Pre-planning all my weekly meals was a brilliant idea, but I decided to take Jclarkey's advice and prepare many of my meals on Sunday. It sounded like a lot of work at first, but it was so easy! In two hours I made most of tonight's dinner, tomorrow's lunch, Thursday's dinner, a meal for next week, a loaf of bread and then even cleaned up my mess. It was so satisfying to have it all done -- the only problem was how hungry it made me!
I managed to use up a lot of my spinach then, but still had lots left for dinner last night, lunch today, and dinner on Friday. Last night's dinner is pictured above (before I added the almonds -- oops!). I was still a bit hungry after dinner so I had a cheater cookie for dessert (more on cheater snacks tomorrow).
Spinach contains the following vitamins and nutrients:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B6
- Folic Acid
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- And recently discovered, Rubiscolins (?)
What's your favourite super-food?
Tuesday, February 2
Breakfast: Cheerios, milk & tea
Lunch: Spinach salad with pecans, raspberries & goat cheese, fruit juice & yogurt
Dinner: Black bean avocado salad, chicken, fruit juice & a cheater cookie