I’ve really been working on meal planning. This is helpful for a few reasons:
- I spend less money at the grocery store
- I take less trips to the grocery store
- I eat something more interesting than yogurt every night
Since Alex hasn’t moved into his new place yet, we’ve been eating dinner together pretty much every night. No complaints here. It gives me an excuse to try new recipes, and since he’s taken to the whole vegetarian thing, it works out pretty well. But it also means that I can’t count yogurt and a sweet potato as dinner. Look how far I’ve come. The other benefit of planning out my meals is that I can cook a little extra at dinner, and then have leftovers for lunch! Winning all around. (And saving more money.)
Anyways, this is what I ate
I’m still loving smoothies, but I tried a new kind of protein powder. Even though I reviewed a bunch of different protein powders here I hadn’t tried Sun Warrior yet. I’d heard great things, and I was interested in a plant based protein powder, rather than whey, so I had to give it a try. This stuff is a little pricy, but it tastes awesome. I’d highly recommend it.
I had leftovers from Sunday’s TVP Tacos, so I brought the filling in for lunch on Monday. I think I liked it even better without the wrap. The avocado makes this so creamy, and the TVP really fills you up. So much protein!
I wasn’t feeling great on Monday night and I was craving some comfort food. I ended up making an epic grilled cheese and it was quite delicious. Served with a side of homemade tomato soup… it totally hit the spot. I’ll post the full recipe for this on Friday. I think this might make it into the regular rotation.