HEALTHY Meal Planning & Organized Smart Phone Shopping Lists
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Happy Monday all -I hope your weekend was splendid! Mine was, although I am desperately awaiting spring and warmer weather! Although, I will settle for some sunshine for now :)
I thought I would share with you all how and what I prepare for meals. My husband and I are what you might call Flexitarian….what is that you ask?? Well, we eat meat very rarely and it’s usually turkey or fish, and we almost always are vegetarian. I also try to stick to Organic items. With spring around the corner and (ehem) bathing suit season, it doesn’t hurt to cut some calories and trim some fat from your meals.
I know a lot of people think that eating healthy is time consuming. This is totally and completely wrong – it is just a different lifestyle, I actually think it takes the same amount of time to prepare meals. I recently started using a grocery shopping app for my smart phone called, Out of Milk, that saves me lots of time and scratch paper. It makes shopping so easy! It has all your local ads and you can easily browse through and add items to your list as well as being able to type in your own items. You can share it with anyone you like, so that way my husband or myself can stop at the store and there is no worry whether we forgot the list or he can’t read my hand writing.
I also love using Pinterest for meal ideas and I sure many of you do this as well! If you want tons of healthy options – check out my Pinterest recipe pins HERE. It makes finding recipes so easy and pretty much makes cook books a thing of the past! If you aren’t using this as a meal planning tool you are missing out!
I also thought I would share what I plan on making this week with links to the recipes so you can give them a try yourself. Also, keep in mind to it’s ok to try your own twist on meals – I know I do :) If I am missing and ingredient I may substitute something else. Luckily – there are no rules! Happy eating everyone!! :)
Monday: Mushroom & Scallion Frittata
Tuesday: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos
Wednesday: Portobello, Broccoli and Red Pepper Melts
Thursday: Spinach linguine ( I will probably add more veggies to this than the recipe calls for just to spice it up ;)
Friday: Spinach & Mushroom Quesadillas