I think this is the point in the blog where I say “Eat as I say, not as I do.”  I’m not exactly calling in defeated, but I’m just going to admit that this month hasn’t been much better than last in my goal to eat smaller more frequent meals. Most of the time I’m just running around going “Crap, I have to eat something!” What has resulted is instead of 5-6 small meals a day, I’m eating 3 small meals a day. This is not exactly helping with my desired effect of keeping me all sorts of peppy and energized throughout the day. Methinks, in the future, if I’m going to try and change the structure of my daily meals I may actually have to do a little meal planning.

I actually really like meal planning. I like starting the day with a schedule, and not having to make actual decisions about things. I’m not sure what that says about me as a person, however. Lately, though, I’ve just been super-duper busy, which has left me more likely to scarf down a convenient dinner at 10pm, than to have a balanced day full of wholesome, well-rounded meals.

I’m working on it. Perhaps the first step in planning is to go grocery shopping. I was seriously scraping the bottom of the healthy food barrel today. I went grocery shopping on Friday and bought a ton of food for a brunch party I hosted over the weekend, I just kindasorta forgot to actually buy food for me to eat the rest of the week.

I think I need an Alice. You know, the chick from the Brady Bunch that kept the household running smoothly and dated that hunky butcher, Sam.

Do you plan your meals ahead of time?

 

Breakfast


Banana and a hard-boiled egg

Lunch


I know all these other fancy-shmancy nut butters in vogue right now, but honestly there’s nothing like good ole peanut butter.
Ezekial cinnamon raisin toast with raspberry jam and peanut butter
Nectarine