Type A Meal Planning

With the beginning of the year, I decided it was time to finally get my act together in order to look the best on my wedding day.  With this, I decided to eat clean 95% of the time.  So far, I’ve cheated twice: chocolate covered pretzels, and Ande’s mints. 

One way to try and stick to my goals has been to track everything that I eat.  Follow me on My Fitness Pal to keep me accountable Smile My username is nt5125.

The second way to keep accountable: meal planning to the extreme.  Here’s how this week looks:

meal plan jan 6

I even broke dinners down further (the type A in me…)

meal recipes jan 6

The things in red were the things I needed to then take and put into our grocery list.  Before that, though, here’s where I got our dinner inspiration:

Monday: Slow cooker pork and kale + corn


Tuesday: Burrito bowls

Wednesday: Vegetable lasagna

Thursday: Pizza stuffed sweet potatoes

Friday will be leftovers or last minute.  I’m not too worried about that because I don’t have practice after school!

And then, I took all of the things in red and added them to our other needed goods.  And then I divided everything but the section in the grocery store I would find them in, making it an ultra-quick trip to the store. 

From there, I got to meal planning.  I divvyed up fruits, sliced veggies, made up the lasagna, cooked all of the meats, and so on and so forth… meal number one was a success last night Smile

Welp, that’s how I spent my Sunday! It is totally worth it now, though, since I can just grab and go!

How do you plan your meals for the week?

P.S. Stay warm!!! I hope it’s warm where you are…

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13 Responses to Type A Meal Planning

  1. I hope it goes well for you and I’m wishing you the best of luck. I know you are going to look fabulous on your wedding day.
    Hollie recently posted…Lake Effect Series: EdnosMy Profile

  2. Nice job Nikki!!! I don’t meal plan to this extent but I can see how it is helpful. I am totally happy eating the same thing for breakfast and lunch for a week so that is what I typically end up doing. Just keep tons of fruit and veggies around and you will do great!

    You should try bell peppers for a snack, they are my favorite!!
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  3. yippeeee for meal planning! That sweet potato pizza sounds delicious!

  4. holy moly you are good! I still have yet to meal plan. I am good at meal prepping but I just do the basics. no fancy stuff.. way too lazy for that haha
    Alex @ therunwithin recently posted…Divergent: The big 3My Profile

  5. will you come meal plan for me!!! those looks so delicious! we should defiantly share recipes :)
    kristen @ livinlifeinlouie recently posted…2013: A Year in ReviewMy Profile

  6. Great job tracking! I really need to start doing this again. No excuse, just have to stop being lazy! :)
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  7. Go you! This is definitely being on-top of things! And the pizza sweet potatoes sound good even to this veggie! ;-)

  8. Love meal planning!! Unfortunately yours is WAY healthier than mine :)

  9. Way to be girl! When I over-plan I usually do better than under-planning. I usually write out my main dish dinners at the beginning of the week, but that’s about all. I eat leftover a lot for lunch and always have some lunchmeat on hand for sandwiches. Breakfasts are generally same old, same old–oats, cereal or smoothies–boring but consistent!
    Kate @KateMovingForward recently posted…Citrus Fruit SaladMy Profile

  10. Can you come meal plan for me?? LoL. Today, I went to our local Produce outlet and just bought whatever looked fresh and delicious (their produce is cheap but hit or miss). Now, I have to meal plan with what I have!

  11. I don’t meal plan much these days, but I do like to make big batches of some sort of base food like quinoa or rice and beans to pair with a shatton of veggies!! Having the base already made makes life so much easier.
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  12. I’m all about the meal planning! Your meals for this week look delicious!
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  13. I love how detailed you’ve made this meal plan. It fits my personality type too :) Hope it has been going well for you this week!
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