What We Ate – a New Series aimed at keeping me accountable
Meal Planning seems hard, and it seems even harder if you just have no ideas of what to eat, or what your favorite meals are or just at a loss for something new! But it’s really easy once you sit down and work on it a bit. I love looking at meal plan ideas from others because it gives me ideas of new food combinations, ideas of things I haven’t made in a long time, or new foods to try.
And instead of posting plan ahead menus that may or may not work out for us, I’ll be doing what we actually ate that week – as some accountability. It’ll help keep me in line with the effort to eat more whole foods, eat in more, and make better meals for my kids. I’ll still plan ahead, but the after is where it really counts – not what I plan, but what I actually do. So look for it each Monday as I let you know what we ate last week!
If you’re just getting started in Menu Planning, or trying to set better eating goals for your family – check out these posts from last year:
To get an idea of what I’ll be doing – here’s today’s menu
Breakfast: leftover Italian bread sliced thin, toasted, smeared in peanut butter, topped with sliced bananas, drizzled with local honey, and sprinkled with flax seed, along with leftover banana and chocolate milk.
Another of our goals this year is to try 1 new food a week, whether it’s incorporating a new vegetable, or a new dish, just keeping ourselves open to new food, techniques and textures. This week it’s brussel sprouts which I’m terrified of. I’ve only had them as mushy bitter things, so I’m looking forward to trying these out (I think).