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Meal Planning in Full Swing

If there is one thing that I've learned over the past couple of years is that if I make a meal plan and stick to it then we do great and if I don't... well, we do terrible with our healthy eating efforts.  I have been so unbelievably slack these past months, but this week I have things back under control and I promise myself and my family that I will continue to do so!!

On Monday morning we went off to get groceries with a detailed list.  Getting everything wasn't as easy as I had hoped.  We ended up going to Costco and three grocery stores.  And came home with a great haul of fruits and veggies.  Missing in the picture are avocado, lettuce, cucumber, and teriyaki sauce.

This, along with what already sits in my pantry, fridge, and freezer will pull together the following meals.  Yeah, there are some holes in the menu, but it is a start.



Thai Salad with Zucchini & Yellow Squash
Asian Cabbage Slaw
Asian Grilled Chicken Drumsticks


Spicy Pinto Bean and Chicken Salad

we were invited to a BBQ at friend's house


Black Bean, Mango & Chicken Wrap

Walmart Black Angus Steak
Shrimp Macaroni Salad
Left-Over Soup


Thai Chopped Chicken Salad

Smoke Pork Roast
Left-Over Shrimp Macaroni Salad
Grilled Mushrooms


Grilled Avocado

Cob Oven Pizza (still may need additional groceries for this)


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