Recipes and Weekly Meal Plans: April 8-April 14

Gwen M.
on 4/11/19 8:05 am, edited 4/11/19 8:13 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Hi all.

Partypollyanna reminded me that I've been wanting to get a weekly recipe post going. The daily eating posts are great, but people don't always include the recipes they're cooking. The recipe forum isn't super active either. So I figure trying to get this going on the main forum might be fun/useful.

I'll try to post it weekly, usually on Friday or Saturday for the week to come. If you plan what you're cooking weekly, feel free to chime in on your meal planning day. If you pick recipes more or less often, chime in on the most recent post when it makes sense for your life to do so! :) I hope that makes sense, and if not, that it will make sense as time goes on. If you don't plan a week of meals, just share the recipes you're making for the week or the day or whatever.

Please include recipes - either the text of the recipe or a link to the recipe. If the recipe comes from a source other than your brain, please let us know the source too!

I'll start with my meal plan and recipes for this week today. I'll probably post my meal plan and recipes for next week tomorrow, since Friday is my meal planning day. I typically plan dinners for five nights a week, three of those nights I try to keep to easy/simple things, we eat from leftovers for lunches and the two unplanned nights of the week.

Here goes, please join in!

Monday, April 8 - Instant Pot Kerala Parippu Curry (Lentils in Coconut Curry) with Baked Curried Tofu, rice for the guys
We've been doing meatless Mondays for about two months now. I used a combination of moong and masoor dal, since that's what I had in the house. I made about a pound of tofu and added that to the curry at the end.

Tuesday, April 9 - Leftovers from the freezer, heated up in slow cooker: Creamy Crock-Pot Chicken Arrabbiata and Better Chicken Marsala, pasta for the guys
I'm working on cleaning out the freezers to prepare for our upcoming move. I figured these two dishes would work well together and they did! Both were tasty on their own originally too.

Wednesday, April 10 - Beef Taco Bake

Thursday, April 11 - Leftovers from the freezer, heated up in slow cooker: Pork al Pastor (just the pork part, not the salsa) and Carnitas, tortillas for the guys
Similar to Tuesday's meal, these were two blocks of previously cooked food in the freezer. I figure they'll combine well together in the slow cooker...

Friday, April 12 - FFS
In our house this means "fend for self." I'm out of town, so my aim was to make a lot of food M-Th for the guys to have enough.

Saturday, April 13 - FFS

Sunday, April 14 - FFS

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 4/11/19 9:09 am
VSG on 12/10/13

We use Dream Dinners, which is a freezer-meal-prep service, but it wouldn't be too hard to figure out the recipes on your own.

Monday: Baked pan meal, chicken breasts topped with mozzarella and Italian seasoning on a bed of rice with mushroom soup. (I skipped the rice and did broccoli.)

Tuesday: Hot wing Tuesday!!

Wednesday: Chicken sliders. Chicken tenders, provolone cheese, crispy onions, chipotle mayo on little ciabatta rolls. (Skipped the bread and ate the chicken with toppings.)

Thursday: Ham and cheese quiche. (Mix scrambled eggs with chopped ham lunch meat and shredded cheddar. Add some sort of Mexican seasoning. Pour into a frozen pie crust or greased pie pan and bake.) I put salsa on mine.

Friday: Takeout from our awesome local build-your-own chopped salad place. My go-to is chicken breast, chickpeas, feta cheese, tomatoes, and pepperoncinis with FF garlic vinaigrette on romaine. I can easily get two or three meals out of one massive salad!

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Derby Strong!


HW 300 / LW 150 / Post-regain goal: 170

Liz J.
on 4/11/19 11:00 am, edited 4/12/19 1:18 am - Saint Louis, MO
DS on 11/29/16

Breakfast- Always a protein shake w/cold brew and tossed in freezer for 45 minutes.

Lunch- (Mon-Fri) Ham/turkey/chicken wrap (5 net carbs)

Snacks- (Mon-Fri) Cucumbers w/Ranch dressing, Protein Bar

Dinners-

Monday- Grilled Chicken w/steamed broccoli and a jar of Alfaro sauce! YUM!

Tuesday- Chicken Enchiladas from Sam's Club! (I ate the stuffing and the cheese!)

Wednesday- Eggs and sausage (tried a high fiber English muffin... yuck!)

Thursday- FFS (fend for yourself!)

Friday- *Parmesan encrusted tilapia (Sam's) w/broccoli and cheese

Saturday-

Sunday-

Since I work Mon-Fri so breakfast, snacks, and lunch are all about the same. I just switch out the meat. Sometimes I change out more...

*updates

HW: 398.8 SW:356 GW: 175 CW:147

Gina 17 Yrs and Still
Here

on 4/12/19 6:43 am - Burleson , TX

COOK??

Hmmm...sounds interesting...I'll have to Google that word...

RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine

LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:160

I learn something new, EVERY day, from SOME body

Gwen M.
on 4/12/19 6:50 am
VSG on 03/13/14

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Ajeffries
on 4/12/19 12:42 pm
VSG on 01/27/16

It's a 4 letter cuss word

Citizen Kim
on 4/12/19 8:08 am - Castle Rock, CO

This is a great idea, I'll enjoy reading it every week!

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

dreamer1234
on 4/12/19 6:36 pm

i just love this post as sometimes i run out of ideas too cook. lately i have been baking chicken with a low sugar, fat free marinade on it. i do miss the sweets but i found a new one that i like. i take 4 egg whites and beat them until they are stiff and add 1 cup of stevia to this and beat a few min. more. then i spray a 9 inch pie pan with cooking spray and put this meringue in it and make it look like a pie shell. you bake this on 300 for 45 min until light brown and let it set in oven until it cools. then i take sugar free pudding that i mix with skim milk and let this set in bowl in refrigerator until it sets up. then i put pudding into cooked pie shell. you can also put sugar free, low fat whipped topping on it if you like. has anyone tried the high protein, low fat, low sugar ice-cream from aldi's? i just eat a tbs of it once in awhile but find it pretty good.

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