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#1 of 9 Old 03-30-2009, 07:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Is there no meal planning thread for April? If there is, please delete this.

So far, I've got:

Mon30 Start South Beach Diet!
Breakfast: grilled tomato and mushrooms, turkey sausage patty
Lunch: turkey, zucchini rollups with lettuce, carrot sticks
Dinner: beef and broccoli salad, cashews and water chestnuts with asian dressing

Tues31
Breakfast: green tea, pork sausage patty, cucumber and lowfat cottage cheese
Lunch: large salad with nuts and meat leftovers and nuts
Dinner: turkey meatballs, tzatziki, greek salad, green beans


APRIL 2009

Wed 1
Breakfast: egg white omelet, spinach and onions, diced tomatoes
Lunch: tomato soup, ham rollups with cukes and sprouts
Dinner: pork tenderloin, wilted endive with nuts, grilled eggplant (top DH’s with feta, mine with diced tomatoes and red onions)


Thur2
Breakfast: pork sausage patty, zucchini sticks, tea
Lunch: broccoli beef salad, cashews, water chestnuts, asian dressing
Dinner: grilled chicken breasts (x2), roasted cauliflower, Greek salad (no cheese for me)


Fri3
Breakfast:egg-white omelet, wilted spinach with soy sauce and sesame seeds
Lunch: large salad with veggies, nuts, some meat cubes
Dinner: lean steaks, green beans, curried roasted veggies


Sat4
Dinner: out on date!

Sun5
Breakfast: pork patty, diced tomatoes, wilted spinach
Lunch: turkey rollups with zucchini and lettuce, carrot sticks
Dinner: stir fry with leftover meat, zucchini, and cashews (no rice for me)

Mon6
Dinner: turkey Swedish meatballs, wilted spinach salad, roasted carrots with cinnamon and honey

Tues7
Dinner: eggplant rolls with ricotta and spinach and pine nuts

Wed8
Dinner: ham and fig rolls

Thur9
Dinner:

Fri10
Dinner: Steak Diane, roasted cauliflower, leafy green salad
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This is as far as I've gotten:

1-tacos
2-dinner at my mom's
3-spaghetti, breadsticks, salad
4-t-bone steak, some sort of potato
5-cow pies, mashed potatoes, corn
6-breakfast - sausage patties, fried potatoes, fried eggs, toast
7-grilled fish and veggies, roasted potatoes
8-grilled steak, salad, fettucine alfredo
9-dinner at my mom's
10-ham and potato soup, bread
11-ham & pineapple kabobs, stir fried veggies, roasted potatoes
12-quesadillas
13-breaded pork chops, mashed potatoes, green beans
14-burritos
15-pork stir fry
16-dinner at my mom's
17-19 - camping so camping food

Breakfasts are usually oatmeal, toast or bagels, lunch is leftovers or sandwiches.
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Dinners:

1) Steak, steamed broccoli, bread
2) Asian stir-fry, egg rolls, wantons
3) Chipoltle-kissed red bean and sweet potato chili, corn, bread
4) Baked pasta, steamed carrots, garlic bread
5) Bean and vegetable stew, bread
6) Eat out
7) Meatloaf, green beans, biscuits
8) Pinto beans and onions, corn bread
9) Baked salmon, streamed broccoli, bread
10) Brown rice and squash crock pot risotto, bread
11) Cottage Pie, bread
12) Home-made pizza
13) Fish fillets, bread, french fries
14) Crock-pot stuffed zucchini, bread
15) Pork chops, green beans, bread
16) Biscuits and sausage gravy, corn
17) Salmon cakes, angel hair pasta in olive oil, steamed broccoli
18) Pinto beans and onions, corn bread
19) Lentils and eggplants with brown rice, bread
20) Tacos, corn
21) Baked pasta (frozen left-overs), steamed carrots, garlic bread
22) Chipoltle-kissed red bean and sweet potato chili (frozen left-overs), corn, bread
23) Butter beans, baked sweet potatos, bread
24) Baked salmon, streamed broccoli, bread
25) Cottage Pie (frozen left-overs), bread
26) Biscuits and sausage gravy, corn
27) Fish fillets, french fries, bread
28) Home-made pizza
29) Pinto beans and onions, corn bread
30) Eat out
31) Gingery chickpeas in tomato sauce, bread

Lunch:
Salad, sandwiches (sliced meat, tuna salad, egg salad or PB&J), cheese quesadillas, fruit, apple sauce, hummus on pitas, left-overs, carrots and celery with peanut butter, and DH loves potato chips

Breakfast:
Mostly oatmeal with apples or raisens, eggs and toast, fruit, yogurt, or cereal


Pinto beans and corn bread is super cheap, so we eat it about once a week to make up for more expensive food like salmon and steak (and eating out). I also make all our bread and biscuits in bulk about once a week or so and that saves a lot of money...plus, I can make sure all the ingredients are healthy.
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Your menu sounds so yummy! I'm gonna have to check out the South Beach diet!

