Menu Planning Monday

I have a confession. I actually do not plan my menus on Monday. I plan them on Wednesday, because I go grocery shopping on Thursday night after work. (I work Monday through Thursday.)

A few other items to make sense out of my menu plan: I only pack lunches for me. My husband eats his meals at the hospital cafeteria, except for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday lunches when we get to eat together. And we don’t usually eat big suppers, if any. We usually eat something small and light. We believe in giving our tummies a “rest” at night, so they don’t have to digest a huge meal while the rest of the body is getting lots of sleep. We do usually eat a smaller meal, however, since it doubles for couple time since we haven’t seen each other all day.

So, here’s my plan for the current week:

Friday:

Breakfast – cold cereal, fruit

Lunch – Vegeburgers and pasta salad

Supper – Pineapple-date squares (and we ended up eating some yummy fresh-baked whole wheat bread)

Other food to prepare: Make bread, make vegeburgers (enough to freeze for future meals; and enough for another supper next week)

Saturday

Breakfast: cold cereal, fruit, soy yogurt

Lunch: a fellowship potluck dinner – we were guests do I don’t need to bring anything

Supper: fruit smoothie

Sunday

Breakfast: Fruit sauce (made from frozen berries and apple juice concentrate) on whole grain toast (homemade!) 

Lunch: Mac and cheese, broccoli, and salad; leftover pineapple date squares

Supper: Fresh fruit, leftover squares

Monday: 

Breakfast: fruit-rice cereal (cooked rice with fruit and cream; with fruit pieces – both fresh fruit and fruit cocktail) and fresh fruit

Lunch: Me = leftovers from the weekend, fresh salad; DH = hospital cafeteria food

Supper: Sandwiches

Tuesday: 

Breakfast: Leftover rice/ fruit cereal

Lunch: Me = leftovers from the weekend, fresh salad; DH = hospital cafeteria food

Supper: Mini pizzas

Wednesday: 

Breakfast: whole grain hot cereal cooked in a slow cooker overnight; fruit

Lunch: Me = leftovers from the weekend, fresh salad; DH = hospital cafeteria food

Supper: Vegeburgers and potato salad

Thursday:

Breakfast: whole grain hot cereal, cooked in a slow cooker overnight; fruit

Lunch: Me = leftovers from the weekend, fresh salad; DH = hospital cafeteria food

Supper: Grilled veggie wraps (comprised of tortilla, an avocado spread, grilled eggplant, zucchini, and peppers, and sprouts)

So… that’s the menu this week. I guess we eat kind of simply during the week, except for weekends. Hopefully you can come up with some good ideas off of this anyway. In the future I’ll be posting more recipes.

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  1. Great menu! I like how your dinners are light. I have thought about giving that a try but the men/boys around here would freak!

    Have a great week!

  2. I’ve thought about switching to that type of plan, bigger lunch and light dinner, but have not been able to manage that at this point.


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