What an unusually productive weekend. Thanks to some new bottles of iron and Vitamin C, I actually got out of bed before noon and did stuff. As an ode to adulthood and taking care of myself/ourselves, here is the lovechild of my affinity for lists, need for control, and energy to entertain both this weekend.
Meals 9/16 – 9/20
Monday: Crock Pot Tortilla Soup // The recipe calls for pulled chicken but I’ll be using roasted pork.
Notes: I have adapted most of the recipe to my own liking. About two pound of pork loin worked perfectly. Cilantro really brings it all together. We’ll freeze most of the extra for a lazy night.
Tuesday: Crock Pot Galumpkis And Kielbasa // I will replace the rice with quinoa, my first experiment with the smarter grain.
Notes: Quinoa was a win flavor/texture wise, and its volume increased more than I thought. It’s important to have a ripe cabbage, or the pieces rip off and you end up with weirdly shaped glumpkis (see photo).
Wednesday: Pulled Pork Tacos // Using the pork leftover from the soup recipe, and served with homemade pico de gallo. Cilantro lime brown rice or quinoa on the side, depending on the outcome of Monday’s quinoa experiment.
Thursday: Food blogger event with Elliot, so no cooking.
Friday: Gorgonzola And Bacon Stuffed Chicken // Because I ran out of ideas and I know how to stuff chicken. We have a few greens and mushrooms on hand that I can whip up as sides.
Meal planning is a true accomplishment at our house because the recipes need to be low carb and (mostly) gluten-free for yours truly. This is where I draw inspiration.
Also in the realm of roundhouse kicking the world in the face, I recently mastered a workday eating schedule that is healthy, low carb, and gluten-free. The best part is that I’m not hangry and falling asleep at my desk at 3 p.m.
10 a.m. – Atkins bar
12 p.m. – Turkey/chicken and cheese roll-ups
2 p.m. – Yogurt and fruit
4 p.m. – Fruit or veggies – My Nalgene should be empty by this point.
I might have a snack before supper depending on what time it will be ready. I can’t eat one huge supper meal, but instead will eat a smaller portion to start with and maybe a little more later.
Taking care of my body is complicated but it’s worth it.