Meal Plan Week of 20 February 2017

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Meal Plan Week of 20 February 2017

Meal Plan This week is busy!  We have a field trip to the rodeo, a holiday and an early release from school…plus dentist visits for the kids, cub scouts, flight club and Mississippi Man’s doctor visit.
That makes the meal plan this week a MUST…but I’m not going to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.   I’ve found that when we cook at home we eat healthier AND spend less money than when we eat out.  That lets me splurge a bit for Sunday’s meal.


Shrimp Alfredo Pasta:  I use pasta made from chick peas which is higher in protein and lower in carbs than traditional pasta.  I boil the shrimp, used canned low-fat Alfredo and mix it all together.  I might add some frozen peas if I feel fancy.

Meal Plan Tuesday

Brinner:  This varies each time I do it but this week it’ll probably be omelets.  Eggs, cheese and shredded leftover meat.  Easy Peasy.  Even if you can’t flip an omelette (and this includes me from time to time) just make it a scramble skillet meal.  It still tastes delicious.


Parmesan Dijon Pork Chops:  Check out the recipe HERE.  Gotta love Pinterest. If you like fried pork chops this is a much lower carb version that my family loves.


Seared Scallops with Apple cider Balsamic Glaze with a side salad.  The recipe is HERE.  I love scallops but we don’t have them very often.  This seems easy enough for a week night!


Meal Plan Friday night is almost always pizza night at our house, otherwise the kids revolt.  I can’t eat pizza though, because the crust can seriously gum up my insides.  Although I’m sure those cauliflower crust recipes are the bomb, I just haven’t gotten the ambition to try it yet.  I’ll either do a no carb pizza casserole or the low carb pepperoni cups.  To mix it up for the fam I’ll probably make either bagel pizzas or french bread pizza.


Chicken Burrito Bowls tonight!  These are easy to modify and the entire family loves something each person can customize.  Two of us like avocado but the rest don’t…no problem.  Mississippi Man hates onions, but the rest of us don’t. This is much cheaper than going to Chipotle or Qdoba and hits that craving.

SundayMeal Plan

I love having Mississippi man grill…it means no kitchen mess and for the most part I just relax while he does the work.  Plus I hate to brag, but he’s my grill master and cooks things just the way I like them.  I’ll probably pick up a few steaks  and corn on the cob.  🙂
What do you have going on this week? How is your Meal Plan coming along?




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