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Is there no meal planning thread for April? If there is, please delete this.

So far, I've got:

Mon30 Start South Beach Diet!
Breakfast: grilled tomato and mushrooms, turkey sausage patty
Lunch: turkey, zucchini rollups with lettuce, carrot sticks
Dinner: beef and broccoli salad, cashews and water chestnuts with asian dressing

Tues31
Breakfast: green tea, pork sausage patty, cucumber and lowfat cottage cheese
Lunch: large salad with nuts and meat leftovers and nuts
Dinner: turkey meatballs, tzatziki, greek salad, green beans


APRIL 2009

Wed 1
Breakfast: egg white omelet, spinach and onions, diced tomatoes
Lunch: tomato soup, ham rollups with cukes and sprouts
Dinner: pork tenderloin, wilted endive with nuts, grilled eggplant (top DH’s with feta, mine with diced tomatoes and red onions)


Thur2
Breakfast: pork sausage patty, zucchini sticks, tea
Lunch: broccoli beef salad, cashews, water chestnuts, asian dressing
Dinner: grilled chicken breasts (x2), roasted cauliflower, Greek salad (no cheese for me)


Fri3
Breakfast:egg-white omelet, wilted spinach with soy sauce and sesame seeds
Lunch: large salad with veggies, nuts, some meat cubes
Dinner: lean steaks, green beans, curried roasted veggies


Sat4
Dinner: out on date!

Sun5
Breakfast: pork patty, diced tomatoes, wilted spinach
Lunch: turkey rollups with zucchini and lettuce, carrot sticks
Dinner: stir fry with leftover meat, zucchini, and cashews (no rice for me)

Mon6
Dinner: turkey Swedish meatballs, wilted spinach salad, roasted carrots with cinnamon and honey

Tues7
Dinner: eggplant rolls with ricotta and spinach and pine nuts

Wed8
Dinner: ham and fig rolls

Thur9
Dinner:

Fri10
Dinner: Steak Diane, roasted cauliflower, leafy green salad
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Wednesday, April 01: Salad and baked potato
Thursday, April 02: Chicken pot pie and salad
Friday, April 03: Hamburgers and fries
Saturday, April 04: homemade pizza


Sunday, April 05: Bulgar salad with kale and salami
Monday, April 06: Cookout at friend’s
Tuesday, April 07: BLT and salad
Wednesday, April 08: Burritos with chips & salsa
Thursday, April 09: Out to eat
Friday, April 10: Chicken curry over jasmine rice and naan bread
Saturday, April 11: Shrimp fra diavolo and bread


Sunday, April 12: Easter dinner
Monday, April 13: Hearty greens soup with bowtie pasta and tomatoes and bread
Tuesday, April 14: Spaghetti, garlic, onion, and tomato
Wednesday, April 15: Chicken salad sandwich and chips
Thursday, April 16: Salad and baked potato
Friday, April 17: Mahi-mahi and couscous
Saturday, April 18: Tuna in a tomato and chips


Sunday, April 19: Grilled chicken pasta salad with artichokes
Monday, April 20: French toast and eggs
Tuesday, April 21: Sausage and sauerkraut
Wednesday, April 22: Pork chops and baked potato
Thursday, April 23: Kerri’s birthday
Friday, April 24: Dinner out before concert
Saturday, April 25: Grilled chicken salad and baked potato


Sunday, April 26: Meatloaf, salad, and frozen veggies
Monday, April 27: Hearty greens soup with bowtie pasta and tomatoes & bread
Tuesday, April 28: Parmesan chicken cutlets and asparagus
Wednesday, April 29: Grilled cheese and tater tots
Thursday, April 30: Chicken and spinach quesadillas with chips and guacamole
Friday, May 01: Lemon chicken and frozen veggies
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This is my first full month of meal planning. We did really well in the last part of March when I started. We may move things around but nothing got dropped. Wednesday is standard left over night as DH has practice and we just don't have time to cook once i get home from work.

