Happy Monday! You know what that means. New week, new meal plan.
We are still going strong eating healthy and I have not had a soda in 2 weeks! In fact, I’m not even missing it anymore. Guess I made it over the hump?
I had a light bulb moment the other day while doing some research on healthier recipes. I stumbled across this article talking about how much sugar we consume as a nation, and how much sugar we should be limiting ourselves to in a day. The article suggested an average person should consume no more than 25-30 grams of sugar in a day.
Thank you to the My Fitness Pal app I’ve been using, I realized that I have been eating well over 80 grams of sugar a day (this is AFTER cutting out soda)! Wow, talk about a HUGE eye opener. So I’ve made it my personal goal to stick to less than 25 grams of sugar in a day. For someone who craves anything chocolate or sweet, this has been extremely hard! I have yet to stay within my goal, but just being more observant and careful about what I eat I’ve cut back drastically.
I’m still preparing healthier meals for my husband and I this week, but just being more aware of some of the things with added sugars I can cut out. For example, instead of eating the Italian beef on this week’s meal plan on hoagies, I’m going to eat it plain. The same goes for tacos–no tortilla for me!
So what’s on your menu this week?
Monday– Meatloaf and grilled asparagus
Tuesday– Tacos with homemade guacamole
Wednesday– Crock Pot Italian Beef
Thursday– Cobb salad
Friday– Chicken Stir Fry with cauliflower rice
Saturday–Black bean tortilla bake
Sunday–Grilled Chicken, baked potato and steamed veggies
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