I recently discovered the Organizing Junkie blog, run by the lovely Laura. She hosts an event every week, Menu Plan Monday, so I plan on participating from now on.
Not only does planning out a week of meals save time and energy, it can save you a lot of money on groceries and make your trips to the store more productive!
Here is my plan for this week:
Dinner – Sweet and sour konnyaku with sauteed okra
Dessert – Mashed bananas with whipped cream and cinnamon
Dinner – Caesar salad with eggs and sauteed vegetarian fish rolls
Dessert – Cinnamon sugar toast
Dinner – Fresh vegetarian spring rolls and curried butternut squash fries
Dessert – Oranges and yogurt
Dinner – Sesame mustard radish salad and stir-fried konnyaku
Dessert – Baked apples with honey and cinnamon
Dinner – Spicy thai papaya salad with chopped vegetarian fish rolls
Dessert – Toast with nutella
Saturday: Out with friends
This menu provides some interesting insight into my diet. I enjoy dessert, and firmly believe that it should be the ending to every nighttime meal. Because of this, I eat light meals and try to have my desserts be slightly more nutritious than is typical. Whereas one person may enjoy chowing down on a hearty sandwich and skipping the sweets, I would prefer to have a wholesome salad or soup or mix of vegetables and protein PLUS a dessert that helps me get my required daily nutrients. My desserts are more than just a guilty nibble of some sugary creation; they are an intricate part of my life and I want them to stay that way.
If you’re reading this and suddenly my blog makes much more sense to you, I’m glad! I hope it allows you to indulge without regret and enjoy life to the fullest!
Look forward to some pictures and recipes of the above-mentioned meals. As always, happy eating!