This week I burned out and hit a wall after working long hours. We made it through the first three days of the week before giving up the meal plan and giving in to eating out. Throw in a weekend of activities and the Super Bowl and the week of planned meals was a wash. Life happens and there are worse areas of life to get off track. Am I right?!
Here's how our week panned out:
Lunch: grain bowl salad. This week I switched from kale to arugula to keep things fresh.
Charlotte's Lunch: almond butter on whole grain, cheese, carrots, ham, and almonds.
Dinner: leftover beef stew and grilled romaine lettuce salad.
Lunch: whole wheat chicken nuggets with a side of garlic french fries
Dinner: pan seared scallops over a bed of quinoa and arugula with a side of parsnips.
Lunch: grain bowl salad
Charlotte's Lunch: Nutella on wheat bread, cheese, carrots, almonds and fruit gummies.
Dinner: Marcella Hazan's Bolognese. SO GOOD. Served on snowflake shaped pasta, per the toddler's request.
Breakfast: bagel with cream cheese.
Lunch: leftover bolognese
Dinner: we were craving Chinese food so I found a new spot in the University area called Inchin's Bamboo Garden. It's a franchise/chain and it was only their fourth day being open. The food is good but a little expensive for the area, which is okay because we lack "upscale" restaurants near us. It was clean and the service was good. I'm going to wait a little to give them another try, they need to work a little bit on developing and deepening the flavor profiles of their dishes.
Here's what we ate: wonton soup, beef hot garlic, and fish creamy chili oil.
Breakfast: breakfast tacos from Babalu at Creative Mornings.
Lunch: Five Guys at the mall food court. Don't judge.
Charlotte's Lunch: Nutella on whole grain, cheese, carrots, almonds, and apple slices.
Dinner: Hot wings and potato skins at Three Monkey's, our favorite neighborhood bar. What?! We're working on our Super Bowl bodies. ;)
Lunch: lots of delicious bites at a friend's baby shower.
Dinner: homemade fajitas.
Lunch: The Dumpling Lady's dumplings and noodles.
Dinner: Super Bowl grub at two different parties. #mypantsdontfit
We're not on any specific (restriction) diet but after this week we may need to do a hard reset to get back into a healthier eating groove.