I don’t know about you but I look forward to TACO Tuesday and anytime we have a special night planned for dinner. Schools use this theming game to get kids to remember what they will be having during the week – So why don’t we do this at home?
We can theme our week for more productivity. Yes, more productivity.
When we take some of the thinking and planning off our plate and give ourselves fewer choices it allows us to think more efficiently.
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Meatless Monday – Salads, Veggie overload
Taco Tuesday – Tacos or Nachos
Asian Food Wednesday – Pre-made or Stir fry
Breakfast for Dinner Thursday – Eggs, Omelets, Casserole
Italian Friday – Pizza, Pasta
Sandwich Saturday – Burgers, Patties, Lettuce wrapped, Deli Style
Slow Cook Sunday – Crock Pot or Labored Love
These still offer a lot of choices and thankfully with the support of Pinterest, you can now plan a whole weeks dinner in less than 10 minutes. That means you can go to the store and get all the ingredients you need for the week and that grocery store trip is no longer an excuse to not eat at home for the night.
No more fast food means that you take control of your spending and your (and your family’s) food.
This can also be something beyond that, maybe this is a new step in the direction of shared meals. Make it a friendly week by having each friend commit to a night that they enjoy cooking a certain type of food. Billy host dinner on Monday, Sally on Tuesday….ect.
Now, if you are a Pinterest junkie, I warn you to NOT go and pin 50 recipes right now because you will most likely get so caught up in that that you will not actually choose ones to use and therefor not utilize this super SIMPLE system.
You can create your 7 Boards with the themed title you choose. Then find 2 recipes per day, you can rotate these two food choices for about a month! Keep working those until you feel like you can cook them well – then repeat.
Keep in mind that your meal plan for the summer will be different than your meal plan in the winter. See The Three Season Diet or Ayurveda Seasonal Eating.
In general I coach that Lunch should be your heavy or raw meal and that dinner should be easy to process like soups.
I have saved some healthy options to inspire you. Click on the links and start planning a week of cooking that you will look forward to!