Monday, November 1, 2010

Nov. 1: Starting the Month Off Right

I just love a new month. Something about turning that page on the calendar always makes me feel a rush of anticipation, that feeling of a fresh start.  I feel like I've put the bad stuff from the previous month away, just by the mere act of turning that page.

So, in honor of starting the month off right, here is my weekly meal plan.

Monday: Chicken soft tacos, brown rice, guacamole and beans
Tuesday: Leftover Mexican food
Wednesday: BBQ beef chili
Thursday: Stir fry w/ cooked chicken breasts and broccoli
Friday: BBQ chicken pita pizzas

Already made are grilled chicken breasts and BBQ beef chili.  Today, since I have the day off, I'm making a yummy fiesta meal for supper.  I have salad fixings, baby carrots, and prepped veggies for the stir fry.  I need to pick up some fruit and the week is set.

Did everyone have a fun Halloween? I managed to limit my indulgence to a few packets of Twizzlers.  I also humiliated my dog by dressing her as a princess.

Tip of the day:  Freeze the Halloween candy your child is not going to eat this week and take it out in the mornings to put in his or her lunch pail.  You are less likely to eat it if you risk breaking a tooth to do so!


  1. I also love a new month. I totally get what your saying. Great job forming your meal plan for the week ahead of time and even starting the cooking of some of it. Great job. I LOVE you tip of the day too, that's a good idea and I think I might do just that so I won't be tempted to eat my sons candy.

  2. Add me to the "love a new month" people. It's like a fresh start. I am down 3 lbs in the last week and have made a commitment to strive to "eat clean" all this month..even Thanksgiving. I can't wait to see how this month goes. I'm trying to do weekly menu plans too. I find planning is half the battle!