Meal Planning and Changes to the Blog
Posted on April 27, 2014 | By email@example.com | 28 responses
Today I spent a long time in the kitchen getting ready for the upcoming week. I have some things to do after work Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, so I wanted to get some of my meals prepped ahead of time to make for less work when its time to cook dinner.
Before we went grocery shopping this morning, I planned out our meals for the week using Pinterest. I usually plan meals by searching on Pinterest, using recipes I have saved, or looking at blogs. I also make recipes from the Runner’s World Cookbook pretty often. This week I found several new recipes to try, so I am going to share my weekly meal plan:
Sunday: Skinny Orange Chicken with quinoa and broccoli
I prepped the sauce and quinoa.
Monday: Roasted chicken with red potatoes and asparagus (I hope to go to body pump Monday evening, so this meal can be prepped ahead and Rob can put it in the oven when he gets home from work, so it will be ready to eat when I get home from class).
I chopped up some the veggies so it will be easier to put together tomorrow.
Tuesday: Pasta Primavera with chicken.
I also chopped up most of the veggies I will need for this meal
Wednesday: Rob volunteered to cook fajitas:)
Thursday: Chicken fingers with sweet potatoes and green beans
I should have enough time to make this on Thursday.
Friday: Pasta, turkey meatballs, salad
I froze half of the meatballs I made last week, so I’ll just defrost them this week.
Saturday: Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli with rice (We usually go to church on Saturday evenings and don’t get home until 7, so its nice to have something ready when we get home.)
I also prepped:
Hummus: using this recipe
Black Bean Brownies: I tried a new version from The Little Honey Bee
I also peeled and chopped beets to keep in the freezer and use in smoothies:
And washed and sliced strawberries, and washed blackberries. I am planning to use these with plain Greek yogurt this week.
I also wanted to share that I am getting ready to start the process of making some changes to the blog. While I still feel like my blog is relatively “new”, after 9 months of blogging I feel like I have learned more about what I want to share through this blog. When I first started out, I thought I would (obviously) talk about running, but I also expected to talk about drinking wine and social things. I have realized I hardly ever talk about drinking. I think that’s because its not a big part of my life. Instead, I have found that I enjoy sharing my efforts to find balance between running, working out, healthy eating, and some indulgences.
I have also wanted to make the switch to self-hosting, which will give me more options for designing my blog. For now, Running Out Of Wine won’t be going anywhere, but I will be brainstorming what I want this blog to be and how I will make that happen. It may switch as early as this week…or it may be a month. It all kids of depends on how creative I am and how complicated some of this technical stuff is.
I would love to hear any comments about what you have liked reading about, or what you would like to see more of on the blog! I feel like connecting with readers and other blogs as helped to give my blog its identity, so I don’t want anyone to stop reading if I make changes!
What are your meal planning strategies?
If you blog, have you ever made big changes (ie blog name, switch to self-hosting, etc.)?
Any suggestions for me as I am about to start this process?!