Hello everyone. I know …. this post is very late – it’s been pretty hectic around here lately. To read the first post on this journey, click here.
The good news is – I lost 1 pound last week. Yay! And hubby’s blood pressure is down a couple of points, so that’s good. There were a couple of days where it wasn’t possible to stick to my menu as we went out this weekend and food was provided. I discovered, much to my horror, that eggs make my skin condition flare up. I luuuurve eggs with every fibre of my being :(. So, I guess that’s off the menu. We also saved quite a bit of money on our grocery bill. My previous mostly-meat menu had us spending between $600 – 700 a month – just for the two of us! Yikes! This last grocery bill for two weeks, came to approximately $250.00. I’m hoping to save much more this time. I’ll keep you posted on that.
SMOOTHIES & SNACKS
The smoothies I had for breakfast every day kept me full until lunch time, but when we became a little peckish in the afternoon, we made a wonderful lemony hummus from The Looney Spoons Collection and used toasted flat bread pieces as “chips.” And I also munched on barbecue peanuts (love!).
For lunch we either had leftovers from supper, or fresh salads. It’s so much cheaper doing it this way.
DESSERT AND SWEETS
I also have a horrible sweet tooth. My “cryptonite” is chocolate ice-cream. But not just any old chocolate ice-cream – it has to have just the right texture and creamy-ness – talk about being fussy! I almost did a happy dance in the supermarket when I found So Delicious Coconut-Coco ice cream in the natural food aisle. It has a slight coconut taste over the chocolate, but it’s creamy and delicious and dairy-free! They also have a cookie dough flavour for hubby.
It was the first time that we had tried 3 of the recipes on my meal plan. The Sundried Tomato Carbonara from Thug Kitchen 101, was to die for. I honestly didn’t expect it to taste that good. Hubby loved it so much, he went back for seconds and then requested that I cook it later on in the week as well.
We also loved the Mediterranean Roasted Tomato “Nachos.” Even though we had them as a light supper, they will also make an excellent appy for any occasion, but especially on game nights.
And last, but definitely not least, the Za’atar Garlic Salmon was a keeper!
Here’s this week’s meal plan:
Monday – Balsamic Roasted Veggie Pasta from Skinny Taste
Tuesday – Roasted Spanish Mackerel from The Mediterranean Dish
Wednesday – French Crushed Chickpea Salad on a baguette from Thug Kitchen 101
Thursday – Sundried Tomato Carbonara from Thug Kitchen 101
Friday – Falafel
Saturday – Out at friends – taking this amazing Mediterranean Potato Salad from The Mediterranean Dish
Sunday – Zucchini Rollatini from Skinny Taste
Enjoy! See you on Monday for the next update.