{Meal Plan} Pinning and Planning Our Dinner Menu: Week of December 4

This Thanksgiving, there was so much to be thankful for: a vacation in the mountains, spending time with family, great food; but what I am most thankful for is my self-control – the ability to stick to appropriate portion sizes and not overindulging. Now, if I could just stay on track through the holidays, I will maintain my weight loss.

thanksgiving-2-2016

Blowing Rock - NC 2016

This week, after our beautiful holiday in the mountains, I returned home with some nasty funk, which I think is related to my allergies. It started with nasal drip and a sore throat and now, I have this horrible cough and as you can imagine, this funk hindered my ability to workout this week. I just didn’t want to push myself. That’s not an excuse; that’s the reality of allowing my body the chance to rest and heal to get over this ick.

So, while I didn’t overdo during Thanksgiving, the not “overdoing” continued this week with no workouts AT ALL. Today, I still have a cough, but I’m really hoping tomorrow I can make it to the gym to lift weights. I need to do something or I may go stir crazy.

This week begins the holiday hoopla and the first of many nights out celebrating the season. This week, I have TWO nights out with girlfriends to exchange gifts, plus my parent’s anniversary dinner at followed by a Christmas boat parade party on Saturday night. See what I mean? I need to be careful or the weight will slowly creep back on.

To stay on track with my weight loss goals, I need to remember my 6 Tips To Avid Overeating  During the Holdiays.

6 Tips to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays

For more healthy holiday tips, check out the fantastic graphic that outlines How to Eat Healthier This Holiday Season. Keeping those tips in mind, I will definitely eat a meal before the holiday events.

In the meantime, here is my meal plan 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

Lunch – Mixed Greens Salad with 2 slices of Applegate Turkey

Dinner  –  Grilled Sage Chicken with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Snack – 1 apple with 2 Tbsp sunbutter

 

Meatless Monday

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

Snack –  1 cheese stick and grapes

Lunch – Mixed Greens Salad topped with Hummus

Dinner – Raviolis with Creamy Butternut Leek Parmesan Sauce

Snack – 1 apple with 2 Tbsp sunbutter

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 – Grilled Chicken Fajatias

Snack – 1 cup mixed fruit

Wednesday

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

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 – Brinner for hubbie and kids (Dinner out for me)

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 –  Leeky, Creamy Chicken and Dumpling Soup with a mixed greens salad

Snack – 2 kiwis

 

Friday

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

Snack – 1 small apple and 2 Tbsp  sunbutter

Lunch – Caprese Salad

Snack – 3 Tb hummus with Sugar Snap Peas

Dinner out – Flatbreads

What are your survival tips for healthy holidays?  What recipes are you pinning and planning for your dinner menu this week? 

Pinning and Planning - Run DMT

Follow Run DMT on Pinterest for more 1200 calorie meal plans and kid-approved holiday themed recipes, healthy recipes and healthy living tips.

Also, follow me on on MyFitnessPal to track my workouts and what I’m eating each day.

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.

More Posts

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookLinkedInPinterestGoogle PlusYouTubeYelp

Leave a Reply