Again? Really?... and my May meal plan

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Amy and I are embarking on No Sugar May... 

This will be my 4th year doing a no sugar month. I wasn't going to do it again, but when I heard that Amy was I knew that I really should do it too! In years past, no sugar month has really helped to kick start me on healthy less processed eating. 

Lately LOTS of processed foods have made their way back into our diets and I really desire to cut them out once again and get back to making scratch made foods for my family. 

Amy has her list of exceptions on her blog so I thought I would share mine here as well! 

Exception #1- Bread, the sprouted grain bread that I buy from Costco does contain organic evaporated cane juice. I am not a sandwich person so the rare times that I will eat a sandwich I will still use this bread. 

Exception #2- Eating out. In years past I have made myself crazy asking restaurants what items may contain sugar. This year if we do eat out I will just order a sensible meal and pass on dessert. If we are at a friends for dinner, I will eat what they serve and pass on dessert. 

Exception #3- Mother's Day. It's also our 7 year engagement anniversary. We will probably eat out that day and I may indulge in something sweet! ... or a donut and/or Starbucks... those are my celebration foods :) 

Exception #4- Mints and Gum. I usually buy the organic peppermints from Trader Joe's. They do contain sugar but I still plan to use them as needed when we are out and about!

As usual, I will choose honey, maple syrup, and liquid stevia drops to sweeten things. 

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I've been in a bit of a meal plan rut lately so I pulled out my Deceptively Delicious Cookbooks and am going to make a few of those recipes this month. Meals from the cookbooks are highlighted in green. 

Here's my May meal plan! 

Wednesday the 1st- Popcorn Fish Nuggets with Rosemary Roasted Carrots
Thursday the 2nd- Eating at PF Changs with my Grandparents
Friday the 3rd- Bean and Cheese Enchiladas with Avocado

Monday the 6th- Roast Chicken with Potatoes, Onions, and Carrots
Tuesday the 7th- Southwest Soup
Wednesday the 8th- Brown Butter Sage Chicken with Roast Green Beans
Thursday the 9th- Feta Salmon with Sauteed Carrots and Steamed Broccoli
Friday the 10th- Rice Balls with Baked Sweet Potatoes and Caesar Salad

Monday the 13th- Aloha Chicken Kabobs with Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Tuesday the 14th- Honey Mustard Chicken with Roasted Carrots and Steamed Broccoli
Wednesday the 15th- Spaghetti Pie with Caesar Salad
Thursday the 16th- Pineapple BBQ Grilled Salmon with Zucchini 
Friday the 17th- Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, and Peas

Monday the 20th- Turkey Chili topped Sweet Potatoes
Tuesday the 21st- Lasagna with Caesar Salad
Wednesday the 22nd- Knock off Chick-fil-A Sandwiches with Baked French Fries (I need to try my new pampered chef french fry cutter!)
Thursday the 23rd- Lemon Butter Salmon with Roasted Green Beans
Friday the 24th- Chicken Parmesan with Steamed Broccoli

Monday the 27th- Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Tuesday the 28th- Stuffed Shells with Steamed Broccoli
Wednesday the 29th- Shredded Chicken Tacos
Thursday the 30th- Potato Soup with Pioneer Woman's Rosemary Rolls
Friday the 31st- Pizza and Salad

2 comments:

Emily said...

I'm with you on the processed foods getting to frequent :/ I am still trying to find a schedule that works with my jobs. Between working out and eating healthy.. it's been hard!
Good luck to you both!

openid said...

What are "Stuffed Shells with Steamed Broccoli"? Sounds good!?!

 
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