We had a great time last week with our family in town visiting, but man, oh man did we eat out. A lot! It was just easier. Excuses, excuses. Our bodies are in need of a fast food detox.
This week my husband and I are ready to eat nothing but real, whole food, that is made in our kitchen. The kids will just have to go along with my plan because they don’t get a say. They may get sandwiches if we decide to eat something that isn’t “kid-friendly.” As I type I have people working in my house, and the water turned off to make repairs. If they are not done soon it may challenge my resolve but I have enough bottled water to cook rice and lentils. I think.
This week is also Healthy Cravings. I’ll be showing everyone who attends how to eat healthy without breaking their budget.
Plant-Based Meal Plan
I’ve been craving savory foods for breakfast but since I don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking I’ve been eating leftover casseroles, soups or baked potatoes. Not quite typical but it’s been really good.
- Baked Potatoes or Bake Sweet Potatoes
- Breakfast Bars
- Fruit with nut/seed butter
- Cinnamon Apple Raisin Breakfast Rice
I’m planning salads this week. Restaurant salads usually contain a lot of unhealthy ingredients. I always feel like I have to remove more items than I keep. My salads are big, filling and really hit the spot. I’ll do a few other things too. We usually have fruit with all of our meals.
- Lentil & Rice Salad
- Bean and Grain Bowl
- Taco Salad
- Baked Potatoes with Steamed Broccoli and raw veggies
- Sandwiches for the kids
I want all of my dinners this week to be veggie-centric feasts. It’s easier to accomplish a “fast food detox” when I’m eating delicious foods in hearty portions.
- Veggie Pad Thai (one of my new favorites)
- Lentil Tacos with Mexican Rice and fresh Pico de Gallo
- Lentil and Rice Salad
- Veggie Unfried Rice
- Taco Soup in the Crock Pot
I need to add a few other touches but I haven’t done my grocery shopping yet so I will wait and see what produce looks best. I will also bake some potatoes and cook some beans for quick meals and snacks like these Bean and Potato Burritos. If you saw the Green Chili White Bean dip I posted last week you’ll want to make some beans too.