Sunday, April 10, 2011

Skinny Sunday - New Goals

We're trying a couple new things this week. For instance - my husband and I made a pact to only drink coffee (from home or the office, not Starbucks calorie laden stuff) or water, except on Saturdays, for the next four weeks. And we're also going to do our bigger meals at lunch time and then have healthy and somewhat light dinners.

Today during the sermon at church, our pastor talked about ways to nurture relationships within your family. While we are already doing most of them, one of the things he said to do was have a kids night where one night a week your kiddo gets to pick what's for dinner and what the family's evening activity will be. If you have more than one kid, just rotate which one gets to pick each week.

If you have teenage children, consider having them not only pick what you're going to eat but also write out the grocery list and make the dinner by themselves.

I'm also going to have Lillian cook the food with me. She and I sat down and went through some children's cookbooks and picked out the recipes she wants to make - she's really excited about making South African shepherds pie (Bobotie) with mini flourless chocolate cakes for dessert.

PB toast and grapefruit
Thai Chicken Pizza (I didn't get to make this last week)

Greek Yogurt with Granola (this is my new favorite breakfast)
Grilled Chicken Salad, hummus and corn chips and carrots
Chicken in Raspberry Sauce with steamed peas

Veggie laden Omelets with grapefruit
Revamped BLT with Cheese (I can't wait to share this with y'all in the near future!) and carrots
Vegetarian Burritos with Quinoa and Black Beans

Berry smoothies
Chicken Soup and Biscuits
Ceasar Salad with Red Pepper Crustini

Scrambled Eggs, toast and fruit
Sneaky Spaghetti with Meatballs
Bobotie and Flourless Chocolate Cakes

Cereal and fruit
Lunch out at our favorite Mexican restaurant
Blackened Salmon Salad with homemade croutons

Blueberry Coffee cake
Date night with the Husband - Yay!

Exercise Plan

Sunday - 30 minute Biggest Loser Workout DVD
Monday - Bootylicious Buns and arms. The name of that cracks me up. Which makes it more fun. 
Tuesday - Run 2-3 miles (I am not a runner. :sigh:)
Wednesday - Repeat Monday.
Thursday - Jillian Michael's 45 minute "Quick" Trouble Zones program

If you have a menu plan you want to share, post a link in the comments section.

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