Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Meal planning

Meal planning has been tough lately, I'm working with limited ingredients (due to dietary restrictions for H) and limited time ( um, I've got a baby and we were out of town over the weekend). I'm traveling again at the end of this week so here's what we've done so far:

Sunday- burgers and sweet potato fries on the grill
Monday- stuffed shells from the geezer for C. (I had a meeting and I'm not eating dairy still)
Tuesday-meatloaf from the freezer, sautéed green beans and mashed sweet potatoes
Wednesday- chicken noodle soup (perfect for a rainy day)
Thursday- C's on his own
Friday-grilled marinated chicken and bn squash risotto (dairy free- made with chicken stock and coconut oil).

Next week I return to work so meal planning/ prep will be even more important! I'm going to stock up at the farmers market/grocery store and hope to get some prep work done this weekend!

Any tips/tricks tidy I should know for speedy meals?


Megan said...

Sadly, cooking dinner comes in second for me these days (which I know is wrong) but when I get home from work I want to hang out with Reagan! Luckily it is getting warmer and Matt loves to grill so he does a lot of the cooking outside. Are you ready to head back to work?

Sonya Kimmet said...

Megan, I understand! We do lots of grilling too in the summer. I want Henry to see us have healthy eating habits so I feel it's important for us AND him to be in the kitchen. I did spend all three hours of his nap on Saturday prepping for this week but I know that will pay off :). I think I'm ready to go back to work. I miss adult interaction but I'm going to miss our little guy like crazy! Luckily, we've found a great nanny to come to the house so when I'm working from home I can peak in on them. Work starts tomorrow, yikes!