Sunday, October 28, 2012

What's For Dinner Week 5...Protein Power!

If I'm going to be completely honest I planned a great week last week that....well...went better planned than in reality!  The days had a crazy way of getting away from me and before I knew it I had only sucked down 2 cups of coffee and it was 2pm...yeah not what I was going for!  This week I need to be more mindful of taking the time to refuel even if I may not be extremely hungry.  My body needs it!  I also want to focus on having a source of protein at every meal...breaking my day into 5 small meals and having some protein at each meal should get me headed in the direction I want to go! 

Here is a snapshot of what these meals will look like....provided Sandy the Frankeinstorm doesn't take us off the map!
Meal 1:  green monster smoothie
Meal 2: cottage cheese and almonds
Meal 3: salad with tuna/chicken
Meal 4: apples with peanut butter
Meal 5: grilled chicken and broccoli

Even typing it sounds boring but right now I need to just be focusing on getting the fuel in...I'll spice it up when I have had a full night's sleep!! 

What's for dinner at your house??  Any quick ways to get protein into your meals?  Are you prepping for Sandy??


  1. NOt prepping for Sandy.. little far away for me, but I hope you weather the storm safely and aren't affected much by it. Protein.. quick ways include greek yogurt, nuts, jerky, cottage cheese.

    great meal plan.

  2. I drank a lot of Carnation Instant Breakfast while pregnant because I worked in a busy restaurant at night and went to school during the day. Since then, it's been my go-to meal/drink when crunched for time, especially since I'm still a server. I mix it with almond milk. It's pretty calorie-dense, but it sustains me so I don't reach for junk at the end of the shift!

  3. I have to force myself to include protein too, I too easily reach for fruit or carby snacks and then am hungry again soon afterward. Hope you have a less crazy week!

  4. Not prepping for Sandy but the weather folks here say we might actually see some effects - they mentioned the possibility of SNOW and lots of winds.

    I don't get enough protein either. I try, but it just doesn't happen.

  5. not sure what it says about ME but your food doesnt sound boring at all :-)

  6. I like your food. I am like you; I like to snack a lot, so I try to keep lots of healthy snacks at arms reach! It sounds like you are doing just fine! I hope Sandy doesn't make it over here!