Ok, so technically you’ll see my meal plan started on Sunday.. But I am just now getting around to uploading my meal plan for you all to see! I promise, Week 2 plan will be on time 🙂
You’ll notice I keep a lot of things the same from day to day. I don’t like to over-complicate it. I love having eggs for breakfast. So I eat them for breakfast! I need to have a carb to boost my energy a little early on in the morning- so I eat some toast with peanut butter! This is what works for me!
I used to drink my Shakeology as my breakfast and then have a protein bar or a piece of fruit for an afternoon snack.
But when I went back to school and had to work 8 hours a day- I started to get my headaches back and it would hit hard right around noon. So I decided, maybe I need a little bit more protein and carb right away in the morning. I gave it a try and haven’t looked back since! Plus, I LOVE having my Shakeo at 3 o’clock because it ties me over until supper (sometimes we eat early, sometimes we eat late).
So how did I go about creating this plan? I work backwards. I always plan my dinners out first. That is the meal I eat with my family, so to me it’s the most important for myself to plan, not only for me but for my hubby and babe. Then I fill in lunch- whether it’s leftovers or my usual go-to Taco Salad. Then I fill my breakfast which is usually always a red and yellow and tsp. My snacks fill in the cracks with the leftover containers. My Shakeo for the day really depends on what containers I have left to spare. And if I don’t have much- then I just do water, Chocolate shakeo, and a tsp. of peanut butter and honey.
I always make sure my greens, reds, purples, and yellows are counted for. Those I do not skip out on. As for my blues, oranges, and tsp.- I really focus on NOT going over on those. If I don’t get all my tsp. in, I don’t worry too much about that..
I usually do my meal planning on Fridays, shop on Saturdays, and prep on Sundays. Does it take a little time and effort? Yup, definitely. But trust me, I’ve learned, planning-shopping-prepping helps you STICK to your meal plan and resist the urge to order pizza (not like I’m talking from experience or anything). So try it this week, but a little effort in and plan out some meals for you and your family! Shop ahead of time, and prep them before if you can!