So first, a little preface.
I got my prenatal bloodwork results in and guess who is low on iron? Sigh. This mama.
I was already planning on meal planning this month (Seriously, I made a little calendar and everything!) but this is clearly a sign that we need to bump up our nutrient intake. And I don’t think that’s hard to do if you take a little bit of time to plan and not just wing it every night, like some of us (me!) do.
But first, let me explain that I AM NOT A PLANNER. It’s like pulling teeth for me. So I won’t be including our lunches, and I’m leaving two days up to chance– by letting my 11 year old daughter cook one day, and my husband (with the toddler’s help?) pick the other day. Plus we’re going to have pizza once a week. So.. that only leaves a few meals left. And I can totally do that.
I decided to step up my game and not only loosely plan our meals, but to look for nutrient dense recipes to accompany these ideas to help keep me on track. Will I stay on track? Um.. I’m not sure. I do think that if I post it on here I’ll feel more liable, plus I think some of you may appreciate these ideas as well.
While this may not be the most in depth meal plan you’ve ever seen, I know it’ll help me, and it may help you, so there.
- Sunday: My daughter will cook, she can pick whatever she wants.
- Monday: Pizza night: We all make our own pizzas (on homemade crust), with a healthy array of colorful veggies to choose from.
- Tuesday: Soup inspired: Ultimate Beef & Liver Chili from Mommypotamous
- Wednesday: Italian Inspired: Spinach Manicotti from the Lone Home Ranger
- Thursday: Asian Inspired: Japanese Eggplant Stirfry from Wild Greens and Sardines
- Friday: Mexican Inspired: Tacos. I’ll be using leftover chili from Tuesday as the filling for the tacos.
- Saturday: My husband cooks, his choice.
Are you a “planner”? Do you mealplan? Or what about some helpful tips for adding extra nutrition to common foods?