{Meal Plan} Pinning & Planning Our Dinner Menu and Remembering September 11

For September 11, the family and I had a quiet Sunday to reflect on the tragic events that occurred fifteen years ago. We watched the NBC broadcast as the events unfolded on that fateful day. To my kids, it may be history but for me, it’s a day that can never be forgotten with the images and the emotions still too real.

The terrorists could crumble our buildings but could not crumble our American spirit and pride. We stood together to love our country and every man and woman of every nationality. On 9/11, all American lives mattered. It was all that mattered. Every September 11, I will hold my family tight and remember.

Earlier this year, my family stumbled upon a 9/11 Memorial in Ybor City, a Historic Cuban District in Tampa. We rode the trolley from Downtown Tampa and at the end of the tracks, we found this incredible tribute to the lives lost on September 11.

9-11 Memorial - Tampa

9-11 Memorial - Ybor City Tampa

With two large reflecting pools in the foreground symbolizing the Twin Towers, the memorial pays tribute to the lives lost, the first responders and the citizens who sacrificed themselves to help others.

9-11 Tribute - Ybor City Tampa

9-11 Memorial -Tribute - Ybor City Tampa

It seems my family are always stumbling upon 9/11 Memorials around Tampa Bay. A few years back, we discovered another 9/11 tribute entitles “343” in Oldsmar. Read about this memorial here.

A few summers ago, my family and I visited the 9/11 Memorial at in New York City. You can revisit our experience here.

I hope you spent the Sunday with loved ones and took a moment to reflect on one of the most tragic days in U.S. history  and prayed for the families touched by that fateful day and the many the lives lost.

God bless America.

Never forget.

 

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

Lunch – Mixed Greens Salad with 2 slices of Applegate Turkey

Dinner  –  Pepper Jack Lean Beef Burgers with Chimichurri Sauce and Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Snack – 1 cup cubed watermelon

 

Meatless 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

Lunch – Mixed Greens Salad with one half avocado

Dinner – Skinnytaste’s Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna Rolls

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 – Skinnytaste’s Crockpot Jerk Chicken Tacos (Skinnytaste Cookbook, but similar recipe here.)

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

Snack – 1 small apple and 2 Tbsp sunbutter

Dinner – Chicken-Mushroom {and Spinach} Quesadillas

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

Snack – 1 small apple and 2 Tbsp sunbutter

Dinner – Skinnytaste’s Sausage and Peppers (Skinnytaste cookbook)

Snack – 2 kiwis

 

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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Denise

From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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