2-Apr Pasta carbonara with bread
3-Apr BBQ chicken in the crockpot with fresh cornbread and broccoli
4-Apr Mushroom risotto with spinach salad
5-Apr Roast Chicken with green beans and fresh bread
6-Apr corn fritters with rice and spinach salad
7-Apr Chicken tacos w/ rice and beans
8-Apr Left overs
9-Apr Chile Stew
10-Apr eggplant parmasan
11-AprPork butt in the crockpot
12-AprMathias b-day party
13-AprCorn chowder with bread
14-AprChicken and brocolli casserole
15-AprLeft overs
16-Aprpasta fagoli
17-Aprpork chops with potatoes and salad
18-Aprcrab cakes
19-Aprblack eyed peas and shrimp
20-AprBean Burgers
21-AprChicken pot pie
22-AprLeft overs
23-AprDanish meatballs
24-Aprpasta with italian sausage and vodka sauce
25-AprTurkey gravy and bisquits
26-AprBean soup with ham
27-AprLeft overs
28-AprTilapia
29-Aprpasta with almond garlic sauce
30-AprTurkey Chile

Pernille, Married to : mom to my 2 littel boys :4/12/07 and : 8/24/09
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Here is ours for next week...
Monday - Shepard's Pie, Rolls
Tuesday - Parmesan Chicken, Spaghetti, Green Beans, Garlic Bread
Wednesday - Leftovers
Thursday - Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Friday - Leftover Soup
Saturday - Ham, Mac & Cheese, Peas
Sunday - Turkey Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries

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The rest of April:

20-camping leftovers, steak, hot dogs, etc
21-nachos
22-pork chops & rice
23-dinner at my mom's
24-homemade sausage pizza, fruit
25-breakfast-fried potatoes, sausage patties, fried eggs, toast
26-pork roast, mashed potatoes, green beans
27-pulled pork sandwiches, roasted potatoes
28-quesadillas
29-steak bites, twice baked potatoes, honey carrots
30-dinner at my mom's
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Here's mine from yesterday to the end of May:
4/18/2009chicken kabobs w/ chimichurri sauce; curry couscous
4/19/2009asparagus and eggs
4/20/2009cauliflower and cheese; spinach
4/21/2009Caribbean black beans; rice; oranges
4/22/2009hummus, olives/pickles, bread, cheese
4/23/2009hot dogs, sweet potato fries
4/24/2009chicken nuggets, broccoli gratin
4/25/2009frittata; asparagus vinaigrette
4/26/2009chicken fajitas; guacamole
4/28/2009sliced avocado, bread, pickles, cheese, raw vegetables
4/29/2009broccoli-cheese soup; cornbread
4/30/2009huevos rancheros; avocados
5/1/2009chicken leg quarters, grilled; sweet potatoes on grill
5/2/2009bean pasta; chicken thighs with tomato sauce
5/3/2009creamed tuna with peas on toast; green beans
5/4/2009dal; rice; curried cauliflower
5/5/2009enchiladas
5/6/2009macaroni and cheese (Dreamfields pasta); broccoli
5/7/2009salmon; quinoa in Asian broth; sesame spinach
5/8/2009chicken tamale pie (Mom's salsa)
5/9/2009tuna sandwiches; chicken soup
5/10/2009chicken Korma; rice; snap peas
5/11/2009salad with bacon, homemade ranch
5/12/2009chicken with cream soup; rice; green beans
5/13/2009rice noodles with peanut sauce
5/14/2009Caribbean black beans; cornbread; salad or cooked greens
5/15/2009French onion soup, bread
5/16/2009grilled sausages; raw vegetables and dip
5/17/2009baked salmon; roasted vegetables
5/18/2009chicken leg quarters; corn or other vegetable on the grill
5/19/2009chicken salad sandwiches, cucumber/tomato salad
5/20/2009cauliflower/cheese; sliced tomatoes
5/21/2009quinoa in broth; chicken with wine sauce; snap peas
5/22/2009pan-fried salmon; stir-fried asian vegetables
5/23/2009black bean soup with sausage; rice
5/24/2009hummus, crackers, cheese, pickles, vegetables
5/25/2009cucumber, bacon, and tomato sandwiches; sweet potato fries
5/26/2009chicken chili; cornbread
5/27/2009tuna melts; olives/pickles; raw vegetables and dip
5/28/2009fish chowder; cornbread
5/29/2009frittata; sauteed onions and squash
5/30/2009chicken nuggets; raw vegetables; dips
5/31/2009chicken kabobs, rice, spinach
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