conference so I decided to wing it. How do people function like that?? I was a complete mess of daily trips to the store, incomplete meals and less than nutritious choices. It also doesn't help that I have recently realized that my body is not a big fan of dairy so dinners are a bit more complicated. The kids were wanting cheesy raviolis and  paninis on asiago cheese bread. I was surviving on vegan smoothies. Seriously, I felt like I was STARVING. Well, no more because I am back to meal planning!!

This week was a short one. The weekend is filled with Girl Scout recognition banquets so I only had to fill 4 nights. :)

Monday - Carnitas with black beans and brown cilantro lime rice
Tuesday - Spice rubbed Chicken strips with cilantro dipping sauce and veggie dippers
Wednesday - Spicy Shrimp Sandwich with Chipotle Avocado Mayonnaise, potato salad and pinto beans
Thursday - Curried Eggplant, Lentil, and Quinoa Burgers with Onion-Pepper Relish
Friday - Girl Scout banquet
Saturday - Day in Austin for more Girl Scout fun

What is on your menu for the week?