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Recent Eats: Less Than Stellar Planning Week

This has been one of those poor meal planning weeks where I’ve made three trips to the grocery that have resulted in being over the normal budget with not a lot to show for it. I’ve said this about a million times on my blog but doing one big trip is so much better for both my wallet and my stress levels. When I think about what I might make for breakfast, lunch, dinner and do one trip my fridge and pantry are much more well stocked than the one off late night grocery trips where I end up with a whole lot of random (and somehow always end up spending $30-$40).

Goal for next week: better meal planning. In the meantime, this week’s meals were still pretty great all things considered.

10.15smoothiecup

Smoothie in a cup. (I always mean to tell y’all that I use oversized mugs for my smoothies…not dainty teacups. Not to scale. Haha.) It was a mix of frozen figs, frozen banana, frozen strawberries, spinach, Premier Protein Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, plain greek yogurt, almond cashew milk blend and peanut butter. Topped with granola, shredded coconut and cacao nibs.

10.15smoothie

Another smoothie bowl with frozen bananas, frozen figs, frozen cherries, blueberries and raspberries, plain greek yogurt, almond cashew milk blend, almond butter, spinach and Premier Protein Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. To give you an idea of scale for the photo above, same amount of ingredients/yield in both smoothies!

10.15oatmeal

Banana egg white oatmeal (recipe) topped with Trader Joe’s Fig Butter and peanut butter.

10.15wrap

My favorite wrap that we serve at Y2 Yoga. It’s the Superflow Wrap with hummus, cucumbers, avocado and chicken.

10.15lunch

Salmon salad made with plain greek yogurt, lite mayo, smashed avocado, relish and kosher salt with crackers, cheese and apples.

10.15chili

White chicken chili that I didn’t have to cook. Yay for friends sending food over!

10.15chicken

Spiced chicken breasts (recipe) with roasted sweet potatoes and green peas.

10.15fish

Panko Parmesan crusted cod with roasted asparagus and roasted garlic herb potatoes.

10.15quinoa

Lentil and black quinoa mixed with onions, garlic, black beans, chorizo, fire roasted potatoes and spices over spinach and topped with avocado, cilantro, salsa verde, plain greek yogurt, shredded pepperjack and lime. YUM! A spin on my Mexican Quinoa recipe.

10.15cookie

Oatmeal raisin cookie from Sunflour Bakery.

10.15whoopiepie

And a super amazing pumpkin cream cheese whoopie pie that I brought home from Sunflour.

I think that’s all I’ve got for you right now.

If you’re missing my workouts, try this 4-3-2-1 workout. Love this format and use it in so many ways all the time!

How did you do on meals this week? Did you cook at home or eat out? What was the best thing you made?


{ 18 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Kiki October 15, 2015, 10:14 pm

    My trader joes discontinued frozen figs. I really miss them in my smoothies. Had I known, I would have stocked up!

    • 2
      Lauren October 16, 2015, 5:36 am

      Are you sure they’re discontinued or is it just a seasonal thing? My store only carries them sometimes (much to my disappointment…every time I go I buy like 10 bags!!)

  • 3
    Cassie Tran October 15, 2015, 11:30 pm

    Call me the queen of spontaneity! I don’t plan very well, either, but oh well! Sometimes no plan is the best plan XD Great food photos too! I love the smoothie bowl and the oatmeal!

    • 4
      Jen DeCurtins October 16, 2015, 12:37 pm

      Thanks!

  • 5
    Stephanie October 16, 2015, 12:32 am

    I am with you on shopping once a week. Way lower grocery bill, less stress and less eating out? Look forward to your post about why you moved? Thanks, love reading your blog!

    • 6
      Jen DeCurtins October 16, 2015, 12:39 pm

      Exactly! It also saves me a lot of time!

  • 7
    Jackie October 16, 2015, 1:36 am

    I’ve been using your wrap tutorial and making your yummy chicken, avocado, and Gouda wraps. Complete with the honey mustard. Delish! It’s been a nice change from sandwiches for lunch lately.

    • 8
      Jen DeCurtins October 16, 2015, 12:40 pm

      So happy to hear it! It’s one of my go-to lunch options and the honey mustard completes it!

  • 9
    Cara's Healthy Cravings October 16, 2015, 2:25 am

    I have been cooking a lot at home this week, mostly because my hubbie has been away, so I am not as likely to go out and grab a meal by myself. I have been eating a lot of mixed salad bowls with sweet potato, egg, avocado etc. and some leftover coconut green curry that lasted me for a few meals. Yay leftovers!

    • 10
      Jen DeCurtins October 16, 2015, 12:41 pm

      Yum!!

  • 11
    She Rocks Fitness October 16, 2015, 6:12 am

    Gosh it has been a while since I have stopped by here…Life has been kookie so it has been all about easy meals…Lots of eggs, squash, veggies, and basically anything I can whip together in one pan. Oh and all the apples and nut butter! XOXO

    • 12
      Jen DeCurtins October 16, 2015, 12:43 pm

      Busy week over here too! Apples with nut butter is one of my favorite snacks.

  • 13
    Sara @ Oats & Rows October 16, 2015, 6:25 am

    Sunflour has the best goodies! This week, I cooked a batch of ground beef for spinach taco salads, made a cauliflower-crust pizza topped with veggies, and homemade turkey meatballs. Best thing was the cauliflower-crust pizza for sure! I keep meaning to try your egg white oatmeal..perhaps this weekend!

    • 14
      Jen DeCurtins October 16, 2015, 12:45 pm

      It seriously takes your oatmeal to a whole new level! And yes! I can’t resist getting a treat every time I go in Sunfour.

  • 15
    Dani @ Dani California Cooks October 16, 2015, 7:10 pm

    I made 2 trip to the grocery this week and I see one more happening tonight…oh well!

    • 16
      Jen DeCurtins October 17, 2015, 6:58 pm

      It was one of those weeks!

  • 17
    Kara October 17, 2015, 8:33 pm

    Are your mugs from Anthropologie?

    • 18
      Jen DeCurtins October 18, 2015, 10:43 am

      No, this one was a gift from a friend. I’m not sure where she got it!

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