I’m not sure why I got away from meal planning — probably a mix of being sick on and off, time spent on homework, and a little bit of laziness. Whatever the case, I’m glad to be back to planning because it saves me so much time, money and aggravation!
My meals have been mostly great the last week. In general it’s my snacks that kill me, not the meals — they’re definitely my weakness.
Most of my breakfasts looks something like this — roasted veggies, eggs, and some sort of fat (usually avocado). Not very pretty, but super yummy!
I’ve also been trying to have a green smoothie every day, at least 50-60% veggies plus a green drink veggie powder. Salads are also a big thing lately — I’m really craving veggies!
This is my favorite meal of the week — chicken stuffed with garlic, spinach, and goat cheese, cauliflower/potato mash, and zucchini noodles. It was so good!
My parents got me a spiralizer for my birthday so I’ve been going a little crazy with it. Zucchini noodles will take a little getting used to, but they were pretty good. 🙂
I’ve also started using it to put carrots in my salads because it’s so much easier than chopping. Carrot noodles are also really good! I think I might like them better than zucchini noodles, but I’m going to try a mix and see how that comes out.
I adapted this meatloaf from one of the Wild Diet recipes and threw it in the Crockpot overnight instead of the oven. I didn’t have the different kinds of meat so I just used beef but it was really good, and the veggies didn’t detract from it at all. Even my hubby liked it, and he’s kind of a meatloaf purist.
Lunch today was butternut squash fritters. They were super yummy, but I should have had more protein and fat with them. I was hungry again way too quickly. Next time I’m going to mix these with sweet potatoes and make them a side dish.
I’m really loving the Wild Diet, and I’m trying to adapt it to my lifestyle so it’s completely viable long-term. For anyone not familiar, it’s basically a higher fat version of paleo, but it allows for tailoring to what feels best for your body — hence the cheese. The focus is more on quality of ingredients than strict dogmatic rules, and even though it’s very similar to paleo I feel like this works better for me. I seem to be doing well on a higher fat diet, and I notice that’s when my energy is highest and I feel most satiated. It’s crazy how blind I was to how low my energy has been the last year. When my diet is right on, I can run around with the kids and it doesn’t wear me out. Poor nutrition has been wasting so much of my time and I didn’t even know it! I’m excited to see how I feel at the end of this week!
Have you tried any new recipes this week?