Since it worked so well to blog my menu last week, I’m doing the same this week. Planning ahead is key, even when things get hectic.
This week’s breakfast of choice: Eggo’s Nutrigrain Waffles and 1 tbsp. all-fruit spread
Lunches this week are mainly “day after” left overs from the dinners listed below:
Tuesday: grilled chicken drumsticks, baked potatoes, steamed veggies
Wednesday: super-veggie and ground turkey marinara and pasta
Thursday: turkey enchilada casserole (this is a repeat from last week–I made 2 and froze one–we’ll see if it thaws OK)
Friday: graduation party
Saturday: church festival
Sunday: birthday open house
Monday: veggie alfredo sauce and pasta
My super-social weekend leads me to my next meandering….SOCIAL EATING. Yikes, stripes. Nearly every Tales blog that I read mentioned challenges over Mother’s Day weekend. The month of May is a lot like December but no one notices because it’s outside–between Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, first communions, graduations and other social functions, it’s a little nuts. Planning a menu at home is hard enough–planning how to eat at a function is harder.
What I have found is that if nothing special’s going on, I can’t eat like something special is going on. This way, when situations arise, I can indulge a little without feeling guilty. If I see my week laid out before me like it is above, I know I have to stick to my guns as much as possible on “normal” days. And even on days like tomorrow, when we are doing our monthly “staff birthday” at work. There’s no need to indulge, I don’t really even care for most of my coworkers. (which is another story all together that I’ll get into once a few more things fall into place)
So…….for social situations I :
a) always bring something I know is “safe” for me to eat–fruit salad, veggie tray, low-cal dip and baked chips, stuff like that
b) eat a little of what interests me, but try not to over do it
c) eat well leading up to the event–low cal breakfast, getting all my water in, low cal lunch.
Some people say to eat before you go (think Scarlett in the Gone with the Wind)—that doesn’t work for me, because when I see a food table, I MUST GRAZE. But if it’s a breakfast or lunch occassion, I won’t eat much the rest of the day.
We’ll see how that goes for me, now won’t we??