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Entries Tagged as 'meal planning'

Healthy Meal Plan for a Busy Spring Week

May 18th, 2008 · 6 Comments

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Tags: flexitarian · locavore · meal planning · quick meals · spring

All-Dairy-Free Week 2: My Meal Plan

May 5th, 2008 · 4 Comments

My dairy-free month is going well so far—one might even say too well.  As in, it appears the sheep and goat dairy was contributing some, um, lower-GI upset to my life.  Will I be able to add a bit of it back in later—perhaps just some goat yogurt (since I can’t have soy, after all)? […]

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Tags: flexitarian · meal planning · spring

Fairly Quick & Healthy Meals for a Busy Week

April 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments

I successfully kept myself busy while my husband was gone (some might say overly busy), he’s come home from Europe safely, and he brought me gluten-free pasta from Italy! I hear it’s going to be fabulous, so I’m really excited about it.  Nonetheless, I’m holding off on using any this week because I’d already gotten […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · flexitarian · meal planning · quick meals · running just as fast as we can · spring

Busy Week’s Meal Plan: March 2-9

March 2nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

This is my menu plan for this week.  This week is the beginning of March, so it’s when I’m instituting the inclusion of a leafy green vegetable in my breakfast on a regular basis—I’m aiming for 5 out of 7 days this month. That’s my March new activity of the month.  With the addition of […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · locavore · meal planning · new activity of the month · winter

Late Winter Weekly Meal Plan

February 24th, 2008 · 7 Comments

I’m still on the road to recovery from anemia, though I am feeling somewhat better and was able (yay!) to do a run yesterday without the deep, sickening exhaustion that had been accompanying my exercise. (That was my first run—a short one, just a mile—after taking a week off from exercising while I get my […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · baked potato of the week · meal planning · new activity of the month · winter

Valentine’s Week Healthy Meal Plan (& My Weigh-In for the Week)

February 9th, 2008 · 10 Comments

I’m weighing in this week at 168.8 pounds, which means I have now lost 34.8 pounds since January of 2007 and over 58 pounds since my highest weight. I have 18 pounds until I reach my goal weight! That’s exciting. (My goal weight could always change if I decide I’m comfortable at a different weight […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · baked potato of the week · celebrations & holidays · dessert · flexitarian · fruits of my labor · meal planning · new activity of the month · winter

Weekly meal plan (made a bit easier from now on)

January 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

It’s the weekend again—the time for my inevitable meal planning for the upcoming week. I enjoy meal planning: it’s pleasurable to pull together which foods, recipes, and menus I plan to serve in a given week. But sometimes I feel a bit drained from meal planning because with my food restrictions and the goal of […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · meal planning · quick meals · Uncategorized · vegetarian · winter

Making Gradual Changes Toward Healthy Eating Habits

January 24th, 2008 · 23 Comments

It was several years ago that I first began my conversion to a healthier diet. It has been a slow process. In 2002 a typical day of my food might have looked like this: Breakfast: Slept until 20 minutes before class, skipped it. Lunch: (I’d probably feel light-headed and ravenous by the time I ate) […]

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Tags: fruits of my labor · gratitude · meal planning

Lamb Curry over Rice: Another 3R Meal Success

January 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

I cannot believe I haven’t blogged about the 3R meal lamb curry that Dan made for us shortly before we left for vacation. I guess that intended post got lost in the vacation shuffle, and for that, you will have to forgive me, because those of you who eat lamb should try a variety of […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · meal planning · winter

Weekly meal plan for mid-winter

January 18th, 2008 · 3 Comments

 We’re back from our 8-day vacation to Seattle and Vancouver, BC.  Isn’t it amazing how eating restaurant food—even really great restaurant food—over a period of several days makes you crave some home-cooked meals that you can eat in the relaxed privacy of your own home?  We ate some of the best food that the Pacific […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · meal planning · winter