Monday, August 3, 2020

July Week 5 Meal Plan Review & August Week 1 Meal Plan

July Week 5:

These were the options I had decided on for July Week 5 -

Breakfast/Brunch: Cereal and milk, French toast, pancakes/waffles, ham sandwiches, scrambled egg with fried potatoes, spaghetti with sauce, milk rice with fish curry and/or spicy onion sambol

Dinners:  Chicken (baked or broiled) with baked or mashed potatoes and broccoli; pot roast beef made into a stew; fish curry with rice and sauteed green beans and lentils; smoked sausage stir fry with rice or noodles

Snacks/desserts:  Fresh fruits, yogurt, cereal, cake, maybe muffins?

This is how the week turned out in terms of meals:

Breakfast: Cereal with milk
Lunch: Spaghetti with sauce
Dinner: Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast
Snacks: Orange

Brunch: French toast 
Dinner: ?? Ham sandwich??  I didn't write down what I ate and now, I can't remember!
Snacks: Crackers with peanut butter, cereal with milk

Breakfast: Banana
Lunch: Cup of noodles soup
Dinner: Teriyaki chicken with vegetables, rice
Snacks: Grapes, cereal

Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables

Breakfast: Banana
Lunch: Cold cuts sandwich
Tea: Buffalo chicken wings (3), cup of tea
Dinner:  Teriyaki chicken with vegetables, rice; cake and ice cream for dessert!
Snacks: Roasted peanuts

(Apparently, I was very hungry on Thursday!)

Breakfast: Banana
Lunch: Salad (red leaf lettuce, cucumber, etc. with bottled Caesar salad dressing); Buffalo chicken wings (4)
Dinner: Leftover teriyaki chicken and vegetables with pasta "noodles"; ice cream for dessert
Snacks: iced coffee

Saturday: (August 1)
Brunch: Milk rice and mackerel curry, banana

Milk Rice and Mackerel Curry

Dinner: Cold cuts (pastrami) sandwich, yogurt  
Snacks: Peanuts, crackers with peanut butter, dry cereal

Brunch: Leftover milk rice and mackerel curry
Dinner:  Armenian pizza (lahmajoon) and pumpkin muffin compliments of neighbor S and her daughter N; S even gave me a candle if I wanted to make it a candle-lit dinner!

Armenian Pizza (Lahmajoon) and Pumpkin Muffin

Snacks: Pastrami sandwich

The week's meal plans worked out well, even if I didn't make everything I thought I might make!  I certainly didn't go hungry!  LOL.

Which brings me to the August Week 1 meal plan.

Breakfast/Brunch: Leftover milk rice with fish curry, French toast, pastrami sandwiches, salad, scrambled egg with fried potatoes, cereal and milk

Dinners:  Smoked sausage stir fry with rice; fish curry with rice, sauteed green beans and lentils; leftover roast beef slices (from the freezer) made into a stir fry or stew; homemade tomato soup; salad

Snacks/desserts:  Fresh fruits, crackers with peanut butter, cereal

That is the plan, at least.  Let's see how it works out.  Anyone else meal planning?


  1. There you are, you've already photographed one of your 'A's - Armenian pizza!

    My meal planning has gone to pot this week. I've lost my appetite but at the same time want to snack on crackers and peanuts and things like that. I don't think I will lose any weight this week if I continue like this!

    1. 'A' for Armenian pizza! Thank you; I never even thought of that! I was thinking more in terms of A-shaped things!

      Sometimes, snacks or mini-meals can be an option, as long as the snacks are relatively healthy. I, too, prefer snacks to regular meals, most of the time!

  2. We didn't do any meal planning here, but did okay. I say this because it's been a while since we've done takeout which is a go to all too frequently.

    1. Sounds like you are doing well, Live and Learn. You might not be writing down a weekly menu plan, but, obviously, someone is having an idea of what to make for dinner, each day. Well done on not resorting to takeout. :)

  3. I find that if I don't meal plan, I'm lost. I never thought to write it like you do, with components instead of a rigid plan. I might have to try that next week (I do two weeks at a time). Thanks for the suggestion!

    1. Hi, Jan; I tried planning each day's meal, but, that didn't work for me. I couldn't decide on a Sunday or Monday what I might feel like eating on Friday or Saturday. Having options for the week seems to work for me. Hope it works for you, too. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. :)

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  5. No weekly meal plan but I see the bananas are all ripe at once so I can see banana oatmeal pancakes will feature soon!

    1. Sounds delicious! I have four rapidly ripening bananas, myself. I am thinking of freezing them and making smoothies.


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