While meal planning is essential to weight loss or weight management, it can be challenging for many. There is no single right way to meal plan and many factors affect how we do it and how consistent we are. Our palettes change, life demands more time in other areas, travel, motivation, levels shift… whatever the reason, if we look at meal planning from an “all or nothing” approach, we will not find success. Be realistic with your planning, even if that means starting with planning 2 meals for the week, because having success in that will only bolster your confidence to take on more the next week.
Roasted Vegetables with Rice Pilaf and Chicken is a combination of leftovers from different meals—using simply seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper make these different foods taste great together.
The peanut butter hummus is always a huge hit. I had sliced apples and carrots to go with it—later on that week I sautéed the apples with seared pork tenderloin.
Anyone that knows me KNOWS that I love salmon. I have finally mastered the “sear” and because it cooks up so quickly I spent more time on the quinoa pilaf and roasted broccoli—both home runs and easy to incorporate into other meals throughout the week.