We have been really paying attention to what we are eating. It started during the deployment. I was saving our pennies to pay off my car loan and going out to eat was costing too much. Now, we are trying to eat healthier. Gene and I aren't getting any younger and the girls need their veggies.
It is so easy to go out to eat so I have to really plan well. Every Sunday we get together, all four of us, and plan out our meals for the week. I keep a list of favorites to refer to when we draw a blank on what to cook. Then we go grocery shopping for the week.
Despite the planning I still come up with excuses and more excuses. My favorite one is that I don't have time to chop up everything to make a healthy meal. Not anymore. Thanks to the food processor and Sam's Club, I always have vegetables on hand and ready to go. Tonight I processed carrots, celery, and red, yellow, and orange peppers. Each snack bag holds one cup. Now my freezer is stocked and I am ready to cook.
What do you do to plan for the week?