Sunday, January 8, 2012

Groceries and Meal Planning

I took a peek at the scale and I am right on track for a loss this week!  I just need to keep on course.  Easier said than done.

I went grocery shopping today and got lots of fresh veggies from the produce department - red seedless grapes, baby spinach, broccoli, zucchini, eggplant, potatoes, onions and a head of cabbage!  The cabbage is going to be one of the new vegetables.  I have had cabbage before, but it was kimchi.  Kimchi is basically a Korean staple of fermented spicy cabbage.  I have had kimchi turnips, cucumbers, green beans, etc.

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Since this is the only way I have really ever had cabbage, I am planning to cook one for the first time.  I am pretty excited about it!  Not sure what the best way of cooking it is, but I am sure there are some recipes I can look at.

Let's see, I also bought some tilapia, which is what we are having for dinner.  Did you know that 8 whole ounces of tilapia is only 4 measly WW points?  I couldn't believe it!  We are also having rice and roasted asparagus to go with it.  Yumm!

Some other things I bought for meal planning this week were boneless, skinless chicken breasts and thighs, ground sirloin, ground turkey, lean boneless center cut pork chops, a new bread (Nature's Own Honey Grain which is only 2 points vs. the 3 point Earth Grains), and a few frozen items - mango sorbet and peach sorbet.

Tomorrow is going to be a really busy day, so I have decided to pack a lunch and snacks.  I will be driving on the road during lunch time, so instead of a drive-thru window, it's going to be a sandwich and some grapes.  I haven't decided on dinner yet.  I could make some spaghetti made with ground turkey or we could have the chops.  I haven't made up my mind yet.  I will look thru the Food Network before bed to see if anything inspires me.

Curious.... how do you plan out your meals?  I could use some ideas.

Hope you all had a great weekend!  See you in Monday!


  1. I always make big weekend meals (ie: huge portion of Sheppard's Pie, roast etc.) that way I have leftovers for the week and I don't have to think too much about meals since I eat differently then my husband and son right now. I love cabbage just sauteed in olive oil with salt and pepper to taste. Sometimes I add a sliced onion if I'm feeling particularly saucy:)

  2. I love kimchi! I make sure i have a jar of it in my closet at all times. Somedays i'm just in the mood for some good ol kimchi fried rice. mmmm!

  3. You picked up some good stuff! I tend to plan just a few days because a whole week feels kind of daunting to me. On those days I just make big portions so I can have leftovers for dinner or lunches the next day.


  4. I like cabbage a lot but don't have many recipes. I've made cabbage rolls a couple of times and thought they were good but a lot of trouble. This past week two people posted a cabbage roll casserole recipe that I want to try. It's basically all the ingredients of the cabbage roll put into a casserole. Sounds good to me.

    I especially like corned beef and cabbage but only have it once or twice a year.

  5. My husband works in Korea and detests kimchi! I think it's really funny how something some people enjoy can be absolutely hated by others :)


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