Week 13 Meal Plan (24 – 30 Mar)

I did not make time to plan this week’s meals so we’ll wing it with all the good stuff we still have left in the fridge from last weeks shop.

Monday 24
On waking Hot water with slice of lemon
Mid-morning (10-11) Stewed pears
Lunch (12-13) At work with colleagues
Dinner (18:30-19:30) Aloo Gobi cauliflower / potato) with Lebanese bread or chapatis

Tuesday 25
On waking Hot water with slice of lemon
Mid-morning (10-11) Stewed pears
Lunch (12-13) Cabbage Rice
Dinner (18:30-19:30) Broccoli and cauliflower pie

Wednesday 26
On waking Hot water
Mid-morning (10-11) Stewed apples
Lunch (12-13) Broccoli and cauliflower pie
Dinner (18:30-19:30) Cabbage with chapatis

Thursday 27
On waking Hot water with slice of lemon
Mid-morning (10-11) Quinoa with apples and Ginger Tea
Lunch (12-13) Lunch at work with a friend
Dinner (18:30-19:30) Cannellini Bean + Quinoa burgers

Friday 28
On waking Hot water
Mid-morning (10-11) Quinoa with apples and Ginger Tea
Lunch (12-13) Scrambled eggs with kale
Dinner (18:30-19:30) Split lentil dhal with fresh ginger and coriander

Saturday 29
On waking Hot water with slice of lemon
Breakfast (8:00) Stewed Pears
Mid-morning (11:30) Apple
Lunch (12-13)
Dinner (18:30-19:30) Baked Potatoes with Sautéed Mushrooms and Yogurt

Sunday 30 (Detox Sunday)
On waking Hot water
Mid-morning (10-11) Indian scrambled Eggs
Lunch (12-13) Black eyed pea salad with ginger and red onion (p 87)
Dinner (18:30-19:30) 

Wednesday 19 March 2014

The Plan
Wednesday 19
On waking Hot water
Mid-morning (10-11)  Stewed apples
Lunch (12-13)  Superfood salad with Moroccan dressing
Dinner (18:30-19:30) Cannellini Bean and Quinoa Burgers

The Reality
On waking Hot water
Mid-morning (10-11)  Stewed apples
Lunch (12-13) Simple and Satisfying Bean Salad + Pasta Salad
Dinner (18:30-19:30) Small portion of  Vegetarian Bolognese with penne pasta

I must say I was in a bed slightly earlier than I usually am last night, but still rising to get to bed on time every night and hence wake up on time in the morning.

I had not made breakfast so quickly put the apple on to stew while I was in the shower and getting ready.

For lunch I had the bean Simple and Satisfying Bean Salad which was delicious but I was hungry before I’d even finished it so I also had some pasta salad from the company restaurant, I wanted to make sure I had a BIG lunch because I had promised myself to go to the gym after work as I was too tired to do my Cardio 2 5K last night after my weights workout. Needless to say I had to force myself to go after work as I just wanted to go home, it was much easier when my gym was on the way home. But…. I went and did the Cardio 2 5K which I have now started 3 times…. sigh.  I learnt from my mistake last time and made sure to go at an easyish pace so I don’t get exhausted and discouraged. I was so self-conscious about being on the treadmill at such a busy time of day and of course I looked at other girls figures and compared mine to them and so forth but I just had to get over it and get on the darn treadmill, so I’m glad I did.

It’s now 21:50 and I’m peckish but am not going to eat anything; it’s too late and I am really watching my portion sizes.

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