{Meal Plan} Pinning and Planning Our Dinner Menu – Week of September 4

Last week, I mentioned our struggle with Iron Chef Allan’s diet restrictions related to his food allergies. Well, as you all know, I have my own struggles with food, mostly portion control of the foods I eat and my consumption of alcoholic beverages. When I recommitted to eating healthier, that meant seriously watching everything I ate and cutting back on my alcohol intake.

Over the past few months, I’ve seen a slow (so ridiculously slowly) steady weight loss. While I’ve had my share of setbacks from mountains of birthday cake to way too many glasses of wine, for the most part, I’m still making progress. When I fall off the wagon, I let go of the guilt and climb back on the weight loss journey wagon.

Weight Loss Journey 2016

weight Loss Journey 2016 -side view

weight Loss Journey - back view

Presently, my weight is sitting at 148. I’ve lost about an inch around my waist, thighs and biceps, but I still have so much further to go. I know I’m making progress because I’m losing inches, my clothes are fitting better and I’m also becoming stronger and running faster.

Change- Keep Going

 

With holidays fast approaching, I think I’m ahead of the game given my ability to portion control and restricting my alcohol consumption. I also believe I’ve find the right balance of living healthy and just simply living.

weight loss - back view 2016

With that here’s our dinner menu for the week:

7-day 1200 Calorie Meal Plan

Run DMT’s 7-Day 1200 Calorie Meal Plan

Sunday

Breakfast – Sliced of Seed Your Soul Bread with 1 Tbsp sunbutter and ½ sliced banana

Snack – 1 cup mixed fruit

Potluck Cookout  –  Grilled Wings and a Mixed Greens Salad

Snack – 1 cup cubed watermelon

 

Monday

Breakfast – Sliced of Seed Your Soul Bread with 1 Tbsp sunbutter and ½ sliced banana

Snack – 1 cup Greek yogurt and ½ cup mixed berries

Labor Day Cookout – Spare Ribs with No Potato Salad Cauliflower Salad and a Mixed Greens Salad

Snack – 1 cup cubed watermelon

 

Tuesday

Breakfast – Sliced of Seed Your Soul Bread with 2 Tb sunbutter and ½ sliced banana

Snack – 1 cup Greek yogurt and ½ cup mixed berries

Lunch – Romaine lettuce wrap with 2 slices of Applegate turkey, ½ avocado & red onion

Snack – Apple and 2 Tb sunbutter

Dinner – Ground Turkey Tacos (Taco Salad for me with 4 oz of ground turkey taco meat, 2 oz Reduced F sharp Cheedar Cheese)

Snack – 1 cup mixed fruit

 

Wednesday

Breakfast – 1 cup non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt with Strawberries

Snack – 2 Tbsp hummus with 2 stalks of celery

Lunch – Leftover Taco Salad

Snack – 1 small apple and 2 Tbsp sunbutter

Dinner – Skinnytaste’s Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage, Baby Kale and Bell Pepper  (The Skinnytaste Cookbook but a similar recipe can be found here.

Snack – 1 cup mixed fruit

 

Thursday

Breakfast – Sliced of Seed Your Soul Bread with 2 Tb sunbutter and ½ sliced banana

Snack – 2 Tb hummus with 2 stalks of celery

Lunch – Leftover Taco Salad

Snack – 1 small apple and 2 Tbsp sunbutter

Dinner – Lean Beef Mushroom & Swiss Burgers with a Mixed Greens Salad

Snack – 1 peach

 

Friday

Breakfast – 1 cup non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt with Strawberries

Snack – 3 Tb hummus with 2 stalks of celery

Lunch – Romaine lettuce wrap with 2 slices of Applegate turkey, ½ avocado & red onion

Snack – 1 small apple and 2 Tbsp sunbutter

Dinner – Homemade pizza and flatbread with a Mixed Greens Salad

 

What low calorie healthy recipes are you pinning and planning for your dinner menu this week? 